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HEALTH CARE

As health care access, delivery and reimbursement experience massive transformation, our business-focused health lawyers partner with clients to secure a competitive advantage and clear the path to future success.

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Our Approach

The health care industry is in a state of constant reinvention and transformation.

These changes, spurred in part by health reform, create an extremely complex landscape that presents as many opportunities as it does challenges.

Our cross-disciplinary team tracks the trends that impact delivery, cost, access and quality of health care. We use our working industry knowledge and insight to help clients manage and implement the changes to their businesses that help them thrive in this rapidly evolving industry.

We bring our firmwide collective knowledge to create success with clients who are shaping the future of health care.

As an unrivaled leader in an industry facing unparalleled challenges, we specialize in health care delivery, corporate organization, government programs, emerging payment programs, managed care models and a vast array of other cutting edge issues.

We work with

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Academic medical centers and community hospitals
  • Physician/hospital organizations and independent physician groups
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Clinics and freestanding ambulatory surgery facilities
  • Long-term care and home health agencies
  • Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Digital health companies
  • Hospices
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • DME suppliers

Rankings & Honors

  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers has named Nixon Peabody “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law in 2016
  • Ranked nationally in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law and received metropolitan rankings in Health Care Law in Albany, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Rhode Island
  • Ranked in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York for Healthcare in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Ranked nationally by Modern Healthcare—Largest Healthcare Law Firm
  • Recognized lawyers by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care law
  • Recognized lawyers by Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care law
  • Recognized by the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section in its Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition Program

