Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

Proposed Virginia Legislation Seeks to Expand Bad Faith & Extracontractual Liability To New Bounds In UM/UIM Context
News | Proposed Virginia Legislation Seeks to Expand Bad Faith & Extracontractual Liability To New Bounds In UM/UIM Context

Insurers should be aware of an attempt to amend Virginia’s insurance bad faith statutes to create a new bad faith exposure for carriers in the UM/UIM context in Virginia.  This… Read more »

Opinion Alert
Verdicts | Opinion Alert

Does an insurer need to show actual prejudice to deny coverage where the policyholder did not meet the insuring agreement requirement that a claim be both first made against the… Read more »

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The OIG Wraps 2017 With A Heightened Focus On Medicaid: Highlights From The November 2017 OIG Work Plan Update
Advisories | News | The OIG Wraps 2017 With A Heightened Focus On Medicaid: Highlights From The November 2017 OIG Work Plan Update

December 1, 2017 In November, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services updated its 2017 Work Plan to include four issues… Read more »

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Is Your Pharmacy Complying with The Drug Supply Chain Security Act? Important Insights from the October OIG Work Plan Update
Advisories | News | Is Your Pharmacy Complying with The Drug Supply Chain Security Act? Important Insights from the October OIG Work Plan Update

October 17, 2017 The Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its monthly Work Plan update yesterday, which included a “Drug… Read more »

OIG Work Plan Monthly Update
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 »

New Laws And Regulations On The Prescribing Of Opioid And Buprenorphine
Advisories | New Laws And Regulations On The Prescribing Of Opioid And Buprenorphine

March 14, 2017 (original) April 17, 2017 (updated) May 3, 2017 (updated) June 26, 2017 (updated) August 30, 2017 (updated) On February 16, 2017, the Virginia Board of Medicine (“The… Read more »

Best Lawyers in America 2018
News | Best Lawyers in America 2018

Seven Hancock Daniel attorneys were honored with selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in… Read more »

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