Recent News and Industry Developments

Behavioral Health Newsletter
News | Behavioral Health Newsletter

November 2023 CMS Establishes New IOP Benefit On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (“OPPS”) final rule expanding Medicare… Read more »

Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024
News | Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, regionally in 9 practice areas. Firms included in the 2024 Best… Read more »

SAFEGUARDING OUR HEALTHCARE HEROES WITH LEGISLATION ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Advisories | News | SAFEGUARDING OUR HEALTHCARE HEROES WITH LEGISLATION ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION

October 26, 2023 The stories are not new, but they become more frequent every year. Nurses assaulted in the emergency room by a patient being evaluated for treatment,[1] surgeons shot… Read more »

Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Announces New Managing Partner Kimberly W. Daniel
News | Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Announces New Managing Partner Kimberly W. Daniel

Hancock Daniel & Johnson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kimberly W. Daniel has been elected as the firm’s next managing partner effective January 1, 2024. Ms. Daniel joined the firm… Read more »

Rod Dillman, Brett Saunders and the Virginia Beach Medical Malpractice Team secured a defense verdict for our client in a 6-day jury trial in Chesapeake Circuit Court.
News | Verdicts | Rod Dillman, Brett Saunders and the Virginia Beach Medical Malpractice Team secured a defense verdict for our client in a 6-day jury trial in Chesapeake Circuit Court.

Type of action:Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged:Hypoxic brain injury, major neurocognitive disorder, seizures, and dissociative amnesia as a result of allegedly extubating a patient too soon following a septoplasty procedure.  Court:City… Read more »

THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: CMS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED RULE TO MANDATE STAFFING LEVELS IN NURSING HOMES
Advisories | News | THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: CMS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED RULE TO MANDATE STAFFING LEVELS IN NURSING HOMES

September 5, 2023 On September 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to move forward with a much-anticipated Proposed Rule (the “Proposed Rule”) mandating staffing… Read more »

Mike Olszewski, Tracie Dorfman and the Fairfax Medical Malpractice team secured a defense verdict in Culpeper County Circuit Court.
News | Verdicts | Mike Olszewski, Tracie Dorfman and the Fairfax Medical Malpractice team secured a defense verdict in Culpeper County Circuit Court.

Type of Action:Medical Malpractice Injuries Alleged:Plaintiff alleged defendant failed to timely diagnose, and then negligently treated his periprosthetic joint infection leading to a knee fusion.  Plaintiff’s ad damnum and request… Read more »

UPDATE: CURRENT STATUS OF MIFEPRISTONE
Advisories | News | UPDATE: CURRENT STATUS OF MIFEPRISTONE

August 28, 2023 On August 16, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in the ongoing dispute regarding the status of mifepristone prescriptions.… Read more »

CMS INTRODUCES NEW DEMENTIA CARE MODEL
Advisories | News | CMS INTRODUCES NEW DEMENTIA CARE MODEL

August 23, 2023 On July 31, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its new Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model, which aims to support Americans… Read more »

DOJ ISSUES NEW VOLUNTARY SELF-DISCLOSURE POLICY WITH CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS
Advisories | News | DOJ ISSUES NEW VOLUNTARY SELF-DISCLOSURE POLICY WITH CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS

August 23, 2023 What does a company do if it discovers that an employee has engaged in misconduct that could create criminal liability for the company? The company faces difficult… Read more »

16 Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients
News | 16 Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best… Read more »

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