John P. Murdoch II is counsel to the firm and a member of the Health Law Subteam of the Business Law Team. He focuses his practice on business transactions and regulatory compliance issues affecting healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities including, but not limited to Stark, anti-kickback, anti-trust, Medicare, Medicaid, licensing and fraud and abuse issues.
As a resident at the firm's Eatontown, New Jersey office, Mr. Murdoch focuses on the many ancillary businesses involved in the health care industry such as medical billing companies, management service organizations, and other companies. Interestingly, as many healthcare clients diversified into other industries, Mr. Murdoch has also represented the purchasers and sellers of restaurants and liquor stores. He also has advised many new franchisees in connection with their new ventures.
Mr. Murdoch regularly presents at seminars on Insurance Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations and regulatory compliance to various healthcare professionals, business and community groups. Further, Mr. Murdoch has assisted many healthcare providers and licensed facilities to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations. Such efforts include providing on-site review of the entity's practice, on-site training to staff members and assist in preparing policies and procedures. To support health care providers and business associates with HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, Mr. Murdoch sends out weekly compliance tips entitled, Murdoch's Monthly Morning Memos as well as presents a monthly webinar on complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules.
Mr. Murdoch has authored The HIPAA Security Regulations: What Physician Practices Should Be Doing Now! in the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organizations, Winter 2003, Volume 6, Issue 2. Mr. Murdoch has also co-authored HIPAA Privacy Rule Impacts Lawyers Across the Board in the New Jersey Law Journal, December 15, 2003.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Murdoch served as special assistant to the Honorable Karen L. Suter, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Mr. Murdoch also served as a state investigator for Insurance Fraud from 1993 to 1998 and then served as principal investigator in the Department of Banking and Insurance Division of Anti-Fraud Compliance from 1998 to 1999.
Mr. Murdoch is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association's Health and Hospital Law Section where he is a Director and the Chair for the Section. He is also Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Business Entities Committee.
Mr. Murdoch is an Eagle Scout and currently serves as a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America for the Law, Communications and Martial Arts merit badges. He is also a licensed private pilot currently working on his instrument and commercial licenses.
Area of Emphasis
Healthcare:Physician Practices, Chiropractic Practices, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospitals, Adult Day Care Centers, Managed Care Contracts, Fraud and Abuse Issues, HIPAA Compliance, Physician Compliance, Reimbursement Issues, Medicare/Medicaid Compliance, Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements, Purchase and Sale of Medical Practices
Corporate Law:Small Businesses, Restaurants, Liquor Stores, Franchise Agreements
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