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New York State Health Care Regulatory Issues

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Rankings & Honors

  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers has named Nixon Peabody “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law in 2016
  • Ranked nationally in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law and received metropolitan rankings in Health Care Law in Albany, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Rhode Island
  • Ranked in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York for Healthcare in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Ranked nationally by Modern Healthcare—Largest Healthcare Law Firm
  • Recognized lawyers by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care law
  • Recognized lawyers by Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care law
  • Recognized by the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section in its Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition Program
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2016


We help New York clients clear their regulatory hurdles to advance their operations and gain timely approval of transactions and applications.

Our Approach

We understand all aspects of New York health care regulatory issues and know the best ways to address them.

Our team includes two former New York State Department of Health (DOH) attorneys—former General Counsel and House Counsel—providing legal advice on all other facets of New York health law.

We take a unique approach to developing plans that address all New York and federal regulations and required approvals. We are in constant communication with our colleagues at the DOH, and are able to discuss proposals before submitting applications to identify any issues and modifications required for formal regulatory approval.

We regularly represent clients before federal and other state agencies, including:

  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • Offices of Mental Health, Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)
  • Office of Professional Discipline (OPD)

We represent numerous clients before accrediting agencies, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and its Residency Review Committees (RRCs) and various national and state societies and colleges.

We work with

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Nursing facilities
  • Assisted living providers
  • Home health agencies
  • Physicians
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Pharmacies


New York updates hospital patients' bill of rights
Health Care Alert | September 1, 2016

New York State cooling tower regulations move from "emergency" to "final"—with new requirements added
Environmental & Health Care Alert | July 20, 2016

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Renewed focus on managed care, program compliance in the OMIG's newly released 2016–17 work plan
Health Care Alert | May 12, 2016

NYS health commissioner uses discretion to issue blanket waiver to e-prescribing mandate in "exceptional circumstances"
Health Care Alert | March 18, 2016

New York State e-prescribing mandate effective March 27, 2016; no further delay is expected
Health Care Alert | March 2, 2016

New York's highest court expands medical providers' duty of care
Health Care Alert | January 8, 2016

New York physicians prevail in suit alleging "surprise" bills
Health Care Alert | October 23, 2015

NYS requires registration, inspection and testing of cooling towers state-wide by Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Health Care Alert | August 28, 2015

Quality assurance requirements coming to NYS office-based surgery practices
Health Care Alert | May 20, 2015

NYS changes requirements for physician profiles
Health Care Alert | May 13, 2015

NYS Commissioner of Health granted new authority to appoint temporary operators of general hospitals
Health Care Alert | May 6, 2015

OMIG reminds providers that compliance officer must be an employee of the provider
Health Care Alert | April 17, 2015

Amendment to New York's telehealth legislation
Health Care Alert | March 27, 2015

NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) issues guidance on surprise bills for health care services
Health Care Alert | March 24, 2015

New York's Surprise Medical Bill Law: three things health care providers need to know before March 31
Health Care Alert | January 28, 2015

New York health insurers and state Medicaid program to cover telehealth services
Health Care Alert | January 5, 2015

Experienced nurse practitioners may practice without written collaborative agreements and practice protocols
Health Care Alert | January 2, 2015

Proposed New York ACO regulations: What you should know about becoming a certified ACO
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

Will NY DSRIP program's impact extend beyond the state Medicaid program?
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

New York's e-prescribing mandate: Are prescribers and pharmacies ready?
Health Care Alert | September 11, 2014

New York's surprise medical bill law
Health Alert | June 3, 2014

NYS to issue grants for continued transformation of NY's health care delivery system – a funding opportunity for health care providers
Health Alert | April 15, 2014

There may be a place for investment by publicly traded entities in New York health care facilities after all
Health Alert | February 7, 2014

New York State considers expanding office-based surgery rules to office-based anesthesia
Health Alert | February 3, 2014

Governor's budget seeks to implement recommendations adopted by NY State Advisory Committee regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
Health Alert | January 24, 2014

New York State will again consider allowing private equity investment in health care facilities
Health Law Alert | January 22, 2014

NY State's highest court finds health care clinic is not liable for nurse's disclosure of patient information
Health Alert | January 13, 2014

Reminder to complete OMIG compliance program and DRA compliance certifications
Health Law Alert | December 9, 2013

New York State providers should implement emergency regulations for insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis
Health Law Alert | November 20, 2013

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