College: Long Island University, B.A., 1951
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1954
Admissions: 1955, New York; 1966, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Mr. Lifshutz has specialized in the representation of Health Care professionals for forty years. His expertise was recognized as he was praised and read into the 108th United States Congress for Congressional Record by his work in health care law. He has represented individual physicians, medical groups, medical staffs at hospitals and medical societies. He represents private practices and hospital-based practices for a variety of specialty clients, including the negotiation of exclusive contracts for Employees, Independent Contractors and Chiefs of Departments. In Managed Care, he has created the organizational structures for Independent Practice Associations and their by-laws, negotiated contracts with Health Maintenance Organizations as well as Union Health Care contracts. He actively forms Multi-Specialty Medical Groups and arranges for their financing with strong consideration given to the tax aspect. Utilization of Pension Plans for investment in medical buildings and other health care facilities is dealt with where not prohibitive. He has formed large and small groups of Health Care Providers in setting up medical clinics.
Mr. Lifshutz also assists in merging, purchasing and selling medical practices for all sub-specialties. He uses Family Limited Partnerships for a physician with emphasis on asset protection from malpractice. He represents many physicians in setting up domestic and foreign trusts, and in estate planning and income tax assistance for family members. He is active in the representation of physicians in license revocation or suspension proceedings. He represents Health Care Providers who are involved in Medicare or Medicaid fraud investigations in the State of New York. He represents physicians and physician groups in managed care negotiations and also represents companies acquiring Management Service Organizations that are in the process of going public. He lectures at the State and County Medical Societies as well as the Health Care Division of the C.P.A. Society on issues of medical practices, managed care, hospital staff privileges, limited partnerships and asset protection for physicians. He also represents several Medical Societies and has lectured at many hospitals to the attending medical staff on different issues of Health Care. Furthermore, he has lectured to residents at different hospitals throughout this State.
Mr. Lifshutz has handled criminal cases involving claims of physician fraud and abuse in State and Federal Court, including management and kickback issues as well as billing fraud and improper referral structures and payments.
Mr. Lifshutz also represents large health care groups in negotiating different contracts for HMOs. He has formed many multiple specialty groups with MSOs, and has negotiated with investment bankers who are acquiring many health care groups which are going to be taken public. He has formed many MRI facilities and has an expertise in many STARK and other federal fraud and abuse rules and regulations; he has formulated many multi-specialty clinics with Article 28 of the New York Law. He has been involved in representing many health care providers in the disciplinary proceedings in professional licensing; he is fully conversant in all aspects of managed care.
Mr. Lifshutz has represented different hospitals on a consultant basis on different matters that pertain to their needs. He has also done, in conjunction with other groups, compliance studies for large Health Care Groups, including Article 28, Article 31 and Article 23 facilities and C-PEP Programs.