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Emergency Department Staffing Company Liable for Acts of “Independent Contractor” Physician

Last week, the Appellate Division issued its decision in Monk v. Emergency Physician Associates.  The decision could have significant ramifications for emergency department, “Nighthawk”  Radiology, and other staffing companies that contract with physicians to provide services at hospitals and other licensed health care facilities. The Monk case involved a suit for damages arising from the […]

Possible Reorganization of New Jersey’s Emergency Medical Services System Ahead

Earlier this week, legislation that would overhaul the current emergency medical services system in New Jersey was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee.  The bill, S-1650, will now move to the full Senate for consideration.  It would require EMTs, paramedics and emergency responders to be licensed by the Department of Health and to […]

OIG Issues Memo Regarding Excluded Individuals

Last week, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a memorandum to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the employment of excluded individuals by service providers participating in Medicaid managed care entities.  The OIG reviewed a sample of 500 providers and identified 16 individuals who were employed by the providers who […]


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