Matthew Leonardo, Esq. is a member of the Firm’s Health Law and Government Relations departments. Mr. Leonardo joined the firm after spending four years as the lead attorney for Health Care Financing at the Department of Health. Mr. Leonardo is intimately familiar with health care finance issues, through his work as the primary legislative drafter of the Department of Health’s budget. In his role at the Department of Health, Mr. Leonardo was counsel for Medicaid reimbursement, the Health Care Reform Act programs, the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and capital programs such as the Capital Restructuring Financing Program and the Health Facility Transformation Programs. Mr. Leonardo also worked on the Department’s value based payments initiatives, establishing VBP QIP and providing guidance for VBP Roadmap implementation.
Prior to his time at the Department of Health, Mr. Leonardo worked as an assistant counsel for the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, developing a deep knowledge of Legislative processes and functions. Before his time in government service, Mr. Leonardo was an attorney in private practice with a focus on insurance defense.