Michele Masucci represents healthcare companies and middle-market private equity firms in connection with their transactions and regulatory needs. She has particular expertise in dermatology, dental, ophthalmology, physical therapy, infusion, dialysis and pharmacy. She represents companies throughout their life cycle from startups to fully mature companies. Michele served as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Group from 2010 to 2016.
I also advise healthcare providers on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and contractual arrangements. As a former in-house counsel at a hospital, my uniquely holistic perspective helps me guide healthcare clients juggling day-to-day operational issues and new business ventures.
With the Accountable Care movement in full effect, it’s more important than ever for providers to participate in alternative delivery systems that drive efficiencies and contain costs. I advise my clients from the initial analysis of their existing models through the formation and implementation of new operational models, such as value-based contracting, ACOs, bundled payments and medical homes.
By identifying transaction structures most likely to attract attention from state and federal regulatory agencies, I help my clients address the underlying licensure, fraud and abuse and other issues that often stand in the way in New York. Local and out-of-state clients involved in healthcare M&A turn to me to navigate the New York regulatory environment and minimize the risk of regulatory challenges.
Despite the increasing regulatory and reimbursement risks involved, investors continue to look at healthcare businesses for top returns, with a particular focus on areas that generate efficiencies in the evolving healthcare system. As health care providers become more and more accountable for cost and quality of care, they will increasingly become partners, investors and collaborators with digital health and other health technology companies.
Newsday | April 20, 2022
This article covers Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini’s successful bail argument on behalf of a prominent cardiologist accused of healthcare fraud. A federal judge granted the bail request and allowed the doctor to continue billing claims to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs while his case is pending. The NP team representing the doctor also includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and associate Michal Ovadia.
Rochester Business Journal | December 30, 2021
This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci for leading the all-female team that advised NYBG. Lori is also quoted on how the transaction could serve as a blueprint for other medical practices looking to affiliate with a management services organization and expand. The NP team also included Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski, and Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group.
Long Island Business News | December 16, 2021
This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for leading the team that advised NYBG. Michele is also quoted on our firm’s work with NYBG. The NP team also included Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group; and Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski.
Podcast | April 02, 2021
Mergers & Acquisitions | February 01, 2021
This article on investment firm Charlesbank Capital Partners’ majority-interest acquisition in MB2 Dental—a dental partnership organization with affiliated practices across 24 states—mentions the firm for the work by Health Care partners Michele Masucci and Mike Schnipper, in Long Island, and associate Jena Grady, in New York.
Modern Healthcare | July 28, 2020
In this article on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s advisory opinion that will expand national nonprofit and client RIP Medical Debt’s services, Long Island Health Care partner Michele Masucci is quoted on the legal nuances of the advisory opinion and anti-kickback concerns.
Health Care Alert | 08.04.21
Healthcare | 03.12.21
Health Law Alert | 12.03.20
Healthcare | 06.30.20
03.10.21 | Virtual Presentation
06.25.20 | Webinar
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Brown University, B.A.