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Michael R. Lowe Esq.
Sanford, Florida
Managing Partner
phone 800-571-5208
407-332-6353
fax 407-332-7450
email Email Me

Areas of Practice:
Health Care Law/Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense
Litigation Percentage:
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Board-Certified Health Law Attorney, 2004


Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1996
Florida, 1997
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
Education:
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1996
Juris Doctor
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Order of the Coif


Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1989
M.A.
Honors: With Honors
Major:  National Security Studies


United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1988
B.S.
Honors: With Distinction
Major:  History


Published Works:
"Proper Incident-To Billing: Avoiding Pitfalls", BC Advantage, April/May, 2009


Legal Health Records In Florida - A Guide to Statutes, Rules, Regulations addressing Paper and Electronic Medical Records, A Publication of the Florida Health Information Management Association, Copyright 1987, Updated 2008


Legal Aspects of Retail Medicine, Chapter 10, pages 214-228 of A+ Marketing: Proven Tactics for Success, (Co-Author with Andrea T. Eliscu, B.S., R.N.), Medical Group Management Association, 2008


Medical Director Agreements: Doctor Beware, Dermatology Nursing, Anthony J. Janetti, Inc., March/April, 2008


Proper Incident-To Billing: Avoiding Pitfalls That Could Paralyze Your Practice, Dermatology Nursing, Anthony J. Janetti, Inc., November/December, 2007


Proper Incident-To Billing: Avoiding Pitfalls That Could Paralyze Your Practice, Executive Decisions in Dermatology, Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers, November/December, 2007


Medical Spas Legal Considerations for Physicians, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., October, 2007


Incident-To Billing: Small Mistakes Can Lead to Big Problems, Florida Medical Business, Industry Publishers, Inc., April, 2007


Changes in Florida's Prompt Pay Laws and the Possible Effect on Physicians, Florida Medical Business, Industry Publishers, Inc., February, 2007


Recent HMO Prompt Pay Ruling Could Help Florida Physicians, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., February, 2007


CMS & OIG Release Final EHR & E-Prescribing Rules, EMpulse, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, November/December, 2006


CMS & OIG Release Final EHR & E-Prescribing Rules, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., October, 2006


Curbside Consult Q & A, Florida Medical Business, Industry Publishers, Inc., August, 2006


New Medicare Rules from CMS, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., June, 2006


Joint and Several Liability Repealed-Impact on Physicians, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., 2006


Avoiding the Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, The Bulletin, Brevard County Medical Society, Spring/Summer, 2006


Avoiding the Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., February, 2006


A Pocket Guide: Legal Issues Impacting Emergency Medicine, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, 2005


The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make That May Lead To A Violation of Privacy, Chapter 5.5 of The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make...and How to Avoid Them, (Co-Author with Steven Babitsky, Esq. & James Mangraviti, Jr., Esq.), SEAK, Inc., 2005


The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make After They Are Terminated, Chapter 10.9 of The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make...and How to Avoid Them, (Co-Author with Steven Babitsky, Esq. & James Mangraviti, Jr., Esq.), SEAK, Inc., 2005


Medical Director Agreements-Doctor Beware, EMpulse, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, September/October, 2005


Medical Director Agreements-Doctor Beware, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., August, 2005


Election Aftermath Part II: A Closer Look At Amendment 7, EMpulse, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, January/February, 2005


Election Aftermath Part II: A Closer Look At Amendment 7, The Bulletin, Brevard County Medical Society, January, 2005


Election Aftermath Part II: A Closer Look At Amendment 7, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., January, 2005


Election Aftermath Part I: A Closer Look At Amendment 8, Newsletter, American College of Cardiology-Florida Chapter, December, 2004


Election Aftermath Part I: A Closer Look At Amendment 8, Newsletter, Florida Orthopaedic Society, December, 2004


Election Aftermath Part I: A Closer Look At Amendment 8, Newsletter, Indian River County Medical Society, December, 2004


Florida Medical Malpractice Constitutional Amendment Update, Newsletter, Indian River County Medical Society, November, 2004


Florida Medical Malpractice Constitutional Amendment Update, M.D. News Central Florida Edition, Sunshine Media, Inc., September, 2004


Florida Medical Malpractice Constitutional Amendment Update, The Bulletin, Brevard County Medical Society, September, 2004


Stark II Final Regulations And Their Potential Impact on Physicians, Newsletter, Indian River County Medical Society, July, 2004


