PRACTICE CONCENTRATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Regina G. Morano, J.D., CHC is a healthcare regulatory attorney and compliance executive with more than two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Morano began her healthcare career as a Jesuit Volunteer and founding staff member of Baltimore’s Health Care for the Homeless Program, and has served in key legal and compliance positions with leading healthcare and regulatory organizations.
As a regulatory Special Counsel and Ethics Officer during the administration of then- New York Governor George Pataki, Ms. Morano provided legal and legislative counsel to the chairman of the New York State Workers Compensation Board, and drafted key legislation and regulations for the protection of injured workers. Ms. Morano has also recently served as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for University of Maryland Faculty Physicians; Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for the nation’s leading interventional pain physician group, and previously as Vice President & General Counsel for UR Medicine-Thompson Health in New York. Earlier in her career she was also Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for the nation’s premier medication monitoring laboratory, and served as lead regulatory and compliance counsel for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, New York’s largest not-for-profit health plan.
Among the honors Ms. Morano has received in her career, she was appointed by then-New York Governor George Pataki to the Governor’s Council on Women’s Issues; and was honored by her peers in the legal community as one of the New York Daily Record’s Top 10 in-house counsels in 2011.
Ms. Morano focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters involving hospitals, physician practices, laboratory and interventional pain providers, workers compensation regulations, and strategic implementation of corporate integrity agreements for healthcare providers who have been subject to government enforcement. She has been certified in healthcare compliance since 2007.
Ms. Morano is an honors graduate of Albany Law School of Union University, where she was appointed to the Board of Trustees upon graduation in 1995. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne College, where she has served on the Board of Trustees since 2018. She is a frequent national presenter for the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and American Healthlawyers Association (AHLA).
- Albany Law School