Alexander Kirkpatrick recently achieved two successful, and highly unusual, outcomes for two physicians whose Medicare billing privileges were revoked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both cases involved the CMS revoking billing privileges for three years based on erroneous billing for medical services after a patient’s death. The errors stemmed from human data entry rather than fraud. In both cases, identifying information on a patient was mistyped by a billing company, resulting in a bill for the wrong patient. Though none of the billed claims were paid, …
Fenton Law Group has been named a 2018 “Best Law Firm” in the areas of Health Care Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Fenton Law Group has filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in Lewis v. The Superior Court of the State of California.
The issues in Lewis pertain to whether the Medical Board of California is permitted, pursuant to the federal Fourth Amendment, to conduct warrantless and unfettered searches of records of prescriptions for both controlled and noncontrolled substances, initiated by the state’s computerized Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (“CURES”) and followed up by general pharmacy audits, regardless of the nature of the patient complaint(s) involved.
During an investigation of a patient’s complaint regarding …
Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a pain specialist before the Medical Board of California. The doctor’s quality of care was called into question, and he was accused of gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, and failure to maintain adequate and accurate records. The case revolved around the doctor’s prescription patterns, patient monitoring, and record-keeping. The case concluded in favor of the client, who accepted a stipulated settlement of public reprimand only for record keeping with no other discipline imposed.
Nick Jurkowitz and Alexandra de Rivera successfully represented a pharmacy in Medi-Cal recovery audit. The initial overpayment demand totaled nearly $2.3 million. After discovering flaws in the auditing methods, Mr. Jurkowitz and Ms. de Rivera engaged in negotiations, and Medi-Cal reduced the overpayment demand substantially. The matter was settled for less than two percent of the initial overpayment demand.
Fenton Law Group is pleased to announce that Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of “Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal industry. Henry Fenton was recognized for his work in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Health Care Law, and Nick Jurkowitz was recognized in Litigation – Health Care.
“Best Lawyers” rankings are selected through an exhaustive peer-review process designed to capture the consensus of leading lawyers in the nation in regard to the legal abilities of their colleagues. Since attorneys cannot pay to …
Henry Fenton and Beth Kase successfully helped a physician client reverse a summary suspension from a hospital medical staff. The physician wrote to Beth: “You and Henry helped me significantly during that stressful period of time and I truly appreciate it. I have since started a private practice close to my home and it is growing.”
The firm is pleased to announce that it has received a coveted “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal industry’s leading resource for information on the legal profession and its practitioners. An AV-Preeminent peer review rating, for which fewer than 5 percent of all law firms qualify, is an outstanding achievement that demonstrates a firm has earned the highest possible rating available for legal ability and ethics.
Benjamin Fenton and Alexandra de Rivera successfully represented a dentist in a Petition to Seek Reinstatement in the Medi-Cal Program. The Provider had been previously suspended for a prior conviction. After the Petition for Reinstatement and subsequent investigation, Medi-Cal approved the Provider’s readmission into the Medi-Cal Program. Fenton Law Group regularly represents providers in audits, investigation and reinstatement petitions to the Medi-Cal Program. Fenton Law Group is happy to have successfully resolved this client’s matter.
Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a pain management physician before the Medical Board of California, which sought to take away the physician’s license based upon allegations of overprescribing narcotics to 7 patients. The case concerned the pain management of complicated patients who had been treated for various forms of chronic and acute pain. The Medical Board identified many of the patients after conducting an investigation, which included a search of the physician’s prescribing patterns in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) database. The …