Robert Abrams, Esq. senior partner at the Abrams Fensterman law firm, is a co-editor-in-chief of the third edition of the " Legal Manual for New York Physicians", a major publication issued jointly by the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA") and the Medical Society of the State of New York ("MSSNY"). Donald R. Moy, Esq., former General Counsel of the Medical Society of the State of New York, also served as a co-editor on this project. Dozens of knowledgeable healthcare attorneys contributed their expertise and insights.
Since it was first published in 2003, the "Legal Manual for New York Physicians" has been widely regarded as the "go-to" resource guide for physicians and office administrators who seek a "fundamental understanding of many of the legal and regulatory requirements that affect the practice of medicine." It is also a valuable reference for attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who provide guidance and advice to physicians with respect to the vast array of complex legal and regulatory issues affecting healthcare providers.
The manual is comprehensive in that it covers more than 50 topics of interest, including electronic medical records, professional misconduct, privacy, medical ethics, fraud and abuse, patient rights, and health insurance. The manual also provides guidance on day-to-day business and management issues affecting the private practitioner and discusses the impact of Federal healthcare reform on physicians.
The "Legal Manual for New York Physicians" can be ordered from www.nysba.org/legalmanualphysicians.