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Our attorneys deliver value to our health and human services clients by providing practical, sound counsel on a wide range of corporate, regulatory, and compliance issues facing the industry.

Overview

Our Clients

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling corporate, regulatory, and compliance issues for a wide spectrum of health and human services providers. Our diverse list of clients includes:

  • Adult daycare providers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Assisted living residences (ALRs)
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Behavioral health care collaboratives (BHCCs)
  • Care coordination organizations (CCOs)
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
  • Developmental disability providers
  • Health homes
  • Health information exchanges (HIEs)
  • Home care agencies
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Independent practice associations (IPAs)
  • Medical transportation companies
  • Mental health providers
  • Performing provider systems (PPSs)
  • Pharmacies
  • Physicians, dentists and group practices
  • Senior independent living facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)
  • Substance use disorder (SUD) providers

Our Services

We deliver value to our health care and human service clients by providing counsel in the following service areas:

  • Acquisitions, sales, mergers, affiliations, and joint ventures
  • Board, management, and staff trainings
  • Certificate of need (CON) applications
  • Corporate compliance, internal investigations, and self-disclosures
  • Corporate formation and reorganization
  • Corporate governance
  • Contract review and negotiation, including software and third-party vendor contracts
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Data breach response and reporting
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements and medical staff issues
  • EMTALA and anti-dumping provisions
  • Financing and restructuring
  • Fraud and abuse issues, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, Civil Monetary Penalties, Fee-Splitting
  • Government surveys and enforcement
  • Group practice establishment and disputes
  • HIPAA and health information privacy
  • Independent practice association formation and operation
  • Justice Center matters and incident reporting
  • Managed care contracting and value-based payment
  • Medicare and Medicaid certification and compliance
  • Governmental and private payor audits and investigations (OMIG, MFCU, OSC, OPWDD, SED, OIG, HHS-OCR, Attorney General)
  • Payor contract review, negotiation, non-renewal, and termination
  • Professional licensure and discipline before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and Office of Professional Discipline (OPD)
  • Reimbursement issues and rate challenges
  • Risk management, patient care, and familial disputes
  • Subpoena responses and production of medical records
  • Surrogate decision-making
  • Tax exemption and tax planning
  • Telehealth
Team Members
Representative Experience
  • Served as outside general counsel for nursing home facilities and related sellers in a $45 million multi-year, progressive equity sale of nursing home entities and in the NYS Department of Health (DOH) regulatory approval process.  

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  • Sheila Gaddis Named to 2019 Lawyers of Color's "Nation's Best" List

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NYS's Landmark Climate Legislation Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewable Energy

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