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New York’s “Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bill”

On March 29, 2014, as part of the Health and Mental Hygiene budget, New York legislators enacted A09025, the Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bill. The law applies to diagnostic and treatment centers, ambulatory surgery centers, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), physicians and other health care professionals including, without limitation, podiatrists and chiropractors. A09025 takes effect on April 1, 2015 (with limited exceptions).  (Read more)

Proper Handling of Emails During an Audit

Damaris Medina spoke on “Billing Audits and Compliance” at the California Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention & Reimbursement Conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 9, 2014. She discussed current trends in commercial and government payer audits, and provided tips on how to prepare for and respond to an audit. In this segment, she discusses how to properly handle company emails when faced with an audit.

Tips for Physicians When Negotiating Key Contract Clauses

Andrew Selesnick spoke on May 22, 2014 at the Hot Topics in Urgent Care event hosted by Michelman & Robinson, LLP, which featured attorneys from our Health Care and Labor & Employment groups addressing some of the latest topics and trends in Urgent Care. Andrew was joined by Damaris Medina in presenting “Contracting and Reimbursement: Getting Your Urgent Care Paid,” while Spencer Hamer spoke on “Urgent Care Center Staffing – Wage & Hour Review.”

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Doing Due Diligence for Employee Terminations

Urgent care centers are in the business of helping people, but they are still businesses.  In order to function at optimal levels, sometimes tough decisions need to be made.  When a termination is necessary due to poor job performance or some form of misconduct, it is always best to adhere to a structured protocol.  Doing your due diligence and having the documentation to back up your decision is a fundamental part of running a successful operation.