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Author Archives: Barry Rosen

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Rural hospital monopolies (access required)

Antitrust laws can be used to prevent mergers that create a monopolistic entity that controls a service in an area and can thereby raise prices or initiate other anti-competitive actions.  However, in the health care context, sometimes monopolies can be ...

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