John W. Kaveney, a partner in the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation Departments, was featured as the subject of a Litigator Q&A in the New Jersey Law Journal, which was published on February 18, 2022.
The article focuses on trending issues for the healthcare industry. Mr. Kaveney provides perspective on the increased number of disputes between healthcare professionals and both the general public and healthcare employers, including complaints being filed against professionals with the Board of Medical Examiners or other licensing authorities, as well as lawsuits filed in the courts. He further notes that healthcare providers are bringing more challenges to restrictive covenant agreements and medical staff rulings that they perceive as unfair or restrictive to their practices, both within and beyond the context of the pandemic.
Mr. Kaveney also comments on a variety of topics that continue to pose challenges for members of the healthcare industry, including government regulation, investigation of billing practices, relationships with insurance companies and cybersecurity threats. In addition, he addresses the demand for legal counseling from healthcare industry clients related to the highly regulated nature of that industry, in combination with evolving methods of delivering care and the impacts of technological innovations on the industry, and the importance of staying current on these and other developments in order to effectively service the firm’s healthcare sector clients.
Mr. Kaveney represents clients that include for-profit and non-profit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, individual physicians and physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, ancillary service providers, medical billing companies, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, behavioral health centers and pharmacies. He advises clients on corporate compliance matters and compliance programs, audits and investigations, provides general legal advice concerning compliance and regulatory matters under state and federal healthcare laws. In the area of information privacy and data security, Mr. Kaveney advises healthcare clients on issues arising under HIPAA and other laws, including the implementation and assessment of privacy and security policies and procedures. Additionally, Mr. Kaveney provides counsel on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement matters before the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services and the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, as well as assisting clients in civil litigation and with professional licensing and medical staffing concerns.