Healthcare is part of our firm's DNA. We add real value to our clients' business through our in-depth understanding of the key legal, regulatory and practice-related issues.

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Today, hospitals and Article 28 facilities are playing an increasingly more prominent role in the process of health care delivery.  Recent federal and state legislative initiatives have accelerated the shift in the delivery model from small private practices to large, integrated networks, major hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers and ambulatory surgery centers.  With the ever increasing prominence, hospitals and Article 28 facilities now face a heightened regulatory scrutiny, need to comply with a slew of new and ever changing laws and regulations, and are involved in more complex business transactions than ever before.  To help our clients successfully overcome these new challenges, we offer the following services to our hospital and Article 28 clients:

  • Corporate representation (including antitrust counseling) in connection with transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures
  • Regulatory counseling on Fraud and Abuse, Stark Law, and state regulatory compliance issues in transactions and other physician- integration arrangements
  • Synthesizing tax-exempt law requirements with Fraud and Abuse rules in hospital-physician arrangements and joint ventures
  • Seeking Advisory Opinions from federal regulatory agencies in appropriate cases
  • Labor and employment issues
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Medicare and Medicaid (and other government health program) compliance activities, including internal investigations of potential noncompliance, responding to government inquiries and investigations, advise in connection with voluntary disclosures, negotiating corporate integrity agreements (CIAs)
  • EMTALA compliance
  • Establishing and implementing corporate compliance programs for hospital and ancillary providers within the health system
  • Addressing medical staff matters, including fair hearing requirements and designing state-of-the-art medical staff bylaws

We have successfully represented Article 28 facilities in a wide variety of business transactions, including establishment, expansion, mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture deals.  We routinely counsel Article 28 facilities on the issues of regulatory compliance, Medicaid, Medicare and third party reimbursements, contracting and response to investigations and audits.  We defend Article 28 facilities in proceedings involving allegations of fraud and abuse. We also represent Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs) in all legal matters, including establishment, compliance counseling, reimbursement, audits and investigations and contracting with other providers.

 

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E-script Requirements Going Into Effect

Effective March 27, 2016, a new law will require New York State prescribers to issue prescriptions electronically directly to a pharmacy, with limited exceptions. The new law requires electronic prescribing for all types of medications (controlled substances and non-controlled substances) and . . .

In News and Updates

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Firm Represents a Co-Op in Sandy-Related HPD Grant

The firm has successfully completed its representation of a 157-unit co-op corporation in southern Brooklyn, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, in connection with closing on an HPD Build-It-Back recovery grant.  The effort led by Alec Sauchik, Esq. culminated in . . .

In News and Updates

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Abbott Issues a New Round of Subpoenas to Many Pharmacies

​Pharmacies and pharmacists across the country are receiving subpoenas in a federal case filed in the Eastern District of New York.  In this case, a manufacturer of diabetic test strips, Abbott Laboratories, is suing distributors and pharmacies accusing them of importing and selling . . .

In Pharmacy Law

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Medicare Appeals - New Developments, Old Delays

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) recently created a new website to facilitate monitoring of ALJ appeals. Physicians, DME suppliers & other providers can now check on the status of filed Medicare reimbursement appeals, find useful documentation as well as other information pertinent . . .

In Medicare and Medicaid

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MDRXLaw sponsors the NY Chapter of the ACHE

MDRXLaw is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Healthcare Leaders of New York, the New York chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

HLNY represents professionals who manage the business affairs of healthcare . . .

In News and Updates

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MEANINGFUL USE AUDIT: HOW CAN A PRACTICE PREPARE?

While the stated goals of meaningful use compliance include terms such as empowerment, improvement and efficiency, for many participating physicians the possibility of a meaningful use audit just adds another level of anxiety to the already stressful and increasingly time-consuming burden of . . .

In Medicare and Medicaid

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THE INDEPENDENT PHARMACY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING A PBM AUDIT

Nothing is as critical to the economic health of an independent pharmacy as successfully resolving inevitable audits by Pharmacy Benefits Managers ("PBMs"). While the PBM concept originated as a measure to cut back on fraud, waste and abuse, the current role played by a PBM can often be perceived . . .

In Audits & Investigations

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NEW YORK PHYSICIANS COMPLIANCE PROGRAM MANDATE

The New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG") has long required Medicaid providers to implement compliance programs as a condition of enrollment with Medicaid. However, now under Federal law, practitioners, regardless of the size of their practice, will have to develop a comprehensive . . .

In Compliance

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We Are Selected to SuperLawyers 2015

For the second year in a row, Kristina Giyaur and Alec Sauchik have been selected to the prestigious list of attorneys - SuperLawyers Rising Stars in Healthcare Law. 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice . . .

In News and Updates

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