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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More Employees Eligible for Overtime Under New Federal Rule

By Carla Hogan, Esq.Email the Author Effective January 1, 2020, a new federal overtime threshold will make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week.  The federal white-collar exemption currently tied to $455 per week ($23,660 annually) will be raised to $684 per week ($35,568 annually).  Any employee under […]

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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 Physician Employment Contracts

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Regrettably, many physicians are receiving a letter from an insurance carrier informing the physician that the physician must repay a substantial amount of money as a result of what has been billed to the insurance carrier and paid without objection. Perhaps the most frustrating part of all is that the […]

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