Anti-Kickback Statutes in New York and Tenant or Subtenant Violations

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This is an analysis of federal anti-kickback statutes and what a landlord/owner or tenant Anti-Kickback Statutes in New York and Tenant or Subtenant Violations  by Ian Lifshutzcan do to protect themselves from tenant or subtenant violations.

42 USCA 1320a-7b(b) federal law states that no medical provider shall make a referral in exchange for remuneration of any kind, whether directly or indirectly (including non-monetary compensation). In general, most healthcare providers know:

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Will This Be a Good Market for My Practice?

{3:42 minutes to read} One common concern that comes up at the start of any new office Will This Be a Good Market for My Practice? by Ian Lifshutzis the large amount of cost associated with setting up such an office in an untested market or demographic area where you are currently not providing services. In leasing new space for a new venture, a new location or expanding an existing practice in the medical field, a testing of the market might be in order.

One solution that many practitioners undertake is to find an office sublet from an existing medical practice and spend minimal time at that office (a few hours or a day a week) to see what the market and patient base are like. This can help a provider determine if they want to get into that neighborhood or demographic area.

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Factors in the New York Article 28 Facility Approval Process

Factors in the New York Article 28 Facility Approval Process By Ian LifshutzMuch speculation and rumor exists in New York with regard to obtaining a Certificate of Need from the Department of Health for a Surgery Center or a Diagnostic and Treatment Center. These Certificate of Need facilities are sought after by doctors and non-doctors alike, since the ability to collect a facility fee provides a wide range of opportunities not available in a traditional practice. Additionally, it permits non-doctors to be owners of such a facility which is specifically approved by the New York State Department of Health.

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