Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

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 »

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 »

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