Jacqueline N. Acosta

Special Counsel

Jacqueline N. Acosta

Special Counsel

Jacqueline Acosta is a healthcare 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. Her 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.

What Excited Me About Working in Telemedicine

Representative Experience

  • 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

Awards and Recognition

  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Health Care Law (2021-2024)

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-presenter, “Key Considerations for Interstate/Interjurisdictional and International Telehealth Practice” 2023 Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) Summit. (March 17, 2023).
  • Co-author, “Telemedicine Startups Can Survive and Thrive Under Renewed Regulation,” TechCrunch (January 24, 2022)
  • 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)

Languages

Jacqueline is fluent in Spanish.

17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
29 March 2023 Health Care Law Today

2023 Telemedicine & Digital Health Trends

With the COVID-19 PHE concluding on May 11, 2023, many of the telehealth flexibilities CMS implemented during the PHE will sunset at varying times.
15-17 March 2023 Events

2023 Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) Summit

Foley Senior Counsel Evan Hellman and Foley Special Counsel Jacqueline Acosta will speak at the upcoming 2023 MATRC Summit on March 17, 2023 in Norfolk Virginia.
03 February 2023 Health Care Law Today

Issues To Watch In Fla.'s Telehealth Genetic Counseling Bills

During its upcoming legislative session, Florida will consider whether to expand its telehealth statute to allow genetic counseling services to be conducted via telehealth technology.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
16 May 2022 Blogs

Alabama Enacts New Telemedicine Law

A new Alabama law sets forth telemedicine practice standards and abolishes the previous “special purpose license”. Learn how this will impact telehealth here.