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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 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.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 63

DOCTOR ENTERS GUILTY PLEA

North Carolina Dr. Imran Pasha Haque has agreed to a sentence of three years of probation and a fine of $125,000 in a plea agreement in federal court.  He pled guilty of one count of the misuse of a social security number.  He had been charged with four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of financial identity fraud and four counts of forgery and uttering a forged document.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 62

SAFE HARBORS FOR TAX EXEMPT HEALTHCARE AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT CONTRACTS

At the end of November, the IRS issued its Notice 2014-67.  This Notice revises Revenue Procedure 97-13.  It creates a new five year safe harbor for management contracts and expands the allowed types of incentive or productivity awards.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 59

SHARING MEDICAL RECORDS

Much has been written in the last few years about the intellectual crime of electronic health records in proprietary formats preventing the easy technical sharing of medical information.  Hopefully, through the efforts of the market place, and even regulators and Congress, these technical issues will be resolved by forcing the now closed systems to reformat to a shareable common technical standard.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 57

INSURER BITES DOG

In what has been an unusual case, AETNA has sued a physician owned surgical facility, claiming that the physicians that control the facility improperly referred patients to the surgical facility.  The claim is based upon state law in Pennsylvania, and is apparently based on the fact that the surgical facility waived out-of-network costs, co-pays and balance billing.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 56

SPEAKING OF EXTRAPOLATION

Courts normally allow audit findings, particularly those by governmental agencies, to be used as a basis for determining damages or overpayments.  When extrapolation is used, the sample determined in the audit is used as a basis, with or without adjustments, to estimate the total damages or overpayments.

HEALTHCARE LAW NEWS - VOLUME 54

INDIANA DUTY TO TREAT NON-PATIENT?

Last month the Indiana Court of Appeals refused to create a physician/patient relationship for a hospitalist who was requested to consult a patient, but refused to do so because the potential patient’s primary care physician had not approved hospitalist care for his patients.

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