Healthcare professionals know that the licensing and credentialing process is complex, cumbersome, and lengthy. Often, however, they are unaware of the extent to which a negative professional licensing or credentialing action can affect their practice and livelihood. The consequences of such actions can include reprimand, censure, license suspension, and revocation of staff privileges and credentialing — and even criminal prosecution.
Our attorneys represent physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals facing a broad array of licensing- and credentialing-related actions, providing timely, effective counsel in a manner that helps minimize the potential negative impacts on their professional records and careers.
Among recent, representative matters, our lawyers have:
- Represented physicians in disputes regarding their board certifications and certification eligibility
- Represented physicians in more than two-dozen cases involving disputes with hospitals regarding credentialing, re-credentialing, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, contract buy-outs, fair hearings, and the like
- Achieved the re-credentialing and reinstatement of physicians from whom participation in an insurance network had been revoked
- Represented physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, podiatrists, and other medical professionals in matters before the State Boards of Medicine, Osteopathy, Nursing, Podiatry, and other specialties
- Represented international medical graduates in disputes with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- Represented physicians in disputes with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Program
- Represented providers of medical services in matters before administrative law judges