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Concentrating in health care and labor and employment law, Carolyn advises physicians, hospitals, long-term facilities and other health care entities on federal and state regulatory issues, fraud and abuse statutes, physician self-referral laws (Stark), HIPAA, structuring business ventures in compliance with government regulations, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, and compliance program management.  She also advises medical centers, government agencies as well as small family-owned businesses on general employment matters.  Carolyn represents health care providers before professional licensing boards and medical staff and peer review matters, reimbursement appeals, and business disputes. She advises providers in transactional and operational matters, such as the establishment of physician practices, the development of employment and shareholder agreements, and the structuring of compensation arrangements.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Health Care: 25%
  3. Employment: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%


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The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801

PO Box 7376
Asheville, NC, 28802



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
28th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
PDI Global (Van Winkle addition)Employment Law Briefing2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of TennesseeN/ABachelor's Degree1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UNC School of Law Festival of Legal LearningPost Election Results: The Future of Health Care Reform2013
Seminar2013 Employers Survival Guide: Health Care, Indp. Contractors, E-Verify, Guns at Work2013
NCACPA Healthcare Industry ConferencePhysician Compensation – The Nuts and Bolts2013
NCACPA Healthcare Industry ConferencePhysician Alignment – a New Era2013
Eat & Educate Employment Seminar SeriesFront Page News in Agriculture: E-Verify, Health Care Reform, EEOC2013
Eat & Educate Employment SeminarAffordable Care Act 1.0: Tax & Health Care Benefits For Employers2013
BB&T Spring Benefits SeminarCutting Through the Confusion: Health Care Reform & The Impact on Your Business2013
SeminarPost-election Impact on the Local Healthcare Community2012
ALA Financial Management Conference“Legal” Wellness Programs: The Challenges and Rewards….Financial Health2012
ALA 2012 Annual Conference & ExpositionDevelop Your Firm’s Wellness Program (Stay Healthy, Stay Happy)2012
University of North Carolina Festival of Legal LearningImpact of Healthcare Reform, 20112011
SeminarPatient Care Issues2011
Organization presentationPhysician Compensation2011
Medical Practice Managers Association (Boone Chapter)Medical Employment Questions Answered!2011
Eat & Educate Employment Seminar SeriesWellness Programs in the Workplace2011
Eat & Educate (Employment Seminar Series)Novel Claims from the EEOC2011
2011 Healthcare Industry ConferencePhysician Compensation: Best Practices, Emerging Trends2011
SeminarDisclosure of Minors' and Adults' PHI2010
SeminarEmployment Law Update2010
SeminarConfidentiality of Medical Records in North Carolina2010
SeminarThe Stark Reality2010
WNC Medical Group ManagersRed Flag Rules2009
SeminarUnderstanding RAC's2009
Mountain Area Health Education CenterPatient Care Issues2009
Mountain Area Health Education CenterRed Flags, HITECH, and RAC AUDITS2009
Festival of LearningThe Business of Healthcare2009
WNC Medical Group ManagersHot Topics-Stark, Anti-Markup Rule, Incident to Rules2008
SeminarDeveloping Partnerships with Hospitals2008
Loman Educational ServicesConfidentiality of Medical Records in North Carolina2008
Buncombe County Medical SocietySuccessful Collaborations Between Group Practices and Hospitals2008
Annual Practice Managers SeminarLegal Overview of Healthcare Issues2008
SeminarIssues Related to Electronic Medical Records2007
SeminarBilling and Collections - Legal Issues for Medical Practices2007