Melissa Goldman is an associate in Greenspoon Marder’s Health Law practice group. She focuses her practice on health care regulatory compliance with particular attention to telehealth, digital health, and health care technology. Ms. Goldman anticipates potential issues providing practical and strategic counsel to health care providers and technology companies on innovative relationships, business models and reimbursement opportunities that address regulatory requirements while effectively and efficiently meeting clients’ business objectives.
As former associate general counsel of MDLIVE, Inc., the second largest telehealth company in the U.S., she has a depth of experience advising on a broad range of health care technology issues. She routinely advises clients on a broad range of health law issues including federal and state fraud and abuse issues, federal and state privacy and security issues, Medicare, Medicaid and third-party billing and compliance requirements, state licensure, credentialing, and accreditation matters, and structuring arrangements with third parties (such arrangements include, billing services, management services, consulting services, vendor services, provider services, managed care contracts, credentialing delegations, and technology licensing).
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 2012
- National Ruby Vale Corporation Law Moot Court Competition, first place
- National Ruby Vale Corporation Law Moot Court Competition, best oral argument
- University of Miami 1L Moot Court Competition, semifinalist
- University of Miami Fall Advanced Moot Court Competition, semifinalist
- University of Miami Moot Court, board member
- University of Miami School of Law Dean’s Merit Scholarship
- B.S. Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, 2009
- Assisted a national multi-specialty group in the development of a clinically integrated network of providers including the evaluation of corporate structure, health care regulatory issues, and preparation of key documents such as participation agreements and clinically integrated network policies and procedures.
- Negotiated national managed care contracts and delegation of credentialing agreements with commercial payors, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid managed care plans.
- Advised on multistate marketing arrangements for various health care entities such as DME providers, substance abuse providers and clinical laboratories.
- Counseled and defended client through an investigation by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights in response to a complaint regarding HIPAA security violations.
- Assisted as part of special health care counsel in a False Claims Act case against DME manufacturers and suppliers where the government intervened.
- Counseled client through Medicare Advantage FDR audit process, including the establishment of a comprehensive Medicare compliance scheme within a very aggressive time frame. Drafted all the documentation and advised on the systems the client needed to demonstrate that it was, and would continue to be, in compliance with Medicare requirements. Remained mindful of client’s business operations and ensured that compliance documentation be in harmony with and would not adversely impact client’s actual operations.
- Drafted and submitted comments to proposed state telemedicine legislation on behalf of a national behavioral telehealth company.
- Prepared multistate surveys on informed consent laws, facility and clinic licensing and certificates of need laws, minor consent laws, fraud and abuse laws, provider scope of practice laws, telehealth reimbursement laws, and privacy and security laws.
- Prepared and advised on Medicare Provider Enrollment forms for part A and Part B providers.
- Speaker, “Master Class on Telemedicine,” The Florida Bar, December 8, 2017
- Speaker, “What You Need to Know About Florida’s Baker Act Law,” The Florida Bar, December 12, 2017