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Frier Levitt’s Government Affairs/Advocacy Services

As legal counsel to providers in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, Frier Levitt recognizes the importance of monitoring proposed, pending and recently enacted legislation and/or rulemaking that affects our clients. From time-to-time, stakeholders are invited to participate in shaping the outcome of a proposed bill (perhaps though testimony at a Congressional hearing) or a proposed rule (through the submission of a public comment to be considered by a rulemaking agency.) We...

CMS Seeking Public Comments on Reforming Scope of Practice Regulations

Acting on Executive Order #13890, "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's Seniors," the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") will consider new regulations designed to eliminate the regulatory barriers that constrain advanced practice providers (i.e., physician assistants and advanced practice nurses) from practicing at the top of their professional licenses. These barriers include burdensome billing requirements, conditions of participation, and supervision requirements that are more stringent than applicable...

It is Time to Rethink Hospital-Physician Relationships

According to the AMA, employed physicians now outnumber private practice physicians for the first time. Does this mean private practice physicians will eventually be the rare exception rather than the rule? Is there still a significant role for physician-owned private practices? Relatedly, as hospitals consolidate to fight off the accelerating trend towards outpatient care, which is increasingly being controlled by health insurers (e.g., Optum, which directly or indirectly employs tens-of-thousands...

Private Equity Transactions for Medical Practices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEy5Loyag4A Part Two of a Three-part Healthcare Private Equity Video Series In this video, attorney Daniel B. Frier, Esq. discusses what is involved in a Private Equity transaction and how medical practices can prepare, including: [00:00:09] Preparing for a Private Equity transaction for Medical Practice [00:08:53] What is Involved in a Private Equity Transaction with a Medical Practice [00:17:55] Negotiating the Multiple      [00:19:55] How Payment Terms Work WATCH...

What Medical Practices Need to Know About Private Equity Transactions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfh4CULZsGE Part One of a Three-part Healthcare Private Equity Video Series In this video, attorney Daniel B. Frier, Esq., explains what Medical Practices need to know about Private Equity transactions, including: [00:01:19] What is Private Equity? [00:02:21] Why is Private Equity Interested in Medical Practices? [00:06:15] Why Would a Practice or Doctor Consider Private Equity? [00:10:17] Identifying a Private Equity Partner [00:11:39] Choosing and Using an Investment Banking Firm to...