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Sandra P. Greenblatt, Esq., MBA/HA
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Sandra P. Greenblatt, Esq., MBA/HA

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Sandra P. Greenblatt is one of the first Florida lawyers to be Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Health Law (1995-present) and holds both a J.D. and a Masters’ Degree in Business/Health Administration. She enjoys the “AV-Preeminent” highest possible rating in competence and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, an AVVO Rating of 100 (Superb) and was named one of the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” for each year from 2000-2014 by the South Florida Legal Guide; a member of Legal Elite in 2005-2009 and 2011 by Florida Trend magazine; and a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics in 2006-2014. She served on the Legal Working Group of the Florida Governor’s Privacy and Security Project and served as General Counsel of the South Florida Health Information Exchange (“SFHIE”), organizations that are propelling Florida’s participation as a leader in the creation of a nationwide Health Information Network. She is the author of Chapters on “Health Care Technology Contracting” in the 2007 and 2009-2010 Florida Practitioner’s Health Law Handbook published by The Florida Bar Health Law Section.

Ms. Greenblatt has been previously associated with several prestigious law firms. She has served as a registered lobbyist, successful in getting a client included in Florida Statutes. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service and mediates and arbitrates health law related disputes. Ms. Greenblatt has more than 25 years’ experience representing physician groups and physicians, dentists, practice management companies, payors, TPAs, pharmacies, hospitals, long term care facilities, mental health centers and other health care providers and businesses with contracts, joint ventures, the formation and representation of HMOs, MSOs, IPAs, TPAs, asset and stock sales, mergers and acquisitions and Corporate Compliance Programs, as well as giving advice regarding the Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, legislative, licensure and fraud and abuse matters. She served as lead counsel for the $60+ Million Dollar sale of affiliated clinics and diagnostic centers to a publicly traded company.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Greenblatt was a Hospital Administrator for the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has published numerous articles on health law topics and speaks frequently on technology contracting, corporate compliance and other health law issues to national and regional professional and industry associations, including the American Health Lawyers’ Association, The Florida Bar and the Medical Group Management Association. She served for five years as Chairperson of the Annual Florida Bar Advanced Health Law Issues and Certification Review Course and is a member of the Executive Council of The Florida Bar Health Law Section. Sandra also is a founder and Past-President of Women in Healthcare of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Sandra received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and the Wig and Robe Honor Society; her M.B.A. in Health Administration, with honors, from the University of Miami; and her B.A., cum laude, from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she was inducted in 2008 into their alumni Gallery of Success.

