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E R I C B . BE T T E L H E I M
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTEGRITY | COMMITMENT | INNOVATION
A proven Executive whose legal training, communication skills and analytical abilities has translated into lower costs and increased revenue for a multimillion dollar corporation employing more than individuals. Comprehensive understanding of governmental regulations, and extensive experience working with local, state and federal agencies and legislators. A leader with an established track record of implementing policies and controls to ensure corporate compliance.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Strategic and Tactical Planning Legal and Regulatory Compliance Business Development Operational Management
NEW YORK PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING CENTER, NEW YORK, NY DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND GENERAL COUNSEL PRESENT DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION Present
After several years as outside counsel, brought inhouse to provide leadership and daytoday oversight of multimillion dollar corporation operating eight outpatient mental health programs located in New York City. ACHIEVEMENTS: Managed and measurably improved relationship between the corporation and state regulatory agency through increased communication and promotion of a sense of partnership and cooperation, significantly enhancing the corporation&;s reputation, resulting in being awarded a license to open its first new program in more than years increasing annual revenue by %. Developed significant and direct relationships with key personnel in local, state and federal agencies and government, to further enhance the corporation&;s reputation and facilitate the corporation&;s agenda, including receiving an increase in reimbursement rate of more than %, the first such increase in over years. Negotiated collective bargaining agreement between the corporation and DC , and managed five year relationship between the corporation and the union without a single unfair labor practice being filed. Over a year period, reduced annual rental expenses by more than % through purchase, construction and renovation of properties to house Administrative offices and two other programs. During my tenure, the corporation underwent two governmental fiscal audits, and as a result of compliance policies I developed, implemented, and managed, audits resulted in less than % recoupment. Enacted a series of changes in programming to more closely follow regulatory requirements, resulting in top scores in recertification audits, further enhancing corporation&;s reputation with governmental oversight agencies. Selected, customized and implemented electronic health record system throughout eight program locations serving more than , clients, ensuring regulatory compliance, increased efficiency, decreased waste and maximized revenue. By virtue of these credentials and accomplishments, uniquely positioned to assist in the implementation of ACOs required under Healthcare Reform.
ERIC B. B. LAW OFFICES OF ERIC B. B., LLC
Principal of full service legal practice, including but not limited to Workers Compensation, NotforProfit Corporation and Criminal Law.
HERZFELD & RUBIN, P.C. SENIOR LITIGATION ASSOCIATE
Responsible for all aspects of defense of products liability actions, from drafting of responsive pleadings, through discovery and trial. One of first litigators in firm&;s personal injury division, bringing actions in both state and federal court, obtaining six figure settlements and verdicts in personal injury and products liability actions. Founding associate of firm&;s New Jersey offices in Lakewood and Newark, NJ.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Division Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies Compliance Officers Group Admitted to Practice in the States of New York and New Jersey United States District Court Eastern District of New York United States District Court Southern District of New York United States District Court District of New Jersey
JURIS DOCTORATE Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO BACHELOR OF ARTS CHEMISTRY Lafayette College, Easton, PA