Understanding Family Leave Benefits in New York

Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. A decision many employers grapple with concerns the benefits, such as paid leave or job security, offered  to expectant mothers and others who need to take time off to care for newborns and sick family members. Offering paid maternity, paternity […]

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Telehealth Audits To Be Added to OIG Work Plan

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq., Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. In response to the increased trend of practitioners providing telehealth services in their practices, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recently announced that it will be adding a review of […]

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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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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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OPMC Reporter – Spring 2017

PHYSICIAN PRECLUDED FROM PRACTICING IN NEW YORK STATE FOR IMPAIRED PRACTICE The OPMC disciplined a physician who did not contest the charges of having been disciplined by the State Medical Board of California for being impaired in his ability to practice medicine safely by obtaining and using controlled substances and for inappropriately prescribing to others. The […]

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SBME Reporter – Spring 2017

Doctor Off Duty Volume 6, Issue 2 PHYSICIAN AGREES TO PERMANENT LIMITATION ON SCOPE OF PRACTICE  In a Final Agreement and Consent Order of Limitation of Medical Practice entered on March 23, 2017, an obstetrician/gynecologist voluntarily agreed to cease and desist from all involvement in labor and delivery of any patient. As set forth in […]

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StatLaw – May 2017

Physician Who Prescribed Opiates Not Liable for Robbery and Murder Committed by Patients: In Ferguson v. Laffer, No. 02967, slip op. (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dept. Apr. 19, 2017), the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed the trial court’s denial of a motion to dismiss an action against a physician, Stan […]

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Understanding EUOS and New Guidance Involving Corporate Structure

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq.Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C.Email the Author Providers rendering services under No-Fault are probably familiar with Examinations Under Oath (EUOs). As per applicable No-Fault regulations, by accepting a patient’s assignment of benefits, an insurance company may demand that a provider appear before an EUO […]

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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.Email David Email Seth 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 […]

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StatLaw – April 2017

Medical Malpractice Action Dismissed for Inadequate Certificate of Merit: In Calcagno v. Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, P.C., No. 523454, slip op. (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dept. Mar. 2, 2017), the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Third Department, affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice action on the basis of an […]

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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Alleges Illegal Fee-Splitting by New York Physicians in Billing Vendor Arrangements

By: David A. Zarett, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C. Recently, physicians in the Central New York and Adirondack areas were contacted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office (“MFCU”) demanding repayment of Medicaid funds allegedly paid under a fee-splitting arrangement. In short, […]

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