The Impact of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on Telehealth, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalties

Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, PC On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Budget Act”). The Budget Act extended and modified numerous health care programs, including Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”), the CHRONIC Care Act and the Medicare Part B Improvement Act. This Alert highlights […]

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Know Who You’re Doing Business With! Innocent Vendor Found Liable Alongside Corporate Cheat for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

By Michael D Brofman, Esq. & Jessica Kumar, Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C It is not particularly surprising that some individuals will engage in the questionable and risky practice of paying for personal items by using their business/corporate accounts and credit cards. The classic example is a corporate officer who uses his business credit card to take his friends or family out for […]

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Employment Termination in the Absence of Professional Review Did Not Merit Report to National Practitioner Data Bank

Published in the American Bar Association November 2017 Newsletter The National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) was created by Congress to serve as a repository of information regarding adverse actions taken against medical professionals. Brought about with the stated goal of increasing the quality of healthcare, as well as curbing healthcare fraud and abuse, the NPDB […]

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Tax Reform and Physician Consolidation

Tax Reform Likely to Cause Short-Term Continuation of Physician Practice Consolidation, As Well as Increased Uncertainty with Respect to Future Physician Practice Structures. By Alan Sonnenklar, Esq. & Stacey Marder, Esq., Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the recently enacted tax reform law, contains provisions that, while not widely […]

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Should I adopt an Employee Manual? What are the benefits?

An Employee Manual: (i) ensures that your employees are aware of their duties and responsibilities; (ii) supplements, or in some cases, acts as employment agreements; (iii) informs your employees of your business policies; and (iv) provides your business with legal protections. For a more detailed discussion on Employee Manuals, please click here to read the article […]

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What do I need to consider before I sign a lease for my business?

A lease is imperative to the value of a business. Important items to consider include: parties to the lease, personal guaranty, term of lease and exit strategy, build-out, rent, assignment and subletting provision, landlord responsibilities, insurance, competition in the building and right to enter. For a more detailed discussion on General Business Lease Agreements, please […]

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Understanding the Process of Selling a Medical Practice

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C.Email the Author There are many reasons physicians make the choice to sell their practice.  Increasingly, physicians are making the choice to sell their practice to a large group or hospital and entering into employment agreements with the particular purchaser, perhaps seeking […]

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Understanding General Business Lease Agreements

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. Email the Author Overview: When evaluating a business, the lease is often considered one of the most important assets as location is crucial to the success of a business, and the lease is often one of the largest expenses.  While a favorable lease can certainly increase […]

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