Law Offices of
STEVEN R. BALLINGER
Health Care Law / Administrative Law / Health Care Compliance / Health Care Licensing and Discipline / Impaired Practitioners / Health Care Contracting / Health Care Entity Formation and Aquisition / Non-Profit Law / Fingerprinting - Background Screening Exemptions
The Law Offices of Steven R. Ballinger has dedicated itself to providing legal services to health care professionals and entities since 1994. By serving the Florida health provider community, and concentrating on a health care related practice, the firm has gained the insight and experience necessary to provide reliable and professional services to those we represent.
With a concentration in, and an understanding of, the health care industry, the Law Offices of Steven Ballinger assists clients in a wide variety of legal matters and can provide the practical guidance in today's ever changing provider landscape.
As a sole practitioner, Mr. Ballinger can offer affordable, personal and individualized attention to his clients. Your matter will be handled from start to finish by Mr. Ballinger.
With Offices located in Weston, Florida, The Law Offices of Steven Ballinger have represented individuals state-wide in contracting, compliance, reimbursement and administrative issues.
Health Law Insights
OIG Fraud Alert for Doctors and Hospitals
On June 9th, the OIG issued a written fraud alert warning hospitals and doctors of certain schemes that they see as potentially illegal. This is only the fourth time in five years that the OIG has issued a written fraud alert.
The OIG (Office of the Inspector General) enforces healthcare laws including the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute. Violations of those laws can occur, according to the OIG, in situations where a physician receives any benefit designed to induce admissions and specifically mentions questionable medical directorship and reimbursement of office staff expenses.
Do you have a compliance plan?
Medical practices, skilled nursing facilities and pharmacies alike are now all targets for the alphabet soup of medicare auditors -- RACs, MICs, and ZPICs. In fact, the federal government has reported a return in investment of over $7.00 for every $1.00 spent in fraud detection and enforcement.
Presentation - Laws and Rules & Risk Management
On March 12, 2016 Steven Ballinger will provide 2 hours of podiatric CME on Risk Management and Florida Laws and Rules at the 26th Annual Agnes Seminar presented by Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores.
Presentation - Risk Management in Mental Health Practices Overview
On May 30, 2015 Steven Ballinger spoke at the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (BAMFT) Expo in Davie, Florida.
Presentation - Genetics and the Law
On October 23, 2014 Steven Ballinger spoke at the 4th Annual Shannon J. Shaw Memorial CLE/CME Seminar on Cancer Issues in Albuquerque, New Mexico.