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  • Dec 10, 2019David Vozza and Lana Ros Present to New Jersey Medical Management on Fraud and Abuse

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and David N. Vozza, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., are presenting “Fraud and Abuse: Current Regulatory Trends and Avoiding Investigation” at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s 2019 Payer Day.

    About the Presentation

    “I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak at another NJMGMA event, as these are important topics for those managing medical practices,” said Vozza, who spoke at the December 6 event at Pines Manor in Edison.

    Ros added, “It’s a scary subject for health care professionals to talk about, but one they must acknowledge. We are honored that we can help shed some light to avoid potential legal issues.” She will be presenting on the Friday, December 13, event at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford.

    The presentation includes applicable federal guidelines and regulations related to agreements and referral relationships entered by medical practices, how patient interactions can lead to investigations, and ways to avoid those investigations.

    Other discussion topics come from Aetna, AmeriHealth, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Mike Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, of Enos Medical Coding, is also a presenter, speaking on coding changes for the upcoming year. For more information and to register, visit njmgma.com.

    About the Presenters

    David Vozza

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts.

    Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.

    Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

    Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

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  • Oct 15, 2019Private Equity in Healthcare

    Private equity in Healthcare has doubled over the past 10 years, and now accounts for more than 10% of all private equity deals.

    Join Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and Sax LLP as we draw on the industry expertise of our panelists to highlight the pros and cons to priming your practice for private equity. You will walk away with meaningful insights and suggestions for navigating the transition to private equity in healthcare.

    Topics will include:

    • What an arrangement with private equity looks like
    • How to prepare for the deal
    • The importance of due diligence and compliance
    • Maximizing a practice’s value
    • Pre and post considerations of a deal

    Featured speakers will include:

         Robert Goodman                                      David N. Vozza, Esq.                                      Deborah Nappi, CPA

    Robert Goodman                                          David N. Vozza, Esq.                                Deborah Nappi, CPA, MST
    Vice President                                          Member, Healthcare Practice                        Director, Healthcare Practice
    MidCap Advisors                                          Norris McLaughlin, P.A.                                            Sax LLP

    When: Tuesday, November 19

    8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    Where: Upper Montclair Country Club

    177 Hepburn Rd

    Clifton, NJ 07012

    For more information or to register, please click here.

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  • Sep 30, 2019Legal Issues Facing Physicians & Practice Managers

    Legal Issues Facing Physicians & Practice Managers

    Accreditation Statement

    HRET is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and through the Joint Providership of Health Research Education and Trust of New Jersey (HRET) and MDAdvantage. HRET is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    HRET designates this live activity for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

     3 easy ways to register!

    1. Click here to register online

    2. Email the registration form to Megan Seybuck at mseybuck@norris-law.com

    3. Fax the registration form to (610) 391-1805

    About the Presenters

    David L. Adelson

    Adelson has over 30 years of litigation and healthcare law experience and represents a wide array of healthcare professionals and medical practices. His practice includes a broad range of health law litigation and administrative legal matters in New York and New Jersey with concentrations in the fields of professional discipline, hearings and appeals related to professional misconduct, private and public insurance audits, fraud and abuse, audit refund requests (private, Medicaid and Medicare), HIPAA, employment matters, and IPRO inquiries.

    Adelson has successfully defended physicians in investigations before medical boards including OPMC, SBME, and OPD, as well as in private health insurance billing audits, civil Medicare/Medicaid audit/fraud claims, physician privileges, insurance fraud and abuse, RAC audits, OIG matters and MACRA. He has litigated numerous healthcare matters and defended sizable audits against some of the largest national healthcare insurance providers.

    Adelson is a member of the Health and Hospital Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Adelson earned his B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication from SUNY Albany in 1984, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987, and his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Long Island University in 2011.

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    David N. Vozza

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts. Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.

    Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • Aug 09, 2019David Vozza tp Present at Cayuga Medical Center Grand Rounds Program

    David N. Vozza, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Medical-Legal Liability in the Age of #MeToo” for the Cayuga Grand Rounds Program on Friday, September 6, 7:30 a.m., at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York.

    The presentation will educate participants as to the current state of law related to sexual harassment in the workplace, specifically in the health care setting, through real-world examples and scenarios. The goal is to inform participants of the applicable legal pitfalls and provide them with risk management measures to mitigate liability.

    “The “#MeToo” movement is here to stay. It has already been a game changer in the field of sexual harassment that has not been seen since the likes of Anita Hill and Justice Clarence Thomas. Small businesses, including medical practices, may be subject to substantial liability for the actions of their principals and employees. It is essential that practitioners become knowledgeable about the applicable law concerning sexual harassment and the prevention of a hostile work environment,” said Vozza.

    Vozza defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts. He also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. Vozza frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • May 06, 2019David Vozza to Present at Onondaga County Medical Society’s Ask the Carriers Conference

    David N. Vozza, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “How to Deal with Difficult Patients” at the Ask the Carriers Conference on Thursday, May 9, 2:35 – 3:05 p.m., at the Syracuse Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. The all-day event, hosted by the Onondaga County Medical Society, gives physicians and their staff an opportunity to ask questions of local insurance carrier representatives and to learn about their new policies or programs. Many local vendors and organizations of interest to physicians and their staff will be onsite as well.

    Norris McLaughlin is proud to sponsor the event, as General Counsel to the Society, whose members include physicians and medical students in Onondaga County. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit www.oncms.org.

    Vozza defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts. He also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. Vozza frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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  • Jun 15, 2018David Vozza of Norris McLaughlin Exhibits at New York Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Meeting

    On behalf of the law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., David Vozza exhibited at the New York Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 9.

    The firm serves as General Counsel to the Chapter, which represents pediatricians in the 50 counties of upstate New York. To learn more about the Chapter, please visit www.ny1aap.org.

    The Health Care and Life Sciences Law Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. provides a variety of services to clients throughout the health care field, including highly specialized work in the regulatory areas governing the delivery of health care services under state and federal law.  The group handles a broad range of health care law litigation including hearings and appeals related to professional misconduct and discipline, private and public insurance audits and refund requests, fraud and abuse, and disputes with other agencies overseeing the practice of medicine.  They have successfully defended physicians in matters involving the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, Medicare/Medicaid audits and overpayment claims, hospital and medical staff issues, insurance fraud and abuse investigations and overpayment demands, the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Inspector General, and state agencies, such as the Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    The firm’s health care clients include hospitals and their affiliated corporations, medical societies, hospital medical staffs, health care service providers including physicians, psychologists, podiatrists, dentists, nurses and social workers, medical device companies, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, home care providers, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, health data analytics companies, laboratories, imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other providers of health care services, insurance companies, and practice management companies.

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