Recent News and Industry Developments

National Healthcare Crisis: What Should Healthcare Providers do to Address the Opioid Epidemic?
Advisories | National Healthcare Crisis: What Should Healthcare Providers do to Address the Opioid Epidemic?

June 30, 2016 The United States saw over 14,000 people die from opioid overdose in 2014. In an effort to stop this epidemic, numerous federal and state agencies have published… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a four-day trial, Rich Nagle and Heather Zaug obtained a defense verdict. On February 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community… Read more »

Office-Based Anesthesia – Time to Update Your Policies
Advisories | Office-Based Anesthesia – Time to Update Your Policies

June 30, 2016 Regulations promulgated by the Virginia Board of Medicine already govern practice requirements for certain anesthesia used in an office setting. Effective July 27, 2016, amendments to these… Read more »

HDJN Complimentary Webinar: Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management
Events | HDJN Complimentary Webinar: Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management

HDJN is pleased to offer a complimentary webinar, “Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management,” featuring Jared Landis from the Advisory Board. Jared is a recognized thought leader on… Read more »

SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers
Advisories | SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers

June 16, 2016 In a unanimous decision released today in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the Supreme Court held that the implied certification theory can be… Read more »

OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan
Advisories | OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan

June 16, 2016 On June 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Mid-Year Update to the Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2016… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a three-day trial, Rich Nagle and Tracie Dorfman obtained a defense verdict. On May 16, 2014, the defendant general surgeon performed a robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s umbilical… Read more »

New Discrimination Protections: Implications for Healthcare Providers on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
Advisories | New Discrimination Protections: Implications for Healthcare Providers on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

June 13, 2016 On May 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.… Read more »

PLRB Adjusters Conference 2016
Events | PLRB Adjusters Conference 2016

John Mumford will be presenting Multiple Claimants and Insufficient Policy Limits – What’s An Insurer To Do at the 2016 Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Adjusters Conference. June 21-22,… Read more »

Proposed Bill Provides Potential Relief for Some Provider-Based Departments
Advisories | Proposed Bill Provides Potential Relief for Some Provider-Based Departments

May 26, 2016 A bill introduced in the House last week—H.R. 5273, the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (HHIPCA)—would expand grandfathering to some provider-based departments affected by… Read more »

New FLSA Regulations Likely to Make Millions of Additional American Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation
Advisories | New FLSA Regulations Likely to Make Millions of Additional American Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation

May 19, 2016 Earlier this week, the Obama Administration issued its long-awaited changes to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that an additional… Read more »

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