Cepelewicz, Barry B.

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Barry B. Cepelewicz, M.D., Esq.

Partner/Director

bcepelewicz@garfunkelwild.com

350 Bedford Street, Suite 406A, Stamford, CT  06901
P: 203-316-0483

111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
P: 516-393-2725

411 Hackensack Avenue, 5th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
P: 201-883-1030

PRACTICE
Business
Compliance and White Collar
Defense

E-Health & Telemedicine (Co-Chair)
Health Care
Health Care Information and Technology
Litigation & Arbitration

EDUCATION
New York University
(B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)
Phi Beta Kappa
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
(M.D., 1986)
New York University School of Law
(J.D., 1991)

BAR ADMISSIONS
Connecticut

New Jersey
New York

COURT ADMISSIONS
Connecticut State Courts
New York Supreme Court
New Jersey Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

HONORS AND AWARDS
New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition (2009-2018)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Professional Associations
Westchester County Bar Association (Past Chair, Hospital/Physician/Health Care Law Committee)
American Health Lawyers Association
American Telemedicine Association

Barry B. Cepelewicz, M.D., Esq. is a Partner/Director of Garfunkel Wild, which he joined in 2012.  He is a member of the firm's Business; Compliance and White Collar Defense; Health Care; Health Care Information and Technology; and Litigation and Arbitration groups.  Mr. Cepelewicz holds dual degrees in law and medicine, providing a unique perspective to providers (including physicians and hospitals) on health-care related matters.  For over two decades, he has represented health-care related entities in transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, including creating large single and multi-specialty group practices and other joint ventures, and successfully defending providers in State and Federal investigations.  He is also considered an authority in telemedicine.
Mr. Cepelewicz has served as General Counsel to medical societies, hospitals’ medical staffs, health-care businesses and start-up companies.  He lectures extensively to physicians, including at CME provider seminars.  Mr. Cepelewicz publishes extensively and he is an Editorial Consultant for Medical Economics.  He is an active member in professional associations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, and American Telemedicine Association.
Mr. Cepelewicz received a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from New York University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and subsequently received his M.D. degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his J.D. degree at New York University School of Law.

