Franklin J Rooks Jr

Franklin J Rooks Jr

Focus. Persistence. Success.
  • Employment Law, Health Care Law, Civil Rights
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

In addition to being an attorney, Franklin J. Rooks Jr. is also a licensed physical therapist. Mr. Rooks concentrates his legal practice on labor and employment matters, health law, and false claims actions. He has a particular interest in employment disability discrimination relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its state law counterparts. Mr. Rooks also focuses on Medicare compliance, medical provider insurance billing issues, and Stark Law/Anti-kickback compliance. Mr. Rooks began a career in physical therapy, graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (now the University of Sciences in Philadelphia) with Master of Physical Therapy Degree. He also earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Rooks cofounded a chain of physical therapy clinics, which were subsequently sold to a private equity firm. While practicing law, Mr. Rooks started a chain of occupational medicine/urgent care clinics, which too were sold to a private equity firm. Much of Mr. Rooks' expertise in healthcare has been derived from his considerable experience in medical billing. He has served as a consultant to private equity firms by assisting them with acquisition-related due diligence of the billing operations for healthcare entities. Mr. Rooks' experience as a physical therapist and business owner compliments his practice of law. Mr. Rooks has published numerous articles on medical billing, medical practice management, and healthcare fraud. His writings have appeared in the Journal of Medical Practice Management, Physicians News Digest, Impact Magazine of the American Physical Therapy Association, Advance Magazine for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine, and the insurance trade industry fraud alert periodical Special Investigative Units Today. Mr. Rooks is also on the Editorial Board for Billing & Coding Advantage Magazine.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • False Claims / Qui Tam Actions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Education
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Drexel University
MBA | Finance
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
M.S. | Physical Therapy
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
B.S. | Health Sciences
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar # 023802010
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Current
New Jersey Bar Association
Member
Current
Philadelphia Bar Association
Member
Current
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 309562
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Do You Have a Practice to Sell?
ADVANCE Magazine for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Medicare Physicians Must Be Aware of Overpayments and the False Claims Act
Physicians News Digest
Is This a Fair Way to Pay Doctors?
Physicians News Digest
Doctors: Getting Paid for Out-of-Network Patients Difficult
Physicians News Digest
The Erosion of Workers Compensation Reimbursement and Patient Choice
Physicians News Digest
Retroactive Benefit Denials Under ERISA
Physicians News Digest
Rethinking the Decision to be a Participating Provider
Physicians News Digest
Websites & Blogs
Website
Morgan Rooks PC
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Contact & Map
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks PC
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
USA
Telephone: (317) 536-2886
Cell: (317) 663-3059
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks PC
525 Route 73 North
Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053
USA
Telephone: (856) 874-8999
Fax: (856) 494-1707