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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 79

IMPORTANT WHISTLEBLOWER CASE – ANESTHESIOLOGY

A federal court in Missouri affirmed that a party’s reasonable interpretation of any ambiguity in a billing regulation cannot provide the wrongful intent necessary for a claim of fraud under the Federal Claims Act (FCA).  This is so where there is no authoritative contrary interpretation of a statute or regulation.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 76

SO EMBARRASSING!

Earlier this year the Indiana State Medical Association lost a laptop computer and two hard drives.  Unfortunately, stored on the computer and hard drives were the social security numbers, medical history and other personal information of nearly 40,000 people in the Association’s group health and life insurance plans.  The theft from the car was reported more than 24 hours later, and at a different location.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 72

RURAL HOSPITALS IN KENTUCKY

The Louisville Courier-Journal has reported, along with others, serious financial issues facing hospitals in Kentucky and two other states.  The report claims that over half of Kentucky’s rural facilities are below nationwide averages for financial strength, and a third were considered in dire financial straits.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 71

.PORN AND .SUCKS DOMAIN NAMES

Soon new extensions on domain names will be available, including .porn and .sucks.  While many have criticized the creation of these additional domain endings as simply extortion by domain registration companies to force defensive domain name purchases, your entity, and you individually, may wish to purchase these domain names so that your name, ending in those extensions, will not be usable by third parties.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 70

GOVERNOR PENCE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ZELLER ASK TO CANCEL 100,000 HOOSIER’S PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES

Two persons employed by and paid for by Indiana voters have asked the United States Supreme Court, in a friend of the court brief, to deny federal subsidies under ACA to individuals purchasing health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 69

MEDICARE PROVIDER DEBT-NEW RULES

Medicare has announced new rules that may prohibit physicians and other providers from participating in Medicare.  CMS has announced that it will prohibit Medicare enrollment to any provider who was an owner of a provider or supplier that has outstanding Medicare debt.  Under the new rules, this applies even if the provider was a minority owner who did not participate in the management of the entity.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 68

ITS NEVER OUR FAULT

Anthem/WellPoint/Anthem reported that it allowed hackers to gain access to ten years of records and data for millions of its customers.  Anthem reported its 2014 net income was $2.6 Billion.  Its 2014 operating revenue exceeded $73 Billion.  It is rumored that it spent over $100 Million on changing the company’s name from Anthem to WellPoint and then back to Anthem.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 67

TOUGH LAW LOVE

Providers and healthcare executives committing healthcare fraud, especially if in a position of power and trust, are looking at longer sentences.  The Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, late last year, backed a district court’s decision to raise a radiologist’s criminal sentencing for paying illegal kickbacks.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 64

LESSONS FROM DEFENDING PHYSICIANS FROM PAYOR REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS

We recently represented medical practices in three substantial claims by payors for reimbursement of claims already paid.  The claimants included CMS, Welborn Health Plans and Anthem.  In each case, we were able to convince the payors that their claims were not valid, and to withdraw their claims saving our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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