Our in-depth knowledge of the multi-faceted healthcare industry, both from commercial and regulatory perspectives, gives Stroock litigators a decided advantage in representing hospitals and other providers, managed care organizations and insurance companies faced with emerging legal issues.  Our understanding of the constantly changing relationships between the payers, providers and consumers of healthcare products allows us to provide our clients with the insight and business acumen necessary for success in a wide range of areas.  We have advised a variety of healthcare institutions, including Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, OptiCare Health Systems and St. Barnabas Hospital. We act with regard to a broad range of healthcare issues, including compliance with healthcare laws and regulations; fraud and abuse and self-referral issues; antitrust; government agency investigations; institutional accreditation issues; confidentiality of protected health information under HIPAA and other applicable regulations; and credentialing, disciplinary proceedings and other medical staff and employee issues.