Michael Lisitano

Michael G. Lisitano


Michael G. Lisitano


  • Overview


    Michael Lisitano is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group. He advises hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and a variety of health law issues.


    Michael advises health care clients on various regulatory matters, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare and Medicaid program compliance, and fraud and abuse laws. Michael also counsels health care clients on certificates of need, provider and facility licensing laws, and scope of practice issues.


    Michael provides counsel to health care clients in corporate transactions, particularly those between or among physician groups, hospitals and health systems. He also assists with transactions involving contracting, affiliations, and clinical services agreements.

    While in law school, Michael served as the Research and Symposium Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. He received the Academic Excellence Award, Superior Classroom Performance Award, Service to the Law School Award, and distinguished academic achievement awards in Health Care and Hospital Administration Law, Drug and Device Law, Contract Law, Civil Procedure, and Legal Skills.

    Michael is a contributor to the firm's blog, Health Law Diagnosis.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented Connecticut-based Simione Healthcare Consultants and Pennsylvania-based BlackTree Healthcare Consulting in the execution of a strategic and equal combination to form SimiTree Healthcare Consulting and the subsequent investment by Sheridan Capital Partners. 

      • Represented ViaQuest Holdings, Ltd. (ViaQuest) as legal counsel in connection with investment in the healthcare services provider by Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. ViaQuest, headquartered in Dublin,Ohio, is a leading provider of quality, highly-individualized and specialized cost-effective care, solutions and services focused on individuals with development disabilities; hospice care; and behavioral and mental health. All are seen as growing areas of the healthcare market. ViaQuest operates in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    • Publications


      "Conn. Ruling Highlights Keys To Certificate-Of-Need Appeals," co-authored with Benjamin C. Jensen and Conor O. Duffy, published in Law360 Expert Analysis (8/22/2023)
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      "Conn. Certificate-Of-Need Law Will Bring Greater Efficiency," co-authored with Erin C. Turkis and Conor O. Duffy, published in Law360 Expert Analysis (7/6/2023)
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    • Presentations


      "Surprise Billing Rules Coming January 1, 2022 – Important Information About New Rules," co-presented with Danielle H. Tangorre and Conor O. Duffy, an R+C-hosted webinar (12/16/2021)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • August 24, 2023

        Conor Duffy, Ben Jensen and Michael Lisitano Co-Author Law360 Article on Certificate-of-Need Appeals

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      • July 10, 2023

        Conor Duffy, Michael Lisitano and Erin Howard Co-Author Law360 Expert Analysis Article on Changes to Connecticut Certificate of Need Laws

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      • May 21, 2021

        Transactional Health Law Team Represents Visiting Nurse Association and BlackTree/Simione in Recent Deals

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      • March 29, 2021

        Transactional Health Law Team Represents ViaQuest in Significant Investment Agreement

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      • November 5, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Fall Class

    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Health Law Diagnosis - HHS Proposes Disincentives for Providers that Commit Information Blocking" co-authored with Nathaniel T. Arden (11/1/23)

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Nathaniel T. Arden and Conor O. Duffy (10/24/23)

      "Health Law Diagnosis - Connecticut Supreme Court Addresses Contested Case Issue in Ruling on Certificate of Need Appeals" co-authored with Conor O. Duffy and Benjamin C. Jensen (8/2/2023)

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Conor O. Duffy and Nathaniel T. Arden (7/5/2023)

      "Health Law Diagnosis" co-authored with Erin C. Turkis, Stephen W. Aronson, Conor O. Duffy and Nathaniel T. Arden (6/14/2023)

      "Health Law Diagnosis - Connecticut Governor’s Health Care Bill Makes Important Changes to the Certificate of Need Process" co-authored with Conor O. Duffy and Erin C. Turkis (6/9/2023)

      "Department of Justice and State Attorneys General Pursue Private Equity Firms Under the False Claims Act" co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson (12/20/2021)