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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a five-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict after five hours. The plaintiff, 48, was a cabinet finisher. He previously underwent triple bypass surgery. During routine follow-up after… Read more »

First 60-Day Rule Enforcement Cases Unfavorable
Articles | First 60-Day Rule Enforcement Cases Unfavorable

Published in Compliance Today

Corporate Compliance and Ethics 2015
Events | Corporate Compliance and Ethics 2015

The speech by Donald Rumsfeld about the “unknown unknowns” will hit home with most compliance officers.  What we don’t know can hurt us the most – isn’t that the greatest… Read more »

Florida Court Recognizes PSO Protections Preempt State Constitution, Acknowledge Congress’ Intent to Enable Protected, Provider-Driven Patient Safety Activities
Advisories | Florida Court Recognizes PSO Protections Preempt State Constitution, Acknowledge Congress’ Intent to Enable Protected, Provider-Driven Patient Safety Activities

Preempt State Constitution, Acknowledge Congress' Intent to Enable Protected, Provider-Driven Patient Safety Activities

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Revise Requirements for Discharge Planning in Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies
Advisories | CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Revise Requirements for Discharge Planning in Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

for Discharge Planning in Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

VCORN Workshop and Semi-Annual Meeting
Events | VCORN Workshop and Semi-Annual Meeting

Sean Byrne will be presenting The Impact of the Electronic Health Record on Medical Liability at the Virginia Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses (VCORN) Workshop and Semi-Annual Meeting. November 7,… Read more »

21st Annual VBA Administrative Law Conference
Events | 21st Annual VBA Administrative Law Conference

Jerry Canaan with a group of panelists will discuss NC State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC at the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Administrative Law Conference. November 5, 2015 Richmond,… Read more »

OIG Identifies New Enforcement Priorities in FY 2016 Work Plan
Advisories | OIG Identifies New Enforcement Priorities in FY 2016 Work Plan

11/04/2015 On November 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 (“Work Plan”). Learn More:… Read more »

VOMA 2015 Fall CME Conference
Events | VOMA 2015 Fall CME Conference

Chip Hancock will be presenting Patient Encounters of the Difficult Kind at the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) 2015 Fall CME Conference. October 30 – November 1, 2015 Roanoke, VA More… Read more »

OIG Finalizes ACO Fraud and Abuse Waivers
Advisories | OIG Finalizes ACO Fraud and Abuse Waivers

with Only Minor Adjustments

Provider Based Departments on the Chopping Block
Advisories | Provider Based Departments on the Chopping Block

The budget deal struck by Congress and the White House this week is funded, in part, on a proposed end to the favorable reimbursement hospitals receive in off-campus provider-based departments.

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