Barbara Asheld represents institutional and individual health care providers, entities serving developmentally disabled and mentally ill people, clinical laboratories, pharmacies and licensed professionals in business transactions and in issues before state and federal regulatory agencies.
What do you focus on?
My practice is focused on three areas where I apply my extensive experience as an attorney for the New York State Department of Health, including service as House Counsel and Acting Counsel to the State Board of Professional Medical Conduct.
Health Care Regulation
I advise providers about complying with existing laws and regulations, implementing new laws and regulations and defending against charges of violations, including those involving quality of care, reimbursement, business practices and HIPAA.
Health Care Transactions and Licensure
I assist providers seeking to obtain individual or facility licenses from the NYS Department of Health and the State Education Department or to merge or sell practices and facilities and to contract to obtain or provide services.
I represent physicians in disciplinary matters before the New York State Board of Professional Medical Conduct and other licensed professionals and pharmacy establishments before the various professional boards in the State Education Department.
What do you see on the horizon?
We need no crystal ball to know that the state will continue efforts to reform Certificate of Need and licensure requirements and processes and care standards and to reduce Medicaid and agency costs, frequently by shifting costs to providers. I monitor NYS agency regulatory initiatives, deliberations of the Public Health and Health Planning Council and the Regents Professional Practice Committee to anticipate new initiatives and help my clients advocate for their positions and prepare for coming changes.