Ellie Houston – Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc

The Case For Medicaid Expansion: A Brief Overview

On May 9, 2013, Governor Beshear announced the inclusion of nearly 308,000 more Kentuckians in the federal Medicaid health insurance program, joining 21 other states and Washington, D.C. to adopt the measure. The expansion…more
| Health

The OIG 2012 Work Plan: Can You Make the Grade?

It's that time of year again. And I'm not talking about Fall semester exams. It's time for your health facility to review the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for Fiscal Year…more
| Health

The Tuomey Case: "Stark" Reality?

After reviewing the landmark Tuomey case, healthcare providers and lawyers alike should consider what the results mean for future compensation agreements. In Tuomey, it was alleged that agreements between Tuomey Healthcare…more
| Health

Federal and State Officials Vow Crackdown on Independent Contractor Misclassification

Employers may want to reexamine how they label their workers, as Federal and State officials have vowed to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The use of independent contractors over…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Decision Favors Employers' Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses

Employers may now successfully enforce arbitration provisions negotiated in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), with a U.S. Supreme Court decision providing clarification on the issue. By the slimmest majority, the Court…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Joint Commission Issues New Code of Conduct Standard for Employers

In today's fast-paced society, the high-stakes, pressure-packed work environment can sometimes cause co-workers to leave their manners at the door. Rude behavior, if left unaddressed, can escalate into intimidating and…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law
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