Rachel B. Goodman


Hardworking and dedicated, Rachel’s principal area of practice is health law, advising health care providers, health care IT companies, and health care industry vendors on matters including:

  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Fraud and abuse, such as anti-kickback and self-referral compliance
  • Payment issues
  • Corporate and transactional matters involving mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, joint ventures, and other strategic affiliations
  • State licensure and certification

At a time of constant change within the health care industry, Rachel stays steady, informed and responsive.  Continually looking for ways to meld the law in a manner that allows her clients to achieve their business goals, Rachel’s clients include:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician groups
  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacies
  • Laboratories
  • Home health agencies
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Case management providers
  • Durable medical equipment providers
  • Concierge medical practices
  • Health care providers and health care industry companies

Rachel also enjoys working with investors, entrepreneurs, and startup businesses in the health care arena and she advises on a variety of developing legal areas, including Florida’s developing medical marijuana laws.

While in law school, Rachel was a research assistant, the Assistant Editor of the Stetson Law Review, and a judicial intern for the Honorable Mark A. Pizzo, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

  • Advises clients on billing, coding and refund issues, including 60-day repayment rule issues.
  • Counsels clients regarding Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, coverage and payment issues.
  • Advises clients regarding state licensure issues, including responding to adverse licensure actions.
  • Advises clients regarding disclosing matters pursuant to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol.
  • Guides providers and suppliers in the development of health care compliance programs, including compliance training materials, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists clients with compliance with OIG imposed corporate integrity agreement obligations.
  • Assists providers and suppliers in the development and enforcement of HIPAA policies and procedures, and responding to OCR investigations.
  • Provides health regulatory-related due diligence reviews and advises clients regarding health regulatory requirements and risks related to acquisitions and sales of health care entities.
  • Assists both providers and private equity clients in structuring and completing large transactions on buy and sell side for hospitals, home health agencies, outpatient physical therapy providers, skilled nursing facilities, and physician groups. 
  • Initiates and completes all state and federal licensure related filings necessitated by the purchase and sale of clients’ businesses.