Stark II Final Regulations And Their Potential Impact on Physicians, The Bulletin, Brevard County Medical Society, Spring/Summer, 2004


Exploring The Options: Can You Really Go Bare?, EMpulse, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, March/April, 2003


Legal Considerations In Mass Casualty & Disaster Situations, Part I, EMpulse, Florida College of Emergency Physicians, February/March, 2002


Stirring Muddled Waters: Are Physicians With Hospital Medical Staff Privileges Considered Employees Under Title VII Or The ADA Act When Alleging An Employment Discrimination Claim?, DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 119-164, 1996


Classes/Seminars Taught:
"Captive Contracting vs. Independent Expansion," North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Myrtle Beach, SC, April 29, 2009


"2-day Medical Records Seminar," Capital Health Plan-Harrison Auditorium, Tallahassee, FL, March 19, 2009 - March 20, 2009


"Medical Spas & Retail Medicine"/"Fraud & Abuse"/"Employment Law"/"Did You Get That in Writing?" 2009 Annual Meeting, Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers (ADA/M), San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2009 - March 7, 2009


"eDiscovery," Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, FL, February 6, 2009


"Legal Issues in Dermatology," 2009 Medicare/Coding/EMR Boot Camp, Florida Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDS), Orlando, FL, January 24, 2009


"Silent PPOs," Florida Radiology Business Management Association (FL RBMA), Amelia Island, FL, January 16, 2009


"E-Discovery," Orlando Health (ORHS), Orlando, FL, December 11, 2008


"2-day Medical Records Seminar," St. Petersburg, FL, November 13, 2008 - November 14, 2008


National Conference: Keynote Speaker, "Legal Obligations of Coders", Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS), Orlando, FL, November 6, 2008


2-day Medical Records Seminar," UCF Executive Center, Orlando, FL, October 23, 2008 - October 24, 2008


"Medical Spas & Retail Medicine: Turning Risk into Reward," 2008 Annual Conference, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), San Diego, CA, October 21, 2008


"The ABCs of MCOs," Radiology Billing Management Association (RBMA), Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2008


"Legal Obligations of Physician Practice Office Managers," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM) Nature Coast Chapter, Brooksville, FL, September 9, 2008


"Medical Records Law," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, July 25, 2008


"ABCs of MCOs" and "Silent PPOs," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Orlando, FL, July 23, 2008


"Deal or No Deal: If It Looks Too Good ...," 30th Annual Internal Medicine Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare (ORH), Orlando, FL, July 18, 2008


"Complying with Florida Medical Records Laws and HIPAA: Avoiding Trap Doors for the Unwary," Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA), Orlando, FL, July 17, 2008


"Detecting the Silent PPO," Radiology Billing Management Association (RBMA), Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, July 15, 2008


"Case Scenarios from Three Perspectives: Coder, Physician, Attorney," 2008 National Conference, American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), Orlando, FL, June 10, 2008


"The ABCs of MCOs," Florida Hospital Celebration Health Quarterly Staff Meeting, Celebration, FL, April 29, 2008


"Hot Topics and Legal Aspects of Chart Auditing and Compliance," Gulf to Bay Chapter, American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), Indian Rocks Beach, FL, April 26, 2008


"Medical Records Law," Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL, February 26, 2008


"Silent PPOs," Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), 2008 Financial Management and Payor Contracting Conference, Tempe, AZ, February 12, 2008


"Avoiding the Pitfalls Common to Computerized Physician Offices," Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers (ADA/M) San Antonio, TX, January 30, 2008


"Medical Records/Charting Primer-Review of Florida Law," Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers (PAHCOM), Ocoee, FL, January 16, 2008


"Hot Topics in Compliance and Fraud and Abuse," Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL, November 14, 2007


"Health Care Regulatory Investigations: Prevention and Response," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, October 23, 2007


"Medical Spa Laws & Regulations: Are You in the Know?" Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDS), Orlando, FL, September 28, 2007


"Health Care Fraud and Abuse," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Ocoee, FL, September 26, 2007


"Hot Topics and Legal Aspects of Chart Auditing and Compliance," American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), Gulf to Bay Local Chapter, 4th Annual Billing & Coding Symposium, Largo, FL, September 15, 2007


"The ABCs of MCOs," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Winter Park, FL, August 22, 2007


"Pleasing Uncle Sam: Common Mistakes Physicians Make" and "Medical Malpractice: 10 Mistakes Physicians Make," Orlando Regional Healthcare 2007 Internal Medicine Conference: The Year in Review Lake Buena Vista, FL, June 19, 2007


