Michael Smith

Michael Smith

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  • Florida, Florida
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Michael L. Smith is board certified in health law by The Florida Bar. He represents physicians and other health care providers in business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law matters. His practice includes the defense of professional licenses, defense of Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations, preparation and negotiation of contracts, representation in the sale or purchase of physician practices, legal opinions on complex health care transactions, and a myriad of other health care legal issues. His clients include physicians, nurses, dentists, independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs), durable medical equipment (DME) companies, home health agencies, temporary nursing agencies, nursing homes, medical staffing companies, medical clinics, and other health care providers. Mr. Smith previously worked as a litigation attorney in a large insurance defense firm in Tampa. Mr. Smith has been a registered respiratory therapist since 1981, and still maintains an active license in Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Mr. Smith served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc., from 2003 through 2009, and the Executive Committee from 2006 through 2009.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
The Health Law Firm
- Current
Health Law specialist representing health care providers and suppliers in matters involving practice formation, acquisition, ancillary services, employment agreements and non competition agreements. Litigation and arbitration of disputes involving health care contracting including but not limited to practice management, employment agreements and reimbursement issues. Representation before state and federal agencies, including Medicare and Medicaid investigations and audits, Department of Health investigations and complaints, licensing, credentialing and peer review proceedings.
Attorney
LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL L. SMITH, P.A.,
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General practice in the areas of personal injury, real estate, corporate and business law for profit and not for profit corporations, will, trusts, probate, and guardianship.
Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1998) | Juris Doctor
Honors: William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award Civil Government Law Clinic Certificate of Merit
Nova Southeastern University
B.S. (1994) | Professional Management
Awards
Pro Bono Champion
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Board Certified in Health Law
Current
The American Association of Respiratory Care
Member
Current
The Florida Society of Respiratory Care
Member
Current
The Orange County Bar Association
Member
Current
The Seminole County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
The American Health Lawyers Association
Member
Current
National Board of Respiratory Care
Member
Current
The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc.
Executive Committee
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Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc.
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Little Known Rule in the ACA Could Pose Financial Risk to Doctors
KevinMD
Stopping Improper Payments
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
Fit for Duty Healthcare provider fatigue may lead to patient neglect, injuries or even death.
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
Telehealth in Respiratory Care Reducing the cost of healthcare services without decreasing the quality.
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
CDC Guidelines for Proper Handling of Ebola
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
Data Breach A cyber attack nets information on 4.5 million individuals.
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
Undercover Agents Doctors are not the only healthcare providers that are investigated by the FBI.
Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine
Certifications
Board Certified in Health Law
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Health Law Firm
Website
The Health Law Firm Blog
Blog
The Health Law Firm Wordpress Blog
Blog
Pharmacy Law Blog
Blog
Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog
Blog
Ophthalmology and Optometry Law Blog
Blog
Nursing Law Blog
Blog
Massage Therapy Law Blog
Blog
Dentistry Law Blog
Blog
Colorado Health Law
Blog
Medical Marijuana Law Blog
Blog
Westlaw Blog
Contact & Map
1101 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
USA
Telephone: (407) 331-6620
Fax: (407) 331-3030