Healthcare Law

Costello, Cooney & Fearon has a long tradition of representing acute care hospitals and other institutional healthcare providers such as skilled nursing facilities, durable medical equipment companies, home care agencies, closed pharmacies, laboratories, hospital associations, and hospices. As general counsel to acute care facilities, we are immersed in the regulations applicable to hospitals including the New York State Hospital Code, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and regulations, EMTALA, HIPAA, the physician-patient privilege, anti-trust law, and Medicare/Medicaid billing and payment issues. In addition, we counsel healthcare facilities on compliance with subpoenas, record requests, court orders, and litigation.

Healthcare Attorneys

Our healthcare attorneys work with hospital administrators to develop practical solutions to issues such as:

  • Physician recruitment
  • Collaborations with other hospitals
  • Equipment joint ventures with physicians
  • Medical staff - hospital relationships, including disciplinary proceedings and credentialing
  • Patient care issues, including right to die and consent for medical treatment
  • Labor and employment law issues
  • Tax exemption compliance
  • Certificate of need applications (administrative and full review)
  • Quality assurance and risk management
  • Managed care plans
  • Tax exempt bond financing
  • Personal service agreements with medical staff members
  • Retirement plans, including 403(b); 457(b); and 457(f)
  • Mental hygiene hearings

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Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC has provided expert and diverse legal services to Syracuse and surrounding communities for more than 100 years.