Jennifer Groves Fusco practices in the area of healthcare and human services with a focus on representation of healthcare facilities and other providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, residential care homes, emergency medical services providers, behavioral health providers, such as residential treatment centers and hospitals for mentally ill persons, faculty practice plans and private physician practices, before the Office of Health Care Access, the Department of Public Health, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and various other federal and state agencies. Mrs. Fusco has handled numerous contested Certificate of Need proceedings involving the establishment of healthcare facilities, the sale of healthcare facilities and systems, including divisions of national surgical and rehabilitation providers, terminations of hospital programs and services, and the acquisition of major imaging equipment. Her Department of Public Health practice focuses on the licensure and certification of new facilities, the transfer of ownership of existing facilities and licensure and certification issues in connection therewith, as well as ongoing compliance with the Public Health Code, preparation of Corrective Action Plans and negotiation of Consent Orders on behalf of healthcare facilities and providers. Mrs. Fusco also represents individual practitioners, including physicians and dentists, in licensure investigations involving the Department of Public Health and the state’s various professional boards. She also represents providers in connection with proceedings involving graduate medical education programs.
Mrs. Fusco assisted in the representation of the purchaser in the state's first-ever for-profit hospital conversion, specifically by appearing before the Office of Health Care Access and the Office of the Attorney General in regulatory approval hearings and before the Department of Public Health, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other state and federal agencies with respect to the licensure and certification of the hospital. Mrs. Fusco also provides general compliance, quality assurance and risk management advice to various healthcare providers, including, notably, advice on compliance with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder. She also handles healthcare related litigation matters and negotiates employment and related contracts on behalf of the providers that she represents.
Mrs. Fusco is an active member of various professional and community associations and organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association (Vice President), the Connecticut Bar Association Health Law Section, and the Greater New Haven Health Care Council. Mrs. Fusco is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven, a community organization committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women.
Mrs. Fusco received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts, and her B.A., with distinction, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.