"Hot Topics and Legal Aspects of Chart Auditing and Compliance," American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)/Gulf to Bay Local Chapter, Clearwater, FL, July 16, 2007


"Hot Topics and Legal Aspects of Auditing and Compliance," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Spring Hill, FL, May 18, 2007


"Hot Topics and Legal Aspects of Chart Auditing and Compliance," American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)/Greater Orlando Chapter, Sanford, FL, May 12, 2007


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," Orlando Regional Medical Center Resident Education Program, Maitland, FL, April 19, 2007


"Identity Theft & Other Hot Topics in HIM and Medical Records," Central Florida Health Information Management Association (CFHIMA), Winter Park, FL, January 18, 2007


"Did You Get That in Writing?" Central Florida Medical Group Management Association (CFMGMA), Winter Park, FL, November 2, 2006


"The 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make Which Lead to Liability," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Winter Park, FL, October 25, 2006


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," Orlando Regional Medical Center Resident Education Program, Maitland, FL, October 12, 2006


"Health Care Law: Release of Information and HIPAA," Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA) Annual Conference Kissimmee, FL, July 25, 2006


"Management of Medical Records," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, July 18, 2006


"Florida Patient Medical Records Laws & HIPAA Privacy Update for Physician Practices," Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL, June 6, 2006


"Medical Records Law," Lorman Education Services, Sarasota, FL, May 18, 2006


"Legal Implications of Physician-Hospital Business Ventures & Contracting," Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Health Care Industry Conference, Orlando, FL, April 28, 2006


"An Ounce of Prevention: Compliance for Physicians and Physician Practices," Sand Lake Hospital Grand Rounds, Orlando, FL, April 20, 2006


"Medical Records-Review of Florida Law," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM), Spring Hill, FL, March 29, 2006


Panel Member: "State of Health Care in Central Florida," University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs Symposium Orlando, FL, March 23, 2006


"Medical Records-Review of Florida Law," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, March 2, 2006


"Employment Law for Physician Practices," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM) Chapter Meeting, Brooksville, FL, February 14, 2006


"Prevention of Medical Errors," Oak Hill Hospital Medical Staff, Brooksville, FL, January 11, 2006


"Legal and Security Issues of Electronic Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL, January 5, 2006


"Financial Responsibility & Asset Protection," Florida College of Emergency Physicians, Orlando, FL, November 16, 2005


"Medical Records Law in Florida," Lorman Education Services, West Palm Beach, FL, November 16, 2005


"Management of Medical Records in Florida," Florida College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Section, Tampa, FL, October 20, 2005


"Legal and Security Issues of Electronic Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Sarasota, FL, October 18, 2005


"Proper Documentation and Proper Coding," Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Medical Staff, Hudson, FL, October 13, 2005


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," Orlando Regional Medical Center Resident Education Program, Maitland, FL, September 22, 2005


"Medical Records Law in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Daytona Beach, FL, September 16, 2005


"Medical Records Law in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL, September 14, 2005


"Liability Issues in Pediatric Care," Florida College of Emergency Physicians, Orlando, FL, July 27, 2005


"Risk Issues for Radiology Personnel," Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL, July 16, 2005


"Management of Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, July 15, 2005


"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Florida-Issues with Electronic Medical Records," Lorman Education Services, Sarasota, FL, June 23, 2005


"Health Care Fraud & Abuse Update & Primer for Physician Practices," Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS), St. Petersburg, FL, June 10, 2005


"Legal and Security Issues with Electronic Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Daytona Beach Shores, May 26, 2005


"Health Care Fraud & Abuse: Update for Physicians," VHA Southeast Hospital Group Physician Liaison Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 13, 2005


"Legal and Security Issues with Electronic Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Daytona Beach, FL, May 2, 2005


"Update on Stark II," Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Orlando, FL, April 28, 2005


"Medical Records Law," Brevard County Medical Society, Rockledge, FL, April 28, 2005


"Health Care Industry Legislative and Regulatory Update in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, April 12, 2005


"Identity Theft," St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, FL, April 11, 2005


"HIPAA Security for Physicians," Naples Hospital, Naples, FL, March 31, 2005


"Medical Records-Review of Florida Law," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, March 29, 2005


Panel Member: "State of Health Care in Central Florida," University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 23, 2005


"Management of Medical Records," Lorman Education Services, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, February 22, 2005


"Employment Law Issues for Physician Practices," Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM)-Nature Coast Chapter, Brooksville, FL, January 11, 2005


