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Leslie Demaree Goldsmith

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Leslie Goldsmith represents health care providers such as hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Goldsmith brings more than 30 years of experience to her practice, representing health care providers such as hospitals, home health agencies, hospices and skilled nursing facilities.

She provides advice on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and regulatory issues involving conditions of payment and conditions of participation. Ms. Goldsmith's diverse experience includes issues involving PPS, provider-based status, wage index, bad debt, quality data, medical education (GME, IME, Nursing and Allied Health), DSH, and cost allocation, as well as billing and claims issues, the Two-Midnight rule, quality reporting, telemedicine, 340B and Medicare bundled payments.

She regularly represents clients before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, CMS Administrator and federal courts. Ms. Goldsmith also provides advice on compliance issues related to potential overpayments and the False Claims Act involving alleged improper billing and fraudulent cost reports.

Ms. Goldsmith is the co-chair of Baker Donelson's Health Care Reimbursement Group and is co-editor of Payment Matters, Baker Donelson's publication on Medicare and Medicaid payment issues. She is the author of numerous articles on health care topics that have been published in legal and health care financial journals and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.  Nightingale’s Health Care News named her one of its ten "Outstanding Hospital Lawyers" for 2009.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

Community Services

Honoraries

  • Recipient – JD Supra Readers' Choice Award - Top Authors in Health Law (2016 and 2017)
  • Selected by Nightingale's Health Care News as one of its ten "Outstanding Hospital Lawyers" (2009)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter – "Legal Update: OIG Work Plan and Medicare Reimbursement Update," Metropolitan New York Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (February 2019)
  • Presenter – "OIG Work Plan and Medicare Reimbursement Update," Regulatory and Reimbursement Update, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (October 2018)
  • Presenter – "PRRB Appeals: Current Challenges," Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, American Health Lawyers Association (2018)
  • Presenter – "OIG Work Plans and Medicare Appeals Update," Regulatory and Reimbursement Update, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (October 2017)
  • Presenter – "OIG Work Plans and Medicare Appeals Update," Regulatory and Reimbursement Update, New Jersey Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (September 2017)
  • Presenter – "Recent Cost Reporting Appeal Issues – PRRB and CMS Administrator Decisions," Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, American Health Lawyers Association (2012 – 2017)
  • Presenter – "Provider-Based Reimbursement Reform," Regulatory and Reimbursement Update, New Jersey Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (2016)
  • Presenter – "Current Hot Issues in Medicare Reimbursement," Ninth Annual Fall Institute, Philadelphia Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association (2015)
  • Presenter – "Medicare Wage Index Update," Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, American Health Lawyers Association (2007 – 2010)

Awards

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1987
    • American Journal of Law & Medicine, 1985 – 1987
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 1982

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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