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CMS Issues Final Rule Concerning Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

On August 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule regarding the meaningful use requirements for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.


The Program

CMS created the EHR Incentive Program to encourage providers to use […]

Downtown Council of Kansas City Recognizes Seigfreid Bingham

At the Kansas City Downtown Council’s quarterly Business Retention andAttraction Reception held on August 28, 2014, Seigfreid Bingham was recognized by the Business Retention Committee of the Downtown Council for its dedication and commitment to Downtown in connection with its […]

Warranties: Not Just What You Say, Implied Warranties Are Part of Every Sale

Most dealers are well versed in the terms of express warranties that attach to product sales. These warranties are usually extended by a manufacturer and given to a customer with a new equipment purchase. There are also warranties that are […]

Alleged Stark Law Violations Lead to $1.33 Million Settlement

Cardiovascular Specialists, P.C., (doing business as New York Heart Center) recently agreed to pay the United States over $1.33 Million to settle allegations that the practice violated the False Claims Act and the Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly referred to as […]

Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Creates Disclosure Questions for Medical Professionals

Media outlets reporting on situations involving unrest and injuries(such as the recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri) often ask hospitals and medical professionals to provide information about the individuals they are treating. However, medical professionals must ensure the patient’s rights are […]

Four Considerations When Merging with a Large Hospital Group

The medical industry is undergoing major changes and the number of small physician groups joining larger hospital systems has increased in recent years. There are many benefits to merging your medical practice with a larger system but there are many […]

Applying Process Improvement to Tackle Dealership Issues with Legal Implications

I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to speak to many of you at association conventions or dealer meetings.  During those presentations, I try to update you on key legal issues impacting your dealerships.  Although I hope that information […]

Health Care Providers to Pay $24 Million Settlement Following Illegal Referral Allegations

Last month the U.S. Department of Justice announced it had reached a $24.5million settlement with several Alabama-based medical practices following a lawsuit that alleged the practices violated the False Claims Act. The settlement is another example of why all medical […]