Hospital Privileges, HMO and PPO, Medicaid

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Ltd. is an aggressive group of attorneys, former board members and private investigators who have previously worked for or with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (now known as the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or IDFPR), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Aid and/or the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Our primary goal is to use the knowledge and experience we gained from working for the State of Illinois to provide physicians and health care providers with comprehensive legal representation and expert investigative services in all areas of health law, business law and civil litigation stemming from their profession.

We offer our clients THREE unique advantages:

  1. 20+ years of practicing health law
  2. Unsurpassed knowledge of Illinois statutes, administrative law hearing rules and procedures, as well as the departmental investigative process
  3. Familiarity with the internal operations of these Illinois Departments.

A Unique Team of Professionals

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, Ltd. is headed by CEO Michael Favia, J.D., a prominent attorney who has held numerous governmental positions, including that of Chief of Prosecutions for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. During his eight years with IDPR, he directed statewide enforcement of all the professional licensing statutes. As Chief of Prosecutions, he supervised attorneys, investigators and support personnel at IDPR. As a private attorney, he has over two decades of experience in providing legal representation for health care providers and health care facilities.

Our litigation team includes as co-counsel the health care law firm of Goldberg & Frankenstein, whose attorneys have extensive legal experience in representing health care professionals in disciplinary and administrative hearings with health care facilities, as well as with professional societies and organizations.

Rounding out our team of competent professionals is a group of shrewd private investigators, some of whom have previously worked at the IDPR. Their intimate knowledge of IDFPR’s modus operandi – and their broad backgrounds in health care investigations – is an immeasurably important resource for our clients.

Hospital Privilege Matters, HMOs, PPOs, Professional Organizations and Societies

Our outstanding lawyers and keen investigators are highly skilled in due process investigations and hearings. We concentrate upon helping health care professionals who need legal representation in litigation issues, as well as business matters. Our group is experienced in litigation involving alleged violations of medical staff or hospital by-laws and those of professional organizations and societies. We also represent health care providers whose hospital privileges or participation in HMOs or PPOs is being challenged.

National Practitioner Data Bank

Our group understands how vitally important it is for health care professionals not to have adverse information reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. We have had abundant experience in negotiating consent settlements that prevent this from happening. We stand behind our clients 100%. You can have complete confidence that we will examine every possible way to protect your reputation and privileges.

In addition to issues involving the IDFPR, our group also represents health care providers before the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Whether you need preparation to appear for a peer review, representation before the Medical Quality Review Committee of IDPA or defense at an administrative hearing regarding your participation in the Medical Assistance Program, we will stand by you. We also represent physicians and health care providers who are under criminal investigation for alleged Medicaid fraud.

Medical/Legal Consultations and Negotiations

Frequently our attorneys engage in conflict resolution among physician groups, negotiate employment agreements and counsel health care providers on a variety of business matters ranging from the legality of advertising to establishing a new medical office. In fact, prior to practicing law, Michael Favia was an insurance adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company, where he learned valuable skills as a negotiator and claim handler. He continues to be highly respected in the law community for his perceptive and insightful insurance law and conflict resolution strategies.

Our highly reputable attorneys are dedicated to serving licensed health care providers with all their litigation needs, including:

  • insurance claims
  • conflict resolution
  • wrongful discharge issues
  • medical staff disciplinary proceedings
  • summary suspensions
  • business law
  • real estate law
  • premises liability suits
  • contract dispute litigation
  • enforcement or defense of restrictive covenants
  • Medicare and Medicaid disputes
  • hospital privileges, HMO and PPO disputes
  • all types of administrative law hearings

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