Recent News and Industry Developments

OIG Releases New Focus Areas in 2017 Work Plan
Advisories | OIG Releases New Focus Areas in 2017 Work Plan

November 18, 2016 The United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan, which summarizes new and ongoing reviews… Read more »

What Every Individual Health Care Practitioner Should Know About NPDB Reporting
Advisories | What Every Individual Health Care Practitioner Should Know About NPDB Reporting

November 14, 2016 National Practitioner Databank (NPDB) Reporting Guidelines are not always as cut and dry as practitioners would like. Adding to the confusion is the fact that not all… Read more »

Louisiana Association of CPAs 2016 Medical & Healthcare Services Workshop
Events | Louisiana Association of CPAs 2016 Medical & Healthcare Services Workshop

Andrew Schutte will be presenting MACRA: Accelerating the Shift to Value-Based Payment at the Louisiana Association of CPAs’ 2016 Medical & Healthcare Services Workshop. October 21, 2016 Renaissance Hotel Baton… Read more »

New Final Rule May Make it Easier for Residents to Sue Long-Term Care Facilities
Advisories | New Final Rule May Make it Easier for Residents to Sue Long-Term Care Facilities

October 3, 2016 In what represents one of the biggest overhauls of the requirements applicable to long-term care facilities, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Read more »

Kentucky High Court Disregards Tibbs Decision, Confirms Federal Privilege for Documents Residing in Provider’s PSES, so long as External Requirements Otherwise Met
Advisories | Kentucky High Court Disregards Tibbs Decision, Confirms Federal Privilege for Documents Residing in Provider’s PSES, so long as External Requirements Otherwise Met

September 29, 2016 On September 22, 2016, The Supreme Court of Kentucky issued a noteworthy opinion in Baptist Health Richmond, Inc. v. Agee1 that provides progressive support for healthcare providers… Read more »

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
Advisories | CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

September 23, 2016 On September 16, CMS finalized a rule establishing emergency preparedness requirements applicable to seventeen types of providers and suppliers. The rule becomes effective November 15, 2016 and… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

Nagle and Knaack obtain a defense verdict in Fairfax Neurosurgery case seeking $2,271,000. Plaintiff filed suit in the Fairfax County Circuit Court alleging that the defendant was negligent in his… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a four-day trial and almost five hours of jury deliberation, John Peterson and Meredith Brebner obtained a defense verdict. Plaintiff filed a $2,050,000 lawsuit against Defendant pathologist and co-Defendant… Read more »

VHHA Program – EMTALA: Navigating Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis
News | VHHA Program – EMTALA: Navigating Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis

HDJN attorneys Mary Malone, Jerry Canaan, and Clay Landa have partnered with the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation (VHREF) for the in-person program EMTALA: Navigating Behavioral Health and the… Read more »

VHCA Annual Convention & Trade Show 2016
Events | VHCA Annual Convention & Trade Show 2016

Clay Landa will be presenting The Evolving World of Social Media in the LTC Setting at the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) Annual Convention & Trade Show. Social media by… Read more »

Merger Muddle
Articles | Merger Muddle

Virginia joins the fight against proposed union of health insurers Scott Johnson was among those interviewed in the August 30, 2016 Virginia Business article, “Merger Muddle.” Full article available here… Read more »

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