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Recent Updates to New Jersey Employment and Billing Laws: What Every Practice Needs to Know

https://youtu.be/EZb6cIVW_7Q In July, the state of New Jersey enacted two major laws affecting every healthcare practice in the state. On the employment front, a new mandatory Paid Sick Leave Act that requires employers to provide employees with designated "sick leave." From a financial aspect, a new comprehensive New Jersey Out-of-Network (OON) Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act that addresses multiple issues beyond mere balance billing. As no practice...

What Healthcare Providers Need to Know About New Jersey’s New PTO Mandate

Earlier this year, New Jersey joined the list of many states enacting a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the Act), effective as of October 29, 2018, requires all "covered employers" to provide up to forty (40) hours of annual sick leave to their employees. The recent mandate marks a significant development for employers and employees in the state as it may require...

Healthcare Organizations and Entity Types: What You Need to Know About Benefit Corporations

When deciding on an entity type for a healthcare organization, including physician practices and specialty groups like oncology practices, many different aspects of the organization should be taken into consideration, including funding, taxability, profit distribution to owners, social objective/non-profit mission, and limitation on activities, among others. One option, incorporating as a benefit corporation, may legally protect an organization's goals by creating accountability towards the organization's social and environmental commitments. Benefit...

Structuring Physician Sublease Arrangements in Compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and Self-Referral Laws

If you are a physician or healthcare provider who is renting space to or from healthcare facilities or other practitioners, it is important that you be aware of the potential compliance risks associated with such arrangements, as the government continues to scrutinize these relationships. In particular, if a practitioner rents or leases office space in a physician's office, and provides health care services to patients that are referred by the...

Kansas Board of Pharmacy Revises Regulations Applicable to Non-Resident Pharmacies

Effective January 12, 2018, the Kansas Board of Pharmacy has revised its regulations relating to non-resident pharmacies, requiring that pharmacies who are licensed, or seeking to become licensed, in the state to designate a Kansas-licensed pharmacist as the pharmacy's Pharmacist-in-Charge (PIC). With this requirement, Kansas joins a growing list of states that now require non-resident pharmacies to designate a PIC who holds the applicable state's pharmacist license. The rule also...