Recent News and Industry Developments

Virus Alert: Worldwide “Wannacry” Ransomware Attack
Advisories | Virus Alert: Worldwide “Wannacry” Ransomware Attack

May 19, 2017 Last Friday, cyber criminals launched a global ransomware attack against businesses and government agencies in 150 countries. Experts believe the virus, dubbed the “WannaCry” virus, compromised its… Read more »

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Deadline Approaching
Advisories | CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Deadline Approaching

May 17, 2017 Now that hurricane season is approaching and facilities must implement the CMS emergency preparedness rule by November 15, 2017, facilities should make sure they understand the rule’s… Read more »

AHLA Annual Meeting
Events | AHLA Annual Meeting

Mary Malone and co-presenter Bob Bitterman will be presenting Managing Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department: Risks, Challenges and Solutions at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) 2017 Annual… Read more »

Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017
News | Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

2017 Super Lawyers Sean Byrne, Jim Daniel, Kim Daniel, Rod Dillman, Scott Johnson, Mary Malone, John Mumford, Rich Nagle, Mike Olszewski and Jodi Simopoulos were named Super Lawyers by Virginia… Read more »

AHLA Health Care Transactions
Events | AHLA Health Care Transactions

Emily Towey, along with Ross Sallade of Polsinelli, PC, will be presenting The Current and Future State of Provider/Supplier Enrollment and Certification and the Impact on Transactions at the American… Read more »

VHCA-VCAL Program Assisted Living: New Standards & New Laws in 2017.
Events | VHCA-VCAL Program Assisted Living: New Standards & New Laws in 2017.

HDJN attorneys Emily Towey and Andrew Schutte have partnered with the Virginia Health Care Association-Virginia Center for Assisted Living for the in-person program Assisted Living: New Standards & New Laws… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

Olszewski and Markley obtain a defense verdict in Fairfax County. On August 15, 2012, plaintiff, a 23-year-old female, sustained a deep slice to her left thumb while working as a… Read more »

Clear Law Institute Webinar – Provider Exclusions: Everything You Need to Know
Events | Clear Law Institute Webinar – Provider Exclusions: Everything You Need to Know

Mary Malone will be presenting the webinar Provider Exclusions: Everything You Need to Know. May 9, 2017 3:00PM to 4:15PM ET Register Now Program Overview Termination from participation in Medicare… Read more »

A Chink in the Armor: Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Viability of Contributory Negligence Defense in Medical Malpractice Case
Advisories | A Chink in the Armor: Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Viability of Contributory Negligence Defense in Medical Malpractice Case

March 21, 2017 Although contributory negligence (negligent action by the plaintiff) has long been the law in Virginia, its viability as a defense in medical malpractice cases has been limited… Read more »

Trump Administration Plans to Ramp-up Health Care Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Efforts
Advisories | Trump Administration Plans to Ramp-up Health Care Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Efforts

March 17, 2017 On Thursday, March 16, 2017, President Trump and the Office of Management and Budget released its budget blueprint “America First.” While news reports have focused on the… Read more »

Inside the Prosecutor’s Mind: DOJ’s New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
Advisories | Inside the Prosecutor’s Mind: DOJ’s New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

March 15, 2017 The Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division recently released new guidance to assist prosecutors when evaluating corporate compliance programs. Though not specific to… Read more »

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