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Health Law

Physicians and Medical Practices

Today’s medical professionals not only must be skilled practitioners but also must conduct their practices in compliance with numerous and ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations. Balick & Balick counsels physicians and medical practices on the various regulations that impact their operations and provides representation to medical professionals in matters of professional standing.

We offer physician practices a full range of compliance counseling and health care reimbursement advice. Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing health care practitioners in peer review and related matters involving delineation, limitation or termination of clinical privileges, licensure determinations under state licensure laws, and defending physicians and physician practices in health care fraud investigations and litigation as well as medical malpractice defense.

Balick & Balick advises medical practices on legal issues involving patient care and daily operations, including maintenance and disclosure of medical records in compliance with HIPAA and state privacy laws, informed consent, patient discharge, and prescribing of controlled substances.

Our firm counsels practitioners on the formation of new practices and the restructuring of existing practices, such as the addition of, or the transition to, concierge or retainer medical services. Balick & Balick also represents medical practices investing in ambulatory surgery centers and joint ventures with hospitals and other health care providers.

Representative Matters:

Represent physicians under investigation by the Division of Professional Regulation for allegations of Unprofessional Conduct. Interact with investigators from the Division and negotiate resolutions with the Deputy Attorney General assigned to bring the claims before the Board of Medical Practice.

Represent physicians in connection with the dissolution of partnerships and winding down medical practices.

Assisted a physician with a credentialing dispute with a regional hospital that had issued a temporary restriction of privileges in order to monitor quality-of-care concerns. Negotiated a resolution that avoided a report to the National Practitioner Data Base.

Mediated a call coverage dispute between two gastroenterology practices and a regional hospital.

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