Lawyers for New York Physicians & Physician Groups
New York health care attorneys of Joseph Potashnik and Associates, PC provide legal counseling and representation to physicians and physician groups in all legal and regulatory matters. Today’s healthcare landscape involves ever-changing rules and regulations when it comes to practicing medicine. Physicians, in addition to caring for patients, also contend with numerous issues regarding the business details of their practice. Due to this, many physicians have to rely more and more on legal counsel to help them understand and implement the rules pertaining to compliance with HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid, and other areas. In addition, state and federal regulations are always changing when it comes to physician-hospital relations and how doctors form and manage their private practices. Rather than run the risk of misunderstanding complicated regulations and having licenses revoked or being forced to pay large fines, it’s best to retain counsel that is knowledgeable and experienced in these and other important healthcare matters. When you find yourself in need of legal representation, the law firm of Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC is what you need to help you navigate through the red tape.
Because we focus exclusively on healthcare matters that pertain to medical professionals, you can be sure you are getting expert advice from attorneys who have handled hundreds of similar cases along the way. Instead of wondering if the advice and representation you are receiving will help you through challenging legal circumstances, having us handle your legal issues is a smart choice. With numerous topics that need to be understood in order to successfully run a practice, having a law firm such as Potashnik and Associates by your side can guarantee the road ahead will be filled with one opportunity after another. Some of our specialties include:
- Medical practice formation and organization
- Sale and purchase of medical practice
- Shareholders disputes and mediation
- Real Estate transactions involving medical practices
- Physician employment agreements
- Hospital privileges and physician credentialing
- Statutory compliance with state and federal regulations including Stark, anti-kickback, HIPAA, and others
- Medicaid, Medicare, and private audits; CMS contractors audits and investigations
- Criminal, civil, and administrative investigations and audits
- Self-Audits and Self-Reporting
- Licensing matters
With years of experience handling cases in these and other complex healthcare issues, you can be assured of having your case handled in a professional and prompt manner.
Licensing and Practice Issues
When it comes to practicing medicine, licensing issues can be some of the most difficult and damaging ones a doctor can deal with over the course of months or even years. Needless to say, licensing questions can have a significant impact on a physician’s ability to practice medicine as well as potentially do severe damage to their reputation among patients and other healthcare professionals. Our attorneys here understand the impact these questions can have, and therefore take them very seriously. By choosing to look at the situation from many different angles and ask the tough questions others may be unwilling to ask, we can dig below the surface and find out exactly what needs to be done. Along with licensing issues, physician-hospital relations can also play a large role in determining just how successful physicians will be when it comes to establishing and maintaining their professional reputation. If problems arise in any of these areas, Joseph Potashnik and Associates will be there to find the answers and help solve whatever situations may arise.
Medicare and Medicaid Compliance
In today’s healthcare world, understanding and complying with Medicare and Medicaid is crucial for any doctor’s success. However, as the rules for these programs constantly change, that can be a nearly impossible task for virtually any doctor. When misunderstandings or misinterpretations of these rules come about, the results can be devastating for physicians. Fraud allegations may surface, as can other charges that can severely damage professional reputations. We are determined to not let that happen with our clients, and will work hard to make sure our clients are clear when it comes to compliance guidelines for these programs. Our attorneys are some of the most knowledgeable in the legal field when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid regulations, and are always educating themselves on the latest changes to these programs. With all physicians have to deal with each day, having false allegations of fraud made against them is the last thing they need. If and when these allegations are made, our clients can be assured they will have legal representation that understands the healthcare system and will work hard to advise them on all possible legal options they have at their disposal.
Hospital and Health Systems Relations
To succeed as a physician today, virtually all doctors must establish and maintain successful relationships with hospitals and health systems. Gone are the days of doctors being independent and simply doing business themselves, without worry of how they will be perceived by the healthcare system with which they are affiliated. However, if those relations turn sour for any reason and physicians find themselves at odds with their partners in care, our legal team can assist with this and much more. In addition to making sure these relationships remain strong, we can advise clients on how to choose the best healthcare system to be affiliated with and help work out employment agreements or other contractual agreements that may need to be finalized before employment can begin. Often these relationships contain many details that require ingenuity and determination on the part of the physician and their legal team, which we fully understand and are prepared to work on until all parties are satisfied with the results. At Potashnik and Associates, we strive to offer innovative solutions to our clients, helping us stand out from the competition while also allowing our clients to get the best possible agreements for themselves.
For many physicians, group practice becomes the best way to offer their services to patients. But with these arrangements, there are many issues that need to be carefully worked out in order for success to occur. We are skilled in these matters, and understand the many intricacies of employment agreements, practice operations, transactional agreements, corporate formation and reorganization, and much more. In many of these situations where conflict may develop between partners, it is simply a misunderstanding of complex rules and regulations that lead to problems. If contracts are written incorrectly or leave out critical aspects of how the practice will be run, it is inevitable that issues will arise that require legal counsel to resolve. Rather than have this happen, it is better to work with experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who know the ins and outs of healthcare contracts and agreements. We have years of experience providing solid counsel to physicians and medical practices ensuring we can help virtually any group practice with their legal needs.
Contact Us Today
If you find yourself facing issues with various areas of compliance or are in need of legal advice regarding the purchase or sale of a practice, we can help with these and many other issues. We at Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC understand the complexities of healthcare law and its ramifications, and will work tirelessly to ensure our clients achieve the best possible results for themselves. If you would like to speak with us about any issues you may be facing, please call us at 1-212-577-6677 to speak with one of our attorneys. Rather than wonder if the right decisions are being made, contact us today and let us help you navigate through the red tape.