HEATHER SCHWARTZ SANDERSON, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP
Chief Legal Officer, Franco Signor LLC
Over the past 10 years, Heather has become nationally recognized as one of the foremost and cutting-edge legal experts in Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. An avid blogger and national speaker, Heather is a regularly published author and national speaker on MSP compliance. Her articles have been featured in publications such Risk & Insurance, Workerscompensation.com, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance Magazine.
Currently serving as Franco Signor’s Chief Legal Officer, Heather leads corporate Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer compliance initiatives for the organization and remains directly engaged with Franco Signor’s TPA and carrier-based clients. Heather is charged with the drafting and negotiating of corporate contracts, the definition and development of corporate policies and provides continuing counsel on all corporate legal matters. Heather also oversees and directs Franco Signor’s Legal and Human Resources Departments.
Prior to joining Franco Signor, Heather previously served as lead counsel for Optum (formerly Helios)’s MSP division as well as Corporate Counsel for Gould & Lamb (now known as ExamWorks Clinical Solutions). Heather has a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and also an undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of Central Florida.
Heather is a recipient of a 2018 Business Insurance Break Out Award. She was also awarded a Best Medicare Set-Aside/Settlements Blog for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 by WorkersCompensation.com.
Heather is currently serving on two Boards: The 2018-2019 Executive Board for the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) as well as an Ambassador for the Women to Watch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) for humanitarian initiatives.
Heather is a member of the Florida Bar and holds the following certifications: Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC), Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE), Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP), and Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP).
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