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Why Every Healthcare Provider Should Be Concerned About Potential Healthcare Fraud Allegations
Recent trends show that federal and state governments and the private insurance industry are all very concerned about the reduction of healthcare fraud, abuse, and waste, and are engaged in aggressive enforcement actions ...
United States
20 Sep 2019
New York Court Of Appeals: Defendants Can Now Obtain Medical Records For Injuries Not Alleged In Bill Of Particulars
We are pleased to report a significant Court of Appeals decision on the scope of the physician-patient privilege in New York that we anticipate will impact discovery disputes
United States
19 Sep 2019
Understanding The Medical Loss Ratio Under The ACA: A Guide To Allocating And Distributing The Received Premium Rebate - Part 2 Of 2
Part II: What Constitutes a "Plan Asset" and How Do Employers Allocate and Distribute a Premium Rebate When the Employees' Contribution to the Group Health Plan is Treated as a Plan Asset?
United States
18 Jun 2019
Florida Legislature Grapples With Economic Damages Issue
In the state of Florida, defendants often fall victim to inflated verdicts. Laws currently allow a plaintiff to present evidence of medical expenses that do not accurately reflect a plaintiff's actual economic damages.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Understanding The Medical Loss Ratio Under The ACA: A Guide To Allocating And Distributing The Received Premium Rebate - Part 1 Of 2
Part I: What Should Employers Know About the "Affordable Care Act" and the Medical Loss Ratio?
United States
11 Jun 2019
'What Are The Meds?': How Medicals Impact Case Settlements & Jury Arguments
(May 24, 2019) - "What are the meds?" This is a common question when valuing a personal injury case. The question is critically important because plaintiffs are unlikely to settle
United States
7 Jun 2019
HIPAA Breach Reporting: Focus On Remediation In Responding To An HHS/OCR Investigation
Last year was another banner year for HIPAA data breaches reported to the Department of Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR), and the reporting period hasn't yet closed,
United States
5 Mar 2019
Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment In Favor Of Vessel Owner In Jones Act Claim Regarding "Prompt And Adequate Medical Care"
In December 2018, the Fifth Circuit in Randle v. Crosby Tugs, LLC affirmed the lower court's granting of summary judgment related to the plaintiff's claim of Jones Act negligence.
United States
6 Feb 2019
Professional Liability Newsletter - Holiday Edition, Fall 2018
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
United States
30 Nov 2018
Is Marijuana Use Now An Acceptable Form Of Treatment In California?
In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (CMLI), which legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
United States
22 Aug 2018
Jay Kramer Discusses "Hacktivism" With HealthcareInfoSecurity.Com
New York Partner Jay Kramer was recently quoted by in the site's article, "Boston Children's Hospital DDoS Attacker Convicted."
United States
14 Aug 2018
Texas Attorney General Asserts State Regulation Of HRAs 'Likely' Preempted By ERISA
Prompted by a letter from State Senator Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory opinion asserting that a court would ‘likely determine' that ERISA preempts certain state regulations pertaining to health reimbursement arrangements
United States
21 Feb 2018
Colin Hackett Wins Favorable Verdict
Newark Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett recently obtained a favourable defense verdict on behalf of a logistics client arising out of a New Jersey motor vehicle accident.
United States
8 Feb 2018
New York-Area Doctors Indicted In Fraud Scheme
Yesterday, the Kings County District Attorney's office indicted 20 New York-area doctors for participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and other publicly funded insurance ..
United States
11 Dec 2017
What You Dont Know Can Hurt You- Guidance For Risk Analyses Under The HIPAA Security Rule
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers. However, healthcare providers cannot adequately protect the security and integrity of their patients' information ...
United States
14 Sep 2017
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers.
United States
7 Sep 2017
Payment Of Hospital Liens And Health Insurance Subrogation Claims In Third-Party Claims In Texas And California
In Texas, if a person is admitted into a hospital within 72 hours of an injury for treatment of the injury, both the admitting hospital and hospitals to which the patient is transferred have liens...
United States
30 Aug 2017
Recent Florida Case Law On Letters Of Protection
Letters of Protection complicate accurate valuation and defense of cases involving bodily injury. When a person receives healthcare under a private health insurance plan or governmental insurance...
United States
22 Feb 2017
Avoiding Liability Arising From An E. Coli Illness Claim
The recent news about food chains experiencing E. coli problems highlights the risk the foodservice industry faces from legal claims arising from food-borne illnesses.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Washington Supreme Court Issues Decision In Case Involving Liability Of Mental Health Professionals
On December 22, the Washington Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Volk v. DeMeerleer, a case involving the liability of mental health professionals.
United States
6 Jan 2017
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