Understanding Physician Employment Contracts

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Unfortunately, yet understandably, most physicians are reluctant to read all of the provisions in their employment contracts in the belief that they face a “take it or leave it” quandary. However, physicians often do not realize that while there are provisions in such contracts that are standard in the industry, […]

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Understanding Private Equity Transactions in Healthcare

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Email Mathew Email Stacey Introduction When healthcare providers consider their options with respect to selling their practices, many providers are entertaining the idea of selling their practices to a private equity firm. While this may seem very enticing to many providers as the purchase price is […]

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Manslaughter Charges Affirmed Against Prescribing Physician For Patients’ Fatal Overdoses

By Jessica M. Seidman, Esq.Email the Author In the current climate of heightened awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction–and enhanced enforcement by New York State Health Department’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Drug Enforcement Administration–New York’s highest court, by majority decision, has recently affirmed the conviction of a physician on charges of […]

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As California Goes: What You Need To Know About CCPA Exemptions

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California’s sweeping new data privacy law enacted on June 28, 2018, goes into effect in January 2020. Because California has historically been the vanguard for social, legislative, and political innovation, and because of its similar-but-different compatibility with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, […]

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Understanding the Issues Related to Concierge Medicine

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email the Author Since its introduction in the mid-1990s in Seattle, Washington, a growing number of medical practitioners have converted their medical practices into “concierge” practices, or they have joined concierge practice networks. These practitioners have found fulfillment, flexibility, and financial gain; they can once again enjoy practicing medicine and reduce […]

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New Medicare Rule

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Email Mathew Email Stacey As of November 4, 2019, a new Medicare Rule known as the Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process (CMS-6058-FC) became effective. This Rule gives Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) broader authority to deter fraud by preventing certain providers and suppliers from […]

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Understanding The Medicare Fraud Investigation

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email the Author Today, the sensationalized stories of FBI agents and criminal indictments are the day to day realities of Medicare enforcement faced by every physician. What is Medicare Fraud? First, there are the obvious cases of greed, such as physicians billing for fictitious patients and services never performed and the rendering […]

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Understanding the Legal Ramifications Involving Medispas

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. and Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Email Mathew Email Stacey Introduction Medical Spas (“Medispa”) are becoming very popular as business men and women seek to capitalize on being able to provide botox, fillers, lasers and other medical services to their clientele. While many healthcare providers are being presented with enticing opportunities to […]

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