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Carol Owen named chief counsel, revenue payment integrity, for TeamHealth

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Carol Owen, TeamHealth chief counsel for revenue payment integrity. Image by TeamHealth

KNOXVILLE – TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization, announced the appointment of Carol Owen as the company’s chief counsel for revenue payment integrity. In this role, Owen will provide valuable expertise in complex litigation. Owen will also work closely with the TeamHealth general counsel and compliance team in areas related to revenue cycle management and payor engagement.

“Carol has extensive experience in providing counsel to healthcare clients on complex commercial litigation, which has become increasingly important in the managed care arena,” said Phillip McSween, TeamHealth executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. “Her depth of experience, proven leadership abilities and professional integrity will continue to strengthen TeamHealth as a comprehensive healthcare solutions organization that values and empowers clinicians and expects reasonable payment for quality medicine.”

Prior to joining TeamHealth, Owen served as a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in Nashville, Tennessee. As a trial lawyer, Owen represented healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and aviation clients in complex litigation matters in federal and state courts across the country. In addition, she advised these clients on risk management, compliance and operations issues. She began her practice as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Echols, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Owen has been recognized for her career-long commitment to pro bono and public service work, which includes 25 years as a trustee of Telluride Association and seven years as a trustee of Deep Springs College. She has performed extensive pro bono work on behalf of victims of human trafficking, and she is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. In 2013, she received national recognition from the Litigation Counsel of America as a recipient of the Peter Perlman Service Award. Owen has been named among Woodward/White Best Lawyers in America® since 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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Published December 27, 2017

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