Attorneys
Zachary Steadman

Zachary T. Steadman

Member
Email:zsteadman@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8892
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Zach Steadman practices in several areas of regulatory law. He regularly represents clients on matters pertaining to federal and state regulation of healthcare providers, health plans, and insurance carriers. He advises clients on federal and state issues including; privacy (HIPAA), fraud and abuse laws, and data security and cyber liability. Mr. Steadman works with clients on licensure and certification by the Arkansas Department of Insurance and other Arkansas healthcare agencies including the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Experience

Zach Steadman practices in several areas of regulatory law. He regularly represents clients on matters pertaining to federal and state regulation of healthcare providers, health plans, and insurance carriers. He advises clients on federal and state issues including; privacy (HIPAA), fraud and abuse laws, and data security and cyber liability. Mr. Steadman works with clients on licensure and certification by the Arkansas Department of Insurance and other Arkansas healthcare agencies including the Arkansas State Medical Board.  Mr. Steadman also focuses his practice on information management and security including, providing advice to clients on security policies and procedures, record retention policies, HIPAA compliance, and planning for and responding to data breaches.

Healthcare Regulation

Compliance / Audits

  • Work with hospital clients in conducting compliance investigations advising on compliance issues

  • Draft hospital policies and procedures specific to issues related to non-profit hospitals

  • Assist hospitals and nursing homes in developing Plans of Correction when found to be in violation of state and federal regulations

Counseling

  • Counsel hospitals in negotiations with liability insurers regarding coverage and payment issues

  • Advise and counsel clients with peer review issues and medical staff appointments and clinical privilege delineation for physicians and allied health professionals

  • Counsel hospitals regarding implementation of policies and procedures related to quality assurance protection

  • Provide seminars and education to hospital employees regarding practices to reduce potential claims related to professional liability HIPAA violations

  • Counsel healthcare providers and insurance companies regarding HIPAA compliance and breach response

Hospital Defense

  • Defend hospitals in actions arising from denial or revocation of physician privileges

  • Defend hospitals in EMTALA investigations conducted by state and federal regulators

Regulatory Investigations

  • Defend long term care clients in regulatory investigations conducted by the Arkansas Attorney General, Arkansas Office of Long Term Care, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and other state and federal regulatory bodies

Risk Management

  • Counsel hospitals and other healthcare providers regarding risk management policies and practices

  • Served as direct risk management counsel to one of Arkansas’ largest hospital operators

Insurance Regulation

Counseling

  • Counsel to insurance companies, insurance producers, third party administrators, and all types of insurance related entities in regard to insurance corporate and regulatory matters for all lines of business

  • Provide legal advice on insurance company formations, admissions, product filings, mergers and acquisitions, and producer and other insurance-related entity licensing

Regulatory Compliance

  • Provide advice and assistance regarding regulatory compliance matters for all lines of business, including holding company issues, regulatory enforcement proceedings and market conduct examinations

  • Draft and file policy forms for approval

  • Assists health plans in HIPAA and other healthcare regulatory compliance when working with healthcare providers

Other Regulated Business

  • Represents large industrial customers in proceeding before state regulatory agencies

  • Provide guidance on rate case proceedings to large industrial customers

Professional Presentations

  • “HIPAA Updates,” Little Rock, Arkansas, June 2014
  • “Legal Requirements of Medical Staff Bylaws,” Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services (ArkAMSS) Spring Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2014
  • “Changes to Advance Directives,” Arkansas Social Workers in Health Care (ASWHC) Spring Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 2014
  • “DNR and the Surrogate,” Arkansas Social Workers in Health Care (ASWHC) Spring Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 2014
  • “HIPAA and HITECH Update,” Arkansas Healthcare Financial Management Association Spring 2013 Meeting, Hot Springs, Arkansas, May 2013
  • “Medical Records Law and EHR,” Medical Records Law Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, September, 2012
  • “HIPAA & EMTALA,” Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2012
  • “Navigating Compliance Issues in Physician Employment,” Arkansas Hospital Association Compliance Forum, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2012
  • “Risk Management Issues in Nursing,” Little Rock, Arkansas, March 2012

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D. 2007
  • University of Arkansas B.S.B.A., Accounting 2002

Involvement

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXVI

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Health Care - 2013

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management – Member

  • American Health Lawyers Association – Member

  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future – Member and past Membership Chair

  • Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club – Member

  • American Bar Association – Member

  • Pulaski County Bar Association – Member

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals – Member

  • Camp Aldersgate, Board of Directors