Media Clips

  • Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move
    Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016
    This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about...
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | July 1, 2016
    Chicago health care partner John Durso addresses what points should be considered when a facility starts contracting talks with an accountable care organization or other group arrangement.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about...
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | June 1, 2016
    Chicago health care partner John Durso answers questions about if organizations can factor in a credit report check on a potential director of nursing into the hiring process.
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  • Beware of Tougher Breach Standards for Mental Health-Related PHI
    Health Information Compliance Alert | June 1, 2016
    Long Island health care associate Kristen Marotta is quoted in this piece on increasing tough standards related to sensitive health information.
  • The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees
    Law360 | May 25, 2016
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.
  • Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | May 1, 2016
    This second installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino discusses litigation centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about...
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | May 1, 2016
    Chicago health care partner John Durso addresses questions facilities should keep in mind when dealing with a transitioning employee.
  • 6 Ways to Be a Go-To Firm for HIPAA Compliance
    Law360 | April 29, 2016
    Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is included in this piece that looks at how attorneys are dealing with increasing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) penalties and audits.
  • Driverless Cars Pave the Way for Real Estate Development
    Law360 | April 7, 2016
    Los Angeles partners Justin Thompson, Rudy Salo and associate Daniel Eliav co-authored this piece discussing the potential impact driverless technology could have on real estate development as well as infrastructure financing.
  • Defining the Sale-Leaseback: Is it Right for You?
    The Ambulatory M&A Advisor | April 1, 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.
  • Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices: The Resolution of Claims
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | April 1, 2016
    The first installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino deals with the timely issue of resolving claims centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about...
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | April 1, 2016
    Chicago health care partner John Durso discusses issues surrounding competitors using similar marketing slogans and copying other sales ideas.
  • NY Launches E-Prescribing in Attempt to Curb Opioid Abuse
    Law360 | March 28, 2016
    Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing a New York law that went into effect on March 27 requiring physicians to issue prescriptions electronically in an attempt to crack down on opioid addiction.
  • OCR now focusing on business associate agreements
    Health Data Management | March 22, 2016
    Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen and Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague are quoted throughout this feature article discussing the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ increased efforts sanctioning healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
  • Northwell Ventures turns employee ideas into products
    Newsday | March 12, 2016
    Partner and leader of the health care practice Michele Masucci is quoted in this article discussing health care systems’ efforts to grow revenue by tapping employee innovation. Michele provides third-party commentary on the positive impact that venture capital financing can have for health care systems offering them an ownership stake in these new technologies.
  • Preparing for HIPAA Compliance Audits: An Interview with Valerie Breslin Montague
    Fertility Bridge | March 9, 2016
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is featured in this Q&A discussing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it relates to digital media.
  • Stark Realities Continue
    Quick Read | March 9, 2016
    Chicago Health Care partner Lynn Gordon authored this article on Stark law governing physician referrals and payments for those practices.
  • Interview with…
    Life After Loyola | February 1, 2016
    In this podcast series, Chicago Health Care associate April Schweitzer, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, discusses her practice and advice for law students interested in health law.
  • The FDA's Priority List For 2016
    Law360 | January 29, 2016
    Chicago Health Care associates Erica Cribbs, Gretchen Harper and April Schweitzer co-authored this column discussing the Food and Drug Administration’s priorities for the year.
  • Gov. Christie rejects N.J. hospital tax-exemption bill
    Modern Healthcare | January 20, 2016
    This article discusses a New Jersey bill mandating not-for-profit hospitals contribute to local municipalities instead of paying property taxes, noting a veto by the New Jersey governor came just one day before the Illinois Department of Revenue confirmed that it has temporarily stopped reviewing hospitals' applications for property tax exemptions. Chicago Health Care partner John Durso provides general commentary on these tax-exemption issues.
  • Washington Oks last-minute changes to health care rules
    Rochester Business Journal | January 4, 2016
    Rochester partner and leader of our Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team, Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature article discussing the potential impact of recent changes to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... theft from resident accounts
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | January 1, 2016
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso is quoted in this feature discussing combatting possible theft from residents’ accounts.
  • Five Questions With…
    Providence Business News | December 22, 2015
    Health Care partner and chair of the firms' Business & Finance department Steve Zubiago is featured in this profile. Steve addresses the changing health care landscape and working with clients to maximize their opportunities.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... EEOC lawsuits
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | December 4, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses how long-term care organizations can deal with discrimination or wrongful termination claims.
  • Connecticut hospitals move near possible lawsuit over tax
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015
    This article notes efforts by Connecticut hospitals to fight a tax that the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially. Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Gordon MacDonald, who is advising the Connecticut Hospital Association, is quoted in the piece.
  • Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work
    New York Law Journal | November 6, 2015
    The Lawyers Alliance for New York presented the 2015 Cornerstone Awards for outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen and Long Island real estate associate Ed Puerta were among the those honored.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... NLRB rules
    McKnight's Long-Term Care News | November 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses potential factors impacting the definition of manager or turn operators into co-employers with staffing agencies.
  • Nixon Peabody named top health law firm
    Innovate Long Island | November 2, 2015
    This coverage highlights our health care practice’s U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Practice group leader Michele Masucci is quoted. The firm’s national tier 1 rankings are also highlighted.
  • Can't I Just "Uber" My Doctor?
    Medical Home News | October 1, 2015
    Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav authored this column discussing the top legal issues for consumer-facing health care technology. Click here to read the full article.
  • Ask the Legal Expert... about relationships between residents
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | September 4, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso answers this Q&A about issues arising from relationships among long-term care facility residents.
  • New Security Risks for Providers
    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.
  • 8 Ways to Keep HIPAA from Crimping Employees' Labor Rights
    Medical Practice Compliance Alert | August 17, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses tips for employers to follow to avoid being accused of unfair labor practices while trying to keep patient information safe.
  • Create Guidelines for EHR Access to Avoid HIPAA, Labor Violations
    Medical Practice Compliance Alert | August 17, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses lessons learned from a case involving an ophthalmology practice who terminated an employee due to violations of HIPAA.
  • 4 Lessons from the FDA's Milestone Device-Hacking Alert
    Law360 | August 11, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted throughout this article discussing the need for hospitals and health care providers to have security systems in place following the FDA’s declaration to stop using a particular medical device due to cyber security flaws.
  • Ask the Legal Expert ... about non-competition agreements
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | August 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses non-compete clauses in relation to recruiting and retaining nursing staff.
  • Ask the legal expert...
    McKnight's | July 6, 2015
    In this Q&A column, Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Attorneys React To Supreme Court's ACA Save
    Law360 | June 25, 2015
    Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
  • With Supreme Court Case Over, ACA's Loose Ends Are New Target
    Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | June 25, 2015
    As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
  • Ask the Legal Expert…About Surveyor Citations
    McKnight's Long-Term Care News | June 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses the potential negative impacts surrounding dispute surveyor citations.
  • Health Pulse: Changes to Docs' Profiles
    Crain's New York Business | May 19, 2015
    Albany Health Care counsel Barb Asheld is quoted in this article on changes to New York State’s physician profile requirements.
  • Will NY Expand the Scope of Providers' Duty of Care?
    Law360 | May 19, 2015
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim coauthored this article on whether New York’s state’s highest court is willing to significantly expand the scope of individuals to whom medical providers owe a duty.
  • Virginia Mason Joins Widow in Suing Devicemaker Over Contaminated Scopes
    Modern Healthcare | May 18, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Lynn Gordon provides third-party commentary on the rarity of a health care provider aligning with a patient in a lawsuit against a device manufacturer.
  • Are Employers Responsible for an Employee's Unauthorized Review of a Patient's Confidential Health Information?
    Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 1, 2015
    This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.
  • 7 Issues to Watch in 'Doc Fix' Aftermath
    Law360 | April 15, 2015
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article on Congress’ newly minted “doc fix” changing the Medicare reimbursement formula for physicians.
  • J.H. Whitney Acquires Pediatric Services Holding Corporation
    The Deal | March 25, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.
  • Someone with Such Strong Character Stays with You
    OneJustice Blog | March 25, 2015
    Los Angeles Health Care associate Jennifer Cormano is featured in this Q&A discussing NP's pro bono involvement with the DIRECTV legal clinic.
  • J.H. Whitney Capital Buys PSA Healthcare
    peHUB | March 23, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.
  • Ones to Watch: Law
    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.
  • Providers Seek Answers to Wide-Ranging Legal Concerns
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | March 16, 2015
    Chicago Madison Health Care partner John Durso is quoted in this article on varying legal concerns facing health care providers discussed at the recent Leading Age PEAK conference, a major event for nonprofit executives in aging services.
  • Beware of Drive-By Doctoring Fraud
    Consumers Digest | March 1, 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.
  • Surprise-Billing Law Casts Wide Net
    Crain's New York Health Pulse | February 2, 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.
  • The Year in Review: Law Practice
    Daily Journal | December 17, 2014
    This coverage in California highlights our Health Care and Real Estate practices. Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and San Francisco Real Estate Paul Schrier are quoted in this feature story highlighting the hottest areas of law this year and looking ahead to 2015.
  • Walgreen Case Opens Door for State Law HIPAA Claims
    Law360 | November 25, 2014
    Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman authored this piece discussing new openings for state law claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations against covered entities and business associates.
  • Dealmakers
    Daily Journal | November 20, 2014
    Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav and Los Angeles Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Matt Grazier and associate Stephen Reil’s representation of Apollo Medical Holdings is noted in this coverage of Apollo’s launch of a new subsidiary—Apollo Palliative Services, a source for hospice, palliative and home health services.
  • Health Services Council OKs Transfer of R.I. Home Care Provider to CVS Health Corp.
    Providence Journal | October 28, 2014
    Providence Health Care partner Steve Zubiago is quoted in this article on the Health Services Council's approval of the sale of infusion drug company Coram LLC, a unit of NP client Apria Healthcare, to CVS Health.
  • ACO Rules Allow For-Profit Medicine?
    Crain's New York Business | October 22, 2014
    Partner and Health Care Practice Group leader Michele Masucci and Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen are quoted throughout this article discussing the possible impact of New York’s new ACO regulations on the state’s prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine.
  • NYS Revises Certificate-of-Need Rules
    Crain's New York Business | October 21, 2014
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this column discussing the New York State ACO regulations.
  • Lawmakers Remove Barrier to Medical Tourism
    Providence Business News | October 13, 2014
    Providence Health Care associate Chris Browning authored this column discussing the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act.
  • Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good vs. Privacy
    InformationWeek | October 6, 2014
    Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon is featured in this article discussing big data’s role in health care. Jill’s comments are from her panel discussion at the 8th annual Body Computing Conference. Click here to read the full article.
  • Wearable Wellness
    HR Executive | October 1, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra is quoted in this feature story on personal health information confidentiality and HIPAA’s nondiscrimination provision concerning employee use of wearable devices.
  • Dealmakers Q&A
    Law360 | August 13, 2014
    Health Care and Life Sciences leader Michele Masucci is profiled in this Law360 Q&A series with dealmaking movers and shakers.
  • FDA's Biggest New Policies of 2014: Midyear Report
    Law360 | July 28, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk is quoted in this forward-looking feature story on new rules and guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration making waves for drug and device makers.
  • What's Trending with Mobile Medical Apps and Health IT?
    Bloomberg BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report | July 21, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this article discussing a potential new Food and Drug Administration framework for mobile medical apps and health IT. Click here to read the full article.
  • ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.
  • St. Peter's Health Partners and Ellis Medicine pursuing health care partnership
    Albany Business Review | June 13, 2014
    This article highlights the partnership between Albany-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady-based Ellis Medicine. A Nixon Peabody Albany Health Care team advised Ellis.
  • NY Surprise Medical Bill Hits Out-Of-Network Providers
    Law360 | June 12, 2014
    Long Island Health Care associate Rebecca Simone authored this column discussing New York’s new “Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills” legislation.
  • Medicaid Rate Challenges in the Wake of Douglas
    DRI Medlaw Update | June 1, 2014
    Litigation department co-chair Scott O’Connell, Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether the Medicaid Act is a mandate to ensure efficient, economic and quality medical care to Medicaid patients or simply a vehicle for states to access federal funds to help balance state budgets.
  • Lab I.T. Put to the Test
    Health Data Management | June 1, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss provisions under a federal rule to give patients or designated representatives the right to receive copies of medical test results from most clinical laboratories.
  • Non-Profit Voice
    WFAS-FM New York Radio | April 19, 2014
    Long Island Health Services partner Mike Schnipper discusses the Long Island Imagine Awards, which honor and recognize the local nonprofit community. The firm supports the annual awards program.
  • Movers & Shakers
    Long Island Business News | April 14, 2014
    This coverage notes that Long Island Health Services partner Lindsay Maleson has joined the Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities’ Board of Trustees.
  • Patients Get Direct Access to Lab Reports
    Clinical Laboratory News | April 1, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses how labs should comply with patient requests for records under a new rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • People on the Move
    Albany Business Review | March 11, 2014
    This coverage notes that Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau has been elected to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • Understanding the New Rule for Patient Access to Lab Results
    Health Data Management | February 12, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss the new Health and Human Services rule, which allows patients and their personal representatives access to lab test reports and results from laboratories.
  • 5 Lessons Doctors Can Take From FDA's Big Stem-Cell Win
    Law360 | February 7, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the DC Circuit Court’s stem cell oversight decision.
  • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and St. James Healthcare Agree to Pay $3.85 Million to Resolve Fraud and Abuse Allegations
    American Health Lawyers Association | January 6, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the implications of the agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and St. James Healthcare and its parent company, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, to pay nearly $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
  • Health Care Cases to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the high-profile False Claims Act suit, Nathan v. Takeda, that could provide clarity on the muddled question of how precisely a whistleblower must describe fraud.
  • Life Sciences Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses FDA’s involvement in laboratory-developed testing, momentum on biosimilars, and possible further guidance on developing tailored medications.
  • 2013's Game-Changing Health Rulings
    Law360 | December 17, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice Brian French discusses high-stakes cases for the health industry including those involving False Claims Act litigation and reimbursement disputes.

