Jacqueline N. Acosta

Associate

Overview

Jacqueline Acosta is an associate and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Jacqueline's practice focuses on federal and state regulatory and compliance issues for health industry clients, including hospitals and health systems, physician practice groups and managed care providers. Jacqueline's experience includes Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance, managed care contracts, the Anti-Kickback Statute, physician self-referrals (the Stark Law), state licensure, HIPAA compliance, pharmaceutical pricing, medical device billing and coding and multi-state telemedicine law issues.

“Foley’s Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, which states: “Commentators describe the firm as ‘a market leader in telemedicine issues.’ ‘This is the Dream Team.’ ” (Florida, 2020).

Jacqueline also advises on False Claims Act litigation matters with a focus on representing individual and corporate clients in investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and other regulatory bodies. She is a member of the firm’s Health Care, Latin America and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practices.

Representative Matters

  • Advised various telehealth companies on navigating federal and state changes in provider licensure and telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The work allowed the companies to immediately take action and expand their platforms to provide services across multiple states

Thought Leadership

  • Co-author, “Missouri Governor Signs New Telemedicine Law,” Health Care Law Today (August 2016)
  • Author, “Report Warns Providers of HIPAA Violations When Responding to Negative Online Reviews,” Health Care Law Today (July 2016)
  • Co-author, “Louisiana’s New Telemedicine Law Opens Doors, Removes Barriers,” Health Care Law Today (June 2016)
  • Co-author, “Louisiana Telemedicine Practice Rules: What Providers Need to Know,” Health Care Law Today (March 2016)
  • Co-author, “Arkansas Prepares New Telemedicine Practice Rules,” Health Care Law Today (February 2016)
  • Co-author, “Will New Hampshire Offer Medicaid Telehealth Coverage?” Health Care Law Today (December 2015)
  • Co-author, “Five Takeaways From North Dakota’s Proposed Telemedicine Rules,” Health Care Law Today (November 2015)
  • Co-author, “Six Ways to Take Advantage of New Hampshire’s New Telemedicine Law,” Health Care Law Today (October 2015)
  • Author, “Court Rules: Standard for Evaluating Reimbursement of Skilled Nursing Medicare Claims Was Material Improvement,” Health Care Law Today (April 2015)
  • Author, “Eighth Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed,” Health Care Law Today (August 2014)

Education

Jacqueline is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009). While there, she received a book award in contracts, was on the dean’s list and was a commissioner of the University of Florida Student Constitutional Review Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.S.B.A., cum laude, 2005), where she was a Florida Bright Future Scholar and received the President’s Award.

Admissions

Jacqueline is admitted to practice in Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Languages

Jacqueline is fluent in Spanish.