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Rebecca Simone

Rebecca Simone represents for-profit and nonprofit health care services providers and entities.

What do you focus on?

My practice covers various areas of regulatory compliance and transactional work. Leveraging my industry knowledge and prior experience as in-house counsel for a publicly traded pharmacy benefits manager, today I mainly focus in three areas.

Fraud and Abuse

I regularly counsel our health care clients on navigating their practices/businesses within the confines of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark law and state law equivalents. I have successfully obtained Advisory Opinions from the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General regarding compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute. I also work with clients that are responding to inquiries, such as subpoenas and civil investigative demands, from regulatory agencies. I have significant experience with pharmacy/pharmaceutical manufacturer issues and patient assistance programs.

Health Care Transactions

I’ve acted as health care regulatory counsel on mergers and acquisitions of both public and private health care entities and regularly work on joint ventures and other contractual arrangements such as employment agreements, professional services agreements and license/lease arrangements. I work closely with both health care providers and health care management companies on such transactions and advise clients on underlying licensure, fraud and abuse and other regulatory issues.

Health Information Privacy/HIPAA

I work with clients that have experienced data breaches or are undergoing HIPAA investigations. Additionally, I help clients bring their policies and practices into compliance with HIPAA.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve noticed a recent increase in regulatory audits and investigations of health care clients. We help mitigate risk in this area by developing comprehensive compliance plans for our clients.

Publications and presentations

Contact

Rebecca Simone

Partner

Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7524

New York

Phone: 212-940-3773


Fax: 866-552-7828

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

University of Delaware, B.S., cum laude

New York

Rebecca has been recognized as a 2018 Outstanding Woman in Law Honoree, presented by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra Law. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Health Care Law.

Rebecca was recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for Industry focus - Healthcare: Service providers and was named a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers in 2017.

New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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