Webinar to Help Pain Clinic Physicians Navigate New Regulations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pain clinics are hot news, especially now that Governor Scott has signed a new pain clinic bill, which officially applies starting on July 1, 2011. To help physicians, office managers and their advisors prepare for these new regulations, a free webinar is being offered on June 14, 2011 at 5 p.m. and again on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Attorneys Alan Gassman of Clearwater, Fla.-based Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A.; Lester Perling, a partner with the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel; and Dr. Pariksith Singh will be presenting “How the new pain care clinic regulations affect your medical practice.” To register for the event, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/682825563, call 727-442-1200 or email [email protected].

The webinar will help answer such common questions as, “Would a clinic that employs a physician, anesthesiologist, or physiatrist that is not board-certified or a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant be required to register as a pain clinic?” The session also will include a “Pain Clinic Bill cheat sheet” to simplify the implications of each regulation, a detailed list of all drugs included, and an explanation of penalties for not complying with the new rules.

Alan S. Gassman is co-chairman and presenter of the Florida Bar’s annual Physician Representation Seminar and vice chairman of president of the Florida Bar’s annual Wealth Conservation Seminar. A frequent author and speaker on topics related to asset protection and tax planning, Gassman is board certified lawyers in wills, trusts and estates and also focuses his practice on corporate and business law.

The chair of the Florida Bar’s Health Law Section, Lester Perling is a board-certified health law attorney. He is past Chair of The Florida Bar's Health Law Certification Committee and a former practice group vice chair in the American Health Lawyers Association. He also is a member of The Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and is the author of the Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook.

Dr. Pariksith Singh is the CEO of Access Health Care, LLC, a multi-specialty group of approximately 85 providers located in Florida. He also is the CEO of Access 2 Health Care, LLC, an IPA that manages more than 15,000 managed care lives in Florida and 12,500 Private Fee For Service lives in five states across the country.


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