"Legal Issues with Electronic Medical Records," Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 10, 2004


"HIPAA Security Regulation Challenges and Solutions in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, November 17, 2004


"Florida Constitutional Amendments 3, 7 & 8: Current Status and Practical Application," Orange County Medical Society Quarterly Physicians Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 16, 2004


"Medical Malpractice Education/Financial Responsibility/Asset Protection," Medical Office Management Association (MOMA), Winter Park, FL, November 11, 2004


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," Orlando Regional Medical Center/Arnold Palmer Hospital Senior Resident Retreat, Maitland, FL, October 7, 2004


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," American College of Cardiology-Florida Chapter, Tampa, FL, July 27, 2004


"The ABCs of MCOs," South Seminole Hospital Medical Staff, Longwood, FL, March 31, 2004


"Medical Records-Overview of Florida Law," Lorman Education Services, Orlando, FL, March 30, 2004


"Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Update for Physicians," South Seminole Hospital Medical Staff, Longwood, FL, February 18, 2004


"What Physicians Need to Know: HIPAA Privacy Regulations Update," South Seminole Hospital Medical Staff, Longwood, FL, January 28, 2004


Roundtable Discussion Panel Member: "HMOs and Other Insurance Payor Issues," Florida Anesthesia Administrator's Association (FAAA) Meeting, Maitland, FL, January 23, 2004


"Defending Your Practice: Strategies to Prevent or Respond to Prosecutions, Audits and HIPAA Violations," Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, FL, January 17, 2004


"Preventing Medical Errors: To Err is Human . . . and Costly . . . and Deadly . . ." Orange County Medical Society, Orlando, FL, January 10, 2004


"Medical Malpractice Education & Financial Responsibility," South Seminole Hospital Medical Staff, Longwood, FL, August 27, 2003


"HIPAA...HIPAA...and More HIPAA," Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management (FSHRM) Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 31, 2003


"HIPAA and EMS: We Need To Do What?" Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation-ClinCon 2003, Orlando, FL, June 10, 2003


"State Laws and the New HIPAA Standards in Florida," Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL, June 10, 2003


"HIPAA Training," Florida Hospital Family Practice Residents, Orlando, FL, April 21, 2003


Forum Speaker: "A Religious Voice-Florida's Medical Liability Crisis," Center for Law & Justice, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and Florida Hospital, Winter Park, FL, April 10, 2003


"HIPAA Implementation in Florida: Beyond the Basics," Lorman Education Services, Daytona Beach, FL, March 14, 2003


"HIPAA Implementation in Florida: T Minus 60 Days and Counting," American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 8, 2003


"HIPAA Update: T Minus 60 Days and Counting," Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation 2003 ED Benchmarks Conference Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation 2003 ED Benchmarks Conference, Orlando, FL, March 6, 2003


"HIPAA Implementation in Florida: T Minus 60 Days and Counting," Alachua County Medical Society, Gainesville, FL, February 26, 2003


"HIPAA Compliance-Understanding and Implementing the Security and Privacy Regulations in Florida," Lorman Education Services - Orlando, FL, January 7, 2003


Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Physician Practice Council, 2008
Member


Lighthouse Central Florida, 2007 - 2009
Board Member


Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization of the Florida Health Care Coalition, 2005 - Present
Board Member


Florida Emergency Medicine & Learning Resource Center, 2004 - Present
Board Member


University of Central Florida/College of Health & Public Affairs, 2003 - Present
Dean's Advisory Council Member


American Cancer Society/Central Florida Chapter, 2002 - 2003
Board


American Health Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present
Member


American Bar Association, 1996 - Present
Member


Past Employment Positions:
United States Navy, Aviator


Our Offices

Michael R. Lowe, P.A.
707 Monroe Road
Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: 800-571-5208
Phone: 407-332-6353
Fax: 407-332-7450
E-mail Firm
Map / Directions


Michael R. Lowe, P.A. Healthcare law firm serves clients throughout the state of Florida and nationally, including the following Florida cities and counties: Altamonte Springs, Cedar Key, Cocoa Beach, Crystal River, Daytona Beach, Deland, Destin, Flagler Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake City, Lake Mary, Lakeland, Longwood, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, New Symrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Pensacola, Panama City, Palm Beach, Palm Harbor, Plant City, Sanford, Sarasota, Sebring, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, The Villages, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Winter Springs, Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton and Washington.

We have the ability to serve clients on a national basis through affiliations with other firms in other states such as Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Illinois and California.