Category Archives: Risk/Liability

In Life and Business- The Importance of the 5 Ps

By Stephen H. Siegel Included in the training of new Assistant United States Attorneys is a saying: “proper preparation prevents poor performance” (the “5 Ps”). This saying is applicable to both our personal and professional lives. For example, many of … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers in Health Care- What’s a Company To Do?

By: Anne Novick Branan              Joe, the Practice Manager at a local medical group, cringed as he spied Susan, one of the nurses at the practice, marching toward him with an anxious, yet determined, look on her face.  About two … Continue reading

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OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Privacy Breaches of Unsecured Protected Heath Information Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individuals

By: Edward J. Welch The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that investigates privacy breaches of unsecured, protected health information (PHI) under the Health Information Technology for Economic … Continue reading

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Understanding the Internal Investigation Process

By: Gabriel Imperato and Stephen Siegel Healthcare providers and vendors who provide items and services to providers have many reasons to carefully evaluate their legal and financial risk. One reason might involve learning that the organization is being investigated by … Continue reading

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Protecting Patient Health Information in Florida

Vanessa Reynolds and Stephen Siegel, members of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group, are the editors of “PROTECTING PATIENT INFORMATION IN FLORIDA.” Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Siegel have prepared this publication in order to provide our clients, colleagues and other … Continue reading

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The Impact of Wide Spread Data Breaches on Patient Disclosures

With all of the data breaches that have been happening around the country, an interesting issue has been raised by a practicing physician  — whether patients will continue to freely discuss their medical condition and health history if they know … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel Scholarships Support Continuing Education for Risk Managers

Thanks to a fund established by statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, health care risk managers are able to continue their education through participation in their professional organizations’ state and national conferences. Established in memory of the longtime director of … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity and the Health Care Board

According to a recent article from the American Health Lawyers Association, “there is overwhelming evidence that health care boards must adopt a more organized and concerted approach to matters of cybersecurity and data protection.” Please click here to learn more.

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Health Law Attorneys Participate in HCCA Regional Conference

Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato and Of Counsel Christine Worthen of our Fort Lauderdale office will be participating in the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) South Atlantic Regional Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 7, 2014. Imperato, as the … Continue reading

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The law of unintended consequences: Will ACOs and clinical integration increase malpractice liability?

By: Stephen Siegel The emphasis on the coordinated delivery of health care items and services is the touchstone of the emerging health care delivery system. Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated delivery systems, patient-centered medical homes, bundled payment initiatives, etc. (collectively … Continue reading

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