Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar and licensed in Georgia, Florida and Virginia, Philip Sprinkle has, for 37 years, represented privately-held companies with an emphasis on physician groups, academic medical centers, and affiliated providers, in M&A, board governance, joint ventures, and reimbursement matters at both the state and federal level. In addition, Philip has extensive experience with exempt organizations and related tax issues, having provided advice to clients on private benefit and inurement, excess benefit transactions, unrelated business income taxation, joint ventures, conflicts of interest, and complex governance issues. Having served as outside general counsel for a number of hospitals and healthcare systems, Philip’s experience has, by necessity, spanned all hospital operational issues from patient care to emergency call to peer review to third party payor agreements.
Philip has deep experience in the peer review process and has been involved in all aspects of investigations and hearings, from prosecuting physicians to defending medical staff. He helps hospitals comply with federal and state laws by recommending peer review best practices and procedures. In addition, Philip has written various medical staff bylaws in multiple jurisdictions.
Philip frequently speaks and writes on healthcare and corporate matters, contributing his insights on topics ranging from taxable and tax-exempt financing, to medical staff matters, and academic medicine.