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Frank A. Mazzagatti

Frank A. Mazzagatti

Partner

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Biography

Frank A. Mazzagatti is a Partner in the firm's corporate transactions and healthcare regulatory practice. The scope of his practice is diversified and includes the representation of hospitals, healthcare providers, specialty pharmacies, group practices, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and office-based surgical practices with various transactions, healthcare corporate compliance, regulatory Law, License defense, accreditation and governments/third-party audits in New York, New Jersey and before the federal bars.

Prior to his Legal career, Dr. Mazzagatti held numerous executive healthcare administrative positions including Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at The Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, New York; Vice President-Operations at the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Brooklyn, New York and Executive Director of CARES at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Jersey, to name a few. Dr. Mazzagatti has also been a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1987.

PROMINENT MATTERS

•           Successfully defended multi-license professional at OPD against charges brought by three (3) separate licensing boards.

•           Successfully represented physician at OPMC against fraud allegations and license revocation.

•           Successfully argued New York and New Jersey No-Fault Law distinctions before Arbitrator defeating insurance carrier allegations of ineligibility for provider.

•           Represented multi-facility skilled nursing home operator group against US Attorney allegations of COVID-19 fraud and abuse.

•           Represented Seller of urgent care practice to national urgent care practice group.

•           Represented as co-counsel qui tam realtor against urgent care provider for violations of the federal False Claims Act.

•           Represented Buyer of acute care hospital in New Jersey.

•           Represented clients undergoing investigations by Attorney General, OIG, OMIG, DOH and MACs.

REGULATORY MATTERS

(For Federal, New York and New Jersey Law)

•           Stark Law Issues

•           Anti-Kickback Statute

•           False Claims Account Violations

•           Compliance programs

•           Fee-Splitting

•           Prohibitions Against the Corporate Practice of Medicine

•           HIPAA privacy and security regulations

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Major: Health Law
  • Columbia Southern University
    • Ph.D. - 1999
    • Major: Health Care Administration
  • State University of New York - Empire State College
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Health Care
  • Central Michigan University
    • M.S.A. - 1994
    • Major: Health Care Administration

Published Works

  • Reinstatement to Federally Funded Health Care Programs: Talk to a Health Care Attorney to Discuss Your Options!
  • 2023 Guidance for the Disclosing of Medicaid Overpayments Talk to a Health Care Attorney to Discuss Your Options!

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist, 1987

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Transactions
  • Healthcare Regulatory Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New Jersey

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Health Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Past Positions

  • The Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, New York, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center in Brooklyn, New York, Vice President-Operations
  • CARES at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey, Executive Director

Current Employment Position

  • Partner