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Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- A loving daughter agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate) forms. The mother even goes so far as to wear a...more

Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- Alisa M. Dotson, Esq. watched a video of a loving daughter who agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate)...more

White Collar Crime and Investigations Law Update - September 2011

In This Issue: Good Works Overcome OIG's Exclusion Presumption For Forest Labs' Ceo Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX)("Forest Labs") recently avoided a devastating sanction from the Health and Human Services...more

Vista Community Health Center v. Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

Amicus Brief (on rehearing)

This declaratory-judgment case has been called the "'lead' stop-loss case" by the agency. The appeal concerns how to construe the stop-loss threshold used in the Texas Workers Compensation system from 1997 to 2008 -- is it a...more

Have You Registered Under MMSEA? New Reporting Obligations And Penalties For Medicare Secondary Payers

Beginning on January 1, 2010, extensive new Medicare reporting obligations will apply to insurance companies and other businesses that make payments to Medicare beneficiaries as a result of litigation claims. The obligations...more

Medicare Secondary Payer Statutes, Part II: Liability Settlement Issues

As discussed in a previous alert, self-insured health care providers face the same compliance requirements and challenges as do those primary payers that qualify as Required Reporting Entities (“RRE”) under Section 111 of the...more

New CMS Model Language Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered

Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting Requirements Applicable to All Liability, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation Insurers On August 31, 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) posted an “ALERT”...more

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