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New Partner Joins Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP to Focus on Employment Law and Civil Litigation

Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP is pleased to welcome Robert (Bob) J. Baror as a partner of the firm. Bob is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Read More

James McEleney Joins Daniels, Porco and Lusardi as Counsel

We are pleased to announce James McEleney has joined Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP as Counsel. Daniels, Porco & Lusardi is a mid-Hudson Valley general practice law firm serving clients Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Health Business Legal Landscape Gets More Complicated

The days of doctors in individual practice are largely gone. As recently as the 1970s, it was not unusual to find health care providers in their own offices. Since then, Read More

New Legislation Seeks To Tighten Regulatory Controls Over VA

Would-be controls sought to be applied to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs underscore the growing degree of regulatory scrutiny being faced by medical actors across the country. As we have Read More

Medical Device Risks, Security Key Concerns For Health Care Actors

The so-called "Internet of things" (IoT) has been an oft-used phrase in media reports and stories over the past several years. For readers of our New York health care blog Read More

Will Private Hospital Compliance Matters Soon Be Made Public?

Health care facilities should be concerned about regulatory compliance matters for the sake of their future business operations. If violations are found, a facility might lose its accreditation and/or right Read More

MD's Admonitory Tale: What Many Doctors Are Unprepared For

A doctor who makes it a point to speak to medical student groups and at health-care forums says that she always seeks to underscore for her audience that, "Wow, this Read More

FDA Drug Approval: Too Fast, Too Slow Or Just About Right?

In the realm of federal oversight over marketplace drug approval, do officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration act so cautiously that they dangerously slow up the process and Read More

We Need More Doctors: Here's Something To Think About

"Within the health care arena, every legal matter comes with layers of regulatory and compliance issues that must be addressed." We prominently state that reality on a website page at Daniels, Read More

CMS Star-Rating Hospital System Draws Industry Ire, Concerns

Commentators from across a broad gamut of the American medical industry sometimes note the collective view of actors within that realm that their chosen field -- medical care and delivery Read More

Health Care Organizations Ill-Prepared To Fight Against Ransomware Attacks

While, thankfully, reports of kidnappings and hostage takings are extremely rare on U.S. soil, U.S. companies and governmental entities are increasingly becoming targets of extortion cyber attacks called rasomware attacks. Read More

Under Medicare, Preauthorization Now Required For Durable Medical Equipment

For individuals who are age 65 and older or who are permanently disabled, Medicare provides vital health insurance coverage to help pay for doctor visits, medical procedures, hospital stays, physical Read More

How HIPAA Applies To Patients With Mental Health Conditions

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, annually, 20 percent of the U.S. adult population "experiences mental illness." Whether a mental health condition like depression is related to a Read More

Important Changes Made To "Incident To" Billing In CMS 2016 Revisions To Physician Fee Schedule

Medicare pays practitioners for "incident to" services at the applicable Medicare payment rate as if the practitioner personally furnished the service. For example, if billed by a physician, they are Read More

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