Julia Feldman, J.D.
Julia Feldman joined the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School in 2010. As Principal Associate for the Center, she focuses her health law and policy work on state health care payment and system delivery reform, accountable care organizations, Medicaid, compliance and contract review, managed care, disproportionate share, and the uninsured. She currently serves as the chair of the American Health Lawyers' Association ACO Task Force Committee on Organization and Governance.
With more than two decades of prior experience practicing public- and private-sector health care law, Ms. Feldman has a long-standing interest and deep expertise in health law and policy. She has advised governmental entities as well as a wide variety of health care organizations on a broad range of legal and policy issues.
Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Economics, Ms. Feldman was a member of the health care transactions unit of the Boston law firm, Krokidas & Bluestein. There, she represented a variety of health care, education, and government entities, as well as individual physicians and allied health professionals, in transactions, corporate and regulatory compliance, reimbursement issues, corporate matters, legislation, and tax-exempt financing.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Feldman worked for more than a decade in the Office of the General Counsel of the Commonwealth's Division of Medical Assistance and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. In that role, she advised senior management on legal questions related to Medicaid regulations, contracts, policy, state plan amendment, federal waiver, and reimbursement issues. She also advised on the design and implementation of complex service delivery and reimbursement programs, with particular emphasis on disproportionate share funding and payments as well as managed care programs. Ms. Feldman launched her career at large law firms in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
She writes and lectures on health care reform, managed care contracting, and other areas of health law and policy for professional and academic organizations, such as the Boston Bar Association Health Law Section, Massachusetts Medical Law Reporter, Boston University School of Law, the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University, and Amherst College.
Ms. Feldman holds a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems. At Amherst College, she earned a bachelor's degree in English, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and was awarded the John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship in Law.