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Client-Related Skills for Young Attorneