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Ray Harold McCard Jr.

Ray Harold McCard Jr.

also known as Hal

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About me


25 years experience in health system and hospital legal and business operations. Federal and state fraud and abuse expertise including Stark, Anti Kickback and CMP law and regulations. Significant HIPAA experience. Expertise in all aspects of hospital, physician and vendor contracting. Clinical research compliance experience including IRB role and functions and human subject research and research informed consent. EMTALA advice and counsel. Significant HIM experience. Significant Corporate Compliance experience. Special experience in behavioral health legal issues. Legal Department management experience.


Federal and state hospital and health system operations and regulations, fraud and abuse, Medicare COP, physician and vendor negotiation and contracting, healthcare IT negotiation and contracting, HIPAA, EMTALA. Accredited by the American Health Lawyers Association in Mediation and Arbitration.

Admitted to practice in GA, LA, TX, TN

Martindale Hubble "AV Preeminent- 5.0 out of 5" Rating


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 100%
    28 years

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  • Marc David Goldstone

    I endorse this lawyer. Hal McCard is an outstanding healthcare attorney, with many years of relevant experience. Hal's ethics are above reproach, and his general knowledge is supplemented by more specific knowledge of several subspecialties, including the areas of human subject research and psychiatric care.


    Marc Goldstone Health care Attorney
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Contact info

4000 Meridian Blvd
Franklin, TN, 37067

4000 Meridian Blvd
Franklin, TN, 37067



LAEligible to practice law200202/23/2011
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198807/15/2016
TXInactive 200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice President and Deputy General CounselCommunity Health Systems Professional Services Corporation2013 - Present
Vice President and Associate General CounselCommunity Health Systems Professional Services Corporation2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ridgeview Institute, Inc. v. Dan B. Wingate, 271 Ga. 512, 520 S.E. 2d 445Judgment for hospital client
Ridgeview Institute, Inc. v. Handley, 224 Ga App. 533, 481 S.E. 2d 531Judgment for hospital client
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)AHLA's Federal Health Care Laws and Regulations, Editorial Advisory Board2011
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)Clinical Research Practice Guide, First Edition2008
Clinical Research Compliance Manual- An Administrative GuideChapter-Human Research Subject Protections2006
Defense Counsel Journal,International Association of Defense CounselThe Privacy Rule and HIPAA2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Princeton UniversityPsychologyAB1985
Saint Paul's CollegeN/AN/A1979
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Hospitals and Health Systems Law InstituteConversion is Good for the Soul: Transforming Free-Standing Facilities to Hospital Outpatient Departments – A User’s Guide2012
Physicians and Physician Organizations Law InstituteIt’s a Small World After All – Physician and Hospital Employment Perspectives2011
Fraud and Compliance ForumHospital-Physician Alignment and Acquisition Strategies:Addressing Structural and Valuation Challenges and Recent Legal Developments2011
AHLA Annual MeetingManaging Legal Department Costs during a Recession: Tips and Techniques2009
Physicians and Physician Organizations Law InstituteThe Frightening Follies of Failed Physicians Relocations2008
Health Care Compliance Institute Annual MeetingPay for Performance: How to Navigate the minefield of Quality- Based Incentive Contracting2007
AHLA Teleconference SeriesIssues in Contracting for Hospital Disaster Assistance/Management Services2007
AHLA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL5 for Fighting: Your Hospital, Your Recruited Physician and Their Specialty Group — A Case Study in Avoidance of a Fistic Carnival2007
Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Response and ManagementHealthcare Emergency Preparedness Response and Management2006
Health Care Compliance Institute Annual MeetingPhysician-Hospital Cooperative Ventures; Developing Compliant, "Win/Win" Deals2006