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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 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.

Start Over

Healthcare Law News - Volume 129

It’s Not Your Money

California’s Insurance Commissioner took UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to Court for wrongfully denying health insurance coverage.  This resulted in $91 Million in fines against UHC.

The case involved over 900,000 violations involving patient claims and other issues against a UHC subsidiary.  UHC, through its subsidiary, was found to have committed unfair acts against consumers.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 128

Destroyed

A recent CNN long form article called “Destroyed” investigates and describes the trashing of rape kits, many before the statute of limitations for rape has expired and in other cases in states that have no statute of limitations.

This article is a must read for those concerned with women’s healthcare.

More the Merrier

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.

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