Category Archives: Contributors

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

Posted in Regulatory, Timothy Wombles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Mike Segal, Regulatory | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Paul DeMuro, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

2017 Legislative Session Preview

By: McKenzie A. Livingston The first two months of 2017 have seen quite a bit of activity in health law in Florida. In February, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Florida law, known as the Gun … Continue reading

Posted in McKenzie Livingston, Regulatory | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Medical Cannabis – Myth, medicine, or malpractice?

By: Paul R. DeMuro, PhD and Dr. Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP Medical cannabis or cannabinoids (or medical marijuana as some like to call it) is now a reality in Florida.  Although it can only be recommended for certain maladies and … Continue reading

Posted in Malpractice, Paul DeMuro | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Legalize Marijuana: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

By: Stephen H. Siegel In the aftermath of the elections, last November, proponents of legalizing marijuana scored a number of victories. For them, the goal of legalizing marijuana nationwide seems closer than ever. However, the elections have released counter-forces that … Continue reading

Posted in Reform, Stephen Siegel | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Fraud and Abuse Enforcement; Go Back to the Fundamentals

By: Stephen H. Siegel The great basketball player Michael Jordon observed: The minute you get away from fundamentals-whether it is proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation- the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, or … Continue reading

Posted in Fraud/Abuse, Stephen Siegel | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information

By Gabriel Imperato and Paul R. DeMuro Providers are starting to get notices from the government that they have not met the Meaningful Use requirement with respect to protecting electronic health information. They have attested that they have and thus, … Continue reading

Posted in Compliance, Gabriel Imperato, Paul DeMuro | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Stephen H. Siegel Quoted in Miami Today Article

Please see the article below from the Miami Today published on December 1, 2016 and written by Susan Danseyar. People of all ages should think about long-term care, says Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Chair Stephen Siegel, whether … Continue reading

Posted in Care Delivery, Stephen Siegel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Does Ability to Pay Count for Anything Any More?

By: Benton Curtis Through the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report (the “HCFAC”), the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) annually trot out their most recent efforts to combat health care fraud … Continue reading

Posted in Benton Curtis, Compliance, Fraud/Abuse | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,