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Stephen H. Siegel, Esq.

Partner | Coral Gables

Meet Stephen

Stephen Siegel focuses his practice on assisting clients (primarily in the healthcare industry) achieve their goals while minimizing the associated business and legal risks.

His clients include individual physicians, group practices, ambulatory surgical centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and other parties.

He has spoken and published extensively on health law issues including HIPAA and FIPA breach requirements, medical marijuana in Florida, Florida and federal physician self-referral and kickback prohibitions, health care fraud, compliance, and physician fee splitting. He has made presentations to various groups including CPAs, members of The Florida Bar, the Health Care Compliance Association, the American Health Law Association, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the Miami-Dade Medical Association.

Education

  • Florida State University
  • Georgetown University Law Center  

Admissions

  • American Health Lawyers Association, 1983- present.
  • Florida Bar, Health Law Section, 1991- present.
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2013 – present.
  • South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, 2011 – 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Florida’s Super Lawyers 2012, 2013 – Healthcare Law
  • Corporate Counsel Top Rated Lawyers – Healthcare Law, 2012, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in South Florida, Health Care Law – 2012 – 2020, inclusive
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007 and 2008
  • Florida Bar Health Law Section
    • Chair 1999- 2000, Vice Chair 1998- 1999
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration
    • Special Achievement Award – 1984

Professional & Civic Activites

  • Miami-Dade County, Health Facilities Authority, Member, 2007- 2017
  • Miami-Dade County Economic Development Community Planning Team, Member 2008- 2009 (developing 5-year economic plan for Miami-Dade County, Florida)
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce:
    • Chair, Healthcare Committee, 2016 – 2017 (Vice Chair, 2014- 2015)
    • Chair, Healthcare Committee, 2016 – 2017 (Vice Chair, 2014- 2015)
    • Trustee, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2007- 2011
  • Trustee, Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc., 2007- 2016

Presentations (2010 – Present)

  • Siegel, Stephen H., and Sutton, William, “Federal and Florida Civil False Claims Acts; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, Florida Bar Health Law Certification Review (March 2019).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., Panelist, “Legalized Possession and Use of Cannabis in Healthcare: The Legal and Ethical Dilemma”, South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (September 2018).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Planning for Data Privacy & Safety, and Business Associate Agreements”, HIPAA Happenings, Broward County Medical Association (August 2018).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Dealing With Legalized Medical Marijuana; The Dilemma Created by Conflicting Federal and State Laws”, 22nd Annual Compliance Institute, Health Care Compliance Association (April 2018).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., and Sutton, William, “Federal and Florida Civil False Claims Acts; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, Florida Bar Health Law Certification Review (March 2018).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., and Sutton, William, “Federal and Florida Civil False Claims Acts; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, Florida Bar Health Law Certification Review (March 2017).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “The Medical Marijuana Dilemma”, Fact vs. Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana: Traditional Medicine’s Modern Perspectives, Presented by Baptist Health South Florida and Dade County Medical Association (November 2016),
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Cybersecurity & Privacy”, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics- Miami Regional Conference (May 2016).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Taking Advantage of the ACO Waivers; Doing it the Right Way and Avoiding Substantial Risk”, 20th Annual Meeting of the Health Care Compliance Association (April 2016).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., and Sutton, William, “Federal and Florida Civil False Claims Acts; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, Florida Bar Health Law Certification Review (March 2016).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “The Voluntary Disclosure Dilemma”, Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute - American Health Lawyers Association (February 2016).
  • Siegel, Stephen, H., Panelist, “How a Risk Assessment Can Financially Benefit a Healthcare Organization”, Healthcare Financial Management Association – Florida Chapter, Southern Regional Education Event (October 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., Panelist, “Privacy Training”, Clearwater Compliance “Clearwater Information Risk Management Boot Camp” (October 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., Panel Moderator, “Telemedicine”, Broad & Cassel 5th Annual Health Care Forum (October 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H. and Sutton, William, “Voluntary Disclosure: Disclose or Not Disclose, That is the Question”, Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety – Annual Meeting (August 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “The Marijuana Dilemma”, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (June 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Florida Information Protection Act of 2014”, Florida Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (May 2014).
  • Adorno, Nurka and Siegel, Stephen H., "HIPAA & HITECH Privacy and Security", 2015 San Juan Regional Conference, Health Care Compliance Association (April 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "Florida's Stealth Privacy Law: Florida Information Protection Act of 2014", Healthcare Security & Compliance, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (April 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H. and Homchick, Robert, "ACO Waivers: are they a Trap for the Unwary, or a Get out Of Jail Free Card?" 2015 American Health Lawyers Association Transactions Conference (April 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "Protecting Patient Privacy in Florida, Challenges and Risks", Miami Dade College Medical Campus (April 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Patient Care Issues; Privacy, Confidentiality, and Medical Records”, 2015 Florida Bar Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review (March 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "Voluntary Disclosure," 2015 American Health Lawyers Association – Long Term Care and the Law (February 2015).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "Physician Compensation in an Era of Increased Scrutiny and Changing Incentives," South Florida Medical Group Management Association (February 2015)
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "HIPAA-HITECH and Other IT Security Concerns for Physician Groups," Your Road Map to Survival in Health Care Today and Tomorrow - South Florida Medical Group Management Association (September 2014)
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "Healthcare Contract Issues", 2014 Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review – Florida Bar, Health Law Section (March 2014)
  • Siegel, Stephen H., Stephens, T. Reed, "Physician-Hospital Relations in Light of Recent FCA/Stark/Kickback Developments", 2014 American Health Lawyers Association – Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute (February 2014)
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Healthcare Contract Issues”, 2013 Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review – Florida Bar, Health Law Section (March 2013).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Preparing for Unprecedented Fraud & Abuse Scrutiny in the Long Term Care Setting Post-Healthcare Reform”, American Conference Institute 3rd Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation (January 2013).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “RACs, MACs and Other Revenue Threatening Regulations That Keep Us up at Night”, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association’s 2012 Annual Summit (June 2012).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., "The Legal Basis of ACOs, CER, and Health Care Quality Initiatives", Accountable Care Organizations:  Implications on Health Care Quality, Cost & Effectiveness,  2012,  University of Florida College of Pharmacy - Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (March 2012).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Federal Anti-Markup and Physician Self-Referral Restrictions”, 2010 Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review – Florida Bar, Health Law Section (March 2010).

