Ms. Gosfield is highly respected in the Health Law arena and has represented physicians and their affiliates involving non-institutional reimbursement including Medicare, fraud and abuse compliance and avoidance, managed care, medical staff issues, value, and quality.
Ms. Gosfield is the founder of her own law firm, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates P.C. Established in 1986, it is renowned as a Boutique Health Law Firm where clients receive a personal service. Ms. Gosfield, as well as the practice as a whole, are dedicated to providing the highest level of ethical legal care to all they represent.
With regards to academic achievements, Ms. Gosfield first attended Barnard College receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations. She proudly graduated Cum Laude in 1970. Ms. Gosfield subsequently went on to graduate from the New York University School of Law earning a Juris Doctor degree in 1973. In the very same year, she was admitted to practice Law. When reflecting on the first steps she took in the professional legal field, Ms. Gosfield is proud of her opportunity to gain invaluable experience with Gosfield & Shay Attorneys at Law from 1978-1986.
Ms. Gosfield is a well-renowned professional in her field, having become a Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association. She also previously served as President of the American Health Lawyers Association (previously known as the National Health Lawyers Association) from 1992-1993 and held the position of Chair of the Physician and Physician Organizations Institute from 2001- 2006. Ms. Gosfield has also served as a speaker to the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, among other professional societies.
Ms. Gosfield’s services have also been sought in an advisory capacity by the Congressional Budget Office, the General Accounting Office, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Joint Commission and various other prestigious organizations relating to Healthcare Law.
Looking back at her illustrious career to date, Ms. Gosfield has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience from various positions including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, serving five consecutive terms between 1998 to 2002 and having served on the Board for twelve years in total between 1992 to 2003. She was also the first Chairman of the Board of PROMETHEUS Payment® Inc., and the first Chairman of the Board of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3) between 2004 and 2013.
With regards to public policy, Ms. Gosfield served on the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences across four committees, served on an advisory basis to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. She spent 3 years as an Advisory Board Member set up by the American College of Physicians enabling pay for performance. Throughout the mid-1970s, she previously was the chair of Health Policy Perspectives Inc., where she upheld the role of preparing regulations for both state and federal government agency use.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Gosfield has had the opportunity to share her knowledge in written works having contributed to articles, monographs and AGG Notes as well as serving on the advisory boards of both newsletter and journals. In addition, she is the author of 3 books titled ‘PSROS: The Law and The Health Consumer,’ ‘Guide to Key Legal Issues in Managed Care Quality’ and ‘Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse.’ Alongside this she has also edited the ‘Health Law Handbook’ for over 30 years, since 1989, and is a contributing editor to Family Practice Management. Furthermore, Ms. Gosfield has been invited as a guest speaker on both a national and international scale for organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Ms. Gosfield has also worked as a faculty member to the American College of Cardiology and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for their program ‘Achieving Clinical Integration with Highly Engaged Physicians’ and authoring their white paper on ‘Engaging with Physicians’
When reflecting on her professional accolades, Ms. Gosfield was privileged to have been named the Health Lawyer of the Year, Philadelphia, in 2010 by the Best Lawyers in America, being noted the first in this field to receive the award. She has had the honor to receive many additional awards such as being named within the Top Thirty Health Lawyers in the Country, Best of the Best in 2007, the Top Twenty-five Health Lawyers in the Country in 2009 in their second and last listing, as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania.
An achievement in itself, Ms. Gosfield’s profile has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Health Law in every edition since 1991, which was when the Health Law category was introduced. Her successes have also been noted on an international scale by the International Centre for Commercial Law, United Kingdom as part of The Legal 500, a selected group of 500 US law firms which come recommended by the institute to aid in particular legal areas.
Ms. Gosfield attributes her extensive success to her father Edward Gosfield Jr., M.D. Looking ahead to the future, Ms. Gosfield aspires to continue and build upon her already proven success.