Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

The Death and Rebirth of Gainsharing: Payment Opportunities for the Orthopaedic Surgeon
Articles | The Death and Rebirth of Gainsharing: Payment Opportunities for the Orthopaedic Surgeon

“Gainsharing” is a popular management and incentive compensation strategy that is often used in manufacturing and by companies with industrial service lines. It is used to reduce costs by paying… Read more »

Why Clinton picked Kaine to be her running mate
News | Why Clinton picked Kaine to be her running mate

Hillary Clinton is not someone who takes many risks. She is a meticulous thinker who almost never leaps before looking. That caution has not always worked in her favor, politically… Read more »

Certificate of Public Need Reform
News | Certificate of Public Need Reform

House and Senate announce Joint Working Group on Certificate of Public Need Reform Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and Senate of Virginia President Pro-Tempore Stephen D. Newman,… Read more »

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