Managing Partner, Healthcare Practice works with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans. Recent retentions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Drug pricing, patent infringement, medical coding and billing and Qui Tam False Claims Act and fraud case specialties. He has in-depth experience in HIPAA mandates, the HITECH Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and is a published author and regular speaker. He consults to clients including Health IT investors, Health IT companies, and health plans and hospital systems in matters regarding:HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breaches, Revenue Cycle Management
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM. has been a devoted champion of our nation’s health care for over 30 years. His combination of clinical expertise, leadership skills, communication skills, creativity and business acumen are clearly unique. Dr. Murphy is among the most highly trained Pain Specialists in the world.
As a board-certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Murphy possesses a thorough understanding of pharmaceuticals. He is also one of the first physicians in the world to attain subspecialty board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Aside from a thriving clinical practice, Dr. Murphy regularly authors medically related published articles, participates in research, lectures to various groups in a variety of media, and advocates for the health and well-being of his community.
Consulting Services: Dr. Murphy provides consulting services to healthcare systems, governmental agencies, regulatory bodies, law enforcement, pharmaceutical companies, and agricultural enterprises in the areas of:
Background Experience: In recognition of his devotion to his profession, Dr. Murphy was honored with the prestigious Mayday Fellowship in Washington, D.C. He also added to his education and credentials by completing a rigorous business curriculum culminating in his graduation from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with a Master of Medical Management degree.
Dr. Murphy's positions have ranged from president of one of our nation’s largest physician groups, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, to medical school class vice president, to Commander in the United States Navy. In 1994, he founded a state-of-the-art Anesthesia group of physicians and nurse practitioners that became the dominant provider of anesthesia services in central Kentucky.
After his Pain Medicine fellowship at Minnesota’s prestigious Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo Medical School, Dr. Murphy returned to his hometown of Louisville in 1998. It was there that he founded Murphy Pain Center, which would become, by some metrics, the largest pain care provider in the state of Kentucky. In recognition of this accomplishment Dr. Murphy was selected as a Louisville Business First 40 Under 40 honoree.
Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc., is an effective, cutting-edge Healthcare Consulting firm employing credentialed nurses, accountants, and coders since 1980. With clients across the United States and Virgin Islands, Kohler Healthcare Consulting has extensive relationships with healthcare organizations including academic medical centers, large and small hospitals, critical access hospitals, physician / medical practices, long term acute medical facilities skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers.
Charlotte L. Kohler, [RN], CPA, CVA, CRCE-I , CPC, CHBC, President of Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Inc., specializes in litigation, investigation, accounting, auditing, and consulting. She has over 30 years of healthcare experience starting with the clinical side of nursing to the finance and compliance side of healthcare.
During her years at Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Ms. Kohler and her firm provided regulatory compliance services to over 60% of all hospitals in Maryland as well as hospitals and other health related organizations outside of Maryland. She continues to provide reimbursement regulatory support to attorneys regarding billing, coding, and documentation in the areas of home care, radiology, hospital billing, DME, Therapy, ASC, anesthesia, and physician practices. She also provides services as an independent review organization for providers under Integrity Agreements.
Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues. In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in the country in terms of size, with an average daily population of over 6,500 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).
An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2019, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.
Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She is currently the CEO/President of KP Consulting LLC, consulting on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations. Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 75 cases in the past five years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.