The Colorado Medical Board Finalizes Rule Concerning Delegation and Supervision of Medical Services

The Colorado Medical Board recently finalized an updated version of Rule 800 concerning the delegation and supervision of medical services to unlicensed persons. Highlights of these rule changes, which are of particular interest to physicians who delegate services and health care providers who work with delegating physicians, include: A delegating physician must ensure there is, on-site and available to the [...]

By |2017-09-27T12:19:51-07:00September 6, 2017|

Elliott Hood Joins Caplan and Earnest LLC as Associate Attorney

BOULDER—Aug. 8, 2017—Elliott Hood has joined Caplan and Earnest LLC as an associate attorney, where he will serve as a member of the firm’s education and litigation practice groups. Hood’s background is in complex civil litigation, with a focus in antitrust, insurance bad faith, property and wrongful-death disputes. Hood previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of [...]

By |2017-08-15T12:55:26-07:00August 14, 2017|

Justin Miller Joins Caplan and Earnest LLC as an Associate Attorney

BOULDER—Aug. 3, 2017—Justin Miller has joined Caplan and Earnest LLC’s healthcare and litigation groups as an associate attorney. His areas of expertise include civil rights violations, personal injury claims, municipal law, policy development, constitutional law, contract disputes and labor and employment matters. Miller has served on local and state campaigns, as well as with the Colorado State Legislature. In addition, [...]

By |2017-08-04T15:32:26-07:00August 3, 2017|

Episode 4: Health Law Rundown Podcast Covers Criminal Impacts on Health Care Licensing

BOULDER—Aug. 1, 2017—Episode 4 of the Health Law Rundown, a podcast created by Caplan and Earnest attorney Matt Ullrich, is now available. Episode 4 includes a discussion with Caplan and Earnest attorneys Sheryl K. Bridges and Greg Lindquist about the health care issues and ramifications a practitioner providing Medicare or Medicaid services and licensed under the Colorado Medical Board or [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:09-07:00August 1, 2017|

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Sends Strong Message on Fraud and Abuse

Highlighting its continued focus on cracking down on Medicare fraud and abuse practices, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this month the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action precipitated by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. As part of this national health care fraud takedown, the government charged 412 defendants with approximately $1.3 billion [...]

By |2017-10-10T13:03:18-07:00July 27, 2017|

Public Hearing Scheduled Aug. 1 for Workers’ Comp Rule Changes

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced it will hold a public hearing prior to the adoption of proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure, Rules 16 and 18, regarding Utilization Standards and Medical Fee Schedule, respectively. Specifics of the Workers’ Compensation proposed and adopted rules can be viewed here. The hearing will take place on August [...]

By |2017-07-10T11:20:28-07:00July 10, 2017|

Laura Wassmuth Joins Caplan and Earnest LLC as Special Counsel

BOULDER—July 6, 2017—Laura Wassmuth has joined Caplan and Earnest LLC as special counsel with a focus in health care law. Her areas of expertise include litigation, credentialing proceedings and investigations, defense of civil rights claims and employment and medical staff issues. Wassmuth has represented hospitals and healthcare providers in professional negligence cases since 1999. She represents clients in medical negligence [...]

By |2017-08-04T15:35:49-07:00July 6, 2017|

Episode 3: Health Law Rundown Podcast Covers Granny Cams

BOULDER—June 21, 2017—Episode 3 of the Health Law Rundown podcast is now available. In this episode, Caplan and Earnest Attorney Matthew Ullrich provides an overview of the use and privacy concerns of cameras in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, otherwise known as Granny Cams, including tips facilities should be thinking about today. The Health Law Rundown podcast features timely [...]

By |2017-08-04T15:36:47-07:00June 21, 2017|

Health Care and the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session

Note: Josiah Beamish, J.D., a health law clerk for Caplan and Earnest, was instrumental in compiling this information. The 2017 Colorado Legislative Session resulted in some key pieces of health care legislation, which allowed the legislature to address several long-term needs in the state’s health care system. One of the biggest developments this legislative session is the commitment to supporting [...]

By |2017-06-09T13:55:50-07:00June 6, 2017|

Attorney Matt Ullrich Presents at LeadingAge Colorado Conference & Exhibition

BOULDER—May 23, 2017—Caplan and Earnest Attorney Matt Ullrich presented on video surveillance in senior living communities at the 2017 LeadingAge Colorado Conference & Exhibition on May 23 in Beaver Creek, Colo. Ullrich is an associate attorney in the health care practice. His presentation, “’Granny Cams’ – Issues, Risks, and Laws Your Organization Needs to Know,” focused on recently enacted state [...]

By |2017-08-04T15:40:54-07:00May 23, 2017|