New York Healthcare Attorneys for Physicians

The attorneys of Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. assist members of the healthcare industry including physicians, healthcare providers and health-related businesses with a wide array of legal services including corporate and transactional matters, civil and administrative litigation, healthcare regulatory issues, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and commercial real estate transactions.  Outside of the healthcare industry, we similarly assist businesses and business owners with respect to corporate and commercial matters, business disputes, litigation, financing, documenting secured transactions and commercial real estate transactions.

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Recent Publications

Greenway Health, LLC Improper EHR Calculation
The NY Medicaid Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) Incentive Program (now known as the Promoting Interoperability Program) provides eligible professionals and hospitals with incentive payments as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. The purpose of the program is to support providers as they transition to and integrate the use of EHRs in meaningful ways, with an overarching goal to help improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient health care. In their first year, all providers will be required to attest to adoption, implementation, or upgrade of certified EHR technology.

New York Supreme Court Dismisses Employer’s Complaint in MLMIC Litigation
In a prior web alert, we discussed the sale and demutualization of Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”), and how physician-policyholders insured by MLMIC between 7/2013 and 7/2016 were entitled to the proceeds arising from that transaction. We also discussed that MLMIC had an “objection” procedure for certain employers to have the money placed in escrow pending agreement of the parties, or the outcome of an adversarial proceeding.

Department of Health Prescribes Additional Opioid Treatment Guidelines
By letter dated February 13, 2019, the New York State Department of Health released written guidance to physicians who prescribe opioids for pain lasting longer than three (3) months. Effective April 1, 2018, legislation signed by Governor Cuomo, as part of the 2018-2019 New York State Fiscal Year Budget, has added a new section to the law pertaining to controlled substance prescriptions.

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