Alyson Leone is Counsel on the Healthcare Team and Business Law Team. Her practice includes the representation of Physicians, Medical Practices, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Registered Surgical Practices, Hospitals, Dentists, Dental Practices, Medical and Dental Management Companies, and Nursing Homes. Ms. Leone advises on corporate transactional matters such as the formation and structure of healthcare entities, joint ventures, shareholder, operating and employment agreements and licensure compliance. Her work regularly involves analysis of federal and state statutes and regulations, including New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners regulations, licensing standards, HIPAA, fraud and abuse laws, anti-kickback laws and self-referral laws.
Ms. Leone also practices general corporate law, including formation and structure of business entities, negotiating and drafting contracts, ownership and asset sales and acquisitions and general corporate counseling.
Ms. Leone has authored a number of articles including “Is There Any Escape from My Contract?” “Term and Termination Provisions” published in the latest edition of the AHLA Managed Care Handbook; “Physician/Hospital Relationships” published in the AHLA's Representing Physicians Handbook; “How State Law Issues May Affect Accountable Care Organizations” published in the AHLA ACO Handbook; “Practices Should Be Aware of the Self-Disclosure Protocol” published in the Medical Group Management Association (“MGMA”) Newsletter in Fall, 2009; “The Benefits and Risks of Self-Disclosure Under the Self-Disclosure Protocol” published in the New Jersey Law Journal, Health Care Supplement on September 14, 2009; “Free Transportation for Patients” published in the MGMA Newsletter in Spring, 2009; “Amendments to Codey Law Finally Signed Into Law” published in the MGMA Newsletter in Winter, 2009, Middlesex County Bar Association-Middlesex Advocate Newsletter, and online at www.beckersasc.com/news-analysis/amendments-to-codey-law-finally-signed-into-law.html; “OIG Provides New Guidance on Free Transportation” published in the AHLA Physicians Organization Newsletter in July, 2009; “A Free Ride?” published in the MGMA Newsletter; “The Corporate Freeze-Out”, published in the New Jersey Law Journal Corporate Law magazine on July 30, 2007; “Insurer Versus Provider”, published in the New Jersey Law Journal Health Care Law magazine on July 16, 2007; “Can ASCs Provide Free Transportation?”, published in the AHLA Physician Organizations Newsletter; and “Issues in Physician Contracting”, published in the September 2005 issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. She also speaks on a number of healthcare and business law topics, including “The Business of HealthCare: Navigating the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine” at AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in February 2015; “Hospitals, Medical Staffs and Employed Physicians - One Big Happy Family?” a webinar for National Association Medical Staff Services in March, 2011; “Health Care Conference: ACOs and Their Impact” at the NJSCPA Education Foundation; “When to Hold Your Tongue: The Benefits and Risks of Self-Disclosure” at the Health Care Compliance Association, Physician's Practice Compliance Conference in October, 2009; “Corporate Entities and Ownership Agreements” at the Asian-Indian Chamber of Commerce; and a Lorman seminar entitled “Medical Records Law in New Jersey”. Ms. Leone was a teaching assistant for a Corporate Law and Practice class at St. John's University.
Ms. Leone is currently serving as Secretary and Director of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Health and Hospital Law Section and is a member of the Business Law Section. She is Vice Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”) Physician Organizations Practice Group. She is also a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association. She previously served as the Vice Chair of Educational Programs of the Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) Task Force of the AHLA; Region Leader for the AHLA's Corporate Practice of Medicine Project; and Chair of the Publications Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Health and Hospital Law Section.
Ms. Leone has been recognized as a Leader in Healthcare by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015. She has also been named as a Rising Star in Health Care by Super Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Law.
Area of Emphasis:
Physician Practices, Chiropractic Practices, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Ambulatory Care Facilities, Hospitals, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Healthcare Regulatory Issues, Corporate Transactions
•ACOs and Their Impact
•Amendments to Codey Law Finally Signed Into Law
•Can ASCs Provide Free Transportation?
•Can Your ASC Provide Free Transportation to Its Patients?
•Free Transportation for Patients
•Free Transportation: Recent OIG Opinion Permits in Limited Circumstances- What Does This Mean for ASCs?
•Healthcare Regulatory Update: New Codey Law Outpatient Surgical Facility Exception
•Insurer Versus Provider
•Is Your Practice Ready for Accountable Care?
•Issues in Physician Contracting
•New Jersey Healthcare Regulatory Update - April 2014
•OIG Provides New Guidance on Free Transportation
•Practices Should be Aware of the Self-Disclosure Protocol
•Presentation:When To Hold Your Tongue-The Benefits and Risks of Self-Disclosure
•Representing Physicians Handbook, Third Edition
•The ACO Final Rule: Seven Changes of Interest to Physicians
•The ACO Handbook A Guide to Accountable Care Organizations
•The Benefits and Risks of Self-Disclosure Under the Self-Disclosure Protocol
•The Corporate Freeze-Out