January 27, 2012
Defending Health Care Professionals covers range of topics effecting medical professionals including Inappropriate Sexual Contact, Defending License Revocation, License Restoration, Insurance Fraud & Billing Fraud and Substance Abuse issues. We cover issues specific to your role, including Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, and Therapists.
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When an HMO charges a physician with overcharging for services, the situation can become dangerous for the doctor. At the worst, the HMO can report the doctor to the Department of Health with the charge of fraudulent billing. If that happens, not only might the doctor have to repay a good deal of money to the HMO, but there will be an OPMC investigation to deal with. The doctor needs to consider Read more [...]
Settlements of medical malpractice cases are reported by insurance companies to the Department of Health. Of course, the larger the settlement the more attention the matter will bring. However, while OPMC can investigate any settlement, it usually begins to look at a physician more carefully if there are several settlements in a relatively short period of time. This can be proof that the physician Read more [...]
If you were sanctioned by OPMC perhaps 15 years ago you might want to ask OPMC to remove the public sanction from its website. The regulations say that OPMC must keep the sanction Order public for 10 years. So, it would seem that OPMC has the discretion to take an old sanction Order off the website. However, in my experience OPMC will simply not remove any Order. I suppose you could go to Read more [...]
If you have lost your medical license in New York state, you truly have an uphill climb to have the license restored. You really have to start the restoration process the day your license is revoked. You can apply for restoration after three years from the date of revocation but you have to really be dedicated to do all of the things necessary to give yourself a fighting chance to have the license Read more [...]