Category Archives: Regulatory

December 2017 NLRB Changes Direction

Please click here to learn more about the December 2017 NLRB Memorandum and recent changes.

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Have you seen CMS’ 32 measures under consideration for value based programs in 2018?

Visit this link for information directly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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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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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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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

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A Roadmap to Licensure Investigations

By: Vanessa Reynolds For healthcare practitioners, few events are as anxiety-provoking as a professional licensure complaint and investigation. Even if a complaint is ultimately determined to be unfounded, responding is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a practice. The Florida … Continue reading

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Pharmacists Need a Role in Medical Marijuana

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and Jose Valdes Pharmacists may well be the best equipped to assist in closing the knowledge gap doctors face as states approve medical marijuana laws. Who might better determine how marijuana interacts with … Continue reading

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Mount Sinai Affiliated Hospitals to Pay $3 Million Settlement for Delaying Medicaid Overpayments

By: Fred Segal On August 24, 2016, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that it settled a whistleblower … Continue reading

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Reminder to Health Care Providers: You Have to Disclose to Patients That You Are an Investor in the Entity To Which You Are Referring Them

By: Fred Segal Attorneys may sometimes discover that, unknown to the client, their clients may be engaging in conduct that is violative of the law. Much of the time, the client simply isn’t aware that such law exists. One of … Continue reading

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