Speeches and Events

  • "Your Employment Agreement:  How To Be Best Protected," New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Farmington, CT (May 11, 2018)
  • "2018 Overview: Legal and Business Issues Impacting Physicians," Medical Society of the State of New York House of Delegates Meeting, Buffalo, New York (March 23, 2018)
  • "Your Medical Records: An Asset or Liability?," Medical Society of the State of New York, Westbury, New York (February 3, 2018)
  • "Your Medical Records: An Asset or Liability?," Westchester Shore Dental Forum, Larchmont, New York (February 15, 2018)
  • "Drug Diversion Issues," Fairfield County Medical Association, Norwalk, CT (December 7, 2017)
  • "Is TeleHealth in your Future?" Fairfield County Medical Association, Norwalk, CT (May 10, 2017)
  • "Disability Access Compliance," Fairfield County Medical Association (March 29, 2017)
  • "Risk Management Strategies In Healthcare," webinar sponsored by Physician’s Insurance Solutions for ECHN Medical School & Residency Program, Manchester Hospital, Manchester, CT (November 16, 2016)
  • "Risk Management Strategies In Healthcare," webinar sponsored by Physician’s Insurance Solutions for Hartford Hospital Radiology Residency Program, Hartford, CT (October 26, 2016)
  • "HIPAA Enforcement, Private Sector Threats, and Breach Response," Fairfield County Medical Association Education Program, Norwalk, CT (January 26, 2016)
  • "Legal Ramifications in Billing Policies and Legal Issues in Employment Agreements," NY Therapy Guide webinar (October 22, 2015)
  • “Third Party Payor Audits,” GW & MDS Practice Management LLC Seminar held at Hilton Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ (June 17, 2014)
  • "Managed Care Disputes:  Lessons Learned From The Courtroom,” Fairfield County Medical Association Educational Program, Norwalk, CT (May 20, 2014)
  • "Business of Medicine Lecture Series - Technological Issues in Medicine: EMR, HIPAA and HITECH," MDAdvantage (joint sponsor Barnabas Medical Center), Galloway, NJ (April 30, 2014)
  • "Starting a New Practice or Buy-In to an Existing Practice:  Legal and Business Considerations," MDAdvantage (joint sponsor Barnabas Medical Center), Lawrenceville, NJ (March 9, 2014) and Basking Ridge, NJ (March 26, 2014)
  • "Increase the Fair Market Value of Your Practice," Council of Licensed Physiotherapists (September 17, 2013) East Elmhurst, NY
  • "Help Get Your Medical Practice Compliant with the Final 2013 HIPAA/HITECH Regulations," Fairfield County Medical Association Seminar (September 12, 2013) Norwalk, CT
  • Medical Practice Risk Management, Co-Presenter at Connecticut CME Training session sponsored by Fairfield County Medical Association and Southwestern Area Health Education Center (May 18, 2013) Norwalk, CT
  • "What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Restrictive Covenants" Co-Presenter at Fairfield County Medical Association webinar (May 2, 2013)
  • "What You Need to Know to Be Compliant with the Final 2013 HIPAA / HITECH Regulations" Co-Presenter at Fairfield County Medical Association seminar (April 11, 2013) Norwalk, CT
  • "The Changing Landscape of Healthcare:  The Business of Medicine" Featured speaker at seminar offered by Grassi & Co. (April 4, 2013) Jericho, NY
  • "What You Need to Know about New Environmental Liability Issues in a Medical Practice or Hospital" Co-Presenter at Fairfield County Medical Association webinar (March 27, 2013)
  • Risk Management Issues for CME Training for Connecticut Medical License Renewal (sponsored by the Fairfield County Medical Association), May 19, 2012, Norwalk, CT
  • Physician-Hospital Integration:  Mergers & Acquisitions (sponsored by EisnerAmper), March 13, 2012, Iselin, NJ
  • Physician Integration Strategies:  Partnering with Physicians or Hospitals to Transform Healthcare Delivery (sponsored by the Fairfield County Medical Association), September 22, 2011, Norwalk, CT
  • Your Managed Care Contract:  Pitfalls to Avoid, Opportunities to Seize (sponsored by the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society), January 6, 2011, Farmington, CT
  • How to Handle Insurance Audits (sponsored by the Fairfield County Medical Association), September 21, 2010, Norwalk, CT
  • Physician Compensation Plans and Employment Contracts (sponsored by the Fairfield County Medical Association), May 27, 2009, Westport, CT

Publications

  • Legal Manual for New York Physicians (5th Edition, 2017), Formation and Implementation of Private Physician Practices (Chapter 1) and Hospital Medical Staff Membership and Privileges: Rules for Attending Physicians and Hospital-Employed Physicians (Chapter 45), Co-published by the New York State Bar Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, Editors: Patrick Formato, Esq.; Joel M. Greenberg, Esq.; Donald R. Moy, Esq.
  • State Poised to Expand Telemedicine Options, Connecticut Law Tribune (May 11, 2015)
  • Firing a Patient:  When It's Needed and How to Handle It Correctly, Medical Economics (January 23, 2014)
  • Is a risk retention group right for your medical malpractice insurance needs? Medical Economics (February 10, 2013) (co author)
  • Legal Matters and Your Practice: A Simple Agreement Can Go A Long Way.  Backbone (a publication of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society), Winter 2012; Vol.15:3.
  • Electronic Medical Record Contracts Require Careful Review.  News Capsule (Fairfield County Medical Association), Winter 2010: 11
  • Protect Your Practice in the Event of a Security Breach.  News Capsule (Fairfield County Medical Association), Fall 2009: 14
  • Your Medical Practice: How to Make Your Investment Thrive.  News Capsule (Fairfield County Medical Association), September/October 2008: 11