Frances E. Cullen

Frances E. Cullen

Attorney & Principal
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-806-6771
Fax:
404-806-7319
Email:

Experience Representing Licensed Professionals

The office of Frances Cullen, P.C. caters to the legal needs of licensed professionals. Our extensive experience in this specialized area of law allows us to provide sound guidance to all types of professionals.

Frances Cullen - Attorney and Counselor at Law, an attorney with experience representing physicians and other healthcare professionals, with administrative, criminal and civil matters.

Areas of Practice and Expertise

Representation and experience before federal and state administrative agencies including:

  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • Georgia Composite Medical Board
  • Georgia Real Estate and Appraiser's Board
  • Georgia Secretary of State's Offices
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Administrative Investigative Board
  • U.S. Department of Defense Medical Practice Review Boards

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING

  • Applications
  • Investigations
  • Investigative Interviews
  • Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals

PHYSICIAN, PHARMACY, & HEALTHCARE REPRESENTATION

  • Georgia Composite Medical Board
  • Georgia Board of Pharmacy & Pharmacy Law
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Denials and Reinstatement
  • Hospital Credentialing & Peer Review
  • Medical Provider Insurance Reimbursement Claims
  • National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Physician Contracts

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

HEALTH & HEALTHCARE LAW

  • Legal advice for compliance with Federal & State laws, rules & regulations

MEDICARE & MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT & FRAUD

  • Medicare and Medicaid Compliance
  • Medicaid Exclusions
  • Georgia Department of Community Health civil recoupment
  • Georgia State Healthcare Fraud Control Unit (SHFCU)
  • Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) appeals
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) appeals
  • Stark, Anti-kickback and False Claims
  • Zone Program Integrity (ZPIC) appeals

NATIONAL PRACTITIONER DATA BANK

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) REPORTS AND OIG EXCLUSIONS

SECURITY ISSUES

  • Electronic Medical Records (EMS)
  • HIPAA
  • Health Data Management
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Privacy and Security of Information

A professional attorney and counselor representing individuals and small businesses who want personal service and a continuing relationship with an experienced legal advisor.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative
  • Criminal
  • Civil Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1991

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Georgia State University Law Review, Student Writing Editor, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Administrative Law Section, Chair, 1999 - 2003
  • State Bar of Georgia - Healthcare Section, Criminal Law Section, School and College Law Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service, Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service, Member, 2005 - Present
  • American Health Lawyer’s Association
  • Lawyer’s Club
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers
  • State Bar of Georgia, Administrative Law Section, Member, 2005 - Present