Tom Kirkland | Balch & Bingham

Thomas L. Kirkland Jr.

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  • Mississippi State University
    B.S. History, 1975
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1978
About Tom
Tom's expertise and sensible advice enable our hospital to successfully expand our service line with the support of local physicians and the community.
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis facilities, group practice, physicians, durable medical equipment providers, pharmacists, pharmacies, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and therapy providers. 

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • Which Courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

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  • Medicare reimbursement: Convinced a federal appeals court to reverse Medicare's denial of reimbursement because the agency had disregarded its own regulations. (Hardy-Wilson Mem'l Hosp. v. Sebelius, 616 F.3d 449 (5th Cir. 2010)).
  • Reimbursement for rehabilitation hospital: Representation of a rehabilitation hospital in a reimbursement dispute with the Division of Medicaid involving rate adjustments. (2009, Miss. Methodist Rehab. Ctr. v. Miss. Div. of Medicaid)
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Need for a hospital: Represented a hospital in obtaining a CON in Madison County. (2012, St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital)
  • Settlement of multi-party case: Represented a hospital in settling a multi-party state court case involving fraud, breach of contract and conspiracy. (2016)
  • Separation of physician group practice: Represented a group of physicians in their separation from a large group including the negotiation of liabilities and provider numbers. (2016)
  • Clarification of Board Minutes Requirement: Successfully upheld trial court decision regarding the minutes rule related to community owned hospitals' Boards. (2015, Wellness, Inc. v. Pearl County Hospital)




      • Mississippi State University, B.S. History, 1975
      • University of Mississippi School of Law, 1978
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1978
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1978
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1978
      Bar Admissions
      • Mississippi, 1978
      Professional Affiliations
      • American Health Lawyers Association
      • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
      Awards & Accolades
      • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
      • The Best Lawyers in America® 
      • Best Healthcare Lawyer, Jackson, Mississippi
      • Mid-South Super Lawyer
      Community Involvement
      • Hospice Ministries, Inc.
      • SON Valley