Speeches

  • Presentation on Health Law to University of Miami School of Law, Health Law Association, September 11, 2013
  • Webinar, “Avoiding Traps in EMR/Technology Contracts…Now You Tell Me I’m Stuck with This for 5 Years!” with Gassman Law Associates, P.A., September 10, 2013
  • “PRACTICE FORMATION/RE-FORMATION 2014,” FHI Communications, Health Care Roundtable Panel, April 9, 2013
  • “Managed Care Contracting! The Payer’s Perspective, The Provider Perspective, The Legal Perspective,” SOUTH FLORIDA MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ASSN., March 22, 2013
  • FLORIDA FRAUD AND ABUSE LAWS, The Florida Bar Health Law Section Advanced Health Law Topics & Certification Review 2013, March 9, 2013
  • HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE, Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers Annual Meeting, February 28, 2013
  • CAREERS IN HEALTH LAW, University of Miami Law School, Health Law Society, October 5, 2011
  • HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTING, University of Miami Graduate School of Business, Health IT Course, February 2011
  • “EMPLOYMENT & SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS FOR PHYSICIANS,” Nova Southeastern Univ. Osteopathic Residents, Palmetto General Hospital, April 28, 2009
  • PROGRAM CHAIR/PRESENTER, 2009 Advanced Health Law Topics and Health Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar, Orlando, FL, March 6-7, 2009
  • PHYSICIAN DISPENSING: AN RX FOR COMPLIANCE Teleconference, The Florida Bar Health Law Section, May 28, 2008
  • PROGRAM CHAIR/PRESENTER, 2008 Advanced Health Law Topics and Health Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar, Orlando, FL, March 7-8, 2008
  • PAPER VS. ELECTRONIC? MAINTAINING A PRIVATE AND SECURE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE, South Florida Health Information Initiative, Second Annual Summit, November 8, 2007, Miami, FL
  • LEGAL ISSUES IN ACQUIRING EHR AND NEGOTIATING TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS, South Florida Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, May 31, 2007, Miami, FL
  • PROGRAM CHAIR/MODERATOR, 2007 Health Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar, April 13-14, 2007, Orlando, FL
  • CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, 2007 Health Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar, April 13, 2007, Orlando, FL
  • NEGOTIATING EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Technology Committee, March 14, 2007
  • PROGRAM CHAIR/MODERATOR, 2006 Health Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar, March 31-April 1, 2006, Orlando, FL
  • FLORIDA HEALTH CARE LAW UPDATE/END OF LIFE ISSUES, Lee Memorial Hospital, January 14, 2006, Fort Myers, FL
  • BIOETHICS:  DNR, WITHDRAWING OR WITHHOLDING TREATMENT; LIVING WILLS; SURROGACY; ANATOMICAL GIFTS; PATIENTS’ RIGHTS/CONSENTS; The Florida Bar, 2004 & 2005 Health Law Certification Review Course, April 8-9, 2005, Tampa FL
  • SARBANES-OXLEY ACT: NOT JUST FOR PUBLIC COMPANIES Lorman Education Services, Miami, FL;  November 19, 2003
  • DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICIES AFTER ANDERSEN: ARE YOU PROTECTED?  American Health Lawyers Assn, Technology & Information Seminar; Atlanta, GA 2002
  • IS YOUR DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY UP TO DATE? American Corporate Counsel Association; October 2001
  • FRAUD & ABUSE UPDATE/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE Nova Law School Master’s Program in Health Law for Non-Lawyers, July 26, 2001
  • COMPLIANCE FOR PHYSICIAN’S OFFICES Boca Raton Community Hospital, Medical Staff CME Program, October 28, 2000
  • CORPORATE COMPLIANCE 1999 Conference of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, Colorado Springs, CO, March 13-16, 1999
  • FRAUD AND ABUSE UPDATE 38th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, March 19, 1998
  • FRAUD AND ABUSE UPDATE Florida Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Association Annual Conference, May 1, 1997
  • WHAT IS MEDICARE FRAUD & ABUSE AND HOW TO AVOID IT Broward Medical Center, October 9, 1996
  • AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF FRAUD AND ABUSE: Florida Partial Hospitalization Association, Orlando, Florida, May 11, 1995
  • THE HOME CARE INDUSTRY: AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF MEDICARE FRAUD AND ABUSE, National Alliance for Community Based Care Annual Meeting, Orange Co., CA, February 21, 1995
  • NEGOTIATING MANAGED CARE CONTRACTS Florida Medical Group Management Association Annual Meeting, May 1994
  • ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING Gold Coast Hospital Public Relations and Marketing Council, March 15, 1994
  • AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF MEDICARE FRAUD AND ABUSE Imperial Point Medical Center, March 1994
  • FRAUD & ABUSE   IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE Medical Group Management Association, Annual Meeting, October 27, 28, 1992
  • FRAUD & ABUSE Dade County Medical Association, July 9 & 14, 1992
  • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Southern Section, Medical Group Management Association, June 1992

