In the current environment, businesses face increasing challenges from a proliferation of local, state and federal regulations that require equally demanding conditions of compliance. To address these regulatory and administrative matters, O’Connell and Aronowitz combines the knowledge, resources and expertise of lawyers representing several of the firm’s practice groups to develop sound strategies that simplify processes and help clients meet the obligations required of them by government and industry laws and standards.
We work closely with a wide range of clients to navigate state and federal regulatory schemes and provide comprehensive legal strategies that support their business objectives. With diverse backgrounds in the public and private sectors, our team advises and represents healthcare clients on a variety of healthcare laws, including:
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
- False Claims Act (FCA)
- Anti-Kickback Statute
- Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark)
We are also well versed in critical healthcare operational issues from regulatory audits and peer review to physician practice guidance and reimbursement matters.
Licensing and Administrative Matters
We have extensive knowledge of the regulations governing medical licenses and associated matters. We advise and represent doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals in obtaining medical licenses and adhering to regulations in order to remain in good standing. We also represent medical professionals who are facing investigations and actions by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD).
We provide advice and counsel to physician practices seeking to obtain hospital affiliations and privileges as well as those who are at risk of having their privileges terminated. In addition, we work with clients to obtain and maintain credentials with HMOs and PPOs and other provider networks. We recognize that staff privileges and network credentials are essential for driving referrals and ultimately growing a practice. Similarly, certification by a medical specialty board facilitates credentialing with hospitals and health plans and we work with clients to maintain their specialty certification status.
In the highly competitive field of telecommunications, O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys bring in-depth comprehension of both commercial and technological components in the industry. Our representation includes:
- Corporate Matters
- Real Estate Matters
- Transactional Matters
- Regulatory Matters
- Administrative Compliance Services
Our team has represented a wide range of utility providers before State and Federal Courts, and the Federal Communications Commission. With many years of experience in this field, we can provide counsel and representation to assist with:
- Ensuring compliance with State and Federal telecommunication regulatory agencies
- Creating and maintaining business and corporate telecommunication entities
At O’Connell and Aronowitz, we work with clients to design proactive strategies regarding an array of regulatory, licensing and administrative matters. If the need arises, we are highly skilled at representing providers in professional discipline and regulatory enforcement matters before federal and state licensing and regulatory agencies. We are dedicated to helping clients manage these challenges and achieve their business objectives.