Charmaine is a member of Smith Hulsey & Busey's Board of Directors and is chair of the firm’s integrated Healthcare Practice Team. She is one of only 129 attorneys certified by The Florida Bar in healthcare law, and has maintained this certification since 2012. Charmaine represents health systems and hospitals, academic medical centers, clinically integrated networks, physician group practices, and other healthcare providers in complex transactions and regulatory matters.
Charmaine assists physicians and group practices in growing their reach to patients through establishment of facilities and services licensed or regulated by the State of Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration, including ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, diagnostic imaging centers, and clinical laboratories.
Charmaine forms clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations, including advising clients on compliance with Medicare shared savings program rules and requirements. Her work includes negotiating healthcare contracts, navigating issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, handling facility and professional licensure investigations before the Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health, and managing peer review and credentialing matters.
Charmaine has expertise in healthcare fraud and abuse matters, including complex analyses under the Stark Law, federal anti-kickback law, and their state law counterparts.
The Jacksonville Business Journal has recognized Charmaine as both a Women of Influence and Ultimate Attorney. Charmaine is a former Chair of The Florida Bar Health Law Section, and a former Chair of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Certification Committee. She is a Jacksonville native with a deep commitment to serve her community, especially those organizations with a focus on children’s welfare and the arts.