Simpson Scott 2017 018 HSE Roc 5184WebReadyHarter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Scott R. Simpson has joined the firm as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care practice group.

Simpson joins Harter Secrest & Emery from Rochester Regional Health, where he served as Assistant General Counsel. In that role, he was responsible for matters pertaining to fraud and abuse compliance, general regulatory compliance, regulatory transaction support, physician contracting and patient privacy. He also led numerous medical group acquisition efforts on behalf of the health system.

Prior to joining Rochester Regional Health, Scott practiced for more than seven years with Nixon Peabody LLP and Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara and Wolf, LLP in Rochester.

Simpson is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School.

“Scott is an outstanding addition to our Health Care practice,” said Richard T. Yarmel, Harter Secrest & Emery partner and Health Care practice group chair. “Having worked with an integrated health system with five hospitals and six nursing homes, which brought two separate health systems together in to one organization, he has dealt directly with the regulatory, compliance and business matters that challenge health care organizations on a daily basis. This augments the extensive experience he gained serving a variety of health care clients while in private practice.”

The Harter Secrest & Emery Health Care attorneys work with health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians and other health care facilities, agencies and professionals to provide guidance on day-to-day operational, business and regulatory issues involving patients, medical staff, medical records, financing, reimbursement, tax, contracts, corporate compliance, government investigations and the myriad of other matters that impact a health care organization. The firm also has significant experience in managed care and health care acquisitions, reorganizations and affiliations, and has developed integrated delivery systems involving hospital, nursing home, home care agency, physician and other provider services.

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