Mills Fleming chairs HunterMaclean's health care practice group. Mills is a past president of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. His practice concentrates on the general representation of health care systems, specialized regulatory support to health care entities and specialized projects involving compliance planning, physician contracting, qui tam/FCA investigations, health care industry restructuring, tax-exempt entities and intermediate sanctions, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, managed care, and health care policy. He also assists clients with compliance self-assessments and remedial actions, hospital board governance, Stark Law compliance assessments, and the development of multi-provider joint ventures.
Mills is included in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He writes and speaks frequently on health care law issues and is co-editor of the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Law Manual, 5th edition (2005). He also wrote an article on the final HIPAA privacy rules for the American Bar Association's American Law Institute and has presented at several of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys' annual meetings.
Mills' practice also focuses on immigration and nationality law; he began practicing in this area in 1990. His practice includes extensive visa work, handling both temporary and permanent visa cases and J-1 waivers, as well as advice regarding compliance with the I-9, discrimination, and document abuse provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Mills is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the ABA-affiliated association for attorneys practicing immigration law. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter on immigration topics, and he advises employers regarding best practices in employment-related topics.
Mills graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in 1986 and a J.D. in 1989. He began his legal career at HunterMaclean, served for three years as general counsel with a large hospital system, and returned to HunterMaclean in 1995. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the State of Georgia.
Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law, Immigration Law; 2003-2016
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Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Health Care Law, 2014-2015
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Georgia Super Lawyers: Health Care Law, 2006-2015
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Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2012
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Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
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Creative Financing: Firm Secures Multi-Million New Markets Tax Credit for Health System
Firm partners Ben Hartman and Adam Kirk spearheaded a landmark multi-million-dollar New Markets Tax Credit Program deal for Southeast Georgia Health System, one of HunterMaclean's clients. The deal will lead to significant savings for the Health System's new Medical Office Building and Community Care Center.
The Architecture of Business: Attorneys Guide Telfair Through Expansion
HunterMaclean helped lay the groundwork for the Telfair Museum of Art to build the new Jepson Center, a sleek, contemporary building on Telfair Square in downtown Savannah. The Jepson successfully bridges the city's historic architecture with its vibrant future, serving as a centerpiece of Savannah's cultural community.
20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide 2015
HunterMaclean has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2015, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers & Partners is widely considered the authority on rankings in the legal profession across the world.
GA Super Lawyers: Midnight in the Theater of Good Acoustics: A Savannah Story
Amy Kates of Super Lawyers Magazine interviews HunterMaclean attorney Mills Fleming about his history with the Lucas Theatre. As board chairman of the Lucas in the 90s, Mills helped transform the theater from an abandoned building into a community asset.
Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
HunterMaclean attorneys were recently honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state.
HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America 2015
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.
HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Chambers USA Guide 2014
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2014, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the U.S. Chambers and Partners is widely considered the authority on lawyer and firm rankings in the legal profession across the world.
Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Atlanta magazine just announced the top attorneys in the state of Georgia, and 15 attorneys at HunterMaclean were named either Georgia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.
25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.
Health care attorney Mills Fleming speaks to WTOC about the Supreme Court DOMA decision
Health care attorney Mills Fleming spoke with WTOC about the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Attorney Mills Fleming Elected Board Chairman for Bethesda Academy
HunterMaclean partner Mills Fleming was recently elected chairman of the board for the Bethesda Academy. Mills previously served as vice chair of the board. Bethesda Academy is dedicated to transforming the lives of young men.
HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
Nine HunterMaclean attorneys were recently recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers. Two of the firm's partners were also named Rising Stars.
Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for Georgia Trend's 2012 “Legal Elite” Issue
Georgia Trend honored 14 HunterMaclean attorneys in the magazine's annual “Legal Elite” issue, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia.
28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'
HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.
Health Care Shakeout Begins
Savannah Morning News turns to health care attorney Mills Fleming for expert opinion on how the landmark Supreme Court ruling will affect Georgians.
10 HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers
Ten HunterMaclean attorneys have been selected as 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers. Atlanta Magazine will honor the firm's attorneys in the March 2012 issue.
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Presentations & Publications
Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
This member briefing for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) discusses Internal Revenue Code 501(r) and the provisions of the Final Rule. The Final Rule imposes specific obligations on hospitals and provides clarity with respect to the IRS' expectations and enforcement priorities.
Mills Fleming Op Ed: A standing ovation for the performing arts in Savannah
As former board chair of the Lucas Theatre, HunterMaclean attorney Mills Fleming has seen the building progress from a forgotten gem to a centerpiece for the arts. He shares his experiences in this Op Ed for the Savannah Morning News.
Mills Fleming Op Ed: A 275-year-old solution to saving Savannah's youth
Mills Fleming responds to Jan Skutch's article on saving Savannah's youth with Bethesda success story.
New Health Care Exchanges to Impact Employers, Hospitals
HunterMaclean partner Mills Fleming explores the complexities of health care exchanges and their potential impact on employers as well as medical providers.
New Government Scrutiny Demands New Strategies for Health Care Clients
Chapter by T. Mills Fleming published in 2011 in Health Care Law Enforcement and Compliance.
Georgia Immigration Reform Effective July 1
By T. Mills Fleming, published on June 1, 2011, in Business in Savannah.
When Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 87 into law earlier this month, he helped shape the ongoing national debate about immigration reform and affected the way Georgia employers can be prosecuted for knowingly hiring undocumented residents.
The new legislation officially takes effect on July 1 at which time Georgia will become the third state in the U.S. to pass its own immigration reform measures. Although immigration enforcement is typically the responsibility of federal authorities, many states argue that the federal government has not done enough to secure our nation's borders and to protect America from the financial burden of a seemingly endless sea of illegal immigration. Alabama and South Carolina are considering similar immigration bills that could pass later this year.
Physician Contracts - Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Regulations
Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the 2015 ASPR Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on May 17, 2015.
Fraud and Abuse Primer for Physician Recruiters - Anti-Kickback Statute/Stark/False Claims Act
Presented by T. Mills Fleming as an ASPR webinar on March 25, 2015.
Hospital-Physician Compensation Relationships: Community Need, Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness Considerations
Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system's Board of Directors in 2014.
Whistleblowers, Form 990 and Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance
Presented by T. Mills Fleming to major health system's Board of Directors in 2009.
A Stark Reality: New Rules We Need to Know - Stark III and Beyond
Presented by T. Mills Fleming to the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.
Health Law Update and Contract Boilerplates: Are You Getting What You Deserve or What You Negotiate?
Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2008.
New Frontiers for Stark: Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness for Physician Employees
Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys-Health Law Update and Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.
Nonprofit Hospital Reorganizations
Presented by T. Mills Fleming as a Georgia Hospital Association webinar in 2006.
Healthcare Price Transparency
Presented by T. Mills Fleming at the Georgia Society of Healthcare Materials Management Annual Meeting in 2006.
Memorial Health University Medical Center Foundation: Board of Directors, Past Chair
Bethesda Academy: Board of Directors, Past Chair; Endowment Committee, Member
Telfair Museum of Art: Board of Directors, Past Chair
Lucas Theatre for the Arts: Board of Directors, Past President
Savannah Music Festival: Board of Directors, Past Member
Court Appointed Special Advocates: Board of Directors, Past Member
Rape Crisis Center: Board of Directors, Past Member
Savannah Country Day School: Annual Fund Chair
Savannah Voice Festival: Board of Directors, Member
Savannah Philharmonic: Advisory Board