W. Kyle Simonton is a partner with the law firm of Buerger, Moseley & Carson, PLC in Franklin, Tennessee. Kyle focuses his practice in the area of health care operations law. He represents hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the United States in matters concerning peer review, credentialing, medical staff corrective action, fair hearing proceedings, NPDB and state board reporting, medical staff and board governance and bylaws, accreditation through the Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations, HIPAA, EMTALA, Anti-Kickback Statute/Stark compliance, and various contractual issues.
Kyle received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law where he was a student contributor and editor for the Journal of Legal Medicine and Legal Medicine Perspectives. His published works include Problems with the Accommodations Granted to the Disabled During the Administration of the MCAT: Individual State Interests Versus National Uniformity, 27 J. Legal Med. 305 (2006), and Daubert and the Standard of Care, Legal Medicine Perspectives, American College of Legal Medicine (May/June 2006). In addition, he received the American College of Legal Medicine’s Letourneau Award for outstanding original commentary in legal medicine.
Kyle routinely presents educational seminars for various groups, including hospital boards and medical staffs, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section, the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys, Health Care Compliance Association, and Associations of Medical Staff Services. Kyle is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Williamson County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.