G. Mark Sappington: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

G. Mark Sappington

Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 502-4620

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Practice Areas

  • Health Care Finance
  • Hospitals
  • Business and Corporate
  • Health Care
  • Antitrust -- Health Care
  • Corporate and Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Provider Operational Issues
  • Integrated Delivery Structures
  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement and Appeals
  • Physician Integration Transactions
  • Physician / Hospital Relations
  • Provider Joint Ventures
  • Taxation and Tax-Exempt Health Care Matters
  • Antitrust
University University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude; University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., German Language, Summa Cum Laude
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1983 Fulbright Scholar to Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University, Bonn
Admitted1983, Missouri; 1988, Kansas

Memberships and Affiliations

The Missouri Bar; Kansas Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys

Other Distinctions

Super Lawyers , 2005-2013

BornSpringfield, Missouri, November 18, 1956

Mr. Sappington has served as outside counsel to a not-for-profit, faith-based community hospital for more than 28 years. He has focused on tax-exempt organizations, as well as physician practice issues.

Mr. Sappington provides answers to a broad range of health care questions. In his role as outside counsel, Mr. Sappington has advised non-profit hospitals concerning regulatory compliance, reimbursement and risk management issues. He has structured and syndicated ambulatory surgery centers, assisted in the sale and monetization of health care real estate and represents physician groups, public health entities and clinics.

• Structured physician-hospital joint ventures for imaging, outpatient surgery, pain management and real estate development.
• Advised physician practices concerning Stark and anti-kickback compliance, corporate structuring and risk management policies.
• Focused on medical staff bylaws, governance and due process issues in the context of medical staff disciplinary hearings and privileging disputes.
• Wrote or revised medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures for several health care systems and hospitals.
• Advised on patient consent issues under both Missouri and Kansas laws.
• Interacted extensively with health care regulators in Missouri and Kansas.


August 18, 2014 2015 Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 56 Kutak Rock Attorneys
Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that 56 of its attorneys are included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication.

August 15, 2013 Record Number of Kutak Rock Attorneys Named Best Lawyers Forty-seven Kutak Rock attorneys reprenting 10 of the firm's 16 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

February 20, 2013 HIPAA's Final Rule: The Impact on Covered Entities, Business Associates and Subcontractors
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) published its final privacy and security regulations (the Final Rule) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

September 7, 2012 Best Lawyers Increase by 50% to 45 attorneys Forty-five Kutak Rock lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

August 30, 2011 29 Kutak Rock Attorneys Are 'Best Lawyers'
Twenty-nine Kutak Rock lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

March 22, 2011 Super Lawyers Names Kutak Rock Midwest Attorneys

November 10, 2010 Kutak Rock Attorneys Picked As Best Lawyers

March 25, 2010 Kutak Rock Honored For LGBT Equality Efforts


March 5, 2013 Deadline Quickly Approaching for Nursing Facility Mandatory Compliance Plans
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, mandates that Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities have an effective compliance plan in place by March 23, 2013. ACA states that [by March 23, 2013], a facility shall ... have in operation a compliance and ethics program that is effective in preventing and detecting criminal, civil, and administrative violations ... and in promoting quality of care. Nursing facilities are the first health care providers required to enact a mandatory compliance plan. For more information, read the client alert in its entirety.

Client Alert

February 20, 2013 HIPAA's Final Rule: The Impact on Covered Entities, Business Associates and Subcontractors
Client Alert

May 5, 2011 Summary of New Proposed Rules For Accountable Care Organizations
Through last year's enactment of the Affordable Care Act, provisions were added to the Social Security Act that established the Medicare Shared Savings Program (SSP).

Client Alert

November 10, 2010 CMS Issues Stark Law Self-Disclosure Protocol
On September 23, 2010, CMS issued its Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (the SRDP) for the voluntary disclosure of actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral law (the Stark Law).

Client Alert


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G. Mark Sappington

1010 Grand Boulevard
Kansas CityMO 64106


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