Mark T. Phelps, PC General Counsel Services

Qualifications and Experience

Photo of Mark T. Phelps, Attorney Mark T Phelps, PC is a Seasoned and Successful Houston Healthcare Attorney, Hospital Executive and University Assistant Professor. He has comprehensive knowledge of Healthcare Law and regulations in a wide range of healthcare settings, including, but not limited to hospitals, physician practices, and rehabilitation hospitals to name a few. He has proactively reduced the risk profile for healthcare organizations and resolved organizational deficiencies when necessary. Mark T Phelps, PC is a skilled attorney who has successfully structured many business agreements and mediated settlements.

Education

Juris Doctor, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX 1988
Master of Science, Health Care Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX 1979
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Baylor University, Waco, TX 1977

Professional and Community Associations

American College of Healthcare Executives, Southeast Texas Chapter, Member, Board of Directors
American Health Lawyers Association, Member
Houston Bar Association, Health Law Section, Member and former Treasurer
State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section, Member

Certifications

A.A. White Arbitrator, White School of dispute Resolution Institute, University of Houston
A.A. White Mediator, White School of Dispute Resolution Institute, University of Houston
Admitted to Texas State Bar

Mark T Phelps’ Bio

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 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 (6) 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.

He practiced with several insurance defense law firms rising to the level of Shareholder before starting his own firm in 2001. 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. The addition of arbitration and mediation services has provided yet another facet for clients in the health care and employment arenas. 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 Houston health care contracts; compliance issues, Stark laws, Fraud and Abuse, Ant 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.

At Texas Woman’s University, Mr. Phelps serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches Houston Health Law, Ethics, Human Resources, Marketing, Managing the Hospital, Managing the Outpatient Setting, Long Term Care, and Capstone. He has also been an Instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston.

While attending 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 the Spring of 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 currently serves as a Council Member and has served as the Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Phelps is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation of the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College Healthcare Executives.