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Billy Tunner

Legal Defense in DMAS Home Health Audits

By on October 22, 2013

What would we do without home health care providers?  They keep “grandma” out of the nursing home by providing 24/7 assistance with the activities of daily living.  They care for our disabled loved ones so that they may remain comfortably and safely at home. Those home health agencies that cater to Medicaid recipients work endless […]

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More Protections in Actions Brought by DMAS

By on June 12, 2013

Senate Bill 944 was passed and signed into law by Governor McDonnell on March 20, 2013.  This bill has the potential to be quite powerful for home health care providers, as it changes the Administrative Process Act—specifically, Virginia Code § 2.2-4027—to afford you more protections in actions brought by DMAS. Virginia Code § 2.2-4027 has […]

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Billy Tunner

State or Federal Court? That is the Question.

By on March 27, 2012

Defendants in consumer protection cases filed in Virginia state courts usually have a choice to make about where to defend the case:  state or federal court.  Most consumer plaintiffs seek relief under state and federal statutes.  The federal question allows for federal jurisdiction and removal to the US District court becomes an attractive option.  Why […]

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