Recent News and Industry Developments

AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell 2019
News | AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell 2019

Hancock Daniel has the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards – AV Preeminent. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and… Read more »

VIRGINIA AMENDS PERSONNEL RECORD DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA AMENDS PERSONNEL RECORD DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

July 1, 2019 Beginning July 1, 2019, Virginia employers are required to provide certain personnel records to current and former employees upon written request.  The new law greatly expands the… Read more »

HHS CLARIFIES PROTECTIONS FOR HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES WITH OBJECTIONS TO CERTAIN TREATMENT
Advisories | News | HHS CLARIFIES PROTECTIONS FOR HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES WITH OBJECTIONS TO CERTAIN TREATMENT

June 24, 2019 On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final rule that clarifies protections available to many health care employees who… Read more »

DISPUTE RESOLUTION BILL NOW TO INCLUDE HOSPITAL FEES
Advisories | News | DISPUTE RESOLUTION BILL NOW TO INCLUDE HOSPITAL FEES

June 12, 2019 On June 6, 2019, the New York State Assembly passed a bill amending New York State Financial Services Law. The bill is aimed at protecting patients from… Read more »

Is MatchRX a permissible solution to drug shortages and waste in Virginia?
Advisories | News | Is MatchRX a permissible solution to drug shortages and waste in Virginia?

June 5, 2019 According to company marketing materials, MatchRX is an online pharmacy marketplace that allows independent pharmacies the ability to buy and sell small quantities of non-controlled, non-expired overstock… Read more »

Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018
News | Verdicts | Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018

May 21, 2019 Today, the Virginia Medical Law Report released their annual edition of Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts of 2018. Eight Hancock Daniel attorneys secured five verdicts in… Read more »

Opioid Strike Force to go After Docs who Overprescribe
Articles | News | Opioid Strike Force to go After Docs who Overprescribe

May 22, 2019 Gerald “Jerry” C. Canaan has been quoted in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly article, “Opioid strike force to go after docs who overprescribe.”

New CMS Draft Guidance Bulletin from AHLA
News | New CMS Draft Guidance Bulletin from AHLA

May 21, 2019 Emily W.G Towey, along with Jeanne L. Vance of Salem & Green, A Professional Corporation of Sacramento, CA, have co-authored AHLA’s bulletin regarding CMS draft guidance as… Read more »

CMS Announces Primary Cares Initiative
Advisories | News | CMS Announces Primary Cares Initiative

May 17, 2019 On April 22, 2019, CMS announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a set of five new payment models available to primary care practices and other providers under… Read more »

DOJ RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES FOR COOPERATION CREDIT IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES
Advisories | News | DOJ RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES FOR COOPERATION CREDIT IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES

May 9, 2019 On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new guidance on how targets of False Claims Act (FCA) investigations may receive “credit” for proactively… Read more »

Act Now to Clean-Up Medicare Enrollment Records to Avoid Denied Claims After July 1
Advisories | News | Act Now to Clean-Up Medicare Enrollment Records to Avoid Denied Claims After July 1

April 26, 2019 Starting July 1, 2019, CMS will reject Medicare claims for services performed at a hospital’s off-campus provider-based department if the department’s address listed on the claim is… Read more »

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