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Daniel Weinstein is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Health Care Group. His practice focuses on representing health care clients, including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations, telehealth platforms, and digital health companies. Daniel provides legal advice on a wide range of regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters, such as Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse compliance, managed care contracting, value-based payment arrangements, HIPAA, practice expansions, and general corporate and business planning.

Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representing veterans seeking disability benefits and leading Election Protection call centers. He is also an active member in the NYC Bar Association’s health law committees.

Daniel earned his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was President of the Health Law & Policy Society and a Notes Editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. Prior to law school, Daniel worked as a health care policy consultant at both NORC at the University of Chicago and Navigant Consulting. Daniel received his B.A. in Political Science and Community Health from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a wave of telehealth policy changes across the nation at both federal and state levels. Such changes have expanded access to health care and addressed underutilization in chronic disease management while minimizing the risk of exposure for individuals seeking care. One such policy change in particular has received widespread attention and support from industry stakeholders and lawmakers alike: expansion of telehealth to include audio-only telephonic communications. However, the longevity of telehealth’s expansion to audio-only services remains uncertain as states and the federal government each pursue revisions to pandemic-era policies and flexibilities.
Continue Reading Hold the Phone: Audio-Only Telehealth Expanding in New York and other States, but National Policies May Lag

The latest COVID-19 stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (the “Act”), enacted on March 11, 2021, provides $1.9 trillion in funding for various COVID-19 relief measures. However, while the Act includes many funding provisions, including those funding direct assistance to lower-income individuals and families, expanding “Obamacare” insurance subsidies and availability, increasing federal medical assistance percentage (“FMAP”) rates for Medicaid programs under certain circumstances, supporting public health workforce development, funding technical assistance to skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”), and bolstering COVID-19 vaccine and testing efforts, it also has a few provisions that create new or directly augment existing financial supports available to providers and hospitals that have sustained losses during the pandemic.
Continue Reading The COVID-19 Provider Funding Tap Begins to Run Dry: The American Rescue Plan Offers Minimal Financial Relief to Non-Rural Providers and Hospitals