Peers highlight J Mark Abernathy as a respected expert in the field. He has over 30 years of experience providing dispute resolution services and forensic analysis in commercial litigation, federal investigations and bankruptcy proceedings.
Mark Abernathy specialises in dispute resolution services and forensic investigations, and providing consulting services in the healthcare and life sciences industries. His more than 30 years of experience span a variety of providers, payers, and other healthcare entities, including HMOs, PPOs, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient diagnostic centers and state regulators. He has advised clients with commercial litigation, federal investigations, bankruptcy, turnarounds, and health plan seizures.
Mr Abernathy’s healthcare consulting and financial management experience covers a broad range of services including: expert testimony and litigation support services, namely lost profits, class actions, payer/provider disputes, breach of contract, buy/sell disputes, antitrust, wrongful termination, and accounting and legal malpractice defense; forensic accounting, statistical sampling, and valuations; provider and payer support during Department of Justice/Officer of the Inspector General/Attorney General investigations; conservator, examiner, and special monitor bankruptcy roles, and assistance with governmental agency seizures; development of hospital-physician networks for national HMO and PPO organisations; HMO Certificate of Authority licensure; review of billing and third-party claims processing systems, internal and external financial controls and reports, and market conduct studies; and hospital and HMO accounting and operations, treasury, budgeting, and financial planning responsibility.