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Events and Seminars 2014
Upcoming Events and Seminars
October 2014
October 30, 2014 - Suzanne Avena will be speaking about "Lessons Learned to Help Clients and Practitioners Maximize Environmental Insurance Coverage" at the NYSBA seminar entitled Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance 2014.
PAST Events and Seminars
September 2014
September 12, 2014 - Garfunkel Wild was pleased to present the 2014 New York Metro ASC Symposium at the New York East Side Marriott Hotel. The feedback from attendees has been very good, with many commenting on the range and quality of the speakers, which included representatives from throughout the industry (ASC management companies, hospital executives, regulators, payors). GW would like to thank all of the speakers for their contributions to a very informative program. We would also like to thank our sponsors and attendees who helped make this program such a success.

We are already starting to plan for next year's program. If you were at the Symposium and have some comments, suggestions, or questions, please contact Moira Murphy at mmurphy@garfunkelwild.com or (516) 393-2274.
July 2014
July 24, 2014 - Lourdes Martinez will participate in a day-long educational event sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of HFMA. Ms. Martinez will deliver a presentation on the Office of Medicaid Inspector General's 2014/2015 Work Plan & Compliance Update. The event, entitled "Compliance Update - Where to Focus Limited Resources" will be held at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall in Hempstead, New York. Click here for registration information.
June 2014
June 17, 2014 - Barry Cepelewicz will present a seminar entitled “Third Party Payor Audits,” co-hosted by Garfunkel Wild, P.C. and MDS Practice Management, LLC. To register click here.
June 12, 2014 - Andrew Blustein will deliver a presentation entitled "Keeping It Legal: The Prescription Drug Abuse Problem and the Law" at the Do No Harm: A Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium for the Medical Community sponsored by the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Click here for details.
June 4, 2014 - Eve Koopersmith will serve as a panelist for the discussion entitled "The Impact of Advance Directives on the Delivery of Healthcare to the Seriously or Terminally Ill," at the Timely Legal Topics in Home Care and End of Life Decision-Making live webcast hosted by the SCBA Health & Hospital Committee.  Click here for details.
June 3, 2014 - Robert Schiller will serve as a panelist for the round table discussion entitled “Addressing Escalating Patient Financial Responsibility in the Era of Healthcare Reform,” hosted by Stony Brook Medicine.
May 2014
May 20, 2014 - Roy Breitenbach and Barry Cepelewicz will deliver a presentation entitled "Managed Care Disputes:  Lessons Learned from the Courtroom" at a Fairfield County Medical Association Educational Program.  Click here for details.
May 7, 2014 - Andrew Zwerling and Marianne Monroy will deliver a presentation entitled "How to Handle Employee Discipline Issues:  An Invaluable Cost-Containment Safeguard," at the Fairfield County Medical Association. Click here for details.
April 2014
April 30, 2014 - Barry Cepelewicz and Matthew Colongeli presented a seminar entitled "Business of Medicine Lecture Series - Technological Issues in Medicine: EMR, HIPAA and HITECH," which was sponsored by MDAdvantage and Barnabas Medical Center in Galloway, NJ.
March 2014
March 26, 2014 - Andrew Zwerling and Marianne Monroy will deliver a presentation entitled "Practical Considerations for Documenting and Handling Employee Performance, Discipline and Complaints" at the Queens Endoscopy Center.
March 26, 2014 - Debra Silverman will deliver a presentation on Engaging Clinical Staff in a Value-Based Purchasing Environment at the New Jersey Hospital Association seminar entitled "Managed Care Boot Camp for Hospitals - The "New" Managed Care Environment."  Click here for details.
March 19 and 26, 2014 - Steven Antico and Barry Cepelewicz will present a seminar entitled "Starting a New Practice or Buy-In to an Existing Practice:  Legal and Business Considerations" hosted by MDAdvantage (joint sponsor Barnabas Medical Center).  To register click here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014:
Time:  6-8pm (5:30 pm Dinner)

MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey
100 Franklin Corner Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ

Wednesday, March 26, 2014:
Time:  6-8pm (5:30 pm Dinner)

Dolce Basking Ridge
300 N Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ

March 20, 2014 - Debra Silverman will serve as an expert panelist in a round table discussion entitled “The New Health Care – What’s In It for Us? Better Care Opportunities through Connecting, Cooperating and Collaborating”, at the Long Island Business News Healthcare power breakfast series, in Woodbury, NY. For additional information, click here.
March 4, 2014 - Doris L. Martin will be a featured speaker of a seminar entitled, "Estate Planning & Asset Protection for Physicians" hosted by South Nassau PHO & Winthrop PHO, Inc.  Click here.
February 2014
February 27, 2014 - Lourdes Martinez will present a one-hour webinar entitled "The 2014 OIG Work Plan - Prepare Now!"  The webinar is being hosted by the Metro NY Chapter of HFMA and is free to both HFMA and non-HFMA members.  Click here for registration information.
February 12, 2014 - Lourdes Martinez will team up with HCCS (the Experts in Healthcare Learning) to present a webinar on the OIG's Work Plan for 2014.  Ms. Martinez will provide an overview of the OIG's key focus areas for auditing Medicare and Medicaid Programs and the importance of health care Compliance Officers incorporating these targeted areas into their own internal auditing plans to reduce waste, abuse and mismanagement.  Registration information is available here.
January 2014
January 31, 2014 - Lourdes Martinez will be speaking on the OIG Work Plan for 2014 at the Healthcare Financial Management Association -- Metro NY program titled "OIG Work Plan and Compliance Hot Topics."  Click here for more information.
January 30, 2014 - Debra Silverman will be a featured speaker of a seminar entitled, "The Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid Managed Long Term Care" hosted by the Nassau Academy of Law. For registration information, Click Here.
January 29, 2014 - Eve G. Koopersmith will be a featured speaker of a seminar entitled, "Identifying, Addressing and Preventing Elder Fraud: Exploitation and Abuse" hosted by Hofstra Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law. To register click here.
December 2013
December 5, 2013 - Fredrick Miller will deliver a presentation on How Aggressive Can Providers Be About Waiving Costs or Providing Discounts as Strategies to Attract Patients, at the Healthcare Association of New York State seminar entitled "SWAT VII: The Journey into Risk: the New Health Care Marketplace and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act." Fredrick Miller will discuss the complex set of issues and choices related to a hospital’s ability to discount or waive costs for patients who qualify and how to meet financial assistance guidelines. Click here for details.
December 5, 2013 - Andrew Blustein will deliver a presentation on the Legal Aspects of Opioid Management at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center's "Compliance, Benefits, and Risks of Opioid Management" seminar in Livingston, NJ. Click here for more information.
November 2013
November 21, 2013 - Greg Smith delivered a presentation on the Sunshine Act and Conflict of Interest, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association seminar entitled "Year End Audit Update and Trending Topics for Physicians and Hospitals.  Click here for more information.
November 18, 2013 - Andrew Blustein and Stacey Gulick will be presenting a teleconference for the National Business Institute entitled "The New HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule."
  • Introduction and Background of HITECH/HIPAA
  • New Liability for Business Associates of Covered Entities
  • Changes to Access, Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
  • Updated Notices of Privacy Practices
  • HIPAA Enforcement Rule Changes
  • New Security Breach Notification Standard
  • Practical Application of Changes for Companies that Handle PHI

Click here to register.

November 7, 2013 - Debra Silverman will be a featured speaker of a webinar entitled, "Plan-Provider Managed Care Contracting Webinar Mini-Series: A Blockbuster in the Making, Episode 3 - Hot Topics in Medicaid Plan-Provider Managed Care Contracting" hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association.  Click here for more information.

2013 Events~

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