Margaret J. Davino leads the Healthcare Practice at Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan.  She has practiced healthcare law, representing hospitals, physicians and physician group practices, healthcare-related businesses, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, ambulatory facilities and other healthcare providers and entities, for over twenty years.  Ms Davino served as General Counsel to a large teaching hospital in New York, and subsequently as General Counsel to a large teaching hospital in New Jersey. She has been involved in a multitude of transactional, compliance, contractual, corporate, regulatory, employment-related, real estate, and risk management legal issues.  She works often with physician-hospital contracts, joint ventures, employment agreements, managed care issues, IT/computer contracts, affiliation and/or service contracts, issues of regulatory compliance, medical staff affairs, setting up physician practices and faculty practices, license and lease agreements, physician disciplinary matters, mergers and formation of healthcare providers and systems, and providing advice in areas such as consent and confidentiality. She has been involved with structuring accountable care organizations, and is often involved in physician-hospital collaboration and integration matters, including structuring programs to include quality and other mutually beneficial considerations.  She has developed corporate compliance programs for healthcare providers, and serves as outside compliance counsel for organizations, providing compliance advice and conducting investigations to ensure attorney-client privilege. She assisted with the implementation of HIPAA’s privacy regulations at a large hospital, along with the review and coordination of HIPAA’s EDI and security regulations. She often assists with bylaws and governance matters, including conducting board education.  She also advises companies seeking to provide services to healthcare providers.

Ms. Davino lectures frequently on multiple healthcare legal topics, and has written various articles and a chapter on the legal issues associated with managed care in a book Managed Care – Survival Strategies.  She wrote a column on HIPAA issues for two years for the publication Medical Economics.  She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association and upcoming Chair-elect of its Health Law Section, and a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and past Chair of its Health and Hospital Section.  She is admitted to practice in New York, NJ andConnecticut.  She is also a registered nurse.  She was named by New York Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top attorneys in health law in the greater Metropolitan New York area for the years 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

MARGARET J. DAVINO – RECENT PRESENTATIONS

January 24, 2010 – “Introduction to Health Care Law,” Practicing Law Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

February 2, 2010 – “Legal Issues Involved with Patient-Centered Health and Electronic Records,” Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ.

February 4, 2010 – “New Jersey Health Law Update,” New Jersey Hospital Association.

May 18, 2010 – American Bar Association teleconference, “Traditional hospital-physician arrangements:  physician employment, practice acquisition, professional services agreements and more.”

August 10, 2010 – “Health Law Fundamentals,” Practicing Law Institute, PLI headquarters, Seventh Avenue, New York, NY.

October 21, 2010 – “Health Reform and the Mandated Compliance Plan,” New Jersey Healthcare Financial Management Association annual meeting, Atlantic City, NJ.

October 23, 2010 – “Health Law Reform – an Overview,” New York State Bar Association Health Law Section, Fall Conference, Vermont.

November 8, 2010 – “Healthcare Reform and New Obligations for Tax-Exempt Hospitals,” GTC Bio Conference: “Healthcare Reform: Dealing with Hurdles and Building Success,” Washington DC November 8-9, 2010.

November 16, 2010 – “HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use – Obligations for Hospitals and Physicians,”  Yale Club, New York, NY.

December 16, 2010 – “Health Law Fundamentals Panel,” Practicing Law Institute, PLI headquarters, New York, NY.

January 19, 2011 – “The Healthcare Reform Law and The Mandated Compliance Plan,” webinar for  Health Care Compliance Strategies.

March 7, 2011 – “Public Health Research and the Healthcare Reform Law,” University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health.

May 13, 2011 – “Healthcare Consent Specifics,” in program “Healthcare Decision Making,” New York State Bar Association, Concierge Conference Center, New York, NY.

May 23, 2011 – “Implementing HIPAA Changes – Now or Later,” NCHICA Academic Medical Center Conference, University of North Carolina Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC.

June 14, 2011 – “Non-Physician Practitioners and Compliance Issues,” Jersey City Medical Center, NJ.

October 22, 2011 –  “Accountable Care Organizations – Legal and Structural Issues and Update,” Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association, Yale Club, New York, NY.

October 24, 2011 – “Working Together:  Options for Relationships from Affiliations to Mergers,”  New York State Cerebral Palsy Association meeting for affiliates, Saratoga Springs, NY.

November 4, 2011 – “OIG Work Plan and Compliance Initiatives,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, New York, NY.