(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1851]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       A TRIBUTE TO IAN LIFSHUTZ


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor Ian 
R. Lifshutz for his extensive work representing physicians and other 
health care providers in New York.
  Mr. Lifshutz is a graduate of St. Johns School of Law admitted to 
practice law in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut. He has 
experience in Health Care Law, representing physicians and other health 
care providers and institutions in all matters of health care 
  Mr. Lifshutz is responsible for assisting providers in matters 
relating to Fraud and Abuse and Medicaid/Medicare compliance plans and 
audits, the purchase and sale of health care practices, HIPAA and state 
based patient privacy, management, MSO, and billing companies, 
shareholder agreements, formation, dissolution and operation of 
corporations and other professional partnerships, asset protection as a 
means to limit physicians' exposure to malpractice claims and other 
civil liability, and leases and real estate transactions for healthcare 
facilities and medical practices. Among the many issues he handles, Mr. 
Lifshutz is most versed in Anti-Kickback and ``STARK'', state and 
federal prohibition against self-referral law as well as professional 
misconduct and ``Fee Splitting'' issues, and Medicare and Medicaid 
insurance policy.
  Mr. Lifshutz has structured many health care facilities in New York, 
New Jersey and Florida, including proper pension structuring in order 
to maximize pension benefits. He has negotiated complex transactions 
for surgery centers and Article 28 facilities, and structured complex 
Asset Protection for physicians and others in the field of health care.
  He has lectured at the Bronx County Medical Society and N.Y. 
Chiropractic College, as well as hospitals, regarding HIPAA compliance, 
asset protection, risk management and professional misconduct, fraud 
and abuse and regulatory issues surrounding health care professionals.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Mr. Ian Lifshutz for his 
contributions to the Brooklyn legal and healthcare communities.