Our healthcare department specializes in transactions, compliance and dispute resolution. We serve as counsel to Private Equity invested healthcare platforms; medical, dental and multi-disciplinary practices; ambulatory surgery centers; solo practitioners; and employed physicians. We regularly assist our clients with contracts (buy/sell, employment, partnership, leasing), compliance (HIPAA, Kickback, Stark, etc) and dispute resolution (employee and patient related, third party payor audit and vendor relations).
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Recent successful representations include the formation and structuring of a large veterinary management company as well as several successful employment contract negotiations for both new and experienced practitioners
We regularly structure multi-discplinary practice structures; defend at OPD; defend third party payor audit requests. Recent representations include massive reduction to third party payor audit demand, and roll up of multi office separate practice to multi-disciplinary.
Recent successful representations include structuring of a multi-disciplinary practice with chiropractors and all compliance issues accompanying said formation. In addition to transactional work on behalf of Physical Therapists, K&K has also helped develop and ensure compliance on behalf of a nationwide app for Physical Therapy patients including the drafting of terms and conditions and all required HIPAA language
We serve as general counsel to thousands of physicians with practices of varying sizes. Recent successful representations include: (1) a practice sale for $12.3 million; (2) successful closure before interview of OPMC matter; (3) successful resolution without admission of guilt in Third Party Payor audit; and (4) negotiating employment agreement for resident (we handle approximately 250 resident and fellow placements per year).
K&K specializes in all contractual work PA’s or NP’s would encounter including employment contracts, agreements with supervising physician’s and acquisition work. A recent representation includes a successful licensure defense with no licensure suspension for an NP accused of misconduct for several HIPAA violations
In 2011 we won the seminal case impacting Appearance Enhancement use of Lasers in New York State, overturning the State Medical Board's position that only a medical licensee may use a laser. Dept of State Div. of Licensing Services v. Kaufman d/b/a RANDEE ELAINE SALON, 36 DOS APP 12. Since 2011 we have counseled, and continue to serve as counsel, to countless Appearance Enhancement clients requiring assistance, including but not limited to, advice on Corporate Practice of Medicine issues, defense at Department of State license issues or violation defense, client issues and general operational representation.
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