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Garfunkel Wild, P.C. - NEWS

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

June 8, 2016 - Lourdes Martinez will deliver a presentation entitled "Compliance Update" at the NYHIMA 81st Annual Conference. The presentation will focus on:
  • The 60 day overpayment Final Rule
  • Fraud, waste and abuse:  Risk areas associated with electronic health records
  • HIPAA Update
  • ALJ hearings backlog:  Recent initiatives

Click here for details.

May 25, 2016 - Eve G. Koopersmith will deliver a presentation entitled "Healthcare Proxy and Living Will & Long Term Care Planning" at the PBMC Health seminar "Healthcare Decision Day."  Click here for more information.
May 18, 2016 - Andrew Blustein and Robert Del Giorno will host a webinar entitled 'Protecting Factors of Healthcare Receivables" for the International Factoring Association.  Topics will include:
  • A beginner to intermediate level discussion on the most important health care laws and regulations relating to Factoring of health care receivables;
  • The basic risks of Factoring health care receivables;
  • Strategies that can be employed by Factors to mitigate risks.

Click here for registration information.

May 13, 2016 - Lourdes Martinez will deliver a presentation entitled "Hot Topics" at the HCCA's Regional Annual Conference.  The presentation will focus on the 60 day overpayment Final Rule, government enforcement actions against individuals, the relationship between compliance and hospital readmissions/overall quality and current government initiatives/False Claims Act developments.  Click here for details.
April 7, 2016 - Debra A Silverman and Carmen E. Jule will deliver a presentation entitled "New York's Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law - It's in effect and it's being forced," at the HFMA's (Hudson Valley, NY Chapter) 2016 Annual Institute "The Merged Healthcare Continuum - Is Bigger Better?"  Click here for registration information.
April 4, 2016 - Steve R. Antico will be a presenter at the webinar entitled "Our Direct Line to CMS Leadership," hosted by the National Association of Quality Ancillary Providers.  For more information, click here.
February 23, 2016 – Stacey L. Gulick will deliver a presentation entitled “HIPAA Security Breaches and Enforcement (i.e. what it really costs to manage a HIPAA violation)” at the HFMA’s (Connecticut Chapter) program, “2016 Legal Playbook: Best Practices to Keep Your Healthcare Operations on the Winning Side.” Click here for registration information.
February 18, 2016 - Steve R. Antico will deliver a presentation entitled "Benefits of Physician Practice Consolidation and Related Issues" at the HFMA's (Hudson Valley NY Chapter) seminar "Navigating the Changing Environment."  Click here for more information.
February 5, 2016 - Roy W. Breitenbach, Lauren M. Levine and Salvatore Puccio co-authored an article for Law 360 entitled "New Insights for ERISA Standards On Benefits Determinations."
February 4, 2016 - Lourdes Martinez will present a "Legal Update" at the Metro New York HFMA's Annual Reimbursement Seminar at the LaGuardia Marriott in East Elmhurst, NY.  Ms. Martinez's presentation will include an overview of the 2016 OIG Work Plan, and recent government enforcement actions, State legislation and other initiatives.  Click here for more information.
January 26, 2016 - Barry B. Cepelewicz and Stacey L. Gulick will present a seminar, hosted by the Fairfield County Medical Association Education Program, entitled "HIPAA Enforcement, Private Sector Threats, and Breach Response."  Click here for more information.
January 4, 2016 - GW Scores Big Win for Physician in Audit Dispute with Oxford Health Plans. Click here for details.


December 18, 2015 - Eve Koopersmith will deliver a presentation entitled "The Legal Aspects of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services" at Nassau County's 6th Annual Conference on Co-Occurring Disorders.  Click here for registration information.
December 15, 2015 - Debra Silverman will serve as speaker at the HFMA's (Connecticut Chapter) presentation entitled "Healthcare Integration in Connecticut:  Where Will It Lead?"  Topics will include:
  • Successful Models for Clinical Integration
  • Transitioning from Volume to Value - The Challenges and the Opportunity
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • Organizational Models - Ownership vs. Affiliation.

Click here for registration information.

