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Long-Term Care Facilities

We counsel clients in all legal aspects of the acquisition or establishment, operation, and sale of senior living provider entities. Our clients include independent living facilities, assisted living facilities (ALFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and hospice and home health providers.

With respect to acquisitions and sales, we help clients obtain the strongest position on items of particular significance to acquisitions involving long-term care providers. These include seller’s representations and warranties regarding compliance with the Federal Stark, Anti-Kickback and HIPAA statutes; licensure and certificate of need requirements; the billing of private and governmental payors; and seller’s indemnification obligations in the event of a contract or warranty breach.

We work on an ongoing basis with senior living providers to ensure their operations comply with the complex maze of federal and state laws and regulations affecting their day-to-day operations. We also work with provider entities to address their human resource needs, including benefit plan compliance and employment-related litigation.

Area of Focus Contact

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Rhonda B. Schechter

Counsel

Cincinnati, OH

Areas of Focus

Health Care Contracting

Our commercial and public finance lawyers work on a broad range of commercial contracting matters for health care entities, including purchasing, leasing, and licensing issues. FBT has a group of attorneys with extensive experience negotiating and drafting contracts with health industry vendors and suppliers, payors, and medical professionals, including employment and consulting agreements for individual physicians and entire medical groups.

Relevant Experience
  • Assisted with structuring, negotiating, and completing the purchase of a long-term care pharmacy, including transfer of over 100 licenses.
  • Oversaw marketing contracts offered by a senior living care coordinator to various senior living providers.

Health Care Compliance

FBT helps many clients safeguard the privacy and security of health-related information in compliance with HIPAA and other privacy laws. Our attorneys regularly provide guidance on health industry prohibitions on referrals, kickbacks, and patient inducements. Our experience also includes defending Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse claims, “whistleblower” qui tam actions, False Claims Act cases and other matters involving assertions of misconduct.

Relevant Experience
  • Handled countless HIPAA privacy matters, including risk assessments and requests for release of information, and developed and delivered HIPAA training and compliance programs.
  • Led the appeal of a provider exclusion and overpayment determination in excess of $700,000, which resulted in a settlement dismissing the exclusion charges and overpayment in full.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

We represent clients in health care mergers and acquisitions, as well as those participating in joint ventures formed to own or operate various types of facilities. Our team draws on a full range of regulatory experience to structure such transactions appropriately on the front end. We navigate issues involving state licensing and certificate of need requirements, Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay enrollment, conditions of participation, reimbursement, tax-exempt finance, statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements, labor and employment, non-compete, antitrust, and all other issues within the scope of such major transactions. We are especially proud of our experience helping providers design and implement innovative arrangements, such as clinically integrated networks, in the pursuit of shared improvements in both costs and care.

Relevant Experience
  • Served as lead counsel in tax-exempt health system mergers and joint ventures, and hundreds of physician practice acquisitions.
  • Led the purchase of a home health agency operating under the varying regulatory schemes of three different states.
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a hospital-based SNF to an independent long-term care group, including resolution of civil monetary penalty issues.
  • Represented the purchaser in a large, national home health acquisition in excess of $200 million, including local regulatory due diligence, licensure and certification issues.
  • Represented a regional skilled nursing and senior living operator in six acquisitions, two sales, and five de novo campus developments with a deal value of over $400 million.

Real Estate

We represent developers, owners, equity investors, lenders, government entities and other stakeholders in all aspects of real estate ownership, finance, development, management and disposition involving senior-living and long-term care facilities . We have a deep understanding of the real estate business and strive to provide our clients with sound legal counsel and practical solutions. Our clients look to us to “get the deal done,” and we work proactively to resolve issues and close transactions quickly.

Relevant Experience
  • Represented a hospital chain on real estate and financing aspects of acquiring a major suburban hospital in Cincinnati, an asset purchase involving substantial real estate.
  • Represented a major hospital chain in closing a 45-parcel assemblage for a new hospital facility in Greater Cincinnati, including completion of due diligence, review of title and survey and assistance on development issues.
  • Represented regional medical center in development and construction of $200 million full-service hospital campus in northern Cincinnati suburbs, including negotiation of construction contracts and leases, and assisting client in zoning and plan approval, subdivision, platting, development and sale of out lots, project financing and incentives and provision of title insurance. Assisted the same client in demolition and clean-up of a legacy hospital site. This was a “brownfield” redevelopment involving Ohio environmental clean-up PORT Authority bond funds and an Ohio EPA loan.
  • Represented regional health care system in its acquisition of an existing facility located on a 70-acre campus, which involved the negotiation of a complex separation plan and master services utility agreement to address the cost allocation and separation of electricity, chilled water, compressed air and steam for the facility and the portion of the property retained by the seller.
  • Represented senior living private equity group in its purchase of multiple senior living facilities totaling over $175 million in facility acquisitions.

Labor Law & Personnel Issues

Our labor and employment lawyers represent numerous employers who provide senior living assistance, both at home and facility-based. We are familiar with and regularly advise clients on the full range of employment-related issues that arise in this area, including:

Relevant Experience
  • Wage and hour issues, including travel time, timekeeping, automatic lunch deductions, and classification issues.
  • Trade secret and non-competition issues, including drafting and litigating restrictive covenants.
  • Advice concerning compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws, including analysis of accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Investigation of complaints by employees or involving employee conduct, including harassment claims and patient claims.
  • Our union avoidance team has provided supervisory training to our non-union clients, and we have also successfully represented clients in situations where employees are considering union representation.
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements, as well as discipline and contract interpretation arbitrations under existing collective bargaining agreements.

Health Care Finance & Restructuring

FBT represents health care providers in a wide variety of public and private financings. The firm has acted as bond counsel for the issuance of tax-exempt debt, as borrower’s counsel under master indenture and credit agreements, and as counsel for lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate financing for construction loan and permanent loan transactions. We also take pride in finding practical solutions to restructuring needs. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in the fields of creditors’ rights, insolvency, workouts, corporate reorganizations, and corporate liquidations.

Relevant Experience
  • Advised and assisted non-profit and governmental unit skilled nursing and senior living licensees in the procurement of FEMA emergency funding for COVID-19 related expenses.
  • Leveraged federal low-income housing tax credits and Medicaid reimbursement to help multiple developers finance, construct and operate affordable assisted living projects in three states.
  • Represented borrowers in several jurisdictions in specialty financing for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including serving as lead or local counsel in approximately 50 HUD health care facility loan transactions.

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COVID-19 Alert: Private Health Insurance Enrollees Will Not Pay For COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

April 14, 2020 | Blogs

On April 11, 2020, the federal government issued guidance to ensure that Americans with private heal...

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Free Money, Pretty Much: Medicare Providers to Automatically Receive $30 Billion in Relief Funds Fro...

April 10, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team

The CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides $100 billion dollars in “Provider Relief...

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Private Nonprofit Health Care Organizations’ Guide to FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Related Expe...

April 9, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team

Recently, our Coronavirus Response Team discussed the potential for private nonprofit organizations ...

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Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Interim Final Rule Issued in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health ...

April 7, 2020 | Blogs

On March 31, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an Interim Fi...

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President Trump Delegates Additional Authority Under the Defense Production Act in Response to COVID...

April 2, 2020 | Blogs

As summarized in a prior bulletin, on March 23, 2020, the President of the United States issued Exec...

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COVID-19: Rules Relaxed for Prescribing Controlled Substances via Telehealth

April 1, 2020 | Blogs

Amid responses to the COVID-19 emergency, telehealth has been a frequent area of development. The Se...

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COVID-19: Top Eight Telemedicine Updates for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Providers

March 31, 2020 | Blogs

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to several changes with respect to the delivery of mental health and s...

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COVID-19: Can Protected Health Information Be Disclosed to First Responders?

March 30, 2020 | Blogs

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises, first responders now must operate in a world with a...

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Federal Government Acts to Prevent Hoarding of Critical Medical Resources for Treatment and Preventi...

March 27, 2020 | Blogs

On March 23, 2020, the President of the United States issued Executive Order 13910 entitled “Preve...

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CMS Guidance re Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

March 26, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team

On March 24, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) hosted a call for Prog...

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Telehealth Expansion: CMS’ Response to The Covid-19 National Emergency

March 18, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team

As businesses across all industries respond to the national emergency, the Center for Medicare and M...

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Introduction to Private Equity’s Acquisition of Medical Groups

March 2, 2020 | Blogs

Private equity’s expansion into healthcare has proliferated in the past decade, with over 181 priv...

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Employment Law Post-Op – The Tale of the Tardy Technician

February 25, 2020 | Blogs

Woody Allen famously said that 80% of success is showing up. However, in some settings, including ho...

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Could the Expansion of 340B Lead to its Ultimate Demise?

January 30, 2020 | Blogs

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug man...

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The Physician’s Checklist for Starting a Direct Primary Care Practice

January 29, 2020 | Blogs

Direct primary care practices have received considerable attention lately, so it seems timely to dis...

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Case study: Cross-practice team assists with NVIDIA/Parabricks acquisition

January 8, 2020 | Experience

Background Frost Brown Todd client Parabricks Inc., a software developer specializing in bioinformat...

Medical Cannabis Plant in a Puzzle
West Virginia Kicks Off Applications for Medical Cannabis Growers, Processors, Dispensaries and Labo...

December 6, 2019 | Blogs

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health (“BPH”) kick...

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How Do I Grow Hemp in Ohio?

December 4, 2019 | Blogs

Soil. Seeds. Sunlight. A license – AND A LOT OF HARD WORK. With the explosion of the hemp-derived ...

Medical Marijuana "RX" Prescription
Medical Marijuana Update: Ohio and Federal Law

November 25, 2019 | Blogs

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is almost one year old. Patient numbers have increased since Janu...

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Frost Brown Todd Dallas Welcomes Member Derek Staub

October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

Staub expands firm’s white-collar crime and health care litigation teams Trial attorney Derek Stau...

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CMS Releases Long-Awaited Stark Proposed Rule

October 11, 2019 | Blogs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a long-awaited proposed rule that ...

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Is ‘incident to’ billing for Medicare going . . .going . . . gone?

October 10, 2019 | Blogs

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended to Congress in its June 2019 report th...

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Innovate and Pay for Value: Goals of New Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules

October 10, 2019 | Blogs

Peppered with references to ride sharing, interoperability, cybersecurity, and electronic health rec...

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Denying a Patient Access to Their Records Can Cost You

September 11, 2019 | Blogs

In a first of its kind enforcement action, the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health an...

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Physician Ventures in the Shadow of Stark – What Options Do We Have?

August 28, 2019 | Blogs

Hospitals may wish to enter into joint ventures with physicians for a variety of reasons.  Commonly...

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The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Includes 169 Frost Brown Attorneys

August 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Twenty-two earn additional “Lawyer of the Year” title A total of 169 Frost Brown Todd (FBT) atto...

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Ohio, Let’s Talk About C-B-D, Let’s Talk About Hemp Baby

July 31, 2019 | Blogs

It’s official — with Governor DeWine’s signature, Senate Bill 57 legalized hemp-derived produc...

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Long-Term Care Facilities – Update Your Residential Agreements with Binding Arbitration Provision

July 22, 2019 | Blogs

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule, effective September ...

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Information Blocking and the API Standard: Proposed Rules Look to Shake-up Data in the Healthcare In...

July 17, 2019 | Blogs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for ...

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Growing Products Liability Claims Against the Marijuana Industry

July 8, 2019 | Blogs

Marijuana products liability claims are inevitable. As the marijuana industry increases in size, and...

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NLRB: Employers can bar nonemployee access to their facility’s “public space” for promotio...

July 2, 2019 | Blogs

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a welcome decision that affords employers ...

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CMS’s “Fresh Look” at Space Sharing Looks All Too Familiar”

May 10, 2019 | Blogs

Hold the presses – CMS’s long-awaited guidance on shared space arrangements between hospitals an...

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To Share or Not to Share (Space) – That is STILL the Question

May 1, 2019 | Blogs

As we rapidly approach the fifth month of the year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (C...

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West Virginia Medical Cannabis Banking Reforms Take Shape

April 30, 2019 | Blogs

On April 25, 2019, the West Virginia Treasurer’s Office issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeki...

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The Use and Legal Ramifications of Artificial Intelligence Entering the Workforce

April 30, 2019 | Blogs

Fifty years ago, auto manufacturing plants were filled with thousands of people on large assembly li...

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With CBD Legal, is THC in the Workplace A-OK?

April 26, 2019 | Blogs

The 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp set the stage for a resurgence in hemp production and ...

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Physician Alert: Patient Informed Consent for Medical Marijuana Treatments

April 23, 2019 | Blogs

State laws vary considerably in terms of the professional obligations they place on physicians obtai...

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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Drug Development

April 18, 2019 | Blogs

As a result of huge costs and pricing pressures, many drug development players are now participating...

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Hemp and CBD Sales Bill Cultivated in Ohio

March 29, 2019 | Blogs

Hemp is not marijuana – let us start there. This is a critical distinction the Ohio legislature ha...

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Frost Brown Todd 2019 Leadership Appointments Include Five Women

March 26, 2019 | Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging

Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT) 2019 leadership changes include the addition of five women to top roles. ...

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Ohio’s Standardization of Medical Release Form

February 19, 2019 | Blogs

This month, the Ohio Department of Medicaid finalized its regulation (OAC 5160-1-32.1) which creates...

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EKRA’s Interaction with the Anti-Kickback Statute: Just What the Government Intended

December 20, 2018 | Blogs

Labs, clinical treatment facilities, and recovery homes BEWARE! If you are currently using marketers...

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Congress Seeks to Strengthen Response to the Opioid Crisis Through the Support for Patients and Comm...

October 29, 2018 | Blogs

On October 3, 2018, Congress approved the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6). This bi...

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Telehealth Highlights in CMS’ Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

August 17, 2018 | Blogs

While the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General is looking ba...

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163 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is honored to announce that 163 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognize...

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Telehealth Reimbursement Guide After the Latest OIG Audit

July 31, 2018 | Blogs

Co-Author: Joseph Brammer The Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) audit dissected telehe...

Medical Marijuana Laws: "Part 2"
Ohio Physician’s Guide to Cannabis Compliance 2.0: Budding Issues for Ohio’s Medical Marijua...

July 19, 2018 | Blogs

Co-Author: Maxwell Williams Cash only? Informed consent forms? Waivers of liability? The original...

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CMS Removes Gag From Mouths of Pharmacists, as Ohio and Other States Follow Suit.

July 13, 2018 | Blogs

Co-author: Ashley Ramm In response to President Trump’s American Patients First Blueprint, ...

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CMS Pushes Home Health Agencies into the Choice Demonstration

June 26, 2018 | Blogs

Co-author: Nathan Truitt Ironically named the “Choice Demonstration,” the Centers for...

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Midlevel Providers’ Role in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Prescribing

June 8, 2018 | Blogs

Depending on the state in which a nurse practitioner or physician assistant practices, he or she c...

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Attorneys from Frost Brown Todd’s Pittsburgh Office Recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and...

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Pittsburgh Member-in-Charge Kevin L. Colosimo has been selected to the 2018 e...

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The Use of Surety Bonds in Health Care – Part II

May 9, 2018 | Blogs

This article will go into detail on surety bond requirements that may be imposed on providers of d...

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The Use of Surety Bonds in Health Care – Part I

May 2, 2018 | Blogs

Ohio State Auditor David Yost has noted that Ohio has millions of dollars of unpaid obligations ow...

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The Use of Surety Bonds in Health Care

April 30, 2018 | Publications

Ohio State Auditor David Yost has noted that Ohio has millions of dollars of unpaid obligations owed...

Health Law: "Part 3"
10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Medical License: Part III

April 25, 2018 | Blogs

This is the third article in a three-part series designed to inform physicians and other health ca...

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Grandma Wants Special Brownies? Ohio Nursing Facilities Prepare for Medical Marijuana

April 9, 2018 | Blogs

“Grandma’s tremors appear to have gotten worse lately. She mentioned she wants to try ...

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SB 273 – New Limits on Opioid Prescriptions Change the Game for West Virginia Hospitals and Physic...

April 5, 2018 | Blogs

On March 27, 2018, Governor James C. Justice signed SB 273, which among other dramatic actions lim...

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Ohio Physician Alert: Application Available to Become Certified to Recommend Medical Marijuana

March 20, 2018 | Blogs

Ohio doctors can now apply to become certified to recommend medical marijuana for treatment. The O...

"Part 2"
10 Ways to Avoid Losing your Medical License: Part II

March 14, 2018 | Blogs

This is the second article in a three-part series designed to inform physicians and other health c...

"Part 1"
10 Ways to Avoid Losing your Medical License: Part I

February 23, 2018 | Blogs

This is the first article in a three-part series designed to inform physicians and other health ca...

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West Virginia Rolls Out Comprehensive Opioid Response Plan

February 20, 2018 | Blogs

The response at the federal and local level is rapidly evolving to meet the overwhelming need to s...

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West Virginia Continues Cultivation of Medical Cannabis Rules

February 7, 2018 | Blogs

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (“Advisory Board”) met on February 6...

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Direct Primary Care – New Delivery Model Gains Traction

February 1, 2018 | Blogs

"Direct Primary Care,” or DPC, is a patient care delivery model gaining attention and some d...

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Ohio Hospitals: Are You Ready for Medical Marijuana?

January 31, 2018 | Blogs

Physicians interested in recommending medical marijuana are already completing the two hours of co...

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eNLC Means More Nurses Practicing Telehealth Across State Lines

January 30, 2018 | Blogs

Down goes a jurisdictional barrier to telehealth: Nurses interested in expanding their practice ca...

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New Medicare Bundle Promotes Care Coordination to Achieve Increased Quality, Lower Spending

January 26, 2018 | Blogs

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced January 10 a new, voluntary bundl...

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Health Care Models of the Future (Hint: They Include Nurse Practitioners!) and, 5 Tips for Hiring Nu...

January 18, 2018 | Blogs

CVS Health announced plans to buy Aetna last month in a $69 billion deal that the New Yo...

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Trump Administration Encourages States to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements

January 12, 2018 | Blogs

On the day President Trump was inaugurated, he nominated Seema Verma, a healthcare consultant from...

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Green Grass in the Bluegrass: Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Law

January 12, 2018 | Blogs

To Kentucky, the grass must have literally been greener on the other side. After Kentucky law...

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Dramatic Shift in Federal Enforcement Priorities Related to Legalized Marijuana Use

January 5, 2018 | Blogs

In November of 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of...

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Repeal of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate – Significant, or Not?

January 4, 2018 | Blogs

The individual mandate (i.e., that every American must have health insurance coverage or pay a pen...

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Comments Requested in New West Virginia Medical Cannabis Rules

December 21, 2017 | Blogs

On December 14, 2017, the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board announced: (1) the results...

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Kentucky Supreme Court rules for employers on maximum prices for prescription drugs under Kentucky w...

December 15, 2017 | Blogs

The Supreme Court of Kentucky held in an opinion issued August 24, 2017 that Kentucky’s regu...

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Kentucky Federal District Court Allows Claims in Data Breach Class Action to Proceed: Implications f...

December 14, 2017 | Blogs

The fallout from the seemingly endless W-2 phishing scams continues to be felt.

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Last-Minute Tips for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Processor Applicants

December 4, 2017 | Blogs

It’s already a stressful time of year, but for those vying for a license to convert marijuan...

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CMS’ Cuts to the 340B Drug Payment Program Cause Hospital Uproar

December 1, 2017 | Blogs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a Final Rule that will cut ...

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Carefully Navigate Shifting Sands of Federal Enforcement Priorities Related to Medical Marijuana

November 30, 2017 | Blogs

Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) placed a low priority on pursuing ...

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OSHA Electronic Submission Deadline Extended

November 29, 2017 | Blogs

OSHA recently announced that employers now have until December 15, 2017 to electronically submit t...

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New Tax Bill Threatens Important Tax-Exempt Bond Provisions

November 13, 2017 | Blogs

Although it is still very early in the tax reform process, provisions in the House tax bill propos...

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Final CMS Rules Draw Praise and Contempt from Hospitals

November 7, 2017 | Blogs

November 1 was the “last chance” for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (C...

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Top Takeaways for Medicare Physician Payments in 2018

November 7, 2017 | Blogs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two final rules that wi...

Medical Marijuana Laws: "Part 1"
Doctors and Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law: A Physician’s Guide to Cannabis Compliance

October 31, 2017 | Blogs

Ohio physicians interested in treating patients with medical marijuana need to understand their ob...

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A Multi-Pronged, Proactive Approach to the Opioid Crisis

October 30, 2017 | Blogs

On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “public health emergency,&...

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Impact on Employers of Presidential Executive Orders Regarding Affordable Care Act

October 18, 2017 | Blogs

October 12, 2017, was an eventful day for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because of two executive o...

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Substance Abuse Alert: West Virginia Expands Medicaid Program to Cover Naloxone Treatment, Methadon...

October 13, 2017 | Blogs

In 2015, West Virginia experienced the highest rate of deaths due to opioid overdoses in the Unite...

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Dos and Dont’s for Providers Under Investigation

October 13, 2017 | Blogs

As we all know, health care providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurs...

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Tort Reform Hits Kentucky! But – Does “Reform” Mean “Improvement?”

September 20, 2017 | Blogs

“Tort reform” has been a buzzword in the news and legal communities for some time. Wha...

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Closing Window for Physicians to Earn Medicare Bonuses Based on 2017 Performance

September 20, 2017 | Blogs

For most physicians with significant Medicare business, October 2 marks the beginning of the last ...

Medical Marijuana Laws: "West Virginia"
West Virginia Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.

September 8, 2017 | Blogs

In West Virginia, medical marijuana will soon be a treatment option for physicians and patients, a...

Medical Marijuana Laws: "Ohio"
Ohio Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.

August 16, 2017 | Blogs

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is set to begin just a little over a year from now. The pro...

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What is the OIG Exclusion List, and How Could It Affect Your Practice?

August 2, 2017 | Blogs

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human S...

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Medical Marijuana Takes Root in West Virginia

July 12, 2017 | Blogs

West Virginia is the 29th state to authorize medical marijuana use.

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Tips for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Business Applicants

July 11, 2017 | Blogs

Only 13! That is the percentage of applicants who will ultimately receive an Ohio medical marijuan...

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New Kentucky Laws on Schedule II Drug Prescriptions

June 26, 2017 | Blogs

Kentucky providers with prescriptive authority take note: beginning June 29, 2017, new laws (HB 33...

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You’ve Been Investigated by the Department of Health. Now What?

June 12, 2017 | Blogs

In many states, an investigation into a healthcare provider’s license by the Department of H...

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What You Should Know Before You Agree to Licensure Discipline: Is It Reportable to the National Prac...

June 11, 2017 | Blogs

The National Practitioner Data Bank, or NPDB, is a repository of information created by the f...

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The Green Rush is on: Don’t be left out!

May 4, 2017 | Publications

Many will apply, few will win. The race is on for prospective cultivators to present the best case p...

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Jim Catalano and Alexandria Fisher Join Frost Brown Todd in Nashville

April 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) announces the addition of Member James P. Catalano and Senior Associate Alexa...

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Frost Brown Todd Appoints 11 New Members

April 12, 2017 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) announces the appointment of 11 new members across the firm’s eight-sta...

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Ohio Cultivates Marijuana Dispensary Rules as White House Sends Smoke Signals of Approval

March 20, 2017 | Blogs

President Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of medical marijuana during his cam...

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ACA Nondiscrimination Casts Wide Net, But Portion Has Been Enjoined

March 7, 2017 | Blogs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final regulations on Section 1557 of the ...

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Huge Payday for Insurance Company under the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges

March 7, 2017 | Publications

$214 million dollars. That was the amount a Court of Federal Claims judge recently decided the gover...

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What will Happen to the Affordable Care Act Under a Trump Administration? (Part 2)

February 16, 2017 | Publications

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed that one of his very first acts upon taking...

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High Street Releases Proposed Rules for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Cultivators

January 23, 2017 | Publications

Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations are budding. Ohio recently released proposed rules for cultiv...

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What will Happen to the Affordable Care Act Under a Trump Administration? (Part 1)

December 20, 2016 | Publications

Throughout his presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump criticized President Obama’s Af...

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Highlights of Medical Marijuana Proposed Rules for Ohio Dispensaries and Physicians

December 20, 2016 | Publications

On December 15, 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy posted its proposed rules governing the operation o...

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Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law

October 3, 2016 | Blogs

“Let’s get together and feel alright” sang the Ohio legislature to those sufferi...

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Brian Higgins Joins Frost Brown Todd’s Health Law Practice in Cincinnati

August 26, 2016 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd announces that Associate Brian F. Higgins has joined the firm’s Health Law pr...

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168 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) would like to congratulate the firm’s 168 attorneys recognized in the 2017 ...

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Trick or Treat – The impact of IMPACT: New Reporting Requirements for Post-Acute Care Provider...

July 12, 2016 | Publications

Beginning in October of this year, the IMPACT Act requires that Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers subm...

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Ohio Nursing Home Relocation – Do It Now or Wait Until 2020

May 9, 2016 | Publications

The International Olympics.  FIFA’s World Cup.  The U.S. Presidential Election.  Big things hap...

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Michael Nitardy Earns Global Standard Certification for Privacy Laws

April 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Florence Member Michael Nitardy has earned the Certified Information Privacy ...

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Health Care Attorney James Dietz Joins Frost Brown Todd’s Regulated Business Practice

February 15, 2016 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce that James (Jim) Dietz, formerly with DBL Law, has joi...

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OCR’s HIPAA Enforcement Actions Against Oncology Group for Failure to Have a Policy on Hardware an...

October 21, 2015 | Publications

An oncology practice in Indiana has to pay a $750,000 fine to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of th...

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William George elected President of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass

August 3, 2015 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce that William (“Bill”) George, an attorney ...

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65 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA®

May 19, 2015 | Press Releases

Chambers and Partners® has recognized 65 of Frost Brown Todd’s attorneys and 12 of its practice a...

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Ohio State Bar Foundation Honors Chad N. Eckhardt for Community Service

March 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Chad N. Eckhardt, managing associate at Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati, will receive the Ohio State ...

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Will your business be financially responsible for cyber attack losses?

February 19, 2015 | Publications

Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with cybersecurity as their reliance on technology an...

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26 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers® and Four Recognized in Indiana R...

February 13, 2015 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce that 26 of its attorneys have been recognized by Indiana Sup...

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FBT senior associate Daniel Mudd selected to Louisville Sports Commission’s Athletic Boosters Comm...

February 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Frost Brown Todd attorney Daniel Mudd has been appointed member of the newly created Athletic Booste...

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Governor Beshear reappoints Bill Robinson to the Kentucky Development Partnership Board

January 26, 2015 | Press Releases

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, Member-in-Charge of the Florence offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC, has be...

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Billy Mabry returns to Frost Brown Todd

January 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Billy Mabry has joined Frost Brown Todd’s Louisville office as part of the firm’s regula...

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Geoff White New Member-in-Charge at Frost Brown Todd Louisville

January 14, 2015 | Press Releases

Geoff White has been named member-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd’s Louisville office. White suc...

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Frost Brown Todd appoints six new members firmwide

January 5, 2015 | Press Releases

With the new year underway, Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new...

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Eman Al-Khadra, M.D. v. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Hector Wong, M.D.

June 16, 2011 | Experience

Plaintiff Eman Al-Khadra, M.D. pursued to trial claims against her employer, Cincinnati Children’s...

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Freedom-to-Practice: Oncology Drug

April 13, 2011 | Experience

Steven J. Goldstein and Karlyn A. Schnapp provided numerous patent freedom-to-practice and invalidit...