Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

VA GOP Votes to Switch from Convention to Primary to Nominate 2017 Candidates
News | VA GOP Votes to Switch from Convention to Primary to Nominate 2017 Candidates

By the slimmest of margins, leaders of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday voted to select their 2017 statewide candidates in a primary rather than at a convention —… Read more »

Best Lawyers in America 2017
News | Best Lawyers in America 2017

Eight HDJN attorneys were honored with selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the… Read more »

CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice
Advisories | CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

August 8, 2016 On August 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Final Rule implementing the Notice Act’s requirement to provide notice of a patient’s… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a five-day trial and less than 45 minutes of deliberation, Jodi Simopoulos and Chip Hancock obtained a defense verdict. Plaintiff filed a $33 million lawsuit against Defendant mental health… Read more »

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