How To Prepare For A Deposition

By Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. During litigation, whether you are a physician, a business owner, or simply a non-party witness, there will likely come a time that you will be faced with having to testify at a deposition.  In Part One of this series, we explained what a deposition is and what to expect during […]

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What To Expect At A Deposition

By Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. During litigation, whether you are a physician, a business owner, or simply a non-party witness, there will likely come a time that you will be faced with having to testify at a deposition.  This article explains what a deposition is and what to expect during a deposition.  Part Two of […]

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GUIDANCE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT AND BUPRENORPHINE PRESCRIBING

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq. & Carla Hogan, Esq. Starting March 13, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has allowed electronic/virtual telehealth services for Medicaid beneficiaries for the duration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Other New York state agencies have followed suit. Additionally, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the […]

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New York COVID-19 Leave Laws

By Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. & Carla Hogan, Esq. Previously, we summarized the April 1 federal paid leave laws and regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  Two weeks earlier, New York State enacted similar COVID-19 legislation providing paid sick leave to State employees subject to a mandatory or precautionary COVID-19 order of […]

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Maple-Gate Affirmed: Fourth Department Rules Employee-Policyholder is Entitled to MLMIC Demutualization Payment

By Seth A. Nadel, Esq. In March 2019, the Erie County Supreme Court issued the first substantive decision in a lawsuit regarding whether the employees who were the named policyholders or the employers who paid the insurance premiums were entitled to the proceeds of the MLMIC demutualization. In Maple-Gate Anesthesiologists v. Nasrin, 63 Misc.3d 703, […]

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Understanding Private Equity Transactions in Healthcare

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. 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 often higher than […]

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Appropriation Of Medical Equipment Under New York State Executive Order 202.14

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq. As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and New Yorkers continue to abide by mandatory social distancing measures, many healthcare facilities across the state face severe shortages of essential medical equipment including ventilators and personal protective equipment. In response to the ongoing emergency, on April 7, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order […]

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New Paid Leave Laws and Regulations Effective April 1

By Toni-Ann M. Buono, Esq. & Carla Hogan, Esq. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued temporary regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)[1] (“Temporary Rule”).  This 124-page searchable document provides employers and employees further clarification on the protections and obligat ions afforded under FFCRA’s new paid leave […]

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CMS Announced Expansion of Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, MPH (Legal Intern) On March 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program (AAPP) to all eligible Medicare- Medicare providers and suppliers during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency. CMS describes the impact […]

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