In what may be the first of several similar lawsuits over mandatory employee vaccination policies, plaintiff Kenya Lawton claims that his former employer, a New Jersey hospital, terminated his employment as a painter after he refused to take an... Read More
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Frier Levitt Healthcare and Employment Attorney Michelle L. Greenberg, Esq. authored an article for Medical Economics on a physician's guide to restrictive covenants.   As a condition of employment in various industries, including healthcare,... Read More
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In a recent article in Relias Media called, “Healthcare Employers Can Mandate Vaccines, but Some Caution Necessary” Frier Levitt healthcare attorney Michelle Greenberg, Esq. was interviewed on the legality of Healthcare employers requiring... Read More
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Earlier this year a federal rule was implemented to impose stiffer penalties on hospitals that conceal the costs of services and procedures. The mandate for pricing transparency is being exercised through the imposition of harsher monetary penalties... Read More
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This month, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter.... Read More
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Over the past several months, many clients have reached out to us with questions like, can an employer require their employees to take a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as... Read More
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On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) containing 72 directives to more than a dozen federal agencies, many of which have broad implications for healthcare. Specifically targeted are healthcare competition, hospital mergers,... Read More
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A recent settlement highlights the potential perils associated with hospitals’ employment of physicians, where excessive compensation to physicians is deemed to be a reward for referrals in violation of Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”)... Read More
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The Whistleblower Exception protects a covered entity from being considered to have committed a breach if the whistleblower is a member of the covered entity’s workforce and is the victim of a crime. In a recent article in Relias Media called,... Read More
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Over the last 10 years the percentage of physicians that are directly employed by hospitals or by hospital owned medical practices has continued to grow. Physicians encounter obstacles in their attempts to preserve independence. One major obstacle... Read More
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