MARK T. PHELPS
Mr. Phelps received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1977 and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in 1979. Mr. Phelps has spent five years working in the field of Healthcare Administration before attending South Texas College Law, where he graduated in 1988.
His experience in Healthcare Administration included progressive management and health care positions during a six year period attaining the positions of Vice President for General Services of a 400+ bed acute care facility. Mr. Phelps supervised the operations in the following departments: Engineering; Supply, Processing, and Distribution; Housekeeping; Cardio-Pulmonary; Physical Therapy; Dietary; Security; Pharmacy; Purchasing; and Medical Records. He managed 10 department heads and a total of 456 employees.
Mr. Phelps’s legal practice has focused on Health Law issues, where he has utilized his years of experience in Healthcare Administration and his Masters degree in Health Care Administration. He has provided administrative and corporate health law services for a variety of health care entities in the Greater Houston area on issues including managed care contracts; various health care contracts; compliance issues, Stark laws, Fraud and Abuse, Anti kickback laws; EMTALA, HIPAA; and, representation of health care providers on credentialing and licensure issues before state regulatory agencies. Mr. Phelps is a proponent of advising his not for profit clients to expand their compliance programs to voluntarily include Sarbanes Oxley compliance. He has given numerous seminars and written articles published on many of these issues.
In addition to serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Health Care Administration program at TWU in the Texas Medical Center, he has also been an Instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston.
At South Texas College of Law, Mr. Phelps was Vice-President of the Health Law Organization from 1986-1988. He received the Student Bar Association President’s Meritorious Service Award for Spring 1988. He also represented South Texas in Client Counseling competitions and was active in mock trial, moot court and negotiations competitions. Mr. Phelps maintained full-time employment while earning his law degree.
Mr. Phelps is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Phelps is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, and their corresponding Health Law Sections. He is a past Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Phelps is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American College Healthcare Executives, Southeast Texas chapter. He serves on the Sponsorship Committee of that Chapter.
At TWU, Mr. Phelps teaches Health Law, Ethics, Human Resources, Marketing, Managing the Hospital, and Managing the Outpatient Setting.
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