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NEW INSURER POLICIES PROMISE MORE DENIED CLAIMS FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SERVICES
Advisories | News | NEW INSURER POLICIES PROMISE MORE DENIED CLAIMS FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SERVICES

March 28, 2018 In recent months, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealth Group have enacted new policies for emergency department services.  Although the two policies differ in approach, both… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: LEADING HEALTH LAW FIRM HDJN EXPANDS NATIONAL MARKET POSITION, REBRANDS
News | PRESS RELEASE: LEADING HEALTH LAW FIRM HDJN EXPANDS NATIONAL MARKET POSITION, REBRANDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 Contact: Adrian Robinett Telephone: 866.967.9604 Email: arobinett@hancockdaniel.com Website: Hancockdaniel.com HDJN Rebrands as Hancock Daniel and Expands National Presence into Syracuse, New York Richmond, VA,… Read more »

iPHARMA 2018: INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO
Advisories | News | iPHARMA 2018: INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Elizabeth Whalley Buono will be presenting Usability of a Medication Event Reminder Monitor System (MERM) by providers and patients to improve adherence in the management of Tuberculosis at the International… Read more »

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RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS
Advisories | News | RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS February 9, 2018 The opioid crisis is continuing to rage on, shattering lives, families, and communities while placing an unbelievable burden… Read more »

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DETAILS MAJOR POLICY SHIFT FOR DISMISSAL OF MERITLESS QUI TAM CASES
News | DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DETAILS MAJOR POLICY SHIFT FOR DISMISSAL OF MERITLESS QUI TAM CASES

January 31, 2018 In October of 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) signaled a sea change for how it handles meritless qui tam litigation. Michael Granston, Director of DOJ’s… Read more »

TENNESSEE APPELLATE COURT ELEVATES A PHYSICIAN’S HANDSHAKE TO POTENTIALLY ACTIONABLE CONDUCT
Advisories | News | TENNESSEE APPELLATE COURT ELEVATES A PHYSICIAN’S HANDSHAKE TO POTENTIALLY ACTIONABLE CONDUCT

January 10, 2018 “Fights begin and end with handshakes,” at least in the mixed martial arts world, according to Cameron Conaway’s Caged:  Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet.  A handshake between… Read more »

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE RECENT UPDATES FROM VIRGINIA’S PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM?
Advisories | News | ARE YOU AWARE OF THE RECENT UPDATES FROM VIRGINIA’S PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM?

September 20, 2017 The Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions is charged, pursuant to Va Code § 54.1-2520, with establishing, maintaining and administering Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). … Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a four-day jury trial, Neal Lewis and Brandy Balding obtained a defense verdict. Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiagnosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture.… Read more »