Rebecca Simone represents for-profit and nonprofit health care services providers and entities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor | April 01, 2016
Long Island health care partner Rebecca Simone is quoted in this article that reviews the benefits, risks and process of a sale-leaseback in a health care transaction, and what it can hold for those participating in one.
Crain's New York Business - Health Pulse | August 20, 2015
Health Care partner Rebecca Simone provides commentary on the struggle some health care providers face working to ensure the security and HIPAA compliance of outside business partners with access to electronic medical records.
Long Island Business News | March 18, 2015
Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone is featured in this column describing her practice and noting her recent election to the firm’s partnership.
Consumers Digest | March 01, 2015
Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone provides commentary in this article on “drive-by doctoring,” a practice where medical professionals charge patients or insurers fees by inserting themselves into treatment without the patient's knowledge.
Crain's New York Health Pulse | February 02, 2015
Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone are quoted in this article discussing New York's surprise medical bill law. The piece also contains a link to Laurie and Rebecca's original client alert on the topic.
Health Care Alert | 12.15.16
NP Privacy Partner | 07.08.16
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Health Care Alert | 05.12.16
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Health Care Alert | 03.02.16
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02.28.17 | New York, NY
03.24.15 | New York, NY
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Delaware, B.S., cum laude
Rebecca was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Health Care Law.
Rebecca has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for Industry focus - Healthcare: Service providers
New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.