Lawyer Bio : Deonys de Cárdenas
Deonys de Cárdenas
Deonys de Cárdenas is an associate in Womble Carlyle’s Healthcare Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta office. Deonys focuses her practice on health law and regulatory compliance, particularly Medicare reimbursement matters. Prior to joining Womble Carlyle, Deonys served as Legal Advisor, Director of Government Appeals in the Compliance Department at Piedmont Healthcare. A registered nurse, Deonys formerly worked in the Interventional Radiology Department and the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and earlier in the Surgical ICU at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and the Emergency Department at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.
Admitted to bar 2010, Georgia. Member, American Health Lawyers; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Health Care Compliance Association.
B.S., Nursing, with Honors, 1999, University of Florida; B.A., English, with honors, 1997, University of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau National Honors Nursing Society.
J.D., 2010, University of Florida Levin College of Law; President, Health Care Law Society; James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court; Career Services Advisor Committee, Student Recruitment Team; Law College Counsel, Healthcare Finance & Delivery Book Award.
Prior Legal Experience
Legal Advisor, Director of Government Appeals, Compliance Department, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., September 2011-2012; Legal Intern, Compliance Department, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., November 2010- September 2011; Legal Extern, Office of the General Counsel, Shands Health Care, Jan. 2009-April 2009.
Prior Business Experience
Interventional Radiology Nurse/Resource Nurse; Charge Nurse Neurological Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Piedmont Hospital, September 2003- September 2011; Registered Travel Nurse, Cross Country Trav Corp, August 2000- September 2003; Registered Nurse, Shands Teaching Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center, June 1999- August 2000.
Fluent in Spanish.
Fluent in Spanish.
Areas of Proficiency
- Regulatory Compliance
Practice & Industry Teams
- Recent Changes Impact Appeal of Medicare Denials and Reimbursement Strategies
- Dealing with RAC Audits and Denials: How Healthcare Providers Can Manage Medicare Recovery Efforts
- A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry