Michael G. Silverman Resume

Michael G. Silverman is an attorney with previous experience as in-house legal counsel to one of the nation’s largest providers of DMEPOS and pharmaceuticals. His practice serves the following clientele: 

• Physicians, Chiropractors, Dentists and Podiatrists;
• Pharmacies;
• Clinical Laboratories; and
• Durable Medical Equipment Providers

Michael lectures regularly in the community and routinely advises his clients about healthcare business legal issues, including

  • DMEPOS/Pharmacy Business Formation and Transactions
    • Business Formation
      • Shareholder/Operational Agreements
      • Employment Contracts
      • Preparation and Filing of Business Documents
    • CMS DMEPOS Accreditation Organization Certification
    • Pharmacy Accreditation
      • VIPPS and URAC
    • Development of Policy & Procedures Manual and Compliance Program
    • Licensing and Permits – Product Specific State Licensing Analysis
      • Determining what state/federal licenses and are required, and assistance obtaining them
    • Contracting with State, Federal and Private Payers
      • Enrollment with CMS as a Medicare Part B Provider [for DMEPOS Providers]/Competitive Bid
      • Contracting with Pharmacy Benefit Managers [for Pharmacy Providers]
    • Transactions: Buying/Selling a DMEPOS or Pharmacy Entity
      • Letters of Intent
      • Proper Due Diligence
      • Stock versus Asset Sale Agreements and Implications
      • Regulatory Notifications
  • Compliance/Healthcare Regulatory Issues
    • Marketing
      • State and Federal Regulatory consideration
        • DMEPOS Supplier Standard #11 Adherence
      • Telemarketing/Call Center Liability
        • Anti-Kickback Considerations
        • Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act
        • Commercial Telephone Seller Licenses and Exemptions
          • State Specific Telemarketing Licenses and Exemptions
            • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
          • Audits and Inspections
          • HIPAA
          • Administrative Complaints
            • Florida AHCA
            • State Boards of Pharmacy
            • State Medicaid Programs
            • CMS
              • Corrective Action Plans
            • Ongoing credentialing adherence (Revalidation/Re-credentialing)
          • Payer Reimbursement disputes
            • CMS Medicare Part B/DMEPOS private payor claims appeals
            • Pharmacy Benefit Managers/Medicare Part D
          • Litigation
            • Telephone Consumer Protection Act Class Action Defense (robocalls and fax blasting)
            • Civil Qui Tam Defense
            • General Business/Commercial Litigation

Prior to joining the firm Michael served as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer to a nationally licensed mail order DMEPOS and pharmaceutical provider. Michael earned a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He graduated cum laude from both institutions and earned two book awards for academic excellence. While in law school, Michael interned for the late Senior Federal Judge Ryskamp in the Southern District of Florida.

Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

 

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