Professional review

Important Reminders for Providers’ Professional Review Activities and Civil Liability
Protections

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) requires that hospitals and other health care entities report physicians or dentists who have had a professional review action taken against them for more than 30 days. It’s important to be familiar with the rules regarding professional review actions and the impact of the civil liability protection. Here is …

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Telemedicine

Caution to Physicians Regarding Telemedicine Arrangements

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert warning physicians and other practitioners to exercise caution when entering into telemedicine arrangements that have certain suspect characteristics. Companies that purported to provide telehealth, telemedicine, or telemarketing services have been known to have exploited …

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smart contracts

Blockchain and Smart Contracts

What is The Blockchain Blockchain is a record keeping technology that is a digital system for recording transactions and related data in multiple places at once. Instead of using traditional methods of storing data, such as in rows or columns, the data is stored in blocks and is decentralized. This means that every participant on …

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employment

Employee Handbooks: Is your Arbitration Clause Valid?

Recently, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Coady v. Nationwide Motor Sales Corp issued an opinion regarding the enforceability of Nationwide Motor Sales Corporation’s arbitration agreement contained in the company’s employee handbook. Applying Maryland contract law, the Fourth Circuit held that Nationwide’s arbitration agreement failed because the signature page found within the same document …

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Mediating an argument

Mediating in Probate Court

Mediation is now required in the majority of courts in South Carolina, which have adopted South Carolina’s Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). Probate Courts do not fall within the ADR rules, but the Probate Court has adopted its own rules on mediation that are implemented in most courts throughout the State. When litigating a …

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