New York Issues Liposuction Guidelines for Office-Based Surgery

May 27, 2022

  Last month, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) published Guidelines for Performing Liposuction with and without Fat Grafting in the Office-Based Surgery Setting (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines are meant to improve safety and reduce adverse events and deaths related to liposuction in the office-based surgery (“OBS”) setting.  In a surprising move, the …

New York Court of Appeals Resolves MLMIC Dispute By Concluding That Employee-Physicians Are Entitled to Conversion Funds

May 25, 2022

  This case involves the 2018 demutualization of the medical malpractice insurer Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”) and who was entitled to the more than $2.5 billion in cash consideration that was to be distributed as a result of that demutualization.  Specifically, the New York Court of Appeals had to decide between the employer-medical …

Payors Recouping Monies Paid for Covid Testing

May 11, 2022

  Garfunkel Wild (GW) has recently seen a dramatic increase in government and commercial payors seeking to recoup payments made during the Covid pandemic for Covid testing and related services.  The GW clients who have received recoupment notices demanding substantial repayments include urgent care centers, primary care providers, hospitals, and labs.  We also anticipate this …

Over $300 Million in Grant Funds Available For Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Providers

May 10, 2022

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is making available grant funding opportunities for community-based behavioral health not-for-profits seeking to form Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) and to current CCBHCs looking to enhance or expand their services.  156 awards of up to $1,000,000 are …

Good News for Connecticut Ambulatory Surgery Centers

May 6, 2022

  The Connecticut Legislature recently passed the state budget for the next fiscal year. Once signed into law by Governor Lamont, ambulatory surgery centers in Connecticut will no longer be taxed beginning July 1, 2022. Under current law, an ASC’s gross receipts (excluding certain items) are taxed each quarter at 6%. On July 1, 2023, …