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|

What You Need to Know About Granny Cams

Cameras placed in the rooms of residents at skilled nursing or assisted living facilities, otherwise known as granny cams, are becoming more commonplace. Lawsuits against staff members at such facilities are also increasing because of disturbing footage found on the cameras.  However, there are currently no federal laws (other than applicable criminal laws) in place to regulate their use and [...]

By |2017-07-06T13:33:43-07:00July 5, 2017|

Sheryl K. Bridges Joins Caplan and Earnest LLC as Special Counsel

BOULDER—April 3, 2017—Sheryl K. Bridges has joined Caplan and Earnest as special counsel with a focus in health care law. She specializes in malpractice, contractual disputes, professional licensing, compliance and regulation. Prior to joining Caplan and Earnest, Bridges worked as an attorney for Fennemore Craig and Kennedy Childs, Denver-based law firms. She also served as a law clerk to the [...]

By |2017-08-04T15:43:45-07:00April 3, 2017|

Ruling on Negative Credentialing and Liability

On Aug. 29, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling regarding hospital liability in negligent credentialing cases. In Hickman v. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) (Case No. 13CA0939), the court interpreted a new Colorado statute (C.R.S. 12-36.5-203(2)), adopted July 1, 2012, which eliminated immunity for health care facilities relating to credentialing decisions. The plaintiffs in Hickman brought [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:13:58-07:00September 18, 2013|

Caplan and Earnest Hires Gregory James Smith as Special Counsel

Caplan and Earnest LLC announced that Gregory James Smith will join the firm as special counsel beginning July 1. Smith brings more than three decades of legal experience to Caplan and Earnest's burgeoning health care practice area. Smith has extensive experience in health care and general business matters, including mergers, acquisitions, entity organization and operation, and contracting and regulatory compliance. [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:13-07:00July 1, 2013|

Caplan and Earnest Hires John Vaughan as Special Counsel

John Vaughan, a Boulder attorney with more than 14 years' legal experience, has joined the team at Caplan and Earnest LLC. Vaughan began his new role in early June and is special counsel to the firm's business law group. Vaughan's previous experience has focused on representing businesses and other organizations in the business law, corporate governance and real estate arena. [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:13-07:00June 13, 2013|

Conditions of Participation to Receive Medicare Reimbursement

Ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, and critical access hospitals must fulfill certain conditions of participation to receive Medicare reimbursement.  One specific condition is that certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must be supervised by a physician when administering anesthesia.  However, a state may choose to opt out of this particular physician supervision requirement if the Governor of the state so chooses.  On [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:16-07:00July 31, 2012|

Risks in the Purchase of Physician-Owned Businesses

In this article, Mark Wilkerson and Ranmali Bopitiya discuss the various ways in which legal compliance can impact healthcare transactions. This article was published in RGL Forensic's Healthcare Valuation Digest. RGL Forensics is an international valuation and forensic accounting firm.  RGL’s healthcare valuation group is experienced in fair market value appraisals of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, medical practices, imaging centers, [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:27:28-07:00November 10, 2009|