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Surgical Practice Licensure: Department of Health Training Sessions

On January 16, 2018, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed A-4995/S-287 into law, requiring all registered surgical practices to become licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) as Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASCs). The passage of the law created a number of new opportunities for such facilities upon becoming licensed, including the ability to take on non-physician capital partners and allow non-owners to utilize the facility. Additionally, the law...

CLIENT ALERT: One Room Surgical Practices Now Required to be Licensed as Ambulatory Care Facilities

Prior to leaving office, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill (A-4995/S-287) requiring licensure of one room surgical practices in the state of New Jersey. Existing surgical practices registered with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners will now be overseen by the New Jersey Department of Health (the Department) and must apply to the Department for licensure as an ambulatory care facility within one year of the enactment...

The Importance of Revisiting Your Corporate Documents

In many ways, the healthcare industry is in a state of constant flux. With legal and regulatory changes, increasing overhead expenses and shift into non-fee-for-service reimbursement, health care providers, including medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty pharmacies, laboratories and the like, face a number of challenges to remain viable and competitive. As a result, it is more important than ever for providers to periodically review and update their corporate documents...

The Importance of Medical Practices Keeping Corporate Documents Current

A new year is a great time to take stock of your corporate documents and determine what actions you may need to take in the new year. Because the healthcare industry is in a state of constant flux due to legal and regulatory changes, increasing overhead expenses and shift into non-fee-for-service reimbursement, medical practices face a number of challenges to remain viable and competitive. As a result, it is more...

Unwinding Hospital-Physician Acquisitions

This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission. View PDF version of this article. When the Honeymoon Ends In the past several years, many hospitals have been in a feeding frenzy, purchasing one medical practice after the other. Primary-care physicians, cardiologists, OB/GYNs and other specialists have been the targets...
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