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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.

News

Healthcare Law News - Volume 126

Real Money

UnitedHealth and other insurers reported their first half revenues and earnings for 2018.  UnitedHealth’s revenue jumped to over $110 Billion and Anthem’s revenue also increased.  Earnings on these exceedingly large revenue streams were over $8 Billion for UnitedHealth and Aetna’s was over $2.4 Billion.  These are the two largest health insurers in the United States.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 125

Surprise? Surprise!

Some states have no laws regarding balance billing or surprise billing to healthcare users.  Some states have laws but they may be of limited effectiveness.  As I have reported earlier, patients are outraged by the seemingly arbitrary nature of balance/surprise billing not only for everyday healthcare, but particularly for emergency patients and out of network billings.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 124

Lying to the FBI

Dr. Vidil Sheen has pled guilty to obstructing an FBI investigation related to Medicare program billings.  Apparently Dr. Sheen traveled from time to time but while he was traveling he created office notes with false entries reflecting that he had seen patients in his office using his electronic signature.  This would be bad enough.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 123

One Out of Two

The Journal of American Medical Informatics Association recently observed the entry of common tasks like ordering an x-ray in EHR platforms by Epic and Cerner.  They were stunned to see the error rate was 50%.  This obviously indicates that EHR systems need to be rethought and redesigned.

Site-Neutral Payments

Healthcare Law News - Volume 120

Medicaid Payment Appeals

We have previously written about the federal statute that requires CMS Administrative Law Judges to hear and render a decision within 90 days after a timely request.  We have also written that CMS instead takes years to rule on appeals and courts have refused to take action against CMS.

The ignoring of the 90 day requirement has created substantial problems.  Medicare appeals may take from 3-5 years to reach a decision.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 117

Stupidity

AETNA decided it would require HIV patients to obtain their medications by mail.  AETNA insureds objected to this for a number of reasons including that the policy would compromise their privacy because the HIV medications are delivered in special refrigerated packages.  AETNA insureds sued and AETNA agreed to a settlement allowing its insureds to continue obtaining their prescriptions at local pharmacies.  In essence AETNA rescinded its new policy.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 116

No Text

CMS has clarified that texting may not be used to place patient orders for medication or tests on any platform.  It does not matter whether the platform is secure or not.  Texting is now not allowed when treating Medicare and Medicaid patients.  Therefore texting of orders by physicians on Medicare or Medicaid patients is simply no longer allowable.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 115

Gone Employee Threats

An employee is gone.  Fired or voluntarily.  What next?  OCR recently posted a bulletin called “Insider Threats and Termination Procedures” reminding the healthcare industry of the recurring risks of terminated employees in accessing or revealing PHI or other important data.

In summary, OCR reminds us all that good procedures following the termination of an employee include:

Healthcare Law News - Volume 112

Texting Your Patients

We routinely receive requests from physicians and hospitals for information about texting or emailing with patients.

Texting can be an excellent way to remind patients of appointments, for examinations and for tests.  It can also be used to encourage compliance with certain medications.

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