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Eric C. Boughman

Eric C. Boughman

Eric leads the firm's healthcare and technology practices.  He is a frequent writer and presenter on issues involving health law, privacy, technology, and asset protection. His writings have appeared in multiple American Bar Association publications, The Florida Bar Journal, Forbes, Daily Business Review, Accounting Today, Financial Advisor Magazine, Law360, and CEO World, among others.  Eric is rated AV–Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been admitted to practice law in Florida and Nevada, as well as in the U.S. Tax Court, and in several other courts, nationwide, pro hac vice.  He is a member of the ABA’s Healthcare Law Section, Business Law Section, and Cyberspace Law Committee, the American Healthcare Lawyers Association, and American College of Healthcare Executives.  He graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.  He also holds a Health Law Certificate from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.  Eric earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force, during which time his duty included tours in Saudi Arabia and Turkey in support of operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.
LeaseRx: Tailored Negotiation Tactics for Healthcare Providers
In this seminar, we present specialized negotiation strategies designed for physicians and healthcare providers in private practice, addressing challenges with landlords, sellers, and developers. Explore practical tips to optimize lease terms and purchase agreements within the healthcare industry. Attendees will learn actionable strategies for immediate application, providing a competitive edge in securing advantageous deals and fostering positive professional relationships crucial for success in healthcare negotiations.

Thursday, February 22nd @ 12 Noon ET
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Audit Response: Dealing with Post-Payment Recoupment Demands
In this seminar, we focus on the intricate realm of managing post-payment recoupment demands arising from audits in the healthcare industry. We explore advanced strategies and nuanced approaches to effectively manage and respond to recoupment demands. Key topics include deciphering audit findings, navigating recoupment requests, advanced appeal techniques, proactive measures to mitigate future recoupments, real-world case studies highlighting successful recoupment challenges, and an in-depth examination of legal considerations. Attendees will learn tactics necessary to confidently address and manage post-payment recoupment demands.

Wednesday, January 17th @ 12 Noon ET
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10 Tips to Help Your Negotiations – In Healthcare, In Mediation, and In Life
In this seminar, Eric provides practical advice for successful negotiations. Whether you are representing a healthcare practice trying to get paid, involved in a mediation or negotiating to avoid or resolve a lawsuit, or simply trying to improve business negotiations or personal relations, everyone can benefit from better negotiations skills. Attendees will learn strategies and techniques that can be immediately applied to improve these interactions.

Thursday, December 28th @ 12 Noon ET
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Healthcare Provider Audits: Avoid Recoupments and Preserve Your Bottom Line
In this seminar, we provide an overview of government and private commercial payer audit processes and explain proactive measures to take before an audit. We discuss in detail best practices in receiving and responding to audit requests. We discuss potential adverse outcomes and steps to take in response. We also cover common issues that arise and tips for healthcare providers to protect themselves against auditor overreach and preserve their bottom line.

Tuesday, November 14th @ 1 PM ET
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Managed Care Contracting
In this seminar, we explore the managed care contracting and MCOs in provider-payer relationships, offering insights into key contract provisions, negotiation strategies, legal considerations, the impact of increased auditor activity, and post-payment recoupment demands. We also cover strategies to help prepare for future audits. Attendees will learn about federal and state laws affecting managed care contracts, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of this critical healthcare topic.

Wednesday, October 25th @ 12 Noon ET
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Dealing with Disruptive Physicians and Other Employment Issues
In this seminar, we provide guidelines for healthcare organizations to manage disruptive and unprofessional physician conduct. We explore the prerequisites for coverage under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) and the HCQIA's interpretation of professional review actions, disruptive or unprofessional behavior, reporting obligations, and qualifications for legal immunity. Attendees will learn the role of medical staff and bylaws, a peer review committee, and the requisite committee procedures.

Tuesday, September 26th @ 3 PM ET
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Risk Management for Healthcare Businesses: Dealing with Threats and Lawsuits
In this seminar, we explore healthcare business disputes, uncovering strategies to mitigate threats and prevent lawsuits. From common partnership and employment related issues, to billing audits and recoupments, and third-party claims, we dissect scenarios that often escalate into legal battles and explain proven dispute resolution strategies. Learn the art of initiating negotiations, even with the most challenging parties, including legal representatives. Attendees will gain essential tactics for navigating tough situations and fostering constructive relationships, ensuring adept management of potential conflicts.

Wednesday, September 13th @ 12 Noon ET
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Physicians and Healthcare Workers Employment Agreements
In this seminar, we explain physician employment agreements, including their structure and terminology, compensation and benefits, compliance with laws and regulations, and types of insurance. We discuss negotiation considerations and the importance of understanding the contract terms. We also address the various methods of compensation, additional benefits, and compliance with regulations such as the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. Attendees will learn about the two primary types of insurance: claims-made and occurrence-based.

Tuesday, August 29th @ 3 PM ET
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Surprise Medical Billing Act
In this seminar, we provide an overview of surprise medical billing requirements for healthcare providers (such as physicians, billing practitioners, and air ambulance services) and facilities (including hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, and urgent care centers) governed by the No Surprises Act (part of CAA-21). The provided information reflects interim final regulations (IFRs) issued in July and October 2021, outlining the Act's implementation, including its prohibitions on surprise medical bills and balance billing. Additional obligations for providers and facilities, like the notice and consent exception process, provider disclosures, good faith estimates, provider directory information, the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process, and enforcement with potential penalties, are also highlighted.

Thursday, August 3rd @ 1 PM ET
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Healthcare Payers and Reimbursements
In this seminar, we delve into the intricate landscape of payment and delivery systems within the healthcare industry, examining the dynamic between providers and fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care payment models. We provide a comprehensive exploration of the diverse range of payors for healthcare services, encompassing both public and private sectors. Public payors such as Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), TRICARE, the Indian Health Service, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are examined alongside private payors represented by commercial health plans catering to both individual and employer-based coverage. Attendees will gain the insight necessary to get properly and timely paid for their services.

Wednesday, July 19th @ 12 Noon ET
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