Magda C. Rodriguez is an experienced healthcare attorney. Representing a diverse range of healthcare entities, Magda's roster of clients includes healthcare entities, health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and physician practices. She assists health care clients in all aspects operational and regulatory guidance and regularly counsels on litigation avoidance. Magda also provides representation in civil litigation and government investigations.
Drawing on her extensive background, she advises healthcare entities on navigating the ever-changing healthcare industry, including the intricacies of data privacy requirements, investigations of data breaches, and compliance with state and federal reporting obligations. Magda's experience also extends to the successful defense of several class-action lawsuits related to insurance payments and coordination of benefits under insurance policies. Magda regularly provides invaluable support to hospitals, aiding them in operational matters like physician peer reviews, revising medical staff bylaws and policies, and ensuring compliance with National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reporting requirements.
Magda established her foundation in the healthcare industry prior to attending law school when she worked in medical payment posting and reconciliation, at a physician office. In this role, Magda actively resolved insurance disputes and claims denials, while also ensuring compliance with the evolving landscape of HIPAA regulations. Magda regularly leverages this experience to offer insights and strategies to address complex matters.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Counseled a client in the formation of a management services organization
Represented a physician practice group in the sale of its practice to a national provider
Represents physicians in investigations and disciplinary actions before the Florida Board of Medicine
Defended hospitals and surgery centers in a putative class action under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act stemming from alleged balance billing claims which was dismissed on summary judgment
Successfully represented a hospital in an action related to its credentialing activities of a medical provider
Defense of a hospital in a putative class action arising out of a data breach that resulted in a patient's identity being stolen, asserting claims of negligence, breach of contract, breach of implied contract, and unjust enrichment
Represented a hospital in a putative class action arising from surprise facility fees for emergency room visits and alleging a claim under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Health Care, 2019, 2021-2023
Recognized as Woman of the Year Runner Up by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2017
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Co-Chair for Miami Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, 2018
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami Steering Committee, 2008-2016