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Laurie Cohen, Esq.

Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody and the Chapter's attorney provides members with support and direction by answering questions relevant to general practice.

She has a broad range of health care experience providing services to physician groups. She also has extensive knowledge in the areas of professional licensure, group practice formation, employment and managed care contracting, provider joint ventures, self-referral, anti-kickback, and fee splitting.

News Update!

NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) issues guidance on surprise bills for health care services

A week away from the new surprise bill law going into effect, New York’s Department of Financial Services has issued guidance on what providers need to know about the law and an assignment of benefits form for patients who believe that they have received a surprise bill.

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 "Surprise Medical Bills Law" -  New York Times article highlights NY Law

The New York Times published an article on Saturday detailing how patients can be surprised by unexpected out-of-network charges. You can read the article here. It is important to note that New York State has already taken steps to ameliorate the problem, passing the “Surprise Medical Bill Law,” which goes into effect March 31, 2015. The details of this law can be read here. Continue to check our website ­­­­­­­for updates on best practices for physicians as they implement this new law.

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