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David counsels healthcare providers on all their corporate and administrative legal issues – from peer review to billing issues to regulatory compliance. With a steady hand, he guides clients in the integration of healthcare delivery systems, fraud and abuse investigations, self-referrals, licensing, provider contracts and privacy concerns. A special area of focus is handling transactions for physicians who are selling their medical groups.

CMS has, in the past, expressed concern regarding the use of concierge medicine by physicians treating Medicare patients.  CMS has prosecuted some concierge care practices for charging concierge fees for “non-covered services” under Medicare.  Despite this opposition, patients and physicians have increasingly implemented concierge-like relationships, including amenities that provide unlimited access to physicians via email,