Thomas S. Thornton, III

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Firm: Carr Allison (AL)
100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham AL 35216
United States

Thomas S. Thornton, III is a shareholder with the firm of Carr Allison, P.C., chair of the firm's Retail and Hospitality Practice Group, and practices in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. Tom is a member of various Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute. For DRI he serves on the Retail and MSP Compliance committees. In addition to his litigation practice, Tom also serves as National MSP Coordinating Compliance Counsel for his regional and national business and insurance clients in a consulting roll. Tom, whose firm has offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Panhandle of Florida, has focused his litigation practice in representing and advising the retail, restaurant, and business industry in general.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary
  • Workers’ Compensation: Primary

Resources & Articles

WCMSAs & LMSAs: Understanding the Actual Legal Requirements & Strategies to Navigate the Compliance Maze

WCMSAs & LMSAs: Understanding the Actual Legal Requirements & Strategies to Navigate the Compliance Maze

Posted March 8, 2022

SPEAKER: Thomas S. Thornton, III Carr Allison | Birmingham, Alabama Twenty years ago the “Patel Memorandum” was published by CMS which, in essence, created the “MSA” industry. Since the inception, the industry as a whole has attempted to navigate and address compliance while relying upon memorandums and published “guidelines” from… Continue Reading

CMS Compliance & the Recently Filed Qui Tam/False Claims Act Lawsuit: Has the Heat Been Turned Up?

CMS Compliance & the Recently Filed Qui Tam/False Claims Act Lawsuit: Has the Heat Been Turned Up?

Posted October 5, 2021

About this webinar This program will focus and provide a summary of the current and anticipated statutory and regulatory requirements relating to compliance under the Medicare Act, as well as the impact of the recently filed case in Federal Court pursuant to the Qui Tam provisions of the False Claims… Continue Reading

Settlements with Medicare Set Asides: Where the Industry is Today and How are we Building a Better Process for Tomorrow

Settlements with Medicare Set Asides: Where the Industry is Today and How are we Building a Better Process for Tomorrow

Posted November 10, 2020

This program focuses on the obligations under the Medicare Act relating to whether, when, how and why to protect Medicare’s future interest in the context of a workers’ compensation and how liability cases continue to frustrate the industry. Tom Thornton and Porter Leslie discuss whether it is a result of… Continue Reading

Navigating Medicare Compliance:  Strategies and Best Practices Relating to Management and Resolution of Non-Litigated and Litigated Liability Claims

Navigating Medicare Compliance: Strategies and Best Practices Relating to Management and Resolution of Non-Litigated and Litigated Liability Claims

Posted May 26, 2020

Obligations under the Medicare Act involving a liability claim arise when the release is signed. Compliance should not begin with the immediate involvement of a Medicare vendor. To achieve compliance, one who is negotiating a settlement must focus on the settlement terms and associated language within the release with an… Continue Reading

Developing and Implementing an Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance Within Your Casualty Program

Developing and Implementing an Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance Within Your Casualty Program

Posted February 14, 2019

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Casualty Claim Programs & Mitigating Impact and Cost Associated with Medicare Compliance

Casualty Claim Programs & Mitigating Impact and Cost Associated with Medicare Compliance

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