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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in Courthouse News on Drug Pricing Bill

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Joe Kelly's Courthouse News article "Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Targeting Drug Prices." In the article, Nick discusses how Wisconsin's legislation will impact pharmacies. According to Nick, it will be an overall benefit to people who go to pharmacies, and that it would "allow for better access to drugs." To read the full article, click here....

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The Death Certificate Project: A Prescription for Litigation – California Health Law News

Summer Main’s article “The Death Certificate Project: A Prescription for Litigation” was published in the January issue of California Health Law News. In the article, Summer discusses the Death Certificate Project, the Medical Board of California’s response to the opioid epidemic. According to Summer, while the approach is well-intentioned, it has also raised serious concerns regarding patient privacy, has upset families of the victims of the opioid epidemic, and has raised significant debate in the medical community. To view the full article, click Download PDF....

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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in Washington Post Article about NFL Healthcare Fraud

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Rick Maese’s Washington Post article "Why were feds investigating NFL players’ health-care fraud? Perhaps for the publicity.” In this article, Rick discusses the Justice Department’s motivations for investigating former NFL players’ fraudulent healthcare claims. 
 
Nick offered his opini...

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The Importance of Medical Necessity

A recent case in Michigan highlights the importance of medical necessity when ordering or performing healthcare services. According to the Atlantic, a physician in Michigan is accused of ordering dozens of unnecessary medical tests and deliberately misdiagnosing a patient in order to justify ordering those tests. Obviously, there are good reasons not to do this but, besides the obvious malpractice liability, what kind of trouble can California physicians and healthcare providers get into for ordering treatment that is not medically necessary? Providing treatment that is not medical...

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Fenton Law Group Mentioned in Corporate Wellness Magazine

The firm was mentioned in Corporate Wellness Magazine's "Wellness and Compliance: What Employers Need to Know." The article discusses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Internal Revenue Code’s taxation of employer-paid benefits. Please click here for the full article....

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Ben Fenton Speaks to Healthcare Finance News About Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Venture

Ben Fenton was recently quoted in a Healthcare Finance News article by Susan Morse titled "Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase expect to announce CEO for new venture in two months." In the article, Ben discusses the unique challenges and possibilities for private enterprises venturing into healthcare. Click here to read the full article....

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Ben Fenton Speaks to Healthcare Finance News About Veteran Affairs

Ben Fenton was recently quoted in a Healthcare Finance News article by Susan Morse titled "Experts wary of providers wading into political, clinical challenge of caring for veterans." In the article, Ben discusses the possible privatization of the VA and how it could impact providers and hospitals. Click here to read the full article....

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Beth Kase Speaks to the Washington Post About the American Health Care Act

Beth Kase was recently quoted in Amber Phillips's Washington Post article "Republicans’ health-care plan could launch some ugly political battles in state legislatures." In the article, Beth discusses potential impacts of an Obamacare repeal, and how the proposed American Health Care Act could affect low-income Americans without insurance. Click here to read the full article....

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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in September Issue of Healthcare Risk Management Regarding Subpoenas

Nick Jurkowitz was quoted in the September issue of Healthcare Risk Management on legal issues regarding the strategies behind responding to subpoenas and quashing them. According to Nick, it is always a good idea to seek legal advice when dealing with subpoenas. “There may be internal policies and procedures that you don’t want out there or sensitive information that could be damaging to the hospital if it were to be made public. That’s when you need a tactical assessment to de...

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Nick Jurkowitz Interviewed By Dentist’s Money Digest

Nick Jurkowitz was quoted extensively in Ed Rabinowitz’s Dentist’s Money Digest article “Proactive Measures Can Lessen— But Not Erase— Risk of Lawsuits.” The piece discusses factors that can contribute to increased litigation against dentists, including new products and negligence, poor bedside manner, and the lack of a point person in regards to risk management. According to Nick, while it’s impossible to negate the risk of litigation completely, there are a number of ways for dentists and other heal...

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