Louis Q. Reynolds

Associate Buffalo
Louis Reynlods

Louis provides regulatory and transactional guidance to clients from all parts of the health care industry, including primary care and specialty medical groups, hospitals, continuing care retirement communities and other forms of residential healthcare arrangements, health insurers and third-party administrators.

Louis has unique experience in the areas where the healthcare and employee benefits industries intersect, as he spent the first part of his professional career in a variety of roles with a third-party administrator of self-funded group health plans. He’s positioned to guide clients through legal issues while also understanding the business and operational implications that each legal issue presents.

He also advises for-profit and not-for-profit entities on general business matters relating to corporate governance, contract review and drafting, and entity selection and formation.

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Education & Admissions

Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2022
  • D’Youville College, M.S., 2020
  • D’Youville College, B.S., summa cum laude, 2017
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Experience

Representative Matters
  • Provided guidance on applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment and coverage and physician self-referral rules to a pain management practice as the practice considered employment arrangements with non-physicians, including physical therapists and clinical social workers.
  • Advised third-party administrator of self-funded employee health plans on various regulatory and compliance matters related to ERISA preemption; broker compensation disclosure rules; the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; and third-party reimbursement and subrogation. 
  • Provided advice to an organization that collaborates with medical practices to fund and provide technology for the treatment of cancer on compliance with laws related to ownership and structuring of medical practices, the corporate practice of medicine and management service organizations.
  • Represented group of emergency physicians in billing dispute with large, national payors that implicated New York State and federal surprise medical billing laws.
  • Advised durable medical equipment (DME) supplier on compliance and appropriate action for a Food and Drug Administration recall for respiratory devices distributed by the DME supplier.
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Activities & Professional Associations

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section

Articles & Publications

Articles

  • Author, “The Direct Primary Care Model: Considerations for New York Providers, Patients and Employers,” Health Law Journal, NYSBA, February 2024
  • Co-Author, “New York State to Require Disclosure of Certain Material Health Care Transactions,” Buffalo Business First, July 2023
  • Co-Author, “The Federal No Surprises Act Creates a Dual Framework To Protect New York Patients from Balance Billing,” Health Law Journal, NYSBA, May 2022