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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 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.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 110

Hands Up! Give Me Your PHI

When a ‘law enforcement’ person demands that a provider disclose PHI, what should you do?  If you have a signed authorization from the individuals whose PHI is being demanded and it expressly allows disclosure to the specific law enforcement requesting the PHI then go ahead.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 108

Cardiologist Attack

Dr. Richard Paulus was charged by the United States under the Federal Claims Act (FCA) for a pattern of fraudulent conduct involving inserting stents in patients’ arteries.  The basic claim of the US was that Dr. Paulus falsely recorded stenosis as at least 70% for certain patients in order to justify the insertion of stents.  US claimed that these entries of the percent level of stenosis were fictitious statements.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 107

Don’t Kickback

The original anti-kickback statute (AKS) was passed in the early 70s to protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  In general, AKS prohibits any provider from receiving any remuneration in connection with the furnishing of the provider’s services.  The (money or benefit) statute has been amended a number of times since its creation to increase criminal penalties and to broaden certain definitions relating to kickbacks and bribes.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 106

Perfectly Clinically Wrong

E-Clinical Works is a company with projected 2016 revenues of over $440 million.  E-Clinical claims that it is a leading EHR vendor.  E-Clinical just agreed to pay, with several of its executives, a $155 million penalty to the federal government for claims that it falsely obtained certification for meaningful use EHR and encouraged users of its EHR software to obtain wrongful, meaningful use certification.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 105

Like the IRS Only Worse

Federal law was recently changed to allow the IRS to contract with private collection agencies.  The IRS announced that it has contracted with 4 private collection agencies to collect overdue federal tax accounts.  According to the IRS, the IRS will send written notification to tax payers of such assignment to a private collection agency.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 104

Bad Health Day

United Health has had a bad month.  First it is accused by the Department of Justice of a scheme that allowed it and other insurers to improperly overcharge Medicare by “hundreds of millions-and likely billions-of dollars” according to a whistleblower lawsuit which was unsealed recently.

Healthcare Law News - Volume 102

That’s My Money

What do you do when Medicaid accuses you of fraud, cuts off your Medicaid payments, and freezes reimbursements for services already rendered?  Let’s say that you were accused by a Medicaid contractor of fraud but later cleared of all charges.  Of course Medicaid would then promptly pay your money, right?

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 101

Is Your EHR Vendor Still There?

One of the questions seldom discussed by EHR providers is how long the EHR provider will be around.  Not only is this an important question from the standpoint of the viability of EHR systems, whether server based or cloud based, but also with regard to provider compliance with federal and state patient record retention requirements.

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