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We have extensive experience with the following areas: Petroleum, Litigation, Real Estate and more.

We advise business in the following areas: Employee Benefits, Litigation, Business Advisory and more.

For those seeking counsel in real estate matters, our areas of expertise include: Construction, Development, Land Use, Litigation and more.

We handle many private matters for individuals, including: Adoption, Custody, Divorce, Domestic Partnership, Estate Planning and more.

Every criminal case is a serious matter. There are lifelong consequences for any person accused or convicted of committing a crime.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

As a part of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" a civil penalty structure was put in place for Health Insurace Portability and Asccountability Act (HIPAA) violations.

Our experience uniquely qualifies us to advise in governmental issues: Annexation, Associations/Non-Profits, Cities, Towns, & Counties, Colleges & Universities, Economic Development, Elections and more.

We provide legal advice for businesses in the following areas: Agribusiness Energy, Diversified Businesses, Emerging Businesses, Federal & State Tax, Finance, and more.

Probate is the court procedure by which a decedent’s property is administered for the purpose of passing ownership of assets remaining in the decedent’s name at his/her death.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

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Healthcare Law News - Volume 140

Talking Health

HIPAA privacy rules (45 CFR 164.510(b)) permit covered entities to discuss relevant healthcare information with a spouse, family members, friends or other persons identified by a patient in the patient’s care or for payment of healthcare.  Obviously, if the patient is present, prior to the disclosure, and has capacity, the patient can authorize such disclosures.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 139

“King” of Nursing Home Fraud

Philip Esformes, once titled the “King” of Medicare fraud was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year by a federal judge in Miami.  The estimated amount involved in his fraud was 1.3 billion Medicaid/Medicare dollars.  It was called the largest single criminal healthcare fraud case ever brought.

President Trump, through his press secretary, noted that Esformes “has been devoted to prayer and repentance” while in prison and is in declining health.  Esformes is 52 years of age.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 136

Equal Service = Equal Payments

HHS proposed a rule that would eliminate the premium paid by Medicare for services performed in “hospital” settings.  This prior rule resulted in a disparity in Medicare payments where hospital-affiliated clinics get paid more than physician offices for the same service.  Some cite this as the reason there has been a race for hospital-physician consolidation and hospital purchase of physician practices.

Jones • Wallace, LLC’s virtual meeting and Bloody Mary mixer!

Jones • Wallace, LLC’s virtual meeting and Bloody Mary mixer just to say hi to each other and see everyone after several long weeks.  This meeting was made so much more fun when Jones • Wallace sent every employee a care package with the ingredients and instructions to make Bloody Marys!  Thank you to Amy Word and Lamasco’s Bar & Grill for putting the care packages together and delivering them to all our team!  This was so much fun!

Healthcare Law News - Volume 134

Open MRI?

As reported by ProPublica and followed up on by Extra Crunch and other news sources, millions of patient exam images are freely accessible on hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient x-trays and MRIs.  The sources include small practices, large hospitals and group practices.  It would appear every unsecured server image that is easily available online would be a HIPAA violation.  There is no indication yet of OIC taking any action although the problem is publicized and well known.

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We want everyone to stay safe as we face the COVID-19 situation.  We remain open and available for telephone calls regarding all of your legal needs and questions, including issues relating to your business operations during this difficult time.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 132

Your Practice or Your Money

Reports continue of medical practices having their data hijacked electronically and having to decide whether to pay extortion money to the hackers to hopefully regain control of their data.  The latest public report is of an Ohio urology group who reportedly paid $75,000 to hackers in ransom to regain control of its computer system and its data.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 131

Don’t Get Caught

We often write about healthcare fraud and list convictions or settlement agreements that show that healthcare fraud continues to be a serious problem.

Many of these fraud causes are clearly fraud that was intended to steal money by over charging, charging for medical services or goods that were never delivered and so on.  These are the obvious and easy cases and no physician, medical practice or hospital expects to be involved in such fraud.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 130

Indiana Med Mal Caps Change

Way back in 2016, then Governor Pence approved changes to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Caps in two steps.  The second cap amounts increase provided in that law will take place on July 1, 2019.  The Caps will increase to $1.8 Million.  Check with your insurance carrier to make sure all of your med mal coverage, whether yours individually or yours with the hospital or clinic, is changed to match the new law.  Since this process can take months, you need to begin the process now.

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