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’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 am currently working with several clients that are involved in the world-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including COVID-testing companies, laboratories and physician practices.
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 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.
COVID-19 is arguably the top health care priority in the United States and has impacted all entities and individuals in the health care space in some way. I expect to see innovation from health care technology companies and health care providers to continue to adapt to this changing environment. However, as is often the case in health care, technology moves faster than regulation. I am currently counseling several clients on operating their COVID-19-related services and businesses in a compliant manner. I expect to see increased enforcement activity and government investigations related to allegations of companies/providers fraudulently taking advantage during the pandemic.
Crain’s New York Business | August 27, 2019
Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone is quoted in this article about physicians’ reactions to Zocdoc’s new pricing policy and how it may impact New York–based health care providers and medical groups. The article also appeared in Modern Healthcare.
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Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Delaware, B.S., cum laude
Rebecca was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Health Care Law. Rebecca has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.
Rebecca was recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 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.