Ruder Ware

Atlanta Dentist Goes to Jail for Medicaid Fraud - Do You Hear Me Now on Dental Practice Compliance?

A few months ago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the guilty plea of an Atlanta dentist for Medicaid fraud.  Just this week, the dentist was sentenced to serve a year and a half in federal prison…more
| Criminal Law, Health

Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records - Final Rule Revising Regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations effective February 17, 2017. …more
| Health, Privacy

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018

On February 17, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule aimed at reforming and stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets. When (or if) finalized, the proposed…more
| Health, Insurance

Federal Reserve Reports Moderate Pace Growth, Rising of Inflation, and Potential Increase in Federal Funds Rate

Chairwoman Janet Yellen presented her semi-annual report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on February 15th where she testified that she expects the economy to continue to expand at a moderate pace…more
| Finance & Banking

Home Health Agency Final Conditions of Participation Revisions Released by CMS

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a final rule that revises and modernizes the Conditions of Participation (COP) for Home Health Agencies. The Final Rule can be found in its entirety at: Final Home Health…more
| Health

Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel Relationships

I am often asked my opinion whether a general counsel can also serve in the role of compliance officer. At first blush, it seems the general counsel would be a perfect fit for the role because of general knowledge of…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law

Wisconsin DHS Prohibits Maneuvers and Techniques in Community Based Programs

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a memo specifying maneuvers or techniques that may not be used at any time in community based programs and facilities. DHS deems the prohibited maneuvers or techniques…more
| Health

Willful Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Citation Upheld by the Seventh Circuit

On February 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“Commission”) which imposed serious willful citations under the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Liquidated Damages: A Tool for Teacher Retention?

A common struggle for school districts across Wisconsin is how to attract and retain quality teachers and administrative staff. In a post-Act 10 world where districts are free to recruit the best and the brightest from their…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Labor & Employment Law

OIG Report Indicates Areas of Hospice Fraud Vulnerability and Issues a Warning to Hospice Providers

The HHS Office of Inspector General recently released a report indicating deficiencies in hospice election statements and physician certification of patient eligibility for hospice care. Medicare hospice care provides help to…more
| Criminal Law, Health

Asking for Current Salary in Application?

The City of Philadelphia has passed legislation that prohibits an employer from asking for the current salary of an applicant being considered for employment with a public or private employer. The theory behind this legislation…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Lessons Learned from Recent OCR Settlements

We can learn some valuable lessons about compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) from settlements that are announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Secretary of the Treasury who understands Main Street and Wall Street?

Last week, Steven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Treasury Department faced a nearly six-hour grilling by Senate Finance Committee Republicans and Democrats, alike. The former Goldman Sachs executive was…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

The Problem of Lender "Inquiry Notice" Status

If a lender is fully secured, can it just ignore suspicions of borrower misconduct? The danger is that a lender could lose its collateral under these circumstances and be treated as an unsecured creditor. This is exactly what…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

OSHA’s New Guidelines for Employer Anti-Retaliation Policies

Most employers and employees know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency charged with overseeing safety and health in U.S. workplaces. Many are surprised, however, to learn OSHA is…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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