Recent News and Industry Developments

Supreme Court of Virginia Differentiates Technical Battery from Negligent Breach
Advisories | Supreme Court of Virginia Differentiates Technical Battery from Negligent Breach

February 20, 2017 In a decision released February 2, 2017 in Mayr, et al. v. Osborne, the Supreme Court explained the difference between a lawsuit for “battery” in the medical… Read more »

Florida Supreme Court Reverses Charles Decision, Holding PSQIA Protection Does Not Apply To Documents Required Under State Law
Advisories | Florida Supreme Court Reverses Charles Decision, Holding PSQIA Protection Does Not Apply To Documents Required Under State Law

February 8, 2017 After much anticipation from healthcare providers and Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) from around the country, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Southern Baptist Hospital of… Read more »

DOJ Opened a Staggering 975 New Criminal Health Care Fraud Investigations and 930 New Civil Health Care Fraud Investigations in FY 2016
Advisories | DOJ Opened a Staggering 975 New Criminal Health Care Fraud Investigations and 930 New Civil Health Care Fraud Investigations in FY 2016

January 30, 2017 This month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued their Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program… Read more »

Cyber Attacks Continue to Rise at an Alarming Rate: Proactive Strategies for Protecting Your Network
Advisories | Cyber Attacks Continue to Rise at an Alarming Rate: Proactive Strategies for Protecting Your Network

January 24, 2017 The most recent cyber security statistics are overwhelming. For 2016, the number of reported U.S. data breaches spiked at an all-time high of 1,093 – a staggering… Read more »

New Substance Use Disorder Privacy Regulations Finalized
News | New Substance Use Disorder Privacy Regulations Finalized

January 19, 2017 Yesterday, over 29 years since the last significant changes in the regulations under 42 CFR Part 2, new final regulations were issued regarding confidentiality of alcohol and… Read more »

Three Things Every Provider Should Know about the OIG’s New Final Rule on Exclusion Authority
Advisories | Three Things Every Provider Should Know about the OIG’s New Final Rule on Exclusion Authority

January 16, 2017 On January 11, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a Final Rule on its website amending… Read more »

Hospitals Act Now! You Only Have Until February 13, 2017 to Seek Grandfathered Status for “Mid-Build” Off-Campus Departments.
Advisories | Hospitals Act Now! You Only Have Until February 13, 2017 to Seek Grandfathered Status for “Mid-Build” Off-Campus Departments.

January 9, 2017 The 21st Century Cures Act (the Act) is a new law that grants welcomed relief for some hospital projects impacted by the site-neutral payment provisions of the… Read more »

Season’s Greetings
News | Season’s Greetings

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday!

New Directors Elected for 2017
News | New Directors Elected for 2017

Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C. is pleased to announce Eric Atkinson, John Buford, Travis Markley and Jenny McGrath have been named Directors in the firm.

Legal Elite 2016
News | Legal Elite 2016

HDJN is honored to have eight attorneys named as members of Virginia Business‘ “Legal Elite,” for 2016. They were nominated by their peers as the best in their profession in… Read more »

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules at the Eleventh Hour
Advisories | Federal Court Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules at the Eleventh Hour

November 23, 2016 On November 22, 2016, less than ten days before significant changes to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations were set to go into effect, the United… Read more »

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