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New York Providers Prescribing Compounded Ketamine to Patients Should Be Aware of the October 10, 2023 FDA Alert

The only psychedelic substance which can be prescribed by New York providers at this time is ketamine (for off-label use) and Spravato (which only includes the esketamine molecule). While Spravato has been approved by the FDA for treatment of depression, ketamine is not currently FDA approved for such treatment. New York providers are prescribing compounded ketamine to Read More

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The Psychedelic Renaissance in New York

This is an exciting time for mental health professionals (and for health law attorneys) in New York! Following on the heels of Colorado and Oregon, New York currently has a number of bills pending which would legalize psychedelics for therapeutic use and also legalize the personal use of certain natural plant or fungus-based hallucinogens. These Read More

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Structuring Compliant Mobile Diagnostic Unit Arrangements

Mobile diagnostic units provide benefits for both referring physicians and their patients. They allow referring physicians to provide diagnostic services to their patients in the convenience of their own office, thereby saving their patients the trouble of traveling to another location for diagnostic tests. A common arrangement with respect to mobile diagnostic units is the following: The reading physician Read More

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Recoupment of Payments by Insurance Companies – What are your Rights as a Healthcare Provider?

If you are a New York healthcare provider and you have received a letter from an insurance company alleging that you have been overpaid for certain services, you should understand your rights under the law.  The New York Insurance Law provides protections to healthcare providers and sets limitations on the scope of recoupment efforts by Read More

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Is Your Teleradiology Billing Compliant?

The teleradiology market is exploding. The global market was valued at $1.99 billion in 2016 and it is estimated to reach $8.2 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. North America comprised 40% of the overall market in 2015, according to the report. Teleradiology enables rapid diagnoses and allows specialists Read More

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Chairman Of Key Congressional Health Committee Talks Reform

Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) is clearly adamant about taking some action that he stresses is imperative to safeguard the health care industry against crushing regulatory challenges of the highest order. Here’s the problem, Roskam asserts: Health professionals are flailing under an onslaught – relentless and growing – of burdensome and often nonsensical regulation. The Read More

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J&J Gets Some Upside In Depuy Hip Replacement Litigation

When a judge allows highly prejudicial and case-irrelevant evidence to be “wafted before the jury to trigger its punitive instincts,” it is likely that an appellate tribunal will take action. Which is exactly what a federal appeals panel did last week in New Orleans. Appellate judges cited a lower court’s error in allowing plaintiffs’ counsel Read More

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Is Your Company Being Targeted In Health Care Fraud Probes

A recent in-depth media profile calls it “a target-rich environment for investigation and prosecution.” That same report also stresses that federal criminal enforcement over it “stands poised to become increasingly muscular and robust.” The subject matter comprising “it” in the above piece is health care fraud. That realm is unquestionably a top-tier focus of national Read More

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5 Steps To Diagnose Medical Practice Cyberattack Risks

Patient safety is, or should be, a top priority in every health care facility in New York and the rest of the country. Safety can be at risk many different ways. One major threat that deserves particular attention is that posed by cyber attackers going after network-linked equipment and medical data. To show just how significant Read More

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FDA’s Regulation Of Doctor-Assisting Software Criticized

Much criticism of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from health care analysts and commentators spotlights alleged overregulation of the medical realm and its adverse effects on both business growth and innovation. That has once again proven to be true in the response of one industry group to recent FDA-authored draft guidance concerning software that Read More

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