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John Murdoch, J.D., Counsel, Corporate & Healthcare Departments

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA

90 Woodbridge Center Drive Suite 900, Box 10
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095
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jmurdoch@wilentz.com
http://www.wilentz.com
P:. (732) 855-6008
F: (732) 726-6671

Jurisdiction

New Jersey

Biography

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.

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.

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 spoken extensively on many health care and privacy matters including, but not limited to the presentations set forth below:

October 23, 2013 – Co-presenter with Eric J. Marcy, Esq. on the “Termination of Physicians by United Healthcare” presented to representatives of various medical practices and surgery centers.

September 25, 2013 – “Basics of HIPAA & HITECH”. This presentation was part of the “Fundamentals of Health Law” on behalf of the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

September 12, 2014 – “Everything You Need to Know about HIPAA” on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

September 6, 2013 – “Integration of Physician Practices” presented to Monmouth and Ocean County physicians.

September 4, 2013 – “The OCR is at your Door! What do we do now?!” presented in Monmouth County and was designed to provide medical practices with an understanding of the HIPAA Privacy rules and how to comply with recent changes.

August 28, 2013 – “Drafting Complaint HIPAA Business Associate Agreements” a national webinar for healthcare attorneys given by Law Seminars International.

August 15, 2013 – “Fundamentals of Health Care Fraud and Abuse” presented for the medical residents at Monmouth Medical Center’s Radiology Program.

August 12, 2014 – “Everything You Need to Know about HIPAA” on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

July 11, 2013 – “The OCR is at your Door! What do we do now?!” presented at Englewood Hospital and was designed to provide medical practices with an understanding of the HIPAA Privacy rules and how to comply with recent changes.

June 6, 2013 – “Safeguarding Employee Customer and Employee Information – Or Else!” presented to clients and friends of the Firm.

May 14, 2014 – “HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms” presented during the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in May 2014.

April 26, 2013 – “Privacy in Health Care Litigation” on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

March 2014 – “HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms” presented to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

Mr. Murdoch has authored a chapter in the America Health Lawyers Association’s HIPPA/HITECH Resource Guide published in 2014.

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

Focus Areas

Affiliation Agreements, Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASCs)/Surgical Facility, Buy/Sell Agreements, Corporate Formation, Due Diligence, Employment, Shareholder and Partnership Agreements, Endoscopy Center, Healthcare Real Estate, Health Systems/Hospital Transactions, Imaging Center, Joint Ventures, Licensure, Long Term Care Transactions, Management companies, Mergers, Physician Practice/Physician Organization Transactions, Physician Representation, Radiation Oncology Center, Raising Capital/Corporate Finance, Securities, Strategic Alliances, Structuring and Documenting Loans, Urgent Care Centers/Freestanding Emergency Rooms