Rivkin Rounds has been “YOUR PRESCRIBED DOSE OF HEALTH LAW NEWS” on Rivkin Radler’s website and in social media for almost three years, but today we graduate to LexBlog and our own URL! I’ve been condensing healthcare industry doings into bite-size pieces for 10+ years, including my pre-Rivkin existence, and other than the new platform
New NYS Compliance-Program Requirements May Be Useful Everywhere as a ‘Fresh Look’
An article in the March 20 issue of the Report on Medicare Compliance, “New NYS Compliance-Program Requirements May Be Useful Everywhere as a ‘Fresh Look,’” discussed the final compliance and self-disclosure regulations released by the New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) on December 28. Rivkin Radler’s Bob Hussar was quoted in…
Ullman breaks down FTC’s recent Health Products Compliance Guidance
Rivkin Radler’s Marc Ullman spoke with Stephen Daniells, Editor-in-Chief of Nutraingredients-USA, for the March 22 article, “Ullman breaks down FTC’s recent health products compliance guidance.”
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The taxman cometh: File wisely, secure the most from practice deductions
A March 13 article in Part B News, “The taxman cometh: File wisely, secure the most from practice deductions,” discussed tax tips for medical practices. Rivkin Radler’s Lou Vlahos was quoted in the article.
Lou discussed, among other topics, the common advice to practice owners that they should consider employing family members. Lou…
The Prohibition against the Corporate Practice of Medicine: Alive and Well and on the Government’s Radar
A law in New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget aimed at regulating “large physician practices being managed by entities that are investor-backed” has been dropped from the State Senate and Assembly proposed budgets (S4007B/A3007B).
Subject to final budget negotiations, the proposed law appears unlikely to be enacted in the immediate future. However, the proposal…
Westchester DA Brings Charges for Unlicensed Dental Practice
The Westchester District Attorney’s office announced on March 17 that it has charged Cesar Masso, a 78-year-old Queens resident, with illegally practicing dentistry without a license. Masso operated a dental practice in White Plains under the name East Post Dental, performing professional services including extractions, examinations, and delivering anesthetics, and has been charged with three…
NY DOH Updates Adult Care Facility Admission and Retention Standards
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) adopted regulations effective February 22, 2023, which clarify certain resident admission and retention standards applicable to adult care facilities (ACFs), including adult homes, residences for adults, and enriched housing programs. The DOH stated that its rationale for the changes is to ensure that ACFs comply with the…
Avoid Common Mistakes in Malpractice Cases
An article entitled “Avoid Common Mistakes in Malpractice Cases,” which appeared in the March 2023 issue of Healthcare Risk Management magazine, discussed how to handle an allegation of medical malpractice. Rivkin Radler’s Eric Strober was quoted extensively in the article.
Eric pointed out that one of the biggest mistakes would be altering a…
Behavioral Health Provider Ordered to Repay $1.1 Million to NJ Medicaid Program
An audit by the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found that John Gore, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, improperly billed and received over $1 million in Medicaid payments for services provided between 2016 and 2020. Gore will be required to repay the sum of $1,160,371.
Significantly, Gore billed for clinical level…
Healthcare Fraud Tops DOJ’s Annual False Claims Act Report – Again!
Rivkin Radler’s Michael Sirignano authored an article for the March 2 issue of the New York Law Journal entitled “Healthcare Fraud Tops DOJ’s Annual False Claims Act Report – Again!” The article discussed a report issued by the U.S. Department of Justice detailing the settlements and judgments it obtained under the federal False…
Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements One and Two
In the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler’s Bob Hussar will discuss the first two required elements of an Effective Compliance Program:
1. Policies and Procedures; and
2. Compliance Officer/Compliance Committee
Bob is a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health Services practice groups.