May 28, 2022

Volume XII, Number 148

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Sarah J. Iacomini

Sarah J. Iacomini is a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Telemedicine & Digital Health and Health Care Industry Teams. Sarah’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory compliance and business issues for health industry clients, including hospitals, health systems, physician practice groups and emerging technology companies across the country.

Sarah’s telemedicine experience includes providing advice to health systems and established telehealth companies navigating federal and state changes in out-of-state provider licensure and telehealth prescribing modalities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Sarah has also assisted with the launch of emerging digital health company operations in multiple states throughout the U.S. through the use of the friendly-PC model for a direct-to-consumer telehealth platforms, including drafting suites of operational contracts and documents, such as professional service agreements, privacy agreements, technology agreements and patient-facing materials. With existing provider-owned companies, Sarah has drafted agreements facilitating ownership changes and researched corporate practice issues that may arise when hiring new provider types (e.g., when a physician-owned company seeks to hire nurses). After working on Foley’s recently published telehealth commercial payer report, Sarah is also versed in rapid changes occurring to telehealth insurance laws, as state legislatures have recently moved to adopt coverage and payment provisions regarding telehealth reimbursement.

Prior to joining Foley, Sarah was exposed to administrative law through several practical experiences, including internships with the University of Virginia’s Health System. As a health policy & administration bioethics intern, she was mentored by UVA health’s administrator for transplant services and she wrote a paper examining the constitutionality of the organ procurement and transplantation network’s administrative structure. As a clinical bioethics intern, Sarah shadowed a registered nurse in UVA’s medical intensive care unit, at which time she also wrote a paper suggesting an enhanced informed consent process discussing health data privacy risks to preserve the clinician-patient relationship. Additionally, Sarah spent time with the University of Florida Health’s hospital and compliance teams, while interning pro bono over her winter and summer breaks during law school.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Sarah J. Iacomini

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