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Frier & Levitt, LLC Forms Government Affairs and Lobbying Company and Adds Ronald Lanton III, Esq. as Senior Counsel and Registered Lobbyist

Frier & Levitt, LLC, a national boutique healthcare law firm, announced today the formation of new governmental affairs and lobbying company, Frier Levitt Government Affairs, LLC. Frier & Levitt also announced that Ronald Lanton III, Esq., has joined the firm as Senior Counsel, and will also be the Executive Director and registered lobbyist for Frier Levitt Government Affairs, LLC.  Frier Levitt Government Affairs, LLC, is a lobbying firm focused exclusively...

California Pharmacies Set to Suffer Retroactive Medicaid Clawbacks

California pharmacies must act now to prevent 18 months of retroactive reduction in Medicaid payments set to be collected from pharmacies in late 2018. Without taking action now, pharmacies may be unable to shoulder the burden of historical claims adjustments for all California Medicaid claims after April 1st, 2017. In 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) required state Medicaid reimbursement to transition from an Estimated Acquisition Cost...

Physician Integration Models: CINs, MSOs and Integrated Group Practices

This article originally appeared in Viewpoint Magazine published by The Verden Group. Republished with permission. Although much is changing in the way healthcare is delivered - from MACRA to ACOs to private equity practice roll-ups to insurance company-owned practices to hospital-owned practices – one thing hasn’t changed: physicians are still the only participants in the healthcare system that actually treat patients (in addition to their mid-level counterparts). Although there may...

CLIENT ALERT: The “Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act” Passes Both Houses of the New Jersey Legislature

A bill intended to rein in out-of-network charges and promote transparency regarding insurance coverage and physician and hospital fees is headed to governor Phil Murphy's desk this week after nearly a decade of debate. The bill contains a number of provisions which will have a serious impact on all licensed New Jersey healthcare providers, especially those who own medical facilities such as Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC's). A few of the...

Frier Levitt Protects Medical Practice Against Putative Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Protected Health Information (PHI) Disclosure

Frier Levitt successfully defended a medical practice in a lawsuit alleging various breaches including doctor-patient privilege, invasion of privacy, duty of care and NJ Consumer Fraud Act. The medical practice was sued along with a collection attorney for the alleged disclosure of PHI. Frier Levitt immediately filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the information disclosed in a medical bill was not a violation of the doctor-patient privilege since...