Health Care – Immigration Presentation @ Rochester Regional HFMA Fall Institute

Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
January 12, 2023

Immigrant doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals play a critical role meeting our country’s health care needs. Unfortunately, efforts to hire such medical professionals from abroad face many obstacles such as complex visa requirements, critical timeline issues, physician J-1 waiver requirements, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harter Secrest & Emery Immigration Partner Frank A. Novak and Health Care Partner Edward (Ted) H. Townsend will provide recommendations for recruiting and retaining foreign national medical professionals in the current climate and specific strategies to manage barriers. Topics will include the following:

Physician Immigration

  • J-1 vs. H-1B for GME
  • Two-year foreign residence requirement and H-1B quota
  • J-1 Waivers
  • H-1B and quota exemptions
  • Permanent residence
  • COVID-19 Pandemic, telehealth, and furloughs
  • Full-time employment
  • Employment agreements


Immigration Strategies for Registered Nurses 

  • Three models for employing registered nurses
  • Permanent residence
  • Working with recruiters


Allied Health Care Immigration 

  • VisaScreen


Health Care Regulatory Perspectives

Reimbursement Agreements

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