Jacqueline N. Acosta

Special Counsel

Overview

Jacqueline is a health care lawyer and member of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. Jacqueline focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance issues for health industry clients, including leading telehealth and digital health companies, physician practice groups, start-up telehealth and digital health companies and hospitals and health systems. Jacqueline's focus is on assisting telehealth companies and providers navigate multi-state telehealth practice standards, such as allowable modalities, patient consents, remote prescribing and provider licensure issues. Jacqueline’s experience also includes telehealth commercial health insurance coverage and reimbursement issues, compliance with the federal Ryan Haight Act, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and coverage issues and fraud and abuse compliance. Jacqueline regularly assists clients with an end-to-end review of their technology platforms for compliance with consumer privacy laws, telehealth consent requirements, medical intake forms, allowable modalities, pharmacy integration and payment issues.

"Foley is the premier firm for telehealth counsel."
"A market leader in telemedicine issues." "This is the Dream Team."
      - Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers (2020 - 2021)

Jacqueline has advised various telehealth companies on navigating federal and state changes in provider licensure and telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Her work allowed clients to immediately take action and expand their platforms to provide services across multiple states. Jacqueline centers her representation around finding scalable and compliant solutions for clients offering telehealth and digital health services across a national and multi-state footprint.

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

Recognition

  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Health Care Law (2021-2022)

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.