Laurie T. Cohen

Laurie Cohen represents healthcare clients in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters and provides counsel on a wide range of healthcare operational and compliance matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice is largely focused on assisting and advising healthcare clients including hospitals, medical groups, digital health entities, nursing homes, ambulance services, independent practice associations/provider networks and individual providers on day-to-day operational issues covering governance matters, medical staff issues, licensing and certification, managed care contracting, value-based contracting, physician recruitment and employment, billing, vendor contracting, privacy and other healthcare compliance matters.

In addition, I routinely counsel hospital clients on ways to collaborate or contract with physicians and other providers so that such arrangements are compliant with physician self-referral (Stark Law) and anti-kickback statutes and other fraud and abuse laws as well as tax-exempt rules. This includes drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, medical director agreements, exclusive service contracts, on-call agreements and other professional services agreements.

I regularly provide guidance to healthcare clients on HIPAA privacy and security laws and regulations and related state laws and draft privacy and security policies and business associate agreements for both covered entities and business associates. I also provide counsel with respect to HIPAA breach analysis, reporting, response and mitigation activities.

I also work with a number of healthcare associations providing educational programming and other assistance on legal and regulatory changes impacting their members.

What do you see on the horizon?

The continued implementation of federal health reform as well as state level reform efforts will provide opportunities and challenges for many clients. Outcome and/or performance based payment coupled with growing demands in regulatory compliance are among the factors driving the consolidation of healthcare providers. Collaboration and better coordination among providers is expected as is more accountability for patient outcomes. Providers who are willing to change and adapt will be the ones most likely to survive as federal and state reforms proceed.


  • “Introduction to SIP-PL’s,” Interagency Council of Development Disabilities Agencies, Inc.’s Managed Care Training Series, March 27, 2019 (co-presenter)
  • “IPA Opportunities for County Nursing Homes,” 2015 Winter Conference of County Nursing Home Administrators, February 10, 2015
  • “Countdown to New York’s Electronic Prescribing Mandate,” NY Chapter of American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting, February 6, 2015
  • “Healthcare System Transformation and Consolidation and Physician/Hospital Alignment,” SaxBST’s Healthcare Seminar, November 5, 2014
  • “NYS Non-Profit Revitalization Act to The Healthcare Financial Management Association of Northeastern New York (“HFMA”),” The Edison Club, March 20, 2014
  • “Nonprofit Health: Moving forward in the era of managed care,” Nixon Peabody LLP, Jericho, New York, March 13, 2014
  • “Managed Care and Mandatory Enrollment in Managed Long Term Care,” Winter Conference of County Nursing Home Administrators, February 11, 2014
  • “An ERM Approach to Pay for Performance and Patient Satisfaction,” Beth Israel Medical Center- Association of Healthcare Risk Management of NY, December 13, 2013
  • “Transitioning to Practice, Top 10 Things a Resident Should Know Before Signing a Contract,” University of Rochester School of Medicine—NY Chapter of American College of Physicians Resident and Medical Student Forum, November 9, 2013



Laurie T. Cohen



Phone: 518-427-2708

New York

Phone: 212-493-6660

Fax: 855-340-5576

Albany Law School, J.D.

Trinity College, B.A.

New York


Laurie has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Healthcare (New York).

Laurie is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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