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Garfunkel Wild, P.C. - NEWS 2014

GW's News section contains announcements recognizing the accomplishments of our individual attorneys and of the firm as a whole, including awards and honors, promotions, firm expansion and other important events

December 8, 2014 - Doris Martin will serve as a panelist for the discussion entitled "Preparing for Estate Administration," at the New York State Bar Association's Probate & Administration of Estates CLE Program.  Click here to register.
December 3, 2014 - GW Secures Appellate Victory Saving Nursing Home Tenant from Eviction in Lease Dispute.  Click here for details.
December 3, 2014 - Tracy Hubbell will be one of the speakers at a seminar entitled "HIPAA/HITECH For Lawyers Update 2014" sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.  Click here for details.
December 2014 - Michelle Salzman wrote an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology entitled "Telemedicine and Health Care IT:  New Guidelines and Practical Contractual Solutions.
November 18, 2014 - Debra A. Silverman will deliver a presentation entitled "Managed Care Contracting Obligations and Value Based Purchasing," at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's (Connecticut Chapter) Successful Physician Integration - A Connecticut Perspective seminar.  Click here for details.
November 13, 2014 - Lourdes Martinez will team up with HCCS to present a complimentary webinar on the OIG's Work Plan for 2015. 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 prevent and reduce the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse. A "compliance update" will be also be included. Click here for registration details.
November 12, 2014 - Suzanne Avena wrote an article for the Westlaw Journal Environmental entitled "Estate and Executor Liability for Contaminated Property Under Federal and New York State Environmental Laws.
November 6, 2014 - Stacey Gulick will serve as an instructor at the Pace Law School CLE program entitled "Emerging Legal Issues in Electronic Medical Records:  Access and Confidentiality."  Click here for details.
October 30, 2014 - Suzanne Avena will give a lecture at the NYSBA Seminar entitled "Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance 2014" about "Lessons Learned To Help Clients and Practitioners Maximize Environmental Insurance Coverage."  Click here to register.
October 29, 2014 - Jeffry Adest will deliver a presentation entitled "Hot Topics in HIPAA/HITECH," at the National Association of Community Health Centers Financial, Operations Management/IT Conference.  Click here for details.
October 28, 2014 - Suzanne Avena was interviewed for a piece in the New York Real Estate Journal.  Click here to read.
October 22, 2014 - Roy W. Breitenbach was presented with the Outstanding Legal Service Award at the 222nd Fairfield County Medical Association Semi-Annual Meeting and Doctors of Distinction Awards and Recognition Ceremony.  Click here for details.
October 2, 2014 - Thirty-Two Garfunkel Wild attorneys were listed in the 2014 New York Super Lawyers® - Metro Edition and 2014 New York Rising Stars - Metro Edition.  Click here to read press release.
October 2014 - Steven R. Antico and Alex Santee co-authored an article entitled "Administrative Barriers to Entry into the State of New Jersey for Professional Medical Practices," for the October 2014 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.  Click here to read.
September 22, 2014 - Doris Martin and Madelin Zwerling co-authored an article entitled "Protecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce" for the New York Law Journal.  Click here to read.
September 12, 2014 - Garfunkel Wild was pleased to present the 2014 New York Metro ASC Symposium on September 12 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.
August 15, 2014 - John Martin wrote an article for Law360.com entitled "Inappropriate Identity Theft Charges in White Collar Cases."  Click here to read.
August 5, 2014 - John Kraljic authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Restrictive covenants in physician agreements: What you need to know." Click here to read.
August 2014 - Jacqueline Finnegan and Nora Colangelo co-authored an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology entitled "You've Received a Complaint: What Next?"
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.
July 24, 2014 - Steven Antico and Matt Colongeli co-authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Protecting against liability when ordering screening tests." Click here to read.
July 7, 2014 - John Martin wrote an article for the New York Law Journal entitled "Health Care Fraud: What's Intent Got to Do With It."  Click here to read.
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 10, 2014 - Marianne Monroy and Lauren Rieders wrote an article for Medical Economics entitled "Firing an employee:  Protecting your practice from a lawsuit."  Click here to read.
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 30-June 5, 2014 - Michael Keane was interviewed in Long Island Business News article "New York Considers Major Malpractice Tort Reform."  (May 30-June 5, 2014 Edition, Vol. 61 No. 23)
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 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.
April 8, 2014 - Roy Breitenbach authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Malpractice insurance: Understanding the importance of coverage."  Click here to read.
April 2014 - Michael DiFiore authored an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology entitled "Accountable Care Organizations:  What You Need to Know."
April 2014 - Marianne Monroy & Andrew L. Zwerling co-authored an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology entitled "The Importance of a Good Employee Handbook."
Spring 2014 - Suzanne Avena and Dayna Tann co-authored an article entitled "The Hazards of Pharmaceutical Disposal: An Arising Risk for Healthcare" for the Spring 2014 issue of The Risk Management Quarterly.  Click here to read.
March 28, 2014 - Jeffrey Brown and Kimberly Kempton-Serra Listed in 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers® and 2014 New Jersey Rising Stars.  Click here to read press release.
March 26, 2014 - Andrew Zwerling and Marianne Monroy delivered 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 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 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.
March 10, 2014 - Marianne Monroy authored an article for The New York Law Journal entitled "Beware the Risks of Using Social Media During Recruitment."  Click here to read.
March 10, 2014 - Gregory Smith authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "The Sunshine Act:  How to Ensure the Accuracy of Your Disclosures."  Click here to read.
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.
March 3, 2014 - GW's Burton Weston is quoted in the story "Long Beach latest hospital to go belly-up" in the March 3, 2014 issue of Long Island Business News.
March 2014 - Stacey Klein authored an article for The Risk Management Quarterly entitled "Regulatory Update: New York Healthcare Legal Roundup:  2013 Year in Review."  Click here to read.
March 2014 - John Martin is quoted extensively in the article “HMA Lawsuits, Indictment Highlight Whistleblower Risk” in the March 2014 issue of Healthcare Risk Management.
February 28, 2014 - Marianne Monroy was featured by Long Island Business News in "Who's Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law."
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 24, 2014 - Barbara Knothe authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Protecting Controlled Substances at your Medical Practice."
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.
February 10, 2014 - Zachary Cohen and Michael DiFiore wrote an article entitled "Ways Physicians Can Stay HIPAA Compliant When Using Mobile Devices" for the Journal of Medical Economics.  Click here to read.
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.
January 25, 2014 - Steven Antico authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Understand tax implications of Practice buy-ins, buy-outs."  Click here to read.
January 23, 2014- Barry Cepelewicz authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Firing a Patient: When It's Needed and How to Handle It Correctly."  Click here to read.
January 6, 2014 - Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Promotes Six; Names Three Partner/Directors, Two Partners and One Senior Attorney. Click Here to read the press release.
NEWS from Last Quarter 2013
December 2013 - Garfunkel Wild, P.C. ranked in 2014 Best Law Firms® for the fifth consecutive year and two attorneys named to 2014 Best Lawyers® in America. Click here for details.
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.
December 2013 - Roy Breitenbach authored an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology entitled "Radiologists and Disability Access Requirements."
November 25, 2013 - Robert E. Schiller authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Severing payer contracts: How physicians can leave a health plan."
November 25, 2013 - Andrew Zwerling wrote an article entitled T"he Interplay of Restrictive Covenants, Preliminary Injunctions and Arbitration" for the New York Law Journal.
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.
 

 

GW News 2013~

 

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