Health Services

Lunch & Learn Series: Addressing Patient Capacity Issues
June 2, 2022 | Health Services | Trusts & Estates

Please join us for the June lunch and learn, presented by Partners Frank Izzo and Wendy Sheinberg. The program will discuss:

Article 9 (mental health)
Article 81 (guardianships)
HIPAA issues

The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Health

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Fader Explains Extra Steps for Medical Tourist Patients
May 18, 2022 | Health Services

Eric Fader explained that certain steps can be taken in preparation of a medical tourist patient in the PartB News article, “Prepare and monitor: Take extra steps when the patient’s a medical tourist.”

If a patient plans on getting medical treatment in another country, make him or her aware of the risks involved and and

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Fader Quoted in Article on Responding to Negative Reviews
| Health Services

Eric Fader was quoted in the PartB News article, “Did your practice get burned online? Reach out — and redirect.”

The article examines what providers should do when they receive a negative review. Responding can make matters worse or even violate HIPAA.

Even if a patient discloses much of his or her own private health

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Ullman Comments on FDA’s Guidance for NAC
April 21, 2022 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman commented on the FDA’s recent announcement that it will exercise enforcement discretion on the use of NAC in the NutraIngredientsUSA article, “FDA formally announces NAC enforcement, but legal handover remains.”

The draft guidance came in response to two petitions, one referencing the DSHEA grandfather date of 1994. The FDA rejected the grandfather date

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Part B News Quotes Kutner on ACO REACH Tweaks
April 5, 2022 | Health Services

Christopher J. Kutner was interviewed for the Part B News article: “ACO REACH tweaks help smaller group practices, promote health equity.”

The article discusses the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (REACH) model, which was announced on February 24, 2022, as a replacement for the CMS Global and Professional Direct Contracting

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Rivkin Radler Welcomes 4 New Associates
April 1, 2022 | Health Services | Insurance Fraud | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Trusts & Estates

Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Jonah Blumenthal, Mary Connolly, Edwin Maldonado, and Lauren Russo have joined the firm as Associates.

Jonah Blumenthal, of West Hempstead, NY, has joined the Personal, Family & Business Planning Practice Group, resident in the Uniondale office. Jonah assists clients with the

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Lunch & Learn Series: A Refresher on Form 990: Tips and Traps for Tax-Exempt Organizations
March 31, 2022 | Tax | Health Services

Please join us as Louis Vlahos and Bernadette Kasnicki provide a refresher on preparing Form 990, the tax return for tax-exempt organizations. We will review:

  • The 990 tells an organization’s story, including its mission and how is it accomplished
  • The audience to which the story is told includes the IRS, States Attorneys General, potential
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Lunch & Learn Series: Compliance and Legal Considerations for Value Based Arrangements
February 15, 2022 | Health Services

Please join us as Christopher Kutner, a partner in the Health Services Practice Group, and Ashley Algazi, an Associate in the Health Services Practice Group, discuss the following topics:

  • Framework and regulatory review of value based arrangements
  • Compliance considerations of risk sharing among payors and providers and IPAs
  • Review NYS DOH tiers for contract
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Lunch & Learn Series: Employment Issues for 2022 – COVID Vaccines and New Laws
January 25, 2022 | Health Services | Employment & Labor

Please join us as we discuss employment laws taking effect in 2022. John Diviney, a partner in the Employment & Labor Practice Group, will present the following topics:

  • COVID and Vaccine Rules/Updates
    • New York’s COVID pay requirements
    • Vaccine mandate/rules
  • Update on New Laws for 2022
    • Paid sick leave
    • Whistleblower law
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Kutner Quoted on Hospitals’ Peer Review Protections
January 21, 2022 | Health Services

Chris Kutner was interviewed for the Healthcare Risk Management article, “Protect Peer Review Privileges, or Risk Serious Consequences,” which discusses the importance of maintaining privileges.

Chris notes that peer review privilege provides an opportunity for a completely candid evaluation. He adds that it is important to balance the need for an expeditious investigation with the requirements

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