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Ben Fenton and Lewis v. The Superior Court of California Covered by Kaiser Health News

Partner Ben Fenton's representation of Dr. Alwin Carl Lewis in the landmark case of Lewis v. The Superior Court of California was covered in Jodie Tillman's Kaiser Health News article "California High Court To Consider Limits on Regulators' Access to Prescription Database." After Dr. Lewis recommended a diet plan for a prospective patient, the patient reportedly considered the proposal “unhealthful” and filed a complaint with the Medical Board. In response, the Board obtained Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) reports on Dr. Lewis, e...

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Beth Kase Quoted in “7 Steps to Navigate Payment Allocation Under ACOs”

Beth Kase is quoted in Sabrina Roda's Becker's Hospital Review article "7 Steps to Navigate Payment Allocation Under ACOs." The article discuss ACO structure and metrics, Medicare ACOs, RBRVs and healthcare provider relationships.  The full article can be found here....

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Legal Update Re: New PT Legislation Affecting Podiatric Medical Corporations

Beth Kase's article "Legal Update Re: New PT Legislation Affecting Podiatric Medical Corporations" appeared in California Podiatric Medical Association's (CPMA) "Legal Update." The article discusses AB1000, which expressly adds licensed physical therapists to the list of healing arts professionals who may b...

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Recent California Case Holds that Emergency Room Physicians Can Sue HMOs for Negligently Delegating Reimbursement Obligations to IPAs

A California appeals court recently held that if an HMO negligently delegates its obligations to pay to an IPA, then emergency room physicians can sue the HMO for the IPA's failure to reimburse the physicians.   In Centinela Freeman Emergency Medical Associates v. Health Net of California, Inc., an HMO delegated the obligation of physician reimbursement to an IPA, which is permitted under California's Health & Safety Code.  Despite being delegated the duty to reimburse, the IPA experienced financial problems and failed to make payments to the emergency room physicians.  The em...

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Beth Kase’s Article “Better Billing Contracts” in Southern California Physician

Healthcare lawyer Beth Kase's article "Better Billing Contracts" appeared in Southern California Physician.  The article discusses physician billing practices and offers solutions to various problems.  It also discuss HIPAA, Medicare and physician contracts.  Click on "Download PDF" to read the full article....

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Henry Fenton Named a Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer

Henry Fenton was listed as a “Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer in its December 1998 issue. He was recognized for his role in reshaping HMOs and his work in the precedent-setting case of Potvin v. Metropolitan Life Insurance, Co. Named alongside other leading lawyers in California, Henry was described as, “trying to take a scalpel to the managed health care industry.” Click on "Download PDF" to read the full article....

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Fenton Law Group Provides Legal Tips to Physician Magazine

Fenton Law Group recently provided legal tips for the June 2015 issue of Physician Magazine. The pieces of advice focused on practice management and covered issues such as HIPAA training for employees, what to do when contracted by a medical investigator, billing patients for co-pays and deductibles, among others. Click on "Download PDF" to view the article....

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Henry Fenton Featured in The Recorder

Henry Fenton was featured in Mike McKee’s The Recorder piece “HMOs Swallow A Bitter Pill,” which covered the major impact his success in the Potvin v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. case has had on the managed-care industry. In the ruling that challenged managed-care companies’ right to terminate physicians without cause, the Second District Court of Appeal agreed with Mr. Fenton and held that doctors contracting managed-care companies are entitled to the same fair hearing procedures afforded physicians on hospital medial staffs. Click on "Download PDF" to read th...

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A Discussion of Various Provisions of The Health Care Quality Improvement Act- Whittier Law Review

Henry Fenton’s analysis “A Discussion of Various Provisions of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act” was published in Volume 11 of the Whittier Law Review. In the piece, Henry outlines the Act’s provisions, which pertain to all of the immunities, presumptions, standards, and notice and hearing procedures available under the Act. Click on "Download PDF" to view the full piece....

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The Hospital Medical Staff: What Is Its Future?- Whittier Law Review

Henry Fenton’s co-authored piece “The Hospital Medical Staff: What Is Its Future?” appeared in Volume 16 of the Whittier Law Review. Writing with Mark A. Kadzielski, Esq. and Daniel A. Lange, M.D., Henry discussed potential future changes concerning physicians’ rights, including integration between hospital medical staff functions and credentialing in outpatient settings and the extension of the medical staff model. Click on "Download PDF" to view the full article....

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