Understanding Physician Employment Contracts

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Email the Author 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 […]

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HOW REIMBURSEMENTS FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS WILL AFFECT PHYSICIANS: NEW RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, patients are now subject to new rules governing reimbursement of the cost of certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These rules affect reimbursements under employer-sponsored health plans, health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), and health reimbursement arrangements […]

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Retrospective Audits: How to Avoid Them

By: Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email the Author There is perhaps no more frustrating moment in a physicians career than when a health plan or managed care company notifies them that, after the physician has spent countless hours and expended endless efforts to get paid fifty or sixty cents on the dollar, the payor is now […]

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OPMC Reporter – Winter 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1 The Office of Professional Medical Conduct(“OPMC”) is the investigative and prosecutorial agency charged with bringing actions against the physicians in the state of New York. By bringing these actions to the forefront, it is hoped that awareness will aid physicians in the risk management of their practice and the protection of […]

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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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St. Vincent’s Bankruptcy Case

Weiss & Zarett, P.C. is pleased to announce that on October 21, 2010, Bankruptcy Judge Cecilia G. Morris approved a settlement in the St. Vincent’s bankruptcy case – reached by the firm on behalf of hundreds of former St. Vincent’s medical residents and attending physicians – challenging the hospital’s initial refusal to purchase “tail” medical […]

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CareCore National Law Suits

Weiss & Zarett, P.C. serves as co-counsel for plaintiff radiology groups, who have sued CareCore National and others for federal antitrust law violations. The case has been pending for several years, and on October 21, 2010, the Court issued a lengthy decision denying CareCore’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the action. Accordingly, the case will […]

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