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Alice V. Harris


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  • (F) 803.753.5490

Alice Harris is an experienced health care, reimbursement, and compliance attorney based in the firm's Columbia, South Carolina office, where she assists hospitals, health care systems, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospice agencies, home health care agencies, and other health care providers with a wide variety of matters. Her practice focuses on health care regulatory compliance, payor audit appeals and defense, reimbursement, billing and coding, COVID-19 advice, compliance program guidance, response to federal and state contractor audits, internal investigations, fraud and abuse analysis and litigation matters, federal and state survey and certification matters, Medicaid Cost Report appeals, EMTALA investigations, transactional compliance due diligence, and other health care regulatory and litigation matters.



University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993

  • Received American Jurisprudence Awards in Securities and Regulation, and Business Corporations 
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
  • Articles Editor, Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal

Valdosta State University, B.A., 1982, cum laude

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, Richland County Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Past Chairperson of the South Carolina Bar's Health Care Law Section

Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year, Columbia, SC for Health Care Law - 2019
• Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law - 2013-2021
• Martindale-Hubbard “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rated
• Turnaround Management Association's Non-Profit Company Transaction of the Year – 2016

Related Insights
  • Speaker, “Building Robust Compliance Programs: From Essential Features to Selection of Effective Compliance Leadership,” CASP Conference, January 11, 2021
  • Writer: “Retain Payment for Your Services! Claiming Offsets in Overpayment Appeals,” November 2020 edition of Compliance Today Magazine
  • Speaker, "Winning Payor Audits! Tips for Overcoming Denials," November 6, 2019
  • Speaker, "Following the Payor Audit Trail," July 19, 2018
  • Speaker, “At a Crossroads – EMTALA & Psychiatric Patients in an Era of Strained Resources,” January, 2018
  • Writer, “Compliance Diligence in Buy-Sell Transactions,” Spring 2018
  • Speaker, “Compliance Programs 101,” August 7, 2017
  • Speaker, “EMTALA and the Behavioral Health Patient,” October 24, 2016
  • Speaker, “Compliance 3.0: Maximizing Compliance to Reduce Individual and Organizational Risk,” April 25, 2016
  • Speaker, “Enforcement Trends and Initiatives, Panel Discussion,” May 9, 2014

Taking the Pulse - A Health Care Podcast

Co-Host, Episode 11: Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant, CEO of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, Nexsen Pruet & NP Strategy, Columbia, SC, July 21, 2020

Paint the Medical Picture Podcast 

Guest Co-Host, Season 2, Episode 3: Best Practices for Handling Payor Audit Letters, January 20, 2021

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“Combining legal knowledge with operational experience provides a great platform for assisting clients with regulatory issues and challenges.”