Kim Licata
Poyner Spruill LLP

3910 Sterling Ridge Lane
Durham, NC 27707, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Health
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice

The ACO Final Rule Is Released: Are You Ready?

On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advance copy of the final rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). Additional governmental guidance was issued to address antitrust and…more
 /  Health

The Dawning of the Age of Accountable Care? Federal Agencies Reveal Rules for Accountable Care Organizations

Rushing to avoid being cast as an April Fools’ publication, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)’s Section 3022, the…more
 /  Health

You Can't Say That! The Danger of Overbroad Social Media Policies

Social media use is exploding and the prevailing attitude of users seems to be “post now, think later.” In this climate, employers undoubtedly should develop and implement policies to protect their reputation and brand in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Summary of North Carolina's Senate Bill 33's Medical Malpractice Reform

North Carolina is currently debating medical malpractice reform in the form of a cap on noneconomic damages, a limitation on the liability of provider's of emergency services (increasing the intent standard to gross negligence…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury

Money Talks, But Who's Listening?

This article discusses a recent ruling in a whistleblower case brought in South Carolina where the fair market value of compensation paid by a hospital to physicians was questioned under the False Claims Act, Stark Law, and…more
 /  Health

ACO Squared: Alternative Corporate Opportunities for Accountable Care Organizations

A presentation given to practice managers, and previously to physicians and physician groups, on the various opportunities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for shared savings and accountable care…more
 /  Health

Social Media: A BLessing or a Curse for Providers

This article addresses some common concerns and issues that arise in the health care setting (from employment and privacy to regulatory and PR issues) when people use social media relative to their care…more
 /  Health

No Surprises Found by the GAO: Sharing PHI Through Health Information Exchanges Improves Patient Care

The article summarizes a GAO report linking access to patient health information through health information exchanges (HIEs) to improved outcomes for patients. Also addressed are commonly implemented privacy and security…more
 /  Health

Recovery Audit Contractors: New Insights from the Government and Steps to Being Prepared

An article discussing the CMS program of Recovery Audit Contractors and how providers can be prepared to face an audit by these bounty hunters…more
 /  Health
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