  • Personalized Medicine Providers, FDA Has Your Back
    Law360 | December 8, 2013
    Boston Patents counsel Leena Karttunen Contarino and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive personalized medicine report.
  • Amid Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Firms Face Challenge in Boosting Health Care Practices
    Daily Journal | October 22, 2013
    Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on law firms.
  • 5 Takeaways from FDA's Unique Device ID Rule
    Law360 | September 27, 2013
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final rule on unique device identification.
  • State Changes How Hospitals Identify Community Needs
    Buffalo Business First | September 20, 2013
    Albany health services partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article about New York hospitals meeting community health needs.
  • Brokerage Firm's GC Returns To Nixon Peabody
    Law360 | September 18, 2013

    This feature article highlights the arrival of Long Island commercial litigation counsel Chris Porzio.

  • Will Regulation Lead the Way to Safer Health Care?
    Health Data Management | September 1, 2013

    This feature article focuses on potential regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of health information technology systems. Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman provides commentary.

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Renewed focus on managed care, program compliance in the OMIG's newly released 2016–17 work plan
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NYS health commissioner uses discretion to issue blanket waiver to e-prescribing mandate in "exceptional circumstances"
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Qualified Health Plans to collect information from hospitals regarding patient safety activities
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Medicare Revalidations: Improvements and Cautions
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New ACA guidance for a new year: last-minute gifts for employers
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Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Alert | August 11, 2015

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NP Privacy Partner | August 7, 2015

What's trending on NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner | July 31, 2015

What's trending on NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner | July 24, 2015

Breach of ePHI results in fine and corrective action plan for Massachusetts hospital
Health Care Alert | July 24, 2015

New Jersey tax court denies property tax exemption for nonprofit hospital; sets dangerous precedent in the state and possible ripple effect across the country
Health Care Alert | July 15, 2015

Fourth Circuit upholds $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System
Health Care Alert | July 14, 2015

CMS must have its say before providers can go to court, even in bankruptcy cases—bankruptcy stay is ineffective to prevent the termination of Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements
Distressed Health Care Alert | July 9, 2015

The New NPDB Guidebook brings changes for hospital and health care entity reporting of adverse clinical privileges actions
Health Care Alert | June 19, 2015

FDA's "Same Surgical Procedure" Draft Guidance Could Stifle Use of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies
Health Care Alert | June 17, 2015

What's trending on NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner | June 12, 2015

Physician compensation arrangements on OIG radar
Health Care Alert | June 11, 2015

ACOs—the leading model for care transformation
Health Care Alert | June 10, 2015

Proposed rules signal overhaul in fraud and abuse regulations governing Medicaid managed-care plans
Health Care Law Alert | June 1, 2015

Quality assurance requirements coming to NYS office-based surgery practices
Health Care Alert | May 20, 2015

NYS health care volunteers in the fight against Ebola receive protection against discrimination by their employers
Health Care Alert | May 20, 2015

NYS changes requirements for physician profiles
Health Care Alert | May 13, 2015

NYS Commissioner of Health granted new authority to appoint temporary operators of general hospitals
Health Care Alert | May 6, 2015

Will the New York Court of Appeals expand the class of individuals to whom providers owe a duty of care?
Health Care Alert | April 24, 2015

Congress passes "doc payment fix" and authorizes expanded access to and uses of Medicare claims data
Health Care Alert | April 17, 2015

OMIG reminds providers that compliance officer must be an employee of the provider
Health Care Alert | April 17, 2015

It's April 14, 2015. Are you ready for the NLRB's new election rules?
Employment Law Alert | April 14, 2015

Amendment to New York's telehealth legislation
Health Care Alert | March 27, 2015

NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) issues guidance on surprise bills for health care services
Health Care Alert | March 24, 2015

CMS Innovation Center announces "Next Generation" Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model
Health Care Law Alert | March 19, 2015

Losses may no longer be held captive in captive PCs
Health Care Alert | March 9, 2015

CDC issues data brief showing enhanced EHR adoption in hospital emergency and outpatient departments
February 27, 2015

