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Author Archives: Barry Rosen

Physicians selling to private equity (Part 4)

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(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)

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(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)

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(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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Using the Travel Act to prosecute health care fraud

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The Department of Justice recently invoked the federal Travel Act to bring bribery charges against owners and managers of the now-defunct, physician-owned Texas Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC). Almost all federal health care fraud prosecutions involve Medicare, Medicaid or other ...

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Maryland Board of Physicians’ absolute immunity

In a reported decision, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court recently overturned a $2.5 million judgment against the Maryland Board of Physicians and staff who were found to have disclosed personal medical information in a public disciplinary order with the intent to ...

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