Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: Barry Rosen

Rosen & Katz: Maryland’s new test for expert testimony (access required)

Physicians are often called upon to give expert testimony. They are asked to give their opinions as to whether a particular course of treatment did or did not meet community standards, or whether a particular course of treatment was an ...

Read More »

At least for now, a chartreuse light for vertical mergers (access required)

Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission finalized guidelines for vertical mergers for the first time in more than 30 years. Although the updated guidelines are applicable to all industries, they will have a particular ...

Read More »

A look at important new Maryland health care laws (access required)

The 2021 Maryland General Assembly session established a host of new requirements that will affect health care providers and insurers in the State. Here are summaries of some of the new legislation. Telehealth Starting July 1, 2021, non-Medicare insurance coverage ...

Read More »

Physicians selling to private equity (Part 4) (access required)

(This is the last in a four-part series of articles pertaining to the sale of physician practices to private equity firms.)   The most significant pro involved in a physician’s sale to private equity is the potentially lucrative purchase price, especially ...

Read More »

Physicians selling to private equity (Part 3) (access required)

(This is the third part of a four-part series pertaining to the sale of physician practices to private equity firms.)  The previous articles in this series have assumed that all of the purchase price being paid by a private equity ...

Read More »

Physicians selling to private equity (Part 2) (access required)

(This is the second part of a five-part series pertaining to the sale of physician practices to private equity firms.) Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, physicians were selling their practices to private equity companies at an ever-increasing pace.  While those ...

Read More »

Physicians selling to private equity (Part 1) (access required)

This is the first of a three-part series on the sale of physician practices to private equity firms. This first installment addresses the environment that is encouraging such sales, as well as the purchase price of such sales. The second ...

Read More »

The ABCs of Board of Physician complaints (access required)

The Maryland Board of Physicians is mandated to investigate any complaint that alleges violations of the Maryland Medical Practice Act. The board has 22 board members, including physicians, a physician assistant and consumers. Complaints to the Board of Physicians often ...

Read More »

Employers’ liability for employees’ confidentiality breaches (access required)

Respondeat superior is a Latin term which means “let the master answer.”  In practical terms, that means holding an employer responsible for the wrongful acts its employees take within the scope of their employment. Since the advent of social media, ...

Read More »

A look at new Maryland health care laws (access required)

The Maryland General Assembly may have adjourned early this year, but during the short legislative session a number of new health care laws were passed. Following are summaries of some new laws that will impact health care providers and health ...

Read More »