Significant Publications (2010 – Present)

  • DeMuro, Paul, Siegel, Stephen, Petersen, Carolyn, and Norwood, Henry, “Health Information Technology”, E-Health Privacy and Security Law (3rd edition), 2017, American Bar Association-Health Law Section.
  • Imperato, Gabriel, Brannan, Anne Novick, Siegel, Stephen H., “Measuring compliance program effectiveness; The DOJ and OIG weigh in”, Compliance Today, August 2017.
  • DeMuro, Paul, Siegel, Stephen, and Petersen, Carolyn, “Health Information Technology”, E-Health Privacy and Security Law (2nd edition), 2016, American Bar Association-Health Law Section.
  • Siegel, Stephen, and Imperato, Gabriel, "Understanding the Internal Investigation Process", South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Report, March 2015.
  • Siegel, Stephen, and DeMuro, Paul, “Health Information Technology”, E-Health Privacy and Security Law (2nd edition), 2015 Cumulative Supplement, W. Andrew H. Grant, III, Editor-in-Chief, American Bar Association-Health Law Section.
  • Siegel, Stephen, and Imperato, Gabriel, "Understanding the Internal Investigation Process", South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Report, March 2015.
  • Siegel, Stephen, and Boxer, Joshua, "Legalizing Marijuana: Creating a dilemma for healthcare providers", Compliance Today, vol. 17 no. 2. February 2015.
  • Siegel, Stephen, "Issues for Considering as You Move Into Next Year:  HIPAA-HITECH", South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Report, January 2014.
  • Siegel, Stephen, "The Evolution of Physician Compensation", South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, November 2013.
  • Segal, Mike, Siegel, Heather Miller, Siegel, Stephen H., and Segal, Fred, “Medicare Certified Accountable Care Organizations”, 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update (John Steiner, Editor), Wolters Kluwer (2013).
  • Siegel, Stephen, “HIPAA Violations:  State Law May Provide Relief for Parties Injured by Unauthorized Disclosures”, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, December 2012 (Vol. 9 Issue 6).
  • Segal, Fredrick and Siegel, Stephen, “Deciphering ACO Exclusivity Issues for Specialist Physicians”, Physician Organizations, American Health Lawyers Organization, June 2012 (Vol. 15 Issue 1).
  • Siegel, Stephen H., “Healthcare Reform:  2012 is Going to be a Busy Year”, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, February 2012 (Vol. 8 Issue 8).

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