Richard T. Yarmel


Location: Rochester
Phone: 585-231-1268
Fax: 585-232-2152

Practice Areas

  • Government and Internal Investigations
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Privacy and Data Security

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York


Richard Yarmel provides counsel to health care providers in medical/legal and regulatory issues including strategic planning, Certificate of Need applications, federal (OIG and DOJ), State (MFCU and OMIG) and Joint Commission audits and investigations, Medicare and Medicaid voluntary self-disclosures, corporate compliance, corporate integrity agreements, fraud and abuse, electronic health information exchanges, HIPAA, residency training program accreditation, patient-related issues, medical staff issues, professional licensure and misconduct, psychiatric commitment issues, discharge planning and guardianships.


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section, Reimbursement, Enforcement and Compliance, and the Committee on Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care
  • Member, Legal Services Committee, LeadingAge NY
  • Member, Board of Directors, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Rochester Regional Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Continuing Developmental Services, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Rochester Business Journal's 2013 Health Care Achievement Awards
  • Recipient, The Daily Record Leaders in Law Award, 2012
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Health Care Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016


  • “Breaches in HIPAA,” New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Fall Conference, Albany, NY, October 7, 2016

  • "Cracking the Code on Healthcare - Embracing Cultural Diversity and Creating a Healthy Equitable Future," NorthStar Network seminar, June 10, 2016
  • “Internal Investigations,” guest lecturer at graduate level “Health Care Fraud and Abuse” course, State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, November 10, 2015

  • "Medicaid Redesigns," Eyes on the Future (WHAM 1180) Radio Program, November 2012