CARES Act Grants Need Not Be Repaid, But Must Be Earned
Beginning April 10, 2020, thousands of health care providers across the country began receiving funds from the US Government in the form of grants made under the federal CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The purpose of the CARES Act is to get money into the hands of the “front line” providers of healthcare to actual or potential COVID-19 sufferers.
To this end, the … Read More
Unexpected Prosecution with Unexpected Convictions - Could the Texas “Forest Park” Convictions Happen to Doctors in Arizona?
On April 11, 2019, in a federal court, a Dallas jury returned verdicts of guilty against seven of the defendants in the criminal case styled “United States v. Beauchamp” [i] and commonly known as “Forest Park.” Of the original twenty-one defendants: seven were convicted after a jury trial. Ten (including Dr. Beauchamp) pled guilty, one was tried separately, one was acquitted, for one … Read More
15 Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary … Read More
Behavioral Health Billing Alert
Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation, contains references to International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) codes, and not to the newer ICD-10 codes. No publication date for a sixth revision of this Manual has … Read More
How Do I Get Out of this Practice?
For years the goal of many young doctors was to gain ownership in their medical practice entity. For many, when the time came for them to "make partner," they signed on the dotted line without fully understanding the legal relationships involved and the consequences if things did not work out as planned.
Now we are in an environment of sharply declining reimbursement rates for physician professional … Read More
Does Marijuana Cure Headaches?
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) is considering adding Migraines, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify individuals for a Medical Marijuana card. All three medical conditions have been through a review process and the AZDHS will be deciding whether to include them after a public hearing which will … Read More
Grandfathered Plans Under Health Care Reform
As part of health care reform, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient and Protection Affordable Care Act, into law. Employer-provided health care plans that existed as of March 23, 2010 and had at least had one person enrolled in the plan at such time, were exempt or rather grandfathered from many but not all of the provisions of the Act.
This is key, as grandfathered plans do not have to comply … Read More