Jill T. Ojserkis at AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in New Orleans

“The Opioid Crisis, Litigation Risks, and Medical Staffing Privileging” was the topic at a luncheon at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute today, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2018, in New Orleans.  Jill T. Ojserkis, Esq., a Cooper Levenson Partner, served as a panelist along with David Blank of Quarles and Brady, … Continue reading “Jill T. Ojserkis at AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in New Orleans”

Blurred Lines or Bright Line Between Gaming and Medical Marijuana

Last year, when the song “Blurred Lines” blasted over the airways, no one, including the recording artists (at least they claimed) realized that lines had been blurred between the popular hit song and a song titled “Got to Give It Up” written by music sensation Marvin Gaye. However, as determined by a jury earlier this … Continue reading “Blurred Lines or Bright Line Between Gaming and Medical Marijuana”

Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul in Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-Network Fees Charged for Urgent and Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency

On May 14, 2015, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a proposed landmark bill that, if passed, will represent a major overhaul of out-of-network medical care charges, current billing practices, and have a significant impact on hospitals and urgent care centers providing services on an out-of-network basis. Dubbed protection for consumers against surprise medical bills and a … Continue reading “Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul in Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-Network Fees Charged for Urgent and Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency”

Hospitals and other healthcare providers take note…

Hospitals and other healthcare providers take note: payments made by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to Medicare Advantage Organizations (“MAO”), Medicare Part D, and other managed Medicare payment programs have been reduced by 2% in accordance with the sequestration order of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 2011. Pass-through … Continue reading “Hospitals and other healthcare providers take note…”

Sequestration May Affect Medicare Contractor Provider Payments

Date: 08/25/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: Since April 1, 2013, payments made by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to Medicare Advantage Organizations (“MAO”), Medicare Part D, and other managed Medicare payment programs have been reduced by 2% in accordance with the sequestration order of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit … Continue reading “Sequestration May Affect Medicare Contractor Provider Payments”

CMS issues final rules affecting medical staff, membership, hospital governing bodies, and hospital outpatient orders

Date: 05/20/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: On May 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that brings important revisions and clarifications to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) affecting hospitals and other healthcare providers. Some of the most important changes, which will take effect July 11, 2014 … Continue reading “CMS issues final rules affecting medical staff, membership, hospital governing bodies, and hospital outpatient orders”

POLST: The Form That Permits Patients To Make Decisions With Their Physician Regarding Medical Intervention

On February 22, 2013, representatives of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services released a healthcare treatment planning device to more efficiently execute a patient’s treatment goals and desires. The Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form was created by legislation that was signed by Governor Chris Christie on December 21, 2011. … Continue reading “POLST: The Form That Permits Patients To Make Decisions With Their Physician Regarding Medical Intervention”