Frier Levitt recently assisted a New York-based Physician in challenging and resolving an improperly implemented Focused Professional Peer Evaluation (“FPPE”) by a New York Hospital. A FPPE is a process used by hospitals and other healthcare... Read More
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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that helped businesses keep their workforces employed... Read More
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Reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) is required when certain adverse clinical privilege actions involving professional competence or conduct of physicians occur. Reports submitted in response to negative actions or findings... Read More
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently announced a clawback of funds disbursed by Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.... Read More
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The Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (“HCQIA”) provides immunity to hospitals and other healthcare entities that utilize the peer review process in healthcare professional review actions. The law was passed to prevent inappropriate use of the... Read More
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Hospitals are mandated by federal law to query the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) on the status of physicians, dentists and other health care practitioners who apply for medical staff appointment or clinical privileges. Other health... Read More
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Navigating the intricacies of the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) can be a challenging undertaking, especially in instances where reportable incidents have occurred. The NPDB is a clearinghouse created by Congress that maintains... Read More
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