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When Can A Mandatory Reporter be Sued for Defamation? A Case Study

Michael G. Matheson and J. Buckey Warden IV presented a panel discussion for the Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management at their Spring Conference.

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NOTICE: Corporate Transparency Act

The new Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) was recently enacted with the goal of combatting money laundering, tax fraud, and other illicit activities by increasing transparency into entity structures and ownership….

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How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid- unlike Medicare- is a means-based program- which means that you are only eligible…

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What I Learned from Justice Cynthia D. Kinser About Being a Lawyer

John O’Herron recently published an article in the Virginia State Bar’s “Virginia Lawyer” entitled “What I Learned from Justice Cynthia D. Kinser About Being a Lawyer”. You can read the…

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Using a Prepaid Funeral Contract to Spend Down Assets for Medicaid

No one wants to think about his or her death- but a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can be useful. In addition to helping your…

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Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive a 2 Percent Increase in 2018

In 2018- Social Security recipients will get their largest cost of living increase in benefits since 2012- but the additional income will likely be largely eaten up by higher Medicare…

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IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2019 income as a result of buying long-term care insurance. Premiums for “qualified” long-term care insurance policies…

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Employee Arrests

If you discover that an employee has been arrested for a crime, you may decide to adopt a wait-and-see approach, especially if the arrest was for a minor offense or…

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Coronavirus & Your Right to Decide

Every American life is affected by the Coronavirus. Many of us – including the lawyer writing this text – have first responders in our families, heroes fighting a medical war…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

As Medicare premiums rise, a Medicare Advantage plan can seem like an attractive option. But if you are considering switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, you need…