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Ben Fenton Featured in Medical Bag Article on the Affordable Care Act

Ben Fenton was recently interviewed by Lina Zeldovich for her Medical Bag article "Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Hurt Physicians and Hospitals." In the piece, Ben discusses how reimbursement rates could possibly be impacted by an ACA repeal, and how physicians and doctors often have to fight for payment. "You’d have less patients in the marketplace and it could make the reimbursement rates go back up,” Ben says, but it’s not exactly clear. To read the full article, click Continue Reading

Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in Hospice News Article about False Claims Act Case

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Jim Parker’s Hospice News article “U.S. Supreme Court May Hear Hospice FCA Case.” The article focuses on a False Claims Act case involving the hospice provider Care Alternatives. Nick comments on how this case, which could be heard before the Supreme Court, may affect hospice providers. “To allow false claim act liability in a situation where you have reasonable physicians who differ on opinions of treatment or prognosis will undoubtedly send a chilling message to physicians and hospice care organization. Physicians need to be free to e...

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Ben Fenton’s Expert Opinion Article Featured on Law360

Ben Fenton recently wrote the expert opinion piece "Health Providers Need COVID-19 Biz Immunity Law” for Law360. The piece focuses on the Safe to Work Act, why physicians need COVID-19-related medical liability protections, and the controversy surrounding the rationing of care during the pandemic. Below are some excerpts from the article. The American Medical Association has stated that without legislative protection, physicians could potentially face litigation for, "suspending elective, in-person visits and procedures; being assigned to provide care outside the physician's gene...

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Summer Main to Speak at Emory University’s National LGBTQ Health Conference

Summer Main will be speaking at the National LGBTQ Health Conference at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on June 1, 2019. Her presentation, “From a Concept to Reality: Recent developments stemming from the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act,” will discuss the current state of HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (“HOPE”) legislation and the rights of those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in both seeking and donating organs.
While the HOPE Act, first ...

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Nicholas Jurkowitz Quoted in Law360 Article on Insys Bribery Verdict

Conviction Of Insys Execs Will Embolden Gov't In Opioid Fight By Chris Villani Law360, Boston (May 3, 2019, 8:11 PM EDT) ­­ A Boston jury sent a message that will both resonate in the pharmaceutical industry and embolden already aggressive opioid prosecutions when it convicted five former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives of bribing doctors to prescribe opioids, experts said after Thursday's landmark verdict. The case marked the first successful prosecution of a top executive tied to addictive painkillers, and observers of the closely watched proceeding said it will lead ...

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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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Nicholas Jurkowitz Named to Prestigious “40 Under 40” List by Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Fenton Law Group's Nicholas Jurkowitz was named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal's prestigious "40 Under 40" List for 2018. The Daily Journal "Top 40 Under40" issue celebrates the achievements of top California lawyers under the age of 40. "Jurkowitz defends physicians, therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals before the state's Medical Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Psychology, the Board of Pharmacy, the Physical Therapy Board and the Board of Occupational Therapy, as well as in superior court and the courts...

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Henry Fenton, Benjamin Fenton, Beth Kase and Alexander Kirkpatrick Named 2018 “Super Lawyers”

Henry Fenton, Benjamin Fenton, Beth Kase, and Alexander Kirkpatrick were named 2018 Southern California “Super Lawyers” in the area of Healthcare Law by Thomson Reuters. “Super Lawyers...

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Alexander Kirkpatrick Successfully Represents Physicians in Revocation Disputes with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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 ...

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Henry Fenton Argues Before California Supreme Court in Support of Patient Privacy Rights

On May 3, 2017, Henry Fenton argued before the California Supreme Court in the case of Lewis v. Medical Board of CA (S219811). Fenton Law Group represented Dr. Lewis against the Medical Board in a matter that culminated with Mr. Fenton’s oral argument on May 3 before the California Supreme Court. The issues in the case focus on (1) whether individuals have a protected privacy interest in their controlled substance prescription information and (2) whether a physician can assert those privacy interests on behalf of...

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