Starting a PT Practice in Colorado? 2 Questions to Ask

Working for yourself is a wonderful idea in theory, but when it comes time to start your own business, the process is often daunting. This is especially true if you plan to get the business up and running on your own. For physical therapists, in particular, there’s more red tape than normal due to health insurance, patient privacy laws and [...]

By |2018-01-25T07:58:06-07:00November 14, 2017|

Caplan and Earnest’s Siderius and Sullivan Named to 5280’s Top Lawyers List

BOULDER—Nov. 8, 2017—Caplan and Earnest LLC health law attorneys Linda Siderius and Jennifer Sullivan were named a 2018 “Top Lawyer” in 5280 magazine’s third annual listing of Denver’s best attorneys. The listing includes 350 attorneys overall and is based on a rigorous peer-review process in addition to research by the magazine’s editors. Siderius specializes in administrative law and civil litigation. A [...]

By |2017-11-08T14:16:14-07:00November 8, 2017|

Episode 5: New Health Law Rundown Podcast Covers Rule 800 Change

BOULDER—Nov. 2, 2017—Episode 5 of the Health Law Rundown, a podcast created by Caplan and Earnest attorney Matt Ullrich, is now available. Episode 5 includes a discussion with health law attorney Bob Rowland and Ullrich on the Colorado Medical Board’s updated version of Rule 800 concerning the delegation and supervision of medical services to unlicensed persons. The podcast highlights the [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:31-07:00November 2, 2017|

Caplan and Earnest LLC Makes “Best Law Firms” List

BOULDER—Nov. 1, 2017—Caplan and Earnest LLC was named to the prestigious 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. The firm was recognized nationally for its health law practice and within Colorado for its administrative and regulatory law, health law, immigration law and real estate law practices. In Colorado, the firm received the highest possible ranking for administrative and regulatory [...]

By |2017-11-01T13:52:14-07:00November 1, 2017|

Caplan and Earnest Health Law Group Adds Five Attorneys

The health law group at Caplan and Earnest LLC has added five experienced health law attorneys in recent months, making this one of the largest health groups in Colorado. The practice group now has 11 attorneys. The new additions to the health care law group are: Sheryl K. Bridges, special counsel, specializes in malpractice, defending clients who receive complaints from [...]

By |2017-10-30T13:52:51-07:00October 18, 2017|

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Takes Effect Nov. 15

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the November 15, 2017 deadline for new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations on emergency preparedness seems all the more critical. Hundreds of facilities were devastated by flooding and damage, leaving them without vital patient data and at risk of security breaches and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations. [...]

By |2017-10-13T10:37:21-07:00October 10, 2017|

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|

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|