Nick Healey

Nick Healey


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Nick is a partner in the Cheyenne office. He is a member of the Healthcare, Business Organizations and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups.

Nick Healey has experience representing and advising a wide variety of entities, with a particular focus on the health care industry. His diverse health care clients include hospital systems and their medical staffs, ambulatory surgery centers, FQHC’s and RHC’s, physician groups, pharmacies, clinical labs, medical device manufacturers. In addition to the general business issues faced by health care entities, Nick works frequently advising companies and individuals with respect to compliance with Wyoming and federal health care laws and regulations, and in representing health care providers with respect to reimbursement issues and administrative proceedings. Nick also speaks regularly for health care organizations such as the Wyoming Medical Society, the Wyoming Hospital Association, Leading Age – Wyoming, the Wyoming Association of Medical Staff Services (WyAMSS) and the Idaho Association of Medical Staff Services (IAMSS).

Nick also has an active practice in representing companies in business formation and contracting, financing, and mergers, as well as resolving and litigating disputes.

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Governance
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Non-Profit Entities
    • Healthcare
    • Business, Governance, Operations, and Transactions
    • Electronic Information, Technology, and Security [HIPAA]
    • Healthcare Education
    • Healthcare Labor and Employment
    • Healthcare Litigation
    • Long Term and Elder Care, In-Home Care, Hospice, and Rehabilitation
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, Peer Review, and Physician Matters
    • Physician Organizations and Issues
    • Plans, Managed Care, Employee Benefits, and Executive Compensation
    • Tax and Finance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Due Diligence
    • Joint Ventures
    • Mergers
    • Securities

Bar Admission



B.A. (Honors), Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
J.D., University of Wyoming, College of Law
M.B.A., University of Wyoming, College of Business

Prior Experience (Employment)

1999-2000 – Britton Gray, P.C., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2000-2002 – Boone, Smith, Davis, Hurst & Dickman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2002-2018 – Dray, Dyekman, Reed & Healey, P.C., Cheyenne, Wyoming

Professional Affiliations

American Health Lawyers Association
American Bar Association, Health Law Section

Presentations & Publications


Wyoming Medical Society
• “The Legal Impact of the ‘Doctor’s Note'”, Winter 2020
“Legal Liability Protections for Wyoming Physicians”Spring 2020
• “IPA’s: Not just a stiff drink” and the second presentation was titled “Here Be Monsters: Physician Employment Contracts”
• “The Shortest Distance Between Physicians and Patients” 2015
• “What a Physician Can Say About Marijuana” 2015
• “Here Be Monsters: Physician Employment Contracting for the Employer and the Employed” 2014
• “Physician Supervision of CRNA’s Under Medicare Regulations and Wy. Law” 2013
• “Setting a place for patient safety at the tort reform table” 2012
• “Made for Wyoming: The Stark Laws – Rural Provider Exception” 2011
• “EHR an introduction to Electronic Health Records, Meaningful Use and Practical Implications for Physicians” 2011
• “Hidden Gems: Congress Proposes to Loosen Beneficiary Inducement Laws” 2010
• “Negotiating Reimbursement in a Payor Contract; Not Mission Impossible, and You Should Choose to Accept It” 2010

American Health Lawyers Association
• 50 State Survey of Corporate Practice of Medicine Laws (Wyoming) 2013
• 50 State Survey of Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws 2008, 2012
• 50 State Survey of Balance Billing Laws 2006

Wyoming Lawyer
• “Emerging Healthcare Information Technologies and the Legal Challenges They Present”, October 2013 (with Paul DeMuro)


Wyoming State Bar
• Teleconference on “Wyoming and the Affordable Care Act: What every Wyoming lawyer advising and/or representing employers, consumers, and health care providers should know about health care reform“

Wyoming Patient Safety Summit
• “Wyoming’s ‘Medical Apology’ Statute: I’m Sorry, But for What?” 2012
• “Patient Safety Organizations, History and Future in Wyoming” 2012

Wyoming Association of Medical Staff Services
• “Life Cycle of the (Hospital Employed) Physician” 2013
• “Breaking the Code: ‘Code Words in Medical Staff Credentialing” 2013
• “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Managing the Flow of Information during Credentialing” 2012

Idaho Association of Medical Staff Services
• “Credentialing Jeopardy!” 2019
• “Who Goes Where? Medical Staff Categories” 2021

Wyoming Hospital Association
• “Taking the Bull by the Horns: The Board’s Role in Quality of Care”2012
• “Hospital Compliance Programs: A Way of Life” 2007

Wyoming State Bar
• “Wyoming and the Affordable Care Act” Annual Meeting 2013

Wyoming Critical Access Hospital Network–“340B Drug Program from the Wyoming Perspective”,Webinar 2013

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank–“Managing Risk When Families Oppose the Donor Registry,” Webinar 2012