Kenya Woodruff is co-chair of the Healthcare Practice Group of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Her practice is dedicated to healthcare regulatory and related transactional and business matters. Her counseling activities focus on the creation and maintenance of compliant healthcare operations and structures for physicians, hospitals, home health and hospice providers, including accountable care organizations and the proper utilization of nonprofit health organizations (formerly known as 5.01(a)'s). Her practice also includes advice on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, Stark, anti-kickback and other applicable fraud and abuse laws.
Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Kenya served as Deputy General Counsel at the Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Parkland Health & Hospital System. She was the attorney primarily responsible for government investigations and provided legal support and consult for the hospital's daily operations. Before joining Parkland, in addition to her experience as outside counsel to healthcare entities, Kenya was the Vice President of Compliance and Associate General Counsel for a national radiology services company.
Selected Speeches and Publications
- "ACO Risks and Rewards: Balancing Opportunities for Innovation with Effective Compliance," co-author, Journal of Health Care Compliance, September-October 2014.
- "The ACA and its Impact on Workers’ Compensation," presentation, Blue Goose International - Texas Pond Workshop, September 11, 2014.
- "Healthcare Insurance and Delivery Post Affordable Care Act," panelist, State Bar of Texas, Texas Minority Counsel Program, September 4, 2014.
- "Achieving Effective Compliance Post-Affordable Care Act," co-presenter, webinar, Physician Hospitals of America, June 26, 2014.
- "Physician-Owned Entities Still Under Federal Microscope," Law360, December 20, 2013.
- “83rd Texas Legislative Session Health Care Update,” webinar co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section and the Texas Hospital Association, July 30, 2013.
- “Legislative Update 2013: The Texas Legislature and Healthcare,” State Bar of Texas Annual Health Law Section Meeting, June 21, 2013.
- “Implications for Personalized Medicine after Myriad,” Lexology, June 20, 2013.
- “Accountable Care Organizations: Structuring and Planning Considerations,” Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, June 19, 2013.
- “OIG Releases Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol,” Lexology, April 19, 2013.
- “How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect My Franchise Clients?” Dallas Bar Association Franchise and Distribution Law Section, April 16, 2013.
- “HHS Provides Amendments to HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations to Conform Regulations to HITECH, GINA and Add Some Additional Changes,” Lexology, January 25, 2013.
- "Payer-Physician Alignment Strategies: Prevailing Legal, Valuation and Industry Perspectives," American Bar Association, Health Law Section, January 17, 2013.
- “Appeals Court Overturns $44 Million Judgment Against Tuomey Hospital in Important Stark Law Case,” Lexology, April 4, 2012.
- “Fate of Health Reform is Uncertain After Supreme Court Oral Arguments,” Lexology, April 3, 2012.
- "Medical Records Law in Texas: General Principles of Confidentiality, Access to Medical Records and HB 300," Lorman Education Services, 2012.
- "Ethical Dilemmas: When Healthcare Investigations Meet Litigation," Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section, 2012.
- "Supreme Court Decision: Are We Ready for What's Next?" Health Industry Council of the North Texas Region, July 10, 2012.
- “State Medicaid RAC Audits to Begin in 2012,” Lexology, November 29, 2011.
- “Health Law Careers Symposium,” Health Law Association, Dedman School of Law, September 29, 2011.
- "The Current State of Health Reform," Dallas Bar Association, 2011.
- "Healthcare Reform: The Highlights," State Bar of Texas, Texas Minority Counsel Program, 2010.