Healthcare Litigation, Licensing, and Credentialing

I am Richard Q. Hark, Esquire. PLEASE VISIT my SITE AT www.penncriminaldefense.com

For more than 25 years, a large part of the firm's practice has been dedicated to representing Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals and entities in connection with licensing, credentialing for hospital and insurance companies, due process hearings, defense of state and federal criminal proceedings and handling national certification and licensing issues.

This commitment to the representation of healthcare professionals has led the Richard to become extensively involved in civil matters for healthcare and other professionals who find themselves in need of advice and guidance. The firm's work in these matters has led many professionals to seek the firm's assistance in partnership and shareholder disputes involving restrictive covenant enforcement and defense, credentialing issues, national decertifications, ECFMG irregular behavior investigation, VA OMLA requests, ASRT investigations, DEA prescription re-authorizations, Medical Society Board certifications. I have extensive experience handling many of these matters, including:

  • Representing physicians in disputes regarding their board certifications and certification eligibility
  • Representing physicians in disputes with management companies in connection with concierge physician services
  • Representing medical practices and facilities in disputes with employee physicians
  • Representing physicians in disputes with hospitals regarding credentialing, re-credentialing, and employment agreements
  • Representing physicians, physician's assistants, nurses, and podiatrists in matters before the State Boards of Medicine, Osteopathy, Nursing, Optometry, Chiropractic, Massage, Social Worker, and Podiatry
  • Representing foreign medical graduates in disputes with Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG(r))
  • Representing physicians in disputes with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Representing physicians in disputes with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
  • Representing providers of medical services in matters before administrative law judges
  • Representing EMTs before the National Registry of Emergency Medical Techologists
  • Representing radiology technician before the American Society of radiology technicians
  • Representing surgeons before the American College of Surgeons