Richard T. Yarmel

  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1268
  •   •     •  

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.


  • 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.


  • Recipient, “Health Care Achievement” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2013
  • Recipient, “Leaders in Law” Award, The Daily Record, 2012
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field Health Care Law
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016


  • “Breaches in HIPAA,” New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Fall Conference, Albany, NY, October 7, 2016
  • “Regulatory Issues Facing Student Health Centers,” Harter Secrest & Emery Higher Education Institute, August 2, 2016
  • “Cracking the Code on Healthcare - Embracing Cultural Diversity and Creating a Healthy Equitable Future,” NorthStar Network seminar, June 10, 2016
  • Guest Lecturer at graduate level, “Internal Investigations,” and “Health Care Fraud and Abuse” courses, State University of New York at Buffalo, November 10, 2015
  • “Medicaid Redesign,” Eyes on the Future Radio Show WHAM 1180, November 2012



  • Connecticut
  • New York


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