Adest, Jeffry

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Jeffry Adest

Partner / Director

111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
P: 516-393-2270

411 Hackensack Avenue, 5th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
P: 201-518-3407


Compliance and White Collar Defense
Health Care
Health Care Information and Technology
HIPAA Compliance

New York University
School of Law
(J.D., 1995)
Yeshiva University
(B.S., 1992)

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court for the
Southern District  of New York
U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of New York

New York Supreme Court,
Appellate Division

New Jersey Supreme Court
Connecticut State Courts
Pennsylvania State Court

Super Lawyers – New York Metro (2014-2021)

New York State Bar

New Jersey State Bar

American Health Law Association

Mr. Adest represents numerous federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), health systems/ hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, other long term care providers, behavioral health providers, physicians, dentists, management services organizations and other health care clients in a variety of corporate and regulatory transactions and matters.

Mr. Adest regularly counsels FQHCs and FQHC Look-alikes throughout the United States on many complex and day-to-day issues. Mr. Adest also regularly advises health systems/hospitals with regard to their relationships with FQHCs. Mr. Adest assists entities with the legal aspects of the application and establishment of federally qualified health centers and look-alikes, including assisting health systems/hospitals with “spinning off” their outpatient clinics into FQHCs and FQHC Look-alikes. Mr. Adest also has extensive experience in structuring and reviewing myriad types of contracts and services agreements between health centers and other health systems/hospitals, other health care providers, business associates, and vendors, while ensuring that the health centers continue to comply with the extensive fraud and abuse and specific service requirements imposed by applicable laws and regulations. As health centers are federally regulated and subject to several specific requirements, Mr. Adest regularly assists the health centers in achieving and maintaining compliance, including complying with the governing body's composition, HRSA requirements and the many other regulations and promulgations applicable specifically to FQHCs and FQHC Look-alikes. In addition, Mr. Adest counsels health centers on issues related to Federal Tort Claims Act coverage, communications with applicable Federal agencies, change in scope of service, and other Federal and state issues.

Mr. Adest is a frequent lecturer on a variety of issues, including FQHC issues and HIPAA compliance issues.

Mr. Adest is licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Speeches and Events

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers: What is Your Hospital/Health System’s Strategy and How Can You Structure Collaborations with FQHCs Amidst High Regulatory Scrutiny? – American Health Law Association 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting – June 30, 2020
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – FTCA Deeming: What do I need to do in order to submit the Application – June 9, 2020
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – COVID-19 Telehealth Rules Applicable to FQHCs – March 26, 2020
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – 340B Contract Pharmacy Issues for FQHCs – March 4, 2020
  • Conference on Medicine & Ethics – 2nd Annual Center for Health Education, Medicine, & Dentistry (CHEMED) – (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) – February 14, 2020
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – Preparing for an OSV; Practical Tips – February 2, 2020
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – FTCA Compliance & Preparing for an FTCA Specific On-Site Visit – November 20, 2019
  • Garfunkel Wild Webinar – Contracts in an FQHC: does your contract comply? – September 25, 2019
  • BKD CPAs & Advisors' Webinar – Preparation for Your HRSA Operational Site Visit – March 19, 2019
  • BKD CPAs & Advisors' Webinar – CHC/FQHC & Hospital: Opportunities for Strategic Relationships & Synergies – February 27, 2019
  • Is Your Health Center OSV Ready: Understanding The HRSA Compliance Manual and How to Avoid the Dreaded “Not Met” – Health Choice Network’s 24th Annual Board of Directors Educational Conference – June 22, 2018
  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements for FQHCs – November 20, 2017
  • Understanding the New FQHC Compliance Manual Requirements – October 17, 2017
  • FTCA: New Program Requirements to Maintain Coverage – NJPCA Annual Conference, September 27, 2017
  • New Compliance Manual: New Program Requirements – NJPCA Annual Conference, September 27, 2017
  • There’s More to Know: When You Think You Know Everything About HIPAA and Data Breach Risk – NJPCA Annual Conference – September 27, 2017
  • Avoiding HRSA Site Visit Mistakes Before They Happen – NJPCA, 2017 Financial Round Table Summit – May 5, 2017
  • Value Based Payments & Trump Administration’s Impact on FQHCs – February 27, 2017
  • Compliance with HRSA 19 Elements – February 23, 2016
  • "Supercircular" Final Interim Rule – Guidance for FQHCs – February 10, 2015
  • Hot Topics in HIPAA/HITECH, National Association of Community Health Centers (Las Vegas, NV) – October 29, 2014
  • Training on HIPAA and Implementing the New Final HITECH Regulations – SJFMC, – October 18, 2013
  • Practical Tips for Implementing the New Final HITECH Regulations – NJPCA – June 13, 2013
  • Practical Tips for HITECH Implementation – NJPCA – May 9, 2013
  • Final HITECH Regulations - NJPCA – February 10, 2013


  • Co-authored chapter entitled "Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)" in the Legal Manual for New York Physicians (Sixth Edition)
  • Co-authored chapter entitled "HIPAA & HITECH Electronic Transaction, Security and Privacy Regulations" in the Legal Manual for New York Physicians (Third Edition)
  • Practical Privacy, Health Executive, September 2007