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Steven Grigas

Partner 
106 East College Avenue
12th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
 
Tel:
850.224.9634
Fax:
850.222.0103
 
 

A former interim Medicaid Director, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Medicaid Counsel for the State of Florida, Steven Grigas presided over the State of Florida's $15 billion Medicaid program with particular focus in managed care, disease management, pharmacy services, long-term care, and hospital services.

Steven is well-versed in Medicaid policies and procedures, reimbursement issues, program integrity, and fraud control. His deep healthcare sector knowledge is widely recognized, and he frequently conducts presentations at both the state and federal level. Steven is also an accomplished litigator with considerable experience in administrative, state, and federal courts. In addition to his legal education, he holds an MBA from the University of Miami, and has worked in various capacities in both federal and state government.
 
Representative Experience
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Tobacco Litigation: Represented the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration in billion dollar litigation against the tobacco industry.
 
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Complex Litigation: Represented the State of Florida in multimillion dollar breach of contract action for statewide healthcare computer system provided by national vendor.
 
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Start-Up Implementation: Represented national managed care organizations and health care providers in obtaining Florida licensure and certification necessary to enter the Florida marketplace.
 
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Contracts and Agreements: Drafted, reviewed, and revised significant number of contracts and agreements between Florida health care providers, managed care organizations, hospitals, pharmacies, and long-term care facilities. Negotiated and drafted settlements, letters of intent, and plans of correction.
 
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Reimbursement and Compliance Issues: Represented managed care organizations, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and provider groups in payment and compliance issues with the State.
 
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Licensure and Certification Matters: Represented clinics, managed care organizations, and providers in change of ownership, licensure, and certification issues with the State.
 
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Procurement/Bid Disputes: Represented State in defense of health services contract awards. Represented providers in challenges to State health services contract awards.
 
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Pharmacy Litigation: Represented Agency for Health Care Administration in federal appeal by PhRMA of the validity of Florida's Value Added pharmacy program.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018, Listed in Florida for Health Care Law
 
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Governor's Letter of Commendation, Tobacco Litigation
 
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Davis Productivity Awards 1999, 2002, 2003
 
Published Works & Lectures
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The Florida Bar, Meeting of the Board of Governors, Speaker, " Health Law Section Report," January 20, 2017
 
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Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), 6th Annual Healthcare CPE Forum, Speaker, "Legislative Update," January 19th, 2017
 
 
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The Florida Bar, Health Law Section Newsletter, Author, "Notes From the Chair," Vol. XVII, No. 10, Fall 2016
 
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The Florida Bar, Health Law Section Newsletter, Co-Author, "Healthcare Providers, Listen Up: Accommodating Patients Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or of Limited English Proficiency," Vol. XVII, No.9, May 2016
 
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The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2015 Legislative Update," June 25, 2015
 
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The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2013 Legislative Update," July 9, 2013
 
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House Health Care Appropriations Committee, Behavioral Health Services, February 2005
 
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The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker, "2012 Legislative Update," August 2012
 
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House Future of Florida's Families Committee Meeting, Behavioral Health Services, February 2005
 
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The Governor Reuben Askew FSU Center for Government, Medicaid Primer, November 2004
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Executive Council, Chair, (2016-2017), Chair-elect (2015-2016), Treasurer (2014-2015), Secretary (2013-2014)
 
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The Florida Bar, Administrative Law Section, Member
 
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American Health Lawyers Association, Member
 
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Law360 Health Editorial Advisory Board, 2015 - Present
 
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Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Board Member
 
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Transportation Disadvantaged Council, Commissioner
 
Related Professional Experience
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Florida Medicaid, Deputy Secretary
 
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Florida Medicaid, Assistant Deputy Secretary
 
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Florida Medicaid, Chief Medicaid Counsel
 
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Florida Medicaid, Senior Attorney
 
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Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services Litigation Unit, Attorney
 
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Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Deputy General Counsel
 
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AIBC Financial, Vice President of Operations
 
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University of Miami, Department of Family Medicine, Clinic Administrator
 



Steven   Grigas

Practice
Healthcare
Representative Clients
Access Health Solutions
AmeriChoice Health Plan
Humana Health Plan
North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health)
Sunshine State Health Plan (Centene Corporation)
Education
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1993
M.B.A., University of Miami, 1986
B.A., Hood College, 1979
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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