Local Quality Fraud in Healthcare Drives Up Costs: Help Us Eradicate it

From DOJ as reported in the Fort Myers News Press (A Gannet paper) “Today’s settlement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to protect the Medicare trust fund against unscrupulous providers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “Providers who waste taxpayer dollars by billing for unnecessary services will […]

Law Day: The Fourteenth Amendment

President Eisenhower created Law Day in the United States for the first day of May. This year, the American Bar Association has chosen the theme of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution – the most cited and litigated provision in our Constitution. Passed in 1868 after the Civil War, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the freeing […]

Announcement: We Partner with TrySail Litigation Support Services

  This blog tracks the challenges posed by changes in law and healthcare, focusing on serious but avoidable harms that can arise. Through our new association with TrySail Litigation Services, we are extending the  services available to clients and guests alike. TrySail is an e-commerce law store, product site and online litigation support center featuring access to investigations, […]

“Watch Me.” The Torch Passes – A Press Release.

H/T Sara Fitzpatrick Comito of Conric for her beautiful writing. Lawyer celebrates fulfillment of father’s legacy with landmark Supreme Court decision William deForest Thompson Jr. helped lay groundwork in healthcare consumer victory FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. xx, 2017) – Two years after the death of his father, Fort Myers attorney William deForest Thompson, Jr. is […]

Charles No. 3

After Florida voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 7, the Florida’s Legislature tried to tear its heart out by passing Florida Statute Section 381.028 at the behest of their paymasters, the health industry. The Statute explicitly contradicted Amendment 7 by making the information available to consumers an industry secret again. Under the Statute, there was no way […]