Category Archives: Contributors

Predictive Analytics: New Frontiers in Hospital Pharmaceutical Inventory Management

The following article, written by Paul R. DeMuro, Ph.D. and Richard M. Klass, was published by South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. It’s 3:00 a.m. The administrator on duty gets a frantic call from the pharmacy. “We ran out of … Continue reading

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Assistance with Rules Requiring Emergency Power

Emergency rules requiring emergency power sufficient to maintain an ambient temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit or below for 96 hours in nursing homes and assisted living facilities have just been announced. All nursing homes and assisted living facilities MUST submit an … Continue reading

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Expands to Orlando

By: Mike Bittman In July 2017, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services  opened a new Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Orlando, the third in Florida.   The original Medicare Fraud Strike Force opened in Miami in March … Continue reading

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How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs

By: Warren Richey, Staff Writer for The Christian Science Monitor Elin Baklid-Kunz never wanted to be a whistle-blower. But working as the compliance officer at a Florida hospital, she was charged with identifying and correcting potential violations of US health-care … Continue reading

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Compliance Program Training for Your Board of Directors: What You Need to Know

By: Anne Novick Branan Members of the Board of Directors[1] for health care organizations have important responsibilities related to corporate compliance. Government regulators expect health care Boards to assume greater responsibility to provide oversight for the corporate compliance programs and … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel Health Law Practice Achieves Band One Ranking in Chambers USA 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 16, 2017) — For the seventh year in a row, the Health Law Practice Group at Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP has once again received top honors within Florida by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: … Continue reading

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Reporting Changes from House Bill 229

By: Heather Miller and Kelsey Greenfield In May, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 229, which changes the impaired practitioner program. The impaired practitioner program aims to assist healthcare practitioners whose ability to practice safely is impacted by … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Cap on Pain and Suffering Damages Unconstitutional

By: Stephanie Russo Noneconomic damages for pain and suffering no longer are capped in medical malpractice cases after the Florida Supreme Court’s recent ruling in North Broward Hospital District, etc., et al., v. Kalitan that the caps violate the Equal Protection Clause … Continue reading

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Keeping Internet Pirates At Bay: Ransomware Negotiation In The Healthcare Industry

Fort Lauderdale Attorney Paul R. DeMuro published the following article in the June 2017 edition of the Nova Law Review.  The law plays a significant role in all negotiations, regardless of the context. The law can determine the who, what, … Continue reading

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24 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 26, 2017) — Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP has once again received recognition by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In total, the 2017 edition highlights 24 Broad and … Continue reading

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