Published Works

  • “Straw, Sticks, or Bricks/Stark Law Considerations,” Dermatology World, December 2012, contributing author
  • The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, 2011, Participating Author
  • “Is Your Group Keeping Its Physicians Satisfied And Legal?” South Florida Hospital and Health Care News, July, 2011
  • “Healthcare Technology Contracting,” Chapter 17,Practitioner’s Health Law Handbook, The Florida Bar Health Law Section, 2007 and 2009-10 volumes
  • “Negotiating Technology Contracts in Healthcare,” South Florida Hospital News, November, 2007
  • “Physician Dispensing—Beware When Selecting Your Partner,”Florida Medical Business, July 24-Aug 3, 2007
  • “Technology Contracting 101 for Providers,” Florida Medical Business, March 13-26, 2007
  • “Physicians Get Assistance with EHR & e-Prescribing Costs,” Florida Medical Business, August 29-Sept. 11, 2006
  • “Tougher Standards for ‘Effective Compliance”, University of Miami School of Business Health Administration & Policy Program Review, Spring 2005
  • “Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines Toughen Standards for ‘Effective’ Compliance Programs,” ACI’s Eye on Compliance, Winter 2005
  • “Bioethics:  DNR, Withdrawing or Withholding Treatment; Living Wills; Surrogacy; Anatomical Gifts; Patients’ Rights/Consents,” The Florida Bar, 2005 Health Law Certification Review Course Materials
  • “Sarbanes-Oxley Act: How it Impacts Healthcare Companies”, Florida Medical Business, Feb-Mar, 2004
  • “Tracking of Informal Compliance Reports,” Laboratory Compliance Insider, November 2003
  • “Consider Insurance for Medicare/Medicaid Investigations,” Ophthalmology Compliance  & Reimbursement Insider, May 2001 (Co-contributor) & OB/GYN Administrator’s Reimbursement & Compliance Insider, April 2001 (Co-contributor)
  • “New OIG Compliance Guidelines for Physicians,”Cyber, Compliance Newsletter Online, June 2000
  • “OIG Pushes Doctors Toward Compliance with Guidelines,”Florida Medical Business, June 27, 2000
  • “How to Hire and Pay Specialists,” Florida Medical Business, January 12, 1999
  • “Group Practice: More Than Just the Sum of its Parts,” Florida Healthcare Report and Hospital News, August 1998
  • “Protect Your Company with a Corporate Compliance Program,” Florida Healthcare Report and Hospital News, March 1998
  • “Group Practices - Big and Small - Require Compliance Programs”, Medical Business, South Florida Edition, July 15, 1997
  • "Beware Legal Obligations when Advertising" Health Manager News, April 18, 1994
  • "New Regs Fraught with Fraud and Abuse Traps for Providers," Medical Business, South Florida Edition, December 1993
  • "Managed Care: Florida is Testing Ground for Managed Competition Theory," HealthSpan, June 1993 (Co Author with Michael Cherniga, Esq.)
  • "Proposed HMO Regulations to Curb Physician Incentive Payments," Medical Business, South Florida Edition, February 2, 1993
  • "The New Bellwether State Tolls the Future for Health Care," HealthSpan, May 1992 (Co Author with Michael Cherniga, Esq.)
  • "Physician Recruitment & the Law," Medical Group Management Association, Update, October 1990
  • "Rough Sailing or 'Safe Harbors," Vital Signs, Winter 1989
  • "Hospital Reorganization   A Positive Reaction to the Trends & Pressures in the Health Care Industry," Florida Health Care Financial Management Association, SunSpots, April 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers' Association
  • American Health Lawyers' Assn, Alternative Dispute Resolution Service
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Executive Council (2007-2013)
  • Women in Healthcare of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Founder and Past-President
  • South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum
  • South Florida Medical Group Management Association
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow

Community Involvement

  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors
  • University of Miami School of Law, Dean’s Circle

  • Miami Foundation Board of Trustees, former Member

Honors

  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care Law, Martindale Hubbell® & American Lawyer Media
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • 2006-2013 named to Florida Super Lawyer, Law & Politics
  • 2005-2009 & 2011 named to Legal Elite, Florida Trend
  • 2001-2013 named to Top Lawyers in S. Florida, S. FL Legal Guide
  • 2005 named as Heavy Hitter in Health Care, S.FL Business Journal
  • 2003-2005 named Best of the Bar, S. FL Business Journal
  • 1996 selected as Best Health Care Attorney, FL Medical Business

 

Practice Areas

Below is a partial list of the areas on which I advise clients. If you don't see your particular area of concern on the list, please call me and I or one of my partners may be able to assist you.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Board Governance
  • Business Law and Regulation
  • Clinic Licensure
  • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
  • Concierge/VIP Medical Practice
  • Corporate Compliance Programs and Review
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations, LLC's, Partnerships and other Business Entities
  • Dental Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Home Medical Equipment
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR)
  • Employment Contracts
  • ExpertWitness-Health Law
  • Facility Licensure
  • Fraud and Abuse Prevention
  • Governance
  • Government Relations and Lobbying
  • Group Practice Formation & Representation
  • Health Care Law
  • Health Information Technology
  • HMO Formation & Representation
  • Home Health Agency Licensure
  • Hospital Law
  • Hospitalists
  • IDTFs
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Independent Counsel for Board of Directors and Trustees
  • Independent Second Legal Opinions
  • IPAs
  • Joint Ventures
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Managed Care Contracts
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Medical Director Agreements
  • Medical Spas
  • Medical Staff Bylaws& Independent Representation
  • Medicare Reimbursement and Compliance
  • Men’s Health
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MRI Facilities
  • MSOs
  • Networks
  • New Business/Practice Start-Up
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Payor Contracts and Disputes
  • Pharmacist and Pharmacy Licensure
  • Physician Contracts
  • Physician Dispensing
  • Sales or Purchase of Medical Practices
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Software Licensing Agreement
  • StarkLaw and Anti-KickbackAdvice
  • Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Technology Contracts
  • TPAs
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Wellness Programs