Category Archives: Health Law

OIG Highlights Recent Audit, Investigation, and Enforcement Accomplishments

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services has released its semiannual report for the period of April 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017. The report also includes aggregated data for all of fiscal year (FY) 2017.  For instance, during FY 2017, the OIG achieved: $4.13 billion in expected investigative recoveries; 881 criminal and 826 civil actions against individuals or entities related to HHS programs; and Exclusion of 3,244 individuals and entities from federal health care programs. In the report, Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson notes the OIG’s growing use of advanced data analytics to detect potential vulnerabilities and fraud trends, which he asserts allows the agency “to target our resources at those areas and individuals most in need of oversight, leaving others free to provide care and services without unnecessary disruption.” Additionally, the OIG takes credit for generating almost $24.4 billion in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients without Healthcare Surrogates

Join me at UCLA on January 17, 2018 for "Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients without Healthcare Surrogates." I have collected some resources here... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio

CHICAGO (December 13, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. Partner Jeffrey J. Kroll was interviewed live on WGN Radio’s Bill and Wendy show Wednesday morning about new driving laws that will impact motorists as of January 1, 2018. Please click here to listen to the full segment.  The post Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio appeared first on Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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$26M Verdict Slams GA Hospital at Trial Over Patient's Respiratory Collapse

Stock image.  Columbus, GA—Jurors Monday found a Georgia hospital responsible for the catastrophic brain damage one of its patients suffered during a 2012 respiratory collapse, and awarded the woman $26 million. Williams v. Tidwell, et al., SC14CV882. .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Nursing Home Chain Hit With $1.5 Million Verdict in Sex Discrimination Lawsuit as Jury Sides with Former Employee

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 2, 2017, a former elder care facility executive was awarded a $1.5 million verdict by a federal jury in Washington state. Irene Riggs claims she was fired for complaining about the "sexually charged" environment created by a supervisor's inappropriate conduct with a nurse. After a three-day trial, the jury awarded her over $232,000 in lost wages up to the date of trial, nearly $802,000 in future lost wages and $500,000 for loss of enjoyment of life after she was fired by Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America Inc. (Life Care). Alleged Sex Discrimination…... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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