December 10, 2015 -- Robert Schiller will deliver a presentation entitled "Evolution & Future of Narrow Networks," at the HFMA's (Metropolitan New York Chapter) Preparing for Reimbursement & Plan Changes through Technology Seminar.  Click here for details.
November 24, 2015 - Leonard M. Rosenberg and Lauren M. Levine wrote an article entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Analyzing Age Discrimination Claims" for Law360.
November 18, 2015 -- Lourdes Martinez will team up with HCCS to present a complimentary webinar on the OIG's Work Plan for 2016. Participants in this webinar will be provided with an overview of the OIG's latest initiatives for safeguarding the integrity of federal health care programs with an emphasis on those audits that involve Medicare Part A and Part B payments. Healthcare Compliance Officers and other members of senior management should be aware of what these targeted audit areas are and incorporate them into internal auditing plans to help prevent and/or reduce the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse. Click here to register for the webinar.
October 28, 2015 - Andrew L. Zwerling wrote an article for the Connecticut Law Tribune entitled "Implications of Raising the Overtime Salary Threshold."
October 22, 2015 - Barry Cepelewicz and Robert Schiller will present a webinar, hosted by the NY Therapy Guide, entitled "Legal Ramifications in Billing Policies and Legal Issues in Employment Agreements."  Click here for registration information.
October 15, 2015 - Garfunkel Wild was pleased to present the 2015 New York Metro ASC Symposium on October 15 at the New York Marriott Marquis.  Click here for highlightsClick here for recap.  With attendees from NY, NJ and CT reaching capacity, the feedback from attendees has been excellent, with many commenting on the range and quality of the speakers, which included representatives from throughout the industry (ASC management companies, state and federal regulators).  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.

October 8, 2015 - Paul D. Squire will deliver a presentation entitled "Cyber-Security & Compliance Solutions in E-Health Growth of E-Health" at the New York State Bar Association's E-Health & Information Systems Committee CLE Program.  Click here for details.
September 22, 2015 - GW Wins Significant Employment Discrimination Ruling.  Click here for details.
September 3, 2015 - Paul D. Squire authored an article for Medical Economics entitled "Minimizing your risk when practicing telemedicine."
September 2, 2016 - Six Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers® for 2016. Click here to read press release.
August 10, 2015 - Suzanne Avena and Marc Sittenreich wrote an article entitled "Who Is a Discharger Under the New York Oil Spill Law?" for the New York Law Journal.  Click here to read the article.
July 31, 2015 - Debra Silverman will serve as moderator of AHLA's webinar entitled "The New MSSP Final Rule:  What's Next for the Future of ACOs."  Click here for details.
June 29, 2015 – Karen L. Rodgers and David E. Zabell co-authored an article for the New York Law Journal "Health Care Regulatory Compliance for Landlords, Tenant."
May 11, 2015 - Barry B. Cepelewicz and Paul D. Squire authored an article for Connecticut Law Tribune entitled "State Poised to Expand Telemedicine Options."  Click here to read.
April 30, 2015 - Tina Van Vort and Peter Hoffman will present at the complimentary 2015 Not-for-profit Educational Workshop entitled "Critical Insights for Your Organization," hosted by Baker Tilly and Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Click here for registration information.
April 16, 2015 - Garfunkel Wild is offering a Complimentary Teleconference regarding National Healthcare Decisions Day.  The teleconference will be presented by Eve Green Koopersmith and Doris L. Martin.  Click here for registration information.
April 9, 2015 - Alan Perzley was a speaker at Healthcare 20/20:  Clear Vision & Clear Strategies for Finance, Development and Investment to Align with Today's Healthcare Delivery Model and its User Demands.  This presentation was held at a conference sponsored by The National Healthcare Real Estate Series, Healthcare & Real Estate 2015:  New York, which was held at The Yale Club, New York, NY.
March 16, 2015 - Eve Green Koopersmith and Samantha N. Tomey wrote an article for Medical Economics, entitled "Removing a patient from your practice:  A physician's legal and ethical responsibilities."
March 10, 2015 - Lourdes Martinez will present a webinar entitled "OIG Work Plan 2015: Self-Audit Tips & Infraction Analysis for Health Provider Compliance" The webinar is being hosted by the Center for Competitive Management. Click here for registration information.
March 10, 2015 - Judy Eisen will be the moderator of a CLE class at the Gitenstein Institute at the Hofstra University Club entitled "Puff the Magic Medicine:  The Medical Marijuana Movement."  This program qualifies for 2.0 transitional/nontransitional CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism.  The North-Shore LIJ Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  To learn more, click here.
February 5, 2015 - Lourdes Martinez will deliver a presentation entitled “Regulatory Update” at the HFMA’s (Metropolitan New York Chapter) seminar entitled “Compliance Update:  Dealing with All Those Acronyms (OIG, OMIG, ACA NFPRA, VBP, ect.)”.  Click here for details.
February 3, 2015 - John Martin wrote an article for Law360.com entitled "2nd Circ. Pushes Against Partial 3rd-Party Payor Payments." Click here to read.
January 26, 2015 - Lourdes Martinez will deliver a presentation entitled “New York State Legal Update” (topics will include the recent Allina decision related to Medicare DSH Issues), at the HFMA’s (Metropolitan New York Chapter) Annual Reimbursement Update Seminar.  Click here for details.


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