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Helping providers cope with complex transactions and ever-changing regulations.

In a heavily regulated and rapidly changing healthcare industry, companies and professionals need knowledgeable, experienced lawyers to guide them through the maze of government regulations, negotiate corporate transactions, and advocate on their behalf in complex litigations. On Long Island, in Albany, and in the New York metropolitan area, they find what they need in the healthcare law attorneys at Farrell Fritz.

Experienced in All Facets of Healthcare Law

Our practice encompasses representation in transactional and regulatory matters, litigation, and corporate counseling. We understand the healthcare industry, the laws, and the regulatory bodies that govern them. Our healthcare team includes attorneys who have worked at government agencies and top New York City law firms.

Our healthcare attorneys provide guidance on complex transactions including corporate structure and reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, financing and affiliations. We help clients deal with government regulations such as federal and state fraud and abuse laws and professional practice laws.

Farrell Fritz defends healthcare professionals in numerous types of matters, including threatened exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, termination from insurance plans, allegations of false claims or misconduct, and claims audits.

Across the Healthcare Continuum

We help providers—including hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals, physician groups, treatment centers and managed care organizations—meet their strategic goals. Our clients range from academic medical centers to community hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers to federally qualified health centers, skilled nursing facilities to home care providers and hospice, and large commercial insurers to smaller Medicaid managed care plans.

We understand the unique issues faced by pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturers and life science and biomedical researchers, as well as providers of mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disability services. We work closely with the Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and other agencies that regulate the healthcare sector.

On Top of Today’s Challenges and Emerging Issues

Understanding the changing face of healthcare—from new technology and financial and regulatory pressures to the increasing wave of provider consolidations—is no small feat. Managing them is more difficult still. Our healthcare lawyers:

  • Help providers operate in the new value-based purchasing (VBP) environment. We work to ensure they understand the implications of new risk arrangements and the best ways to construct those arrangements, drafting and memorializing agreements, and providing litigation services when contracting parties do not live up to their agreements. We also help providers access the financial support available to assist in their transition to the new VBP environment.
  • Advise clients interested in (or forced into) potential consolidations. We help them identify the optimal partners—of the same provider type or across provider types—and arrangements. Even more important, when providers are being forced into consolidations, we can help push back against unfair legislation and regulations.
  • Help providers and payors respond to the challenges of emerging healthcare delivery technologies. We leverage our in-depth understanding of state and federal tele-health regulations to help providers operate on the cutting edge of healthcare technology while remaining in compliance.

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Professionals

Martin G. Bunin

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Partner
New York City

Robert C. Creighton

Corporate

Partner
Uniondale

Christopher P. Daly

Commercial Finance & Banking

Partner
Uniondale

George J. Farrell Jr.

Healthcare

Partner
Water Mill

Stephen F. Melore

Commercial Finance & Banking

Partner
Uniondale

Kevin P. Mulry

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Uniondale

Charles M. Strain

Corporate

Partner
Uniondale

Mark R. Ustin

New York State Regulatory & Government Relations

Partner
Albany

Kristina M. Wesch

Corporate

Partner
Uniondale

Peter B. Zlotnick

Commercial Litigation

Partner
New York City

Vanessa E. Bongiorno

Healthcare

Government Relations Director
Albany

Kathleen M. Brown

New York State Regulatory & Government Relations

Associate
Albany

Daniel S. L. Rubin

New York State Regulatory & Government Relations

Associate
Albany

Veronique A. Urban

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Associate
Uniondale

Recent Blog Posts

Need For Discretion In Civil DOJ Cases Drives Rosenstein To Modify Yates Memorandum Individual Accountability Policy

In federal criminal investigations, corporate health care providers have faced a Department of Justice increasingly focused on individuals, one that…

December 18, 2018

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Marijuana Regulation in New York – A Look Forward to 2019

The Compassionate Care Act has expanded and changed each year since Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed it into law in 2014…

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Medicaid Providers: Don’t Forget to Include Your Annual Compliance Program Certification to Your Holiday “To-Do” List.

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November 20, 2018

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Articles & Advisories

The Healthcare Revolution Impacting Social Service Agencies

By Robert C. Creighton While the fight in Washington has been focused on the future of Obamacare, here in New…

November 08, 2018

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The Berger Prescription – On Demand Podcast

Mark Ustin, partner at Farrell Fritz, was on the Capitol Confidential podcast to discuss the Berger Commission. Ustin, former general…

August 30, 2018

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Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services – Kristina M. Wesch

Kristina M. Wesch is a partner in the law firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C., with New York offices in Uniondale,…

August 25, 2017

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Who’s Who in Health Care Law

Jeffrey P. Rust was named in Long Island Business News, Who’s Who in Health Care Law, June 5-11, 2015 issue.…

June 19, 2015

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Whetting the Whistle: How firms getting fed funds may find the most powerful watchdogs are now inside their company

October 23, 2012

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Governor Signs Order Seeking to Limit Compensation and Administrative Costs at State-Funded Service Providers

Governor Cuomo yesterday signed an Executive Order to reform excessive compensation at state-funded service providers. The Order is designed to…

January 19, 2012

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Client Advisory: OIG Issues 2012 Work Plan

The Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued its Work…

October 26, 2011

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Client Advisory: OMIG Reform Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill (S03184A/A05686A) to reform the procedures, practices and standards relating to the conduct of investigations, audits and recovery of…

September 23, 2011

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Client Advisory: Governor’s Task Force on Not-for-Profit Entities Seeking Data on Compensation Levels

The Cuomo Administration’s Task Force on Not-For-Profit Entities (the “Task Force”) is sending a letter to not-for-profit organizations seeking detailed…

September 01, 2011

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The Pending 21.2 Percent Reduction in Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payments

February 01, 2010

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News

Healthcare Industry Transformation Drives Need for a Place at the Regulatory Table

The past decade has seen a radical reimagining of the health care industry in New York and around the nation—a…

June 29, 2018

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Farrell Fritz opens Albany office just steps from the Capitol

Law firm expands with focus on regulatory and government relations. Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has launched…

May 02, 2018

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Who’s Who in Health Care Law – Kevin P. Mulry

Kevin P. Mulry, a partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C., is a commercial litigator with a focus on health care. Mulry…

June 20, 2016

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Who’s Who in Health Care Law – Jeffrey P. Rust

June 10, 2014

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 ranking…

November 01, 2018

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Kathleen M. Brown Joins Farrell Fritz’s Albany Office Healthcare Team

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Kathleen M. Brown, a Cohoes, NY, resident, has joined the firm’s Albany office.…

September 20, 2018

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.…

August 09, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Launches Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group; New Albany Office Highlights Firm’s Expansion to Capital District Market

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that it has launched a New York State Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group,…

March 19, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.…

August 15, 2017

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2016

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Nine Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Farrell Fritz congratulates nine partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.…

August 16, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 02, 2015

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Seven Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Farrell Fritz congratulates seven partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.…

August 21, 2015

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