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Georgetown University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Jane counsels hospitals, health systems, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies and other health care practitioners and providers on a broad range of regulatory, reimbursement, transactional, litigation and compliance matters. She helps providers navigate the complex network of health care laws and regulations so they can focus on what they do best: providing care and services to the individuals they serve.

Jane advises on hospital-physician affiliation and integration issues, including physician recruitment and joint ventures. She is at the forefront of the developing law of telehealth in New York. Jane provides guidance on the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine. She represents providers in controversies before federal and state agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH), and in audits, investigations and appeals involving the  New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

Some recent examples of matters handled include:

  • assisted a New York State-based academic hospital system client on a variety of reimbursement and compliance issues, including matters before the federal Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) and OMIG
  • counseled a broad array of clients (including a health system, skilled nursing facilities, a school district and physicians) on the rapidly emerging law of telehealth
  • advised health care provider clients in federal and state litigation, including Article 78 challenges to governmental authority
  • counseled nursing home clients in overturning nursing home immediate jeopardy citations through administrative challenges before the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • assisted a hospital system with its victorious challenge to the proposed disapproval by the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) as it related to obtaining a certificate of need to establish an ambulatory surgery center
  • provided regular counsel and advice to various health care clients on provider compliance program development and implementation  

Jane is the Secretary of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Section and Chair of the NYSBA Health Law Section - Long Term Care Committee, where she serves as the Health Law Section's delegate to the NYSBA House of Delegates. She began her career as a litigation attorney at Skadden Arps in New York. Jane is also a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars.  

 

Honors

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law) 2018 - 2020
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019

Experience

Below are specific examples of some of the work Jane has performed for her clients: 

Jane has assisted SNFs in their successful challenges to immediate jeopardy deficiencies relating to compliance with abuse reporting and prevention, accident prevention, infection control, and many other regulatory requirements. In these cases, Jane assists the client in evaluating survey findings, pursuing informal dispute resolution, and filing administrative appeals before the DAB (Departmental Appeals Board). Through these appeals, Jane has succeeded in convincing CMS to reduce the scope and severity of challenged deficiencies below the immediate jeopardy level in numerous cases, which has enabled the SNFs to restore their good names in the communities they serve.

Jane has worked with hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living programs, licensed home care services agencies and other Medicaid providers to challenge OMIG audits. In many cases, these challenges have led to substantial reductions in the amount of the claimed disallowances and, in some cases, the withdrawal of the audits in their entirety.

Presentations

Publications

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Secretary: New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Chair: New York State Bar Association Health Law Section, Long-Term Care Committee
  • Delegate, Health Law Section, to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates