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Records Management Steps for Doctors Closing Their Practice

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney The time has come to close a chapter and move on from your medical practice. But closing down a physician’s office doesn’t just involve business concerns like notifying personnel or selling equipment. Doctors must also worry about the fate of their patient records. If you are a Kentucky doctor closing your Read More

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How Doctors and Hospitals Can Combat Medicare and Medicaid Fraud 

Counterintuitive as it seems, it is possible to commit fraud without actual intent. If you and your staff lack careful billing and oversight processes, you could come under investigation for Medicare/Medicaid fraud. If you bill for 30 patients on a given day but you actually only saw 20, the 10 phantom patient billings are patently Read More

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Kentucky Ruling Highlights Importance of HIPAA Employee Training

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney Even with the best standards and practices in place, hospitals, doctors’ offices and other medical institutions are only as good at patient health data privacy as the employees who handle the data on a daily basis. Employee mistakes put medical organizations at legal risk if data is improperly disclosed. In a Read More

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Kentucky Doctor Ordered Jailed, Suspended for Implanting Unnecessary Pacemakers 

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney When you hear of Medicare fraud, you may think of billings for patients who never showed or for procedures that were never performed. What might not come to mind is a doctor performing unneeded invasive procedures or surgeries on patients to increase claims to Medicaid and Medicare billing. But that’s exactly Read More

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The Harm He Can’t Escape: Nicholas Sandmann and the Internet that Doesn’t Forget.

  By L. Lin Wood & Todd McMurtry The next time you land an interview with a prospective employer, apply to college, or use an online dating service, be certain that your online presence is free of false and defamatory accusations. Indeed, 70% of employers use social media to screen a candidate’s personality before hiring,[1] Read More

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Check and Double-Check: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest Malpractice Claims

Just uttering the word conflict is enough to make anyone nervous—but not attorneys, right? When their own interests may collide with that of a client’s, however, it’s a different story. Jobs and reputations could be at stake. In fact, “conflict of interest” (including perceived conflict) was the most-cited legal malpractice claim of 2018. Good lawyers Read More

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STATEMENT OF L. LIN WOOD and TODD MCMURTRY REGARDING NICHOLAS SANDMANN and THE WASHINGTON POST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2019  In a span of 3 days beginning on January 19, The Washington Post rushed to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies who falsely attacked, vilified and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent 16-year old boy. Late last Friday evening, 41 days after it launched its Read More

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For truth, for justice, for Nicholas!

Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm Read More

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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEYS L. LIN WOOD and TODD MCMURTRY ON BEHALF OF NICK SANDMANN AND HIS FAMILY

On January 18, in the span of a few hours, Nick Sandmann’s peaceful attendance with his Covington Catholic classmates at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. was turned into a personal nightmare when Nick became the focus of false and defamatory accusations published and broadcast across the nation and the world. A mob comprised Read More

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What You Should Know About Kentucky Medical Records Laws

Medical records typically contain personal information that care providers must keep private in accordance with federal and state law. In most cases, only patients and their care providers may access these records without written permission. Although most of these rules come from federal laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, there Read More

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