Dennis Kennedy


Dennis is a DBL Law partner whose practice focuses primarily on Health Care and technology matters, including cyber-security. Dennis represents hospitals, health systems, rural health networks, long-term care and senior living facilities, physician practices, and other healthcare providers regarding a variety of health care issues.

Dennis advises health care clients throughout Kentucky regarding various Medicare and Medicaid issues including regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, reimbursement appeals, provider enrollment issues, and civil monetary penalties. Dennis also advises clients regarding peer review and credentialing, hospital and medical staff bylaws, the development of corporate compliance programs, HIPAA and state privacy and security laws, risk management, joint ventures and other transactional matters. Dennis represents clients before Federal and State agencies in matters related to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, survey deficiencies, false claims, provider termination, and defense of monetary penalties.

Dennis is a member of the Health Care Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Dennis is a frequent speaker on reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, and HIPAA privacy and security laws. Dennis is a former health care accountant, hospital risk manager, and corporate compliance officer.

Dennis resides in Edgewood, Kentucky with his wife.

Professional Affiliations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
Community Involvement
  • Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Board Member 2011- 2017; President 2015 – 2017
  • Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee 2010 – Present
  • Madonna Manor, Advisory Board, 2013 – Present
  • Northern Kentucky University Health Informatics Advisory Board, 2017 – Present
  • “Cybersecurity Regulations and Breach Response Standards” ⁠— Northern Kentucky University Cybersecurity Symposium
  • “Is Your Compliance Program Working?” ⁠— Leading Age Annual Conference, Boston, MA
  • “Kentucky Healthcare: The Perfect Storm ⁠— Does It Develop and Are We Sunk? Or Are There Smooth Seas Ahead?” — Northern Kentucky University
  • “Strategies for Effectively Responding to & Surviving Compliance Investigations and Surveys” ⁠— Leading Age Annual Conference, Louisville, KY
  • “HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules: A Framework for Compliance” ⁠— NKU College of Informatics, Highland Heights, KY
  • “HIPAA Privacy Rule & the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule” ⁠— Kentucky Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY
  • “HIPAA Update — Recent Changes in the Privacy Law” ⁠— Healthcare Financial Management Association, Kentucky Chapter, Spring Education Institute, Lexington, KY
  • “Fraud and Abuse” ⁠— Thomas More College Health Care Law Class, Crestview Hills, KY
  • “HIPAA in the Electronic Age” ⁠— Kentucky Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY
  • “Breach Notification Rules: Conducting Expedient and Effective Investigations,” Healthcare Newsletter
  • “Red Flag Rules,” Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • “HIPAA Requires Providers to Plug into Electronic Filing,” Cincinnati Business Courier
  • “HIPAA – More than Just the Privacy Rule,” DBL Newsletter
  • “Delay for Compliance with Electronic Transaction Standards Give Providers Some Breathing Room – But Only If You Ask for It,” Kentucky Medical News
  • “The New HIPAA Privacy Standards: Practical Aspects of Implementation,” Kentucky Medical News
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
11DBL Attorney Dennis Kennedy
(859) 426-2118


J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1995
B.S., University of Kentucky, 1989

Practice Areas

Health Care