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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

Cody couple troubled by violence, debt, divorce
Cody EnterpriseMarch 1, 2012

26 has had previous trouble with the law, according to court records. The couple were also apparently struggling with medical bills and had been on the cusp of divorce. After a brief manhunt, Myron Friday, 28, was arrested Feb.more »

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Age Discrimination
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Lawyer taking on health law is esteemed even by foes
Bend BulletinMarch 13, 2012

It is why, when 26 states decided to challenge the health-care law passed by Congress and championed by President Barack Obama that mandates coverage for all Americans, they hired Clement, who frequently bills at about $1000 an hour but is handling the ...more »

Elder Care
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Abuse of Mind-Altering Drugs Rising in Eldercare Facilities
New America MediaMarch 5, 2012

The case, set for trial this spring, is California's first use of criminal elder abuse law in this context. But across the country the use of drugs as chemical straight jackets in nursing homes and hospitals is a growing problem.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax tips: IRA rules, retirement income and more
The TennesseanMarch 11, 2012

In your particular situation, you do not turn 70½ until tax year 2012. Therefore, you are eligible to make a contribution to a Traditional IRA in 2011 provided you meet the other contribution rules, ie, not active participant in an employer-maintained ...more »


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