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

By David A. Zarett, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C.Email the Author 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 […]

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21st Century Cures Act Promises Greater Interoperability and Less Information-Blocking in Health Information Technology, Among Other Reforms

By: David A. Zarett, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq. Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. On November 30, 2016, the United States House of Representatives overwhelming passed the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act” or the “Act”) with broad bipartisan support. It was swiftly passed by the Senate on December 7 and signed into […]

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Joint Commission MS.01.01.01: A Golden Opportunity for Physicians to ‘Level the Playing Field’ at Intra-Hospital Hearings

By: David A. ZarettEmail the Author Reprinted with permission from: Health Law Journal, Fall 2010, Vol. 15, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207. Imagine this very realistic, and unfortunate, scenario: A physician client comes into your office one day with a certified mail letter […]

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