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Margaret M. Silverstein

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Margaret Silverstein concentrates her practice in health care law.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Silverstein has substantial experience in negotiating and drafting physician and provider contracts; drafting hospital by-laws; analyzing Anti-kickback Law, Stark Law and Medicare reimbursement issues and advising clients regarding the formation of health care business ventures and the acquisition and/or sale of health care entities. She regularly assists in due diligence for health care transactions, including review of contracts for Stark Law and Anti-kickback Law compliance.

Her experience also extends to Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and the various state and federal licensing issues that arise in a health care transaction.

Representative Matters
  • Drafted and made numerous enrollment and change of ownership filings for health care entities, including, Medicare, Medicaid, pharmacy, DEA and state license.

  • Advised on pharmacy change of ownership requirements for several multi-state pharmacy transactions.

  • Compliance review of numerous state and federal license, certification and enrollment filings.

  • Performed scope of practice research projects for health care entities seeking to expand their use of mid-level practitioners.

  • Advised on medical staff matters, including, analyzing and proposing revisions to medical staff bylaws, counseling on peer review matters, and counseling and advising on the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Health care Integrity and Protection Data Bank and state reporting requirements.  

  • Drafted, reviewed, and approved hundreds of physician contracts for compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006; Health Care Law
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans Magazine in Health Care Law (2018, 2019)
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member – State Bar of Texas
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member – Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
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Education

  • Tulane School of Law, J.D., 1986, cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1981, with distinction

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1988
  • Texas, 1986

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