Douglas Witten

Doug Witten is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator with nearly 25 years of legal experience. He provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutral services, in English and Spanish, with a focus on the areas of business and contracts, healthcare, and workers’ compensation.

Doug’s varied background includes having worked in corporate healthcare practice groups at prominent global law firms and having served 13 years in increasingly senior roles for the State of Georgia’s workers’ compensation agency. Doug is actively involved in local, national, and international organizations such as the American Health Law Association (AHLA), American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, ODR Latinoamérica, Foro Internacional de Mediadores Profesionales (FIMEP), and the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR), and he has published numerous works and spoken extensively on ADR and healthcare topics.


Articles By Douglas Witten

Video Mediation During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Online Dispute Resolution Works
Mediators are increasingly using different forms of technology and online dispute resolution (ODR), which allow parties to negotiate remotely and continue to resolve lawsuits and disputes even in an age of canceled hearings, postponed trials, and social distancing.
When Medicaid in Nevada Will Pay for Long-Term Care in a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Home Care
With the average cost of nursing home care in Nevada nearing $9,000 per month, those who are likely to need long-term care may need to turn to Nevada's Medicaid program to pay for their care.
When Medicaid in Illinois Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
Illinois' Medicaid program pays for nursing homes, assisted living, and home health care services for many Illinoisans.
When Medicaid in Georgia Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
In Georgia, Medicaid is a very common source of funding for long-term care. Approximately 72% of nursing home residents in Georgia use Medicaid to pay for their nursing home care.
Medicaid for North Carolina Residents Needing Assisted Living or Home Health Care
North Carolina's main Medicaid program does not pay for assisted living facilities or home health care as it does for nursing home care, but it offers a few waiver programs and special assistance programs that may help pay the costs.
When Medicaid in Maryland Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
If a patient cannot afford to pay privately and does not have long-term care insurance, Maryland’s Medicaid program might pay for his or her care.
When Medicaid in Indiana Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
If a patient cannot afford to pay privately and does not have long-term care insurance, Indiana’s Medicaid program might pay for his or her care.
When Medicaid in Oregon Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
Oregon’s Medicaid program might pay for long-term care if a patient cannot afford to pay privately and does not have long-term care insurance.
When Medicaid in Wisconsin Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
If a patient cannot afford to pay privately and does not have long-term care insurance, Wisconsin’s Medicaid program might pay for his or her care.
When Medicaid in Missouri Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
If a patient cannot afford to pay privately and does not have long-term care insurance, Missouri’s Medicaid program might pay for his or her care.