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Edward H. Townsend (Ted)

Senior Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1254
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Ted Townsend advises hospitals, health care providers, facilities and organizations in connection with operational, compliance and governance matters, including corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, professional licensure and misconduct issues, the implementation of internal compliance programs, patient-related issues, medical staff issues and psychiatric commitment issues. A large portion of Ted’s practice is devoted to assisting physician practices and other health care entities with various matters including business acquisitions and sales, ACO formation and participation, and issues relating to the formation, governance, ownership, operation, transfer, and termination of such entities. Ted also counsels clients on contracting matters, including reviewing and negotiating managed care agreements.

Ted also provides counsel to health care providers in Federal (OIG and DOJ) and State (MFCU and OMIG) audits and investigations, including counseling clients with respect to Medicare and Medicaid voluntary self-disclosures.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business and Health Law Sections
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, HFMA Education Committee

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Law Review, 2009-2010

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, "Medicare Advantage Programs Face Increasing Government Scrutiny," LEGALcurrents®, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, October 10, 2018

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, September 14, 2018
  • Presenter, "You Asked, We Answered: Penalties, Patient Transport and Practical Considerations for Tax Exempt Organizations," Pandion and Western New York Healthcare Association (WNYHA) Joint Compliance Seminar, June 5, 2018
  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, November 3, 2017
  • Presenter, "Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Protecting Your Employees from Discrimination While Protecting Your Workplace," Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017
  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, October 7, 2016
  • Presenter, "Regulatory Issues Facing Student Health Centers," Harter Secrest & Emery Higher Education Institute, August 2, 2016
  • Presenter, "Successful Managed Care Contracting," Genesee Health Facilities Association Conference, April 20, 2015

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Trinity College, B.A.
HSE Law
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Edward H. Townsend (Ted)
Senior Associate
etownsend@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1254
fax: 585.232.2152

Ted Townsend advises hospitals, health care providers, facilities and organizations in connection with operational, compliance and governance matters, including corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, professional licensure and misconduct issues, the implementation of internal compliance programs, patient-related issues, medical staff issues and psychiatric commitment issues. A large portion of Ted’s practice is devoted to assisting physician practices and other health care entities with various matters including business acquisitions and sales, ACO formation and participation, and issues relating to the formation, governance, ownership, operation, transfer, and termination of such entities. Ted also counsels clients on contracting matters, including reviewing and negotiating managed care agreements.

Ted also provides counsel to health care providers in Federal (OIG and DOJ) and State (MFCU and OMIG) audits and investigations, including counseling clients with respect to Medicare and Medicaid voluntary self-disclosures.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business and Health Law Sections
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, HFMA Education Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Law Review, 2009-2010

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Medicare Advantage Programs Face Increasing Government Scrutiny," LEGALcurrents®, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, October 10, 2018

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, September 14, 2018
  • Presenter, "You Asked, We Answered: Penalties, Patient Transport and Practical Considerations for Tax Exempt Organizations," Pandion and Western New York Healthcare Association (WNYHA) Joint Compliance Seminar, June 5, 2018
  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, November 3, 2017
  • Presenter, "Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Protecting Your Employees from Discrimination While Protecting Your Workplace," Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017
  • Presenter, "Annual Update: Fraud, Waste & Abuse Enforcement Trends," New York State Health Facilities Organization (NYSHFA) Audio Conference, October 7, 2016
  • Presenter, "Regulatory Issues Facing Student Health Centers," Harter Secrest & Emery Higher Education Institute, August 2, 2016
  • Presenter, "Successful Managed Care Contracting," Genesee Health Facilities Association Conference, April 20, 2015

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Trinity College, B.A.

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