FDA releases updated guidance on MDDS, medical imaging storage and communications devices, and mobile apps
FDA Alert | February 26, 2015

Webinar Recording: California Hospitals: Compliance with California standards and guidelines for EVD
Originally recorded February 12, 2015 | February 23, 2015

Webinar Recording: Health Care Employers: How to effectively prepare for and respond to EVD and other outbreaks
Originally recorded February 5, 2015 | February 9, 2015

Webinar Recording: What all employers need to know: From seasonal flu to Ebola and beyond
Originally recorded January 29, 2015 | February 5, 2015

New York's Surprise Medical Bill Law: three things health care providers need to know before March 31
Health Care Alert | January 28, 2015

IRS final ACA regulations—compliance focus for tax-exempt hospital organizations
Health Care Alert | January 6, 2015

New York health insurers and state Medicaid program to cover telehealth services
Health Care Alert | January 5, 2015

Experienced nurse practitioners may practice without written collaborative agreements and practice protocols
Health Care Alert | January 2, 2015

Federal court denounces U.S. DOL's new regulations prohibiting third-party employers from utilizing the FLSA's domestic service employee exemptions
Employment Law Alert | December 24, 2014

Congress has Made it Official: A Symbolic Victory for States with Medical Marijuana Laws
Health Care Alert | December 22, 2014

Newest OCR settlement: Health center agrees to $150,000 payment for Security Rule violations
HIPAA Alert | December 10, 2014

CMS releases revised 855R Application for Reassignment of Medicare Benefits
Health Care Alert | December 2, 2014

OCR provides guidance on HIPAA in public health emergencies
Health Care Alert | November 12, 2014

IRS issues new rules for management contracts and ACO participation
Public Finance Alert | October 29, 2014

New York hospitals, clinics, and ambulances must take immediate steps to address risks of Ebola
Health Care Alert | October 20, 2014

Proposed New York ACO regulations: What you should know about becoming a certified ACO
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

Will NY DSRIP program's impact extend beyond the state Medicaid program?
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

New York's e-prescribing mandate: Are prescribers and pharmacies ready?
Health Care Alert | September 11, 2014

D.C. Circuit upholds attorney-client privilege in internal compliance investigation
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | June 30, 2014

New York edges closer to legalizing medical marijuana
Health Care Alert | June 20, 2014

The FDA announces long-awaited draft social media guidance for drug and medical device industry
FDA Alert | June 18, 2014

OIG updates guidance on charity patient assistance programs
Health Care Alert | June 5, 2014

New York's surprise medical bill law
Health Alert | June 3, 2014

Court upholds unwinding yet another health care merger
Antitrust Alert | April 30, 2014

Webinar Recording: The Release of Medicare Payment Data—What this New Level of Transparency Means for Providers and Industry
Originally recorded April 24, 2014 | April 24, 2014

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
Originally recorded April 8, 2014 | April 17, 2014

NYS to issue grants for continued transformation of NY's health care delivery system – a funding opportunity for health care providers
Health Alert | April 15, 2014

The Microsoft Windows XP security update expired on April 8—our recommendations to identify your risk and avoid pitfalls
HIPAA Alert | April 11, 2014

New OCR Security Risk Assessment Tool offers help for small and medium practices to comply with the Security Rule
HIPAA Alert | April 2, 2014

ONC issues proposed 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Criteria
Health Information Technology Alert | March 20, 2014

First HIPAA settlement with county government: Skagit County, Washington Public Health Department settles with HHS for $215,000
HIPAA Law Alert | March 12, 2014

Court rejects FCA liability theory based on FDA manufacturing standards
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | March 4, 2014

Providers beware: HHS guidance for release of mental health information may be preempted by more protective state laws
HIPAA Alert | February 28, 2014

Federal court keeps stem cell products under FDA's rule
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device And Life Sciences Alert | February 11, 2014

There may be a place for investment by publicly traded entities in New York health care facilities after all
Health Alert | February 7, 2014

CMS extends the 2013 Medicare EHR attestation deadline for eligible professionals to March 31, 2014 and offers some hospitals the ability to attest retroactively for 2013
Health Law Alert | February 7, 2014

New York State considers expanding office-based surgery rules to office-based anesthesia
Health Alert | February 3, 2014

Bundled payments are here to stay: introduction of a permanent Medicare Program and increased adoption by commercial payors and self-insured employers
Health Alert | January 27, 2014

Governor's budget seeks to implement recommendations adopted by NY State Advisory Committee regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
Health Alert | January 24, 2014

Health care proxy holders lack authority to bind nursing home patients and their estates to arbitration agreements
Health Alert | January 23, 2014

New York State will again consider allowing private equity investment in health care facilities
Health Law Alert | January 22, 2014

2014 Legal Snapshot
January 16, 2014

NY State's highest court finds health care clinic is not liable for nurse's disclosure of patient information
Health Alert | January 13, 2014

OIG issues Final Rule for safe harbor standards for EHR systems incentives
Health Information Technology Alert | December 26, 2013

DHHS OIG recommends hospitals using EHRs implement fraud and abuse safeguards
Health Law | December 12, 2013

Reminder to complete OMIG compliance program and DRA compliance certifications
Health Law Alert | December 9, 2013

New York State providers should implement emergency regulations for insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis
Health Law Alert | November 20, 2013

On the Bootstraps of Tuomey's Recent $238 Million Hospital Judgment: Court Finds Similar Stark Law Violation in Halifax
Healthcare Update | November 20, 2013

What you need to know about NY State Advisory Committee recommendations regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
Health Law Alert | November 18, 2013

HHS clarifies health insurance exchanges are not federal health care programs
Health Law Alert | November 11, 2013

Does UnitedHealthcare's recent discontinuation of physicians from its Medicare Advantage Network affect your practice?
Health Law Alert | October 23, 2013

Expansive False Claims Act Theories Gain Traction in Eighth Circuit Ruling
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | October 22, 2013

CMS issues policy memorandum regarding assignment of Medicare provider agreements following CHOW
Health Law Alert | October 3, 2013

New DOH regulations promote accountable care in New York
Health Law Alert | September 30, 2013

Webinar Recording: Navigating Health Care Reform and San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance in 2014
Originally recorded September 24, 2013 | September 30, 2013

Paving the way for enhanced collaboration, New York DOH proposes antitrust exemptions
Health Law Alert | September 27, 2013

Legal Issues in Designing Bundled Payments and Shared Savings Arrangements in the Commercial Payor Context
September 26, 2013

Late reporting may prevent hospital from recouping HIPAA costs
Health Law Alert | September 25, 2013

The HIPAA compliance deadline is one week away: Are you ready?
HIPAA Law Alert | September 16, 2013

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Colleagues and peers recognize Nixon Peabody partners as "Lawyers of the Year"
August 15, 2016

Jill Gordon joins Nixon Peabody's Management Committee
July 13, 2016

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Legal 500 recognizes Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
June 20, 2016

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices ranked highly by Chambers and Partners in 2016
May 27, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises Kettering Health Network in launching Clinical Integrated Network
March 28, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises on sale of Midwest ENT Consultants to DuPage Medical Group
March 3, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises on sale of leading provider of dental office support services
January 11, 2016

Nixon Peabody M&A survey illustrates pro-bidder trends in dealmaking
December 16, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises on $240m loan for New York’s first proton facility
November 11, 2015

U.S. News recognizes Nixon Peabody's top tier practices
November 2, 2015

U.S. News names Nixon Peabody Health Care Law Firm of the Year
November 2, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises in veterinary cancer practice acquisition
September 16, 2015

Colleagues and peers recognize Nixon Peabody partners as "Lawyers of the Year"
August 17, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises on formation of New York City physical therapy platform
July 15, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises New York healthcare provider in strategic acquisition
July 14, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises longtime hospital client in acquisition by leading regional health care system
July 1, 2015

Funding for flu vaccine secured
June 12, 2015

Nixon Peabody biotech client secures $100,000 federal innovation grant
June 3, 2015

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices receive high rankings from 2015 Chambers USA
June 1, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises on new super clinically integrated network in Florida
May 20, 2015

New York elder care organization honors Nixon Peabody partner for longstanding commitment to the industry
May 13, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Traverse Biosciences in exclusive license with State University of New York Research Foundation
March 16, 2015

Nixon Peabody Elects 12 Partners
February 17, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises on St. Francis "Deal of the Year"
November 26, 2014

U.S. News Best Law Firms Names Nixon Peabody "Law Firm Of The Year" And Recognizes 70+ Services As Top Tier
November 3, 2014

Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay, Health Care partner, recognized among top women of law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
July 30, 2014

Chambers ranks Nixon Peabody highly for legal counsel to growth industries
April 18, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises on rare, cross-border health care "Deal of the Year"
January 29, 2014

Nixon Peabody counts 77 services recognized by 2014 U.S. News Best Law Firms
November 1, 2013

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Bundled Payments for Total Joint Replacement: Early Indications from the First 90 Days
June 30, 2016

Health Care Compliance Forum—OMIG's 2016–2017 Work Plan and Compliance Initiatives in the Year Ahead
June 2, 2016 | New York, NY

Webinar: Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance in 2016: Navigating the Landscape of Audits, Breaches, and Enforcement
April 19, 2016

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Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is Next for Investing in Health Care
March 9, 2016 | New York, NY

11th Annual California MCLE Super Seminar—Los Angeles
January 21, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA

Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Parity: Compliance & Effective Advocacy
October 8, 2015 | Jericho, NY

Providers as Innovators, Investors and Customers in Digital & Consumer-Facing Health Care
October 7, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA

Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is Now and Next for Investing in Technology and Delivery Solutions in Health Care
September 30, 2015 | Boston, MA

Webinar: DOJ targets executives in corporate investigations
September 25, 2015

LeadingAge Ohio 2015 Annual Conference
September 10, 2015

Skilled Nursing: How to Maneuver Medicaid Managed Care
June 4, 2015

LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference
May 14, 2015

Internal investigations: Shining the spotlight on the role of the attorney-client privilege
March 24, 2015 | New York, NY

Communicable Illness Webinar Series
February 12, 2015

Litigation land mines: How to minimize exposure and protect your new business
January 6, 2015

Re-imagining Wellness and Behavioral Health and Disability Challenges in the Workplace
December 5, 2014

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 12, 2014 | Albany, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 4, 2014 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 28, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
October 8, 2014

Health Care Compliance Forum: Self-Disclosing Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments
October 7, 2014 | New York, NY

Body Computing Conference 8.0
October 3, 2014

Emerging Technology and Delivery Solutions in Health Care
June 4, 2014 | New York, NY

Ensuring Compliant Health Care Collaborations in an Age of Governmental Scrutiny
June 3, 2014 | Boston, MA

Investing in Disruptive Health Care Technologies
May 21, 2014

OMIG's 2014–2015 Work Plan—High Risk Areas and What to Expect in the Year Ahead
May 6, 2014 | New York, NY

IP Rights: Protect technology and build value for your company
May 6, 2014 | Jericho, NY

IoT Olympiad
May 2, 2014 | Boston, MA

Webinar: The Release of Medicare Payment Data—What this New Level of Transparency Means for Providers and Industry
April 24, 2014

Webinar: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
April 8, 2014

Nonprofit Health: Moving forward in the era of managed care
March 13, 2014 | Jericho, NY

Investing in ALL THINGS Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
December 4, 2013 | Boston, MA

Medical Records Law
November 8, 2013

Compliance with the 60-Day Overpayment Rule
October 23, 2013 | New York, NY

Perspectives from Health Law Attorneys in Government, Law Firms, and In-House Counsel
October 16, 2013

Cyber liability is risky business: Know your exposure in the health care industry
September 26, 2013

Webinar: Navigating Health Care Reform and San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance in 2014
September 24, 2013

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