Paul Welk

Paul Welk

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

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Provider of Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Services Agrees to $38,000,000 False Claims Act Settlement

As announced in an recent press release, Extended Care Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”), an operator of skilled nursing facilities, and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“Pro Step”), a provider of physical,...more

10/23/2014 - False Billing False Claims Act Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility

Hospital Network Reports Large HIPAA Breach

Community Health Systems announced yesterday, August 18th, that hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. ...more

8/19/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection EHR Hackers HIPAA Hospitals PHI

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool Released by HHS

HIPAA security risk assessment (SRA) tool was recently made available through HHS. The tool was developed as a collaborative effort between the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC),...more

4/3/2014 - Data Protection Healthcare HHS HIPAA OCR PHI Risk Assessment

Dermatology Practice Agrees to Settlement in Connection with HIPAA Breach

A Massachusetts-based dermatology practice recently agreed to pay $150,000 to settle claims that it failed to have sufficient policies and procedures in place to address a breach notification requirement under the HITECH Act....more

1/16/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cybertheft Data Breach EHR HIPAA HITECH PHI Settlement Theft

Asset vs. Stock Sales 101: The Very Basics

The purchase and sale of a business can be a daunting task; it often involves many unfamiliar issues, even to an experienced business owner or a potential buyer. One issue that is important to address early on is what, in...more

10/4/2013 - Acquisitions Buyers Sellers Selling a Business Stock Sale Agreements Stocks

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