Frank Mazzagatti, Ph.D., represents healthcare providers, hospitals, group practices, skilled nursing facilities, and specialty pharmacies, among other industry practitioners. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, compliance and regulatory laws, license defense, accreditation, and third-party commercial and governmental audits. He also represents clients in responding to as well as investigations by the Office of the Attorney General, the United States Attorney, and other governmental entities or licensing bodies.

Frank creates strategic plans and regulatory analysis regarding C-Suite operations for shareholders, members, and boards of directors. He has extensive experience representing appellants at all levels of appeal for Medicare and Medicaid controversies. Frank has created a New York State precedent with promissory note planning. He has also helped providers save millions of dollars by defending them against health insurance overpayment audits. Frank has successfully challenged carriers’ erroneous use of statistical extrapolation and/or misuse of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes and local coverage determinations.

Frank has a successful track record in obtaining Medicare and Medicaid reinstatements for clients who were excluded for various reasons. He defends licensees before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct as well as the Office of Professional Discipline. His clients have often commented that Frank’s combined experiences as an attorney, healthcare provider, and executive hospital administrator have enabled him to deliver results that far exceeded their expectations.

Frank teaches Health Law as a special professor of law at his alma mater, Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
    • Health Law Committee
    • Health Law Concentration


  • "The Grand Healthcare System," Annual New York State (NYS) Medicaid Corporate Compliance Training, 2020 – 2022
  • "Implementing an Effective Compliance Program Under Amended Section 363-d of New York State Social Services Law," 100+ multi-site skilled nursing facilities in New York State, 2020


Frank is a frequent writer on the topic of Medicaid overpayments and federally funded healthcare programs.


Frank lives and works in New York. He is an avid club tennis player and holds a second-degree kickboxing black belt. When not working, Frank enjoys entertaining with his wife and their toddler daughter. They routinely patronize local restaurants and shops and head to Long Island's east end on weekends to pick fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.

J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2010

Ph.D., Columbia Southern University, 1999

B.S., Health Care, State University of New York at Empire State College, 1991