Friday, January 20th, 2017

March 21, 2010 was a historic day in American history, as Congress passed legislation entitled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Two days later, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law, providing healthcare to citizens across the United States. Supporters celebrated this first major victory in a long struggle to gain some form […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Over the years, many pharmacies and pharmacists have been charged with or convicted of Medicare fraud, or for fraud committed on another government program. The truth is that a pharmacy employee can commit fraud too. You may not permit the illegal practice, but if you do not have effective internal controls and compliance programs, then […]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Do you have an employment litigation attorney ready to take your call at any time? Employers are required, by law, to follow ever-changing state and federal employment laws. You want to spend your hard earned profits on building your business instead of paying fines or defending lawsuits. An employment litigation lawyer can help you do […]

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Medicaid fraud costs the American taxpayers millions of dollars every year in fraudulent claims and overcharges. All states are affected by Medicaid fraud. Culprits include large hospitals, pharmacies, medical equipment providers, physician practice groups, and clinics. It is important for everyone in the healthcare industry to understand Medicaid fraud and how Medicaid fraud control units […]

Friday, August 12th, 2016

In the healthcare industry, compliance is something everyone in a hospital should focus on. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) publishes a Work Plan every year that outlines new and ongoing healthcare reviews. This Work Plan is a how-to guide on everything the OIG plans to review, […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

It is important for every business owner to understand the basics of business litigation. Because legal disputes can arise from a myriad of sources, company owners should be aware of what business litigation is, the common types of business litigation, and how to prepare for disputes in order to maximize results while minimizing costs. What […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The purpose of insurance is to protect insureds against various types of risk, whether known or unknown. By spreading risk across a large group and pooling premiums, insurance companies are positioned to protect individuals from extensive losses that have the potential of being very expensive to manage. Typically, when a loss occurs, the insured files […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to modernize the healthcare system and to make it easier for people to secure their confidential medical information. With the rapid expansion of electronic communication through the internet, HIPAA was expanded to cover all verbal, written, and electronic communications. HIPAA also covers electronically stored information, […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Employees sue their employers every day, and it is one of the risks that employers take on when hiring a person. Employers should, of course, do everything they can to avoid these kind of lawsuits. There are eight common mistakes employers make that can trigger litigation. Knowing about these mistakes will make it easier to […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Employers often run into conflicts with federal labor laws. Sometimes these conflicts are completely inadvertent. In other cases, employers are fully aware that they are breaking the law. To the government, the reason for the federal labor law violation is irrelevant. If the government finds that the employer has broken federal labor laws, it will […]