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  • Apr 25, 2019F. Peter Lehr to Speak at Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia’s Resident Education Day

    F. Peter Lehr, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,  will present “Pitfalls of Professional Courtesy” on Friday, April 26, at Resident Education Day, sponsored by the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia. The event will be at the Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

    The presentation is open only to members of the Obstetrical Society. To learn more about the society please click here. Lehr will discuss the risks involved when physicians treating other colleagues, family members, and co-workers.

    Lehr focuses his practice on health care transactional and regulatory matters, real estate, and land use law, including zoning and subdivision applications and commercial lending.

    He has represented and counseled a variety of health care providers, including hospitals, long term care and nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, and more. He has assisted clients in numerous transactions and regulatory issues involving such mandates as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Stark law and accompanying Phase I-III regulations, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and attendant safe harbors, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Act of Labor Act (“EMTALA”). He has experience in leading operational assessments of health care providers and drafting corporate compliance programs. He has counseled clients on fraud and abuse avoidance and represented them in third party payer reimbursement cases.

    Lehr has obtained favorable decisions for clients in numerous land use and zoning cases, and has served as counsel of record in municipal hearings, trial court cases, and appellate level proceedings. He has assisted municipal code enforcement officers in compliance proceedings and has drafted, interpreted, and implemented ordinances and resolutions, regulating matters from permit issuances to zoning classifications. As part of his practice, he also regularly performs contract and real estate document reviews, including commercial leases.

    Lehr prepares and reviews loan documents for financial institutions in connection with various forms of commercial credit facilities. Such experience includes negotiations with borrowers’ counsel over loan and reimbursement agreement provisions, as well as the terms and conditions contained in security, collateral pledge, and suretyship documents.

    As an active member of the community, Lehr serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including LifePath, Inc., the Weller Health Education Center, and the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace. He is a member of the Leonard Pool Society of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network.

    Lehr earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1998, and his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1995.

    Posted in: Banking & Financial Services, Health Care & Life Sciences, Municipal Law, News, Peter D. Hutcheon, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , , ,

  • Apr 04, 2019Lana Ros Speaks on CDS for Camden and Burlington County Medical Societies

    Lana Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Legal Implications of Prescribing CDS: What Every Physician Should Know” at a seminar hosted by the Camden County and Burlington County Medical Societies, Tuesday, April 2, at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield.

    Ros discussed the regulations limiting the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) for acute pain and those governing the prescribing of CDS for chronic pain; problem areas in prescribing CDS; and necessary safety measures. To learn about becoming a member of the society and the benefits associated with it, please click here.

    Ros focuses her practice in the area of health care law, including civil and administrative litigation, professional licensure defense, hospital medical staff matters, hospital disciplinary actions, regulatory compliance, managed care and government audits, and refund demands and investigations. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. She has successfully defended physicians before medical boards, OPMC, and SBME, and in OPD investigations, as well as Medicare fraud, fraud and abuse, RAC audits, Medicare audits, OIG fraud, health care fraud, medical audits, and health plan billing audits. Ros frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York about legal issues affecting health care professionals. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

    Posted in: Health Care & Life Sciences, News, Svetlana (Lana) Ros | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

  • 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.

    Posted in: David N. Vozza, Health Care & Life Sciences, News | Tags: , , , ,

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