NYS OMIG STREAMLINES COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H. Effective immediately, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) implemented changes to the annual Compliance Certification Requirement (NYS Social Services Law (SSL) §363-d) which we discussed in a prior Blast.  This change impacts ALL NYSPROVIDERS AND BILLING COMPANIESthathavereceived or billed at […]

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SEC Proposes Eliminating a Significant Burden on Raising Capital in Private Markets

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.  Startup, developmental and emerging growth businesses nationwide welcomed a recent proposal from the Securities and Exchange Commission that, if adopted, would make it considerably less difficult for them to raise capital.   For many businesses seeking to raise start-up or working capital, banks are simply not an option due to the stringent […]

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Proposed Rule for 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule Includes Changes to Telehealth Billing and Use of Evaluation and Management Codes

By: Seth A. Nadel, Esq. On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its Proposed Rule for the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“Proposed Fee Schedule”). The Proposed Fee Schedule incorporates several proposals which could affect future physician billing, including changes to rules regarding use of Evaluation and Management (“E&M”) codes, […]

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MAURO VISKOVIC, ESQ. HAS JOINED THE FIRM

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq. Mauro Viskovic is pleased to announce that he has joined Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C., bringing with him over 20 years of experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance deals, private fund matters, and a wide range of other transactional and securities law matters. Mauro is proud […]

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2020 OIG COMPLIANCE WORK PLAN

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq., & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. Investigations by Medicare and Medicaid are constantly on the rise. Each year, a Work Plan is published by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) (which is updated monthly) showing the priorities and major initiatives that it intends to investigate during the fiscal year. The […]

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Out and Back: COVID-19 Paid Leave Changes in New York

By: Carla Hogan, Esq. & Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. In previous articles, we summarized the federal paid-leave laws and regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the New York State Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19, and the benefit interplay between the federal, state and New York City laws and regulations. As previously reported, under the New York State Paid Sick […]

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Preliminary Injunctive Relief and Medical Staff Privileging Disputes

By David A. Zarett, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H. Adverse action by a hospital against a physician’s medical-staff appointment or clinical privileges—such as summary suspension, termination or non-renewal—poses potentially catastrophic consequences to a physician’s practice and career. While most hospitals afford the physician internal “due process” hearing rights to challenge the adverse action, such […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Providers Involved in Litigation

By: Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. As healthcare providers continue to focus their efforts on battling the COVID-19 pandemic, litigators across New York have welcomed once-thought unconventional modes of conducting depositions, hearings and oral arguments with open arms.  As the courts, for the most part, remain closed to all but court personnel, attorneys and clients alike […]

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New Investigations Related To COVID-19

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H. PRICE GOUGING INVESTIGATIONS: On March 16, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) added new prosecutorial tools to its arsenal, directing each U.S. Attorney’s Office to prioritize the detection, investigation, and prosecution of criminal conduct relating to the current pandemic. DOJ has created a COVID-19 Hoarding […]

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Force Majeure and Business Interruption in the Age of COVID-19

By Michael D. Brofman, Esq. & Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s response was immediate and stunning, but few had time to fully consider and comprehend the long-term effects on their businesses.  The rights and obligations of commercial tenants to pay rent amid the governmental restrictions, and whether an […]

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