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Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company

Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company If your company is classified as a “covered entity” (most healthcare providers are covered entities) or a “business associated” of a covered entity, you are surely aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires protection and confidential handling of individuals’ protected health Read More

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Trademark and Copyright Considerations for Small Businesses

Trademarks and copyrights can be used to prevent your company’s original creations or identifying features from being misappropriated illegally. A trademark can be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a brand name, slogan, logo or other mark used to distinguish the goods or services of its owner. If a company’s trademark Read More

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Avoiding Claims of Illegal Termination of At-Will Employees

Most employment is at-will, meaning the employer generally has the right to discharge an employee at any time for any reason or for no reason at all. However, a termination or other job action cannot violate protections against unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Federal laws prohibit employment actions based on an individual’s sex, religion, age, race, Read More

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Kyle M. Winslow named partner at Hemmer DeFrank Wessels

Hemmer DeFrank Wessels PLLC is pleased to announce Kyle M. Winslow has been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2020. A member of the firm’s litigation practice group, Kyle concentrates his practice on representing individuals and businesses in complex business disputes, business divorce, and plaintiffs’ defamation matters. Outside of the firm, Kyle was appointed in Read More

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Steps To Help Shield Your Company from Online Doxing

An aggravated consumer, industry rival, former employee or another person who is upset with your company may try to exact revenge by use of “doxing” — the practice of gathering a person or entity’s personal information and publishing it online. This may include sensitive information about the finances, health, residence, political affiliation, family and private Read More

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Fidelis Center

Dear Friend of Nicholas Sandmann: I wanted to let you know that the Fidelis Center for Law and Policy has agreed to raise money to help Nicholas and his family cover the costs associated with bringing lawsuits against the mainstream media outlets such as the Washington Post, CNN, and NBC Universal.  These costs include hiring Read More

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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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