Michael Schaff

Michael Schaff

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

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Clinically Integrated Networks - The New Way for Healthcare Providers to Play Together in the Sandbox

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has shifted the attention of the healthcare industry away from fee-for-service payment toward performance-based reimbursement. This reform of the healthcare system focuses on...more

7/7/2016 - Affordable Care Act Antitrust Violations Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) DOJ FTC Health Care Providers Hospitals Physicians Preferred Hospital Networks Arrangement

Law Firm Breakup - What You Need to Know When Dissolving the Entity

Law firm ‘partnerships,’ like other businesses, are similar to a marriage; at some point the parties may decide to part ways and dissolve their partnership. Among the many reasons for the dissolution of a law firm are...more

3/11/2015 - Corporate Dissolution Law Firm Partners Legal Entities Partnerships

Counseling Licensors on the Steps They Can Take to Avoid Creating a Franchise Relationship

Tracy Mark, who has registered her company’s brand name as a mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is successfully promoting her company’s products and services and now would like to leverage the market appeal of...more

10/31/2014 - Franchise Agreements License Agreements Trademarks

Steps to Take Before Terminating a Physician-Patient Relationship

At times physicians are faced with the burden of having to remove a patient from their practice. Circumstances leading up to this unfortunate decision may include a difficult or disruptive patient who is abusive to the staff...more

9/23/2014 - Health Care Providers Healthcare Patients Physicians

Physician Affiliations With Hospitals: Practical Tips for the Physician Practice When Entering Into a PSA

Due to the continuing uncertainties surrounding the health care delivery landscape, physicians are increasingly looking at alternatives to secure their survival. Historically, physicians have turned to their local hospital...more

7/17/2014 - Contract Drafting Contract Negotiations Healthcare Hospitals Negotiations Physicians Professional Services Contract

Issues & Cautions Associated with Medical Practice Affiliations with Hospitals & Alternatives

Overview of Presentation: - General Trends • Continued Erosion of “Traditional” - Medical Staff-Hospital Dynamics • Mega Trends - Overview of Affiliation Models • Direct Employment • Professional...more

2/27/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Hospitals Medical Liability

Clinically Integrated Networks Give Providers and Payers an Opportunity for Transformative Collaboration

I. Executive Summary - The health care sector is experiencing a series of market reforms that have the potential to reshape how care will be delivered and reimbursed for decades to come. Although a number of concepts...more

11/25/2013 - Affordable Care Act Antitrust Provisions Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) DOJ FTC Health Care Providers Healthcare Patient Centered Medical Homes Patients

Representing Physicians: Life Cycle of a Physician-Practice & Physician Integration Options (Presentation)

In This Presentation: - General Considerations - Who is Your Client? - Who Can Employ a Physician? - Basic Issues in Employment Contracts - The Buy-In: Becoming an Owner in a Medical Practice -...more

11/7/2013 - Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Limited Liability Company (LLC) Partnerships Physicians Retirement Sales Termination

Strategies for More Tax-Effective Physician Acquisition Transactions (Presentation)

In This Presenation: - Physician Practice Acquisitions - Overview of Personal and Enterprise Goodwill - Regulatory and Legal Considerations - Practice Acquisitions Involving Personal Goodwill - Valuing...more

10/24/2013 - Acquisition Agreements Goodwill Physicians Valuation

HIPAA Alert: Caution!! Deadline Is September 23, 2013 - Action Must Be Taken To Comply With New Requirements Imposed By The HIPAA...

September 23, 2013 is the effective compliance date for many changes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement Rules and Breach Notification Rules as required by the "HIPAA Omnibus Rule" as published in January 2013. All...more

9/17/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Compliance Deadlines Enforcement HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices: Practical Tips for Both Parties

Introduction - Throughout the United States, hospitals and physicians are engaging in various affiliation models in order to adapt to the changes resulting from health care reform. While these affiliations take many...more

9/15/2013 - Acquisitions Asset Purchaser Hospitals Physician Ownership Restrictive Covenants

Clinically Integrated Networks; The PHOs of the Twenty-First Century?

In This Presentation: - Why Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) Are Needed? - How Are CINs Similar to PHOs/How They Differ? - What’s In It for Physicians/for Hospitals/Others? - How Are CINs Organized and...more

2/11/2013 - Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) Hospitals Networks Physician Hospital Organizations Physicians

Hot Fraud and Abuse Issues for Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An Advanced Interactive Discussion

In This Presentation: • How To Redeem Physician Owners, And Under What Terms? • How To Minimize Legal/Regulatory Risk When All “Safe Harbor” Requirements Are Not Being Followed? • Structuring Anesthesia Arrangements...more

2/1/2013 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers Breach of Contract Buy-Out Agreements Fraud and Abuse OIG Physician Ownership Safe Harbors Shareholders' Agreements

Health Reform Drives Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse to Top Ranks for 2013

High-profile provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as near-universal mandatory health insurance, take effect in 2014. But much of the heavy lifting needed to implement the law enters a make-or break phase this year,...more

1/10/2013 - Affordable Care Act Fraud and Abuse Healthcare Healthcare Reform Hospitals Medicaid Medicare Physicians

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