Magda C. Rodriguez, Partner
Magda Rodriguez represents a variety of health care entities, including health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and physician practices. She counsels these health care entities in operational and regulatory matters, litigation avoidance and provides representation in civil litigation and government investigations.
Ms. Rodriguez has experience in medical billing and insurance claims. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Rodriguez worked for a physician practice resolving insurance disputes and denials of claims. She also assisted the physician practice with its compliance with the regulatory requirements of HIPAA which were evolving at the time.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Rodriguez was an intern in the legal department of a Fortune 100 healthcare company.
Ms. Rodriguez has used her previous experience to counsel health care entities in more recent regulatory changes in the health care industry, including regulatory guidance involving data privacy requirements and policies, investigations of data breaches, reporting obligations under both State and Federal law, and data security.
This experience has also assisted in the defense of several class action lawsuits involving claims related to insurance payments and coordination of benefits under insurance policies.
Ms. Rodriguez additionally assists hospitals with operational matters, such as physician peer reviews; revision of medical staff bylaws and policies; and National Practitioner Data Bank (NPBD) reporting requirements.
St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
University of Miami (B.A., 2006)
Florida State Courts
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Publications & Speaking Engagements
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Lawyers Spotlight (July 2017)
Law360, “Insights From 1st HHS Data Breach Reporting Settlement” (January 24, 2017)
Law360, “How New Fla. Health Care Laws May Create More Confusion” (April 27, 2016)
Co-Presenter, “Internal Data Theft & Whistleblowers,” South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA) Workforce Committee Meeting (June 2015)
Professional & Civic Recognition
Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2019)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Woman of the Year Runner Up (2017)
Professional & Civic Activities
The Florida Bar, Health Law Section
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Dade County Bar Association
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami steering committee (2008-2016)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Co-Chair for Miami Man & Woman of the Year Campaign (2018)
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