BACK

ALICE G. GOSFIELD

ALICE G. GOSFIELD practices law in Philadelphia through Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C. (www.gosfield.com)   Ms. Gosfield has devoted her practice to health law and health care regulation since 1973 and places a special emphasis on matters related to physician representation,  non-institutional reimbursement, medical staff issues, fraud and abuse, managed care and utilization and quality issues.  A graduate of Barnard College and New York University Law School, she served as President of the National Health Lawyers Association (now the American Health Lawyers Association) from 1992-1993.  She served as Chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the managed care accrediting organization, re-elected to serve five terms, from 1998 through 2002 and a member of the Board for twelve years from 1992-2003.   A founding Design Team member since 2004, she served as the first and only Chairman of the Board of PROMETHEUS Payment® Inc., a not for profit organization created to implement a new model for provider payment.  She was the first Chairman of the Board of the Healthcare Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc., (HCI3) the not for profit which is the merger of Bridges to Excellence, Inc. and PROMETHEUS Payment Inc.  and she remains on the Board.

She has served on four committees of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine studying issues in utilization management and clinical guidelines and has consulted to the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the General Accounting Office, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Congressional Budget Office and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

She publishes and lectures frequently on health law issues for groups including the American Medical Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association and many other specialty societies and other national, state and local groups.  Her second book, GUIDE TO KEY LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGED CARE QUALITY, was published in 1996 by Faulkner and Gray. She authors WestGroup's book MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD AND ABUSE. She is on multiple periodical editorial boards and is the contributing editor for WestGroup's annual Health Law Handbook which she launched in 1989. 

She has been listed in every issue of The Best Lawyers in America (Health Law) since the inception of the category, now more than 20 years. In 2007 and 2009 she was named in the bi-annual list of the Best of the Best as one of the top twenty-five health lawyers in the country and the only one primarily devoted to physician representations   She has been recognized internationally for her health law expertise by the International Centre for Commercial Law in the United Kingdom as one of The Legal 500, a selected group of 500 law firms in the United States recommended for their specific abilities in particular areas of law.  In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association.                    

Articles

Hospitals on a 'Burning Platform' and Clinical Integration May be the Life Preserver

Speaker Topics

  • Health Care Reform
  • Physician Leadership

Speaker Type

  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter