Category Archives: Contributors

Mike Bittman, co-chair of Broad and Cassel’s Healthcare Practice Group, weighs in on the Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare partnership for Becker’s Hospital Review

The following article, written by Laura Dyrda, was published by Becker’s Hospital CFO Report. When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway launched their partnership in the healthcare space, they left more questions than answers about their new venture. The … Continue reading

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Florida Federal Judge Vacates $347 million False Claims Act Judgment against Nursing Home Operator

On January 11, 2018, a federal judge in Tampa, Florida vacated a $347 million False Claims Act judgment against a skilled nursing facility operator and its related entities. Continue reading

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Do Not Forget to Review These Items in the New Year

By: Stephen H. Siegel With the holidays behind us, the world should become a more orderly place. In fact, that frequently is not the case. In addition to remembering to use 2018 as the correct year for checks, etc., every … Continue reading

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Former Federal Prosecutor Benton Curtis Named Partner at Broad and Cassel

MIAMI (Jan. 2, 2018) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Benton Curtis has been named a partner in the firm’s Miami office, effective Jan. 1. A former federal prosecutor for 10 years, Curtis focuses his practice … Continue reading

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Uncertainty is Creating Fear, and Private Equity Claims to be the Savior

The following article, written by Heather S. Miller, was published by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its primary vehicle, the Merit-Based Incentive … Continue reading

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Taking Florida into the Future with Telemedicine

The following article, written by Kristina G. Maranges, was published by the Florida Bar Health Law Section Winter 2017 Newsletter. On October 31, 2017, the Telehealth Advisory Council issued its recommendations to Florida Governor, Rick Scott, and the Florida Legislature on … Continue reading

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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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