Category Archives: Contributors

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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Amendment 7 Not Preempted By Federal Law

By: Timothy Wombles In a recent case, Charles v. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court held that hospital and physician incident reports required by Florida law are not protected from discovery by the Federal Patient Safety … Continue reading

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Adjusting Group Practice Compensation in a World Turning Value-Based (Part I of II)

By: Mike Segal     Payors are beginning to take steps to transform from reimbursement based on medical services rendered, or “fee for service” medicine, to payment for attaining quality measures without regard to volume, which is often called “value based” … Continue reading

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The Need for More Data Analytics Professionals in South Florida

By: Paul R. DeMuro Increasingly around the country and in South Florida, employers and other stakeholders are looking to hire data analytics professionals who can critically analyze data to help them grow and manage their businesses and to be more … Continue reading

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