The Health Care Team prepared Compliance Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreements, an alert for health care clients regarding the September 23, 2014, deadline for covered entities and business associates to bring existing business associate agreements into compliance with HIPAA.
Dominic P. Madigan wrote Building Successful Relationships with Hospitals: Key Issues, an article originally published by the VHCA Legal Quarterly in the Summer 2014 issue.
The Health Care Team prepared The Stark Law's In-Office Ancillary Services Exception: Changes Ahead? as an alert for physician practice clients regarding recent activitiy related to The Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013, a federal bill that would affect physician referrals for certain health care services.
Patricia C. McCullagh wrote "Ensure Your Post-Offer Medical Examination Process Complies with GINA and ADA," to alert employers to the first lawsuit ever filed by the EEOC pursuant to GINA, which restricts employers, in part, from requesting family medical histories from its employees.
Thomas C. Foster and Jennifer L. Ligon wrote "Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional & Subsequent Developments: Analysis of Consequences for Business Managers and Professionals," an analysis of the June 26, 2013, decision of the United States Supreme Court and related regulatory and case law developments through November 12, 2013.
The Health Care Team prepared HIPAA and HITECH Final Rule Released, an alert for health care clients regarding changes and new requirements for compliance with HIPAA and HITECH, which became effective March 26, 2013.
Dominic P. Madigan wrote "Nursing Facilities and Accountable Care Organizations - A Basic Primer" for the Spring 2012 issue of the VHCA Legal Quarterly.
Thomas C. Foster wrote "Review of 'Formal Execution and Informal Revocation: Manifestations of Probate's Family Protection Policy'" which appeared in the July 2010, Trusts and Estates Magazine, the Journal of Wealth Management for Estate Planning Professionals.
Scott C. Ford co-authored "From Courtroom to Conference Room: Some Lawyers' Thoughts on Mediation" which appeared in the February 2009 issue of Virginia Lawyer Magazine.
Thomas C. Foster wrote "Client Considering Using His IRA For an Unconventional Investment?" in the September 2008, Trust and Estates Magazine, the Journal of Wealth Management for Estate Planning Professionals.
Dominic P. Madigan wrote an article entitled "Administrative Law Judge Rejects Medicare/Medicaid Termination of Virginia Nursing Facility" in the October 2005 Virginia Health Care Association Legal Quarterly.
Scott C. Ford wrote an article entitled " Leaving Your Employer? Tips for Staying out of the Courtroom"
Scott C. Ford wrote an article entitled " Protecting Trade Secrets - A Review of Virginia's Statute"
Patricia Collins McCullagh contributed an article to the Winter 2002 edition of the Virginia Land Title Association's Examiner entitled "Cluster Development: Balancing the Need for Continued Development without Sacrificing Open Space."
Thomas C. Foster wrote an article titled " New Legislation Changes Retirement Savings Rules" which appeared in the September 2001 issue of Trusts and Estates Magazine, the Journal of Wealth Management for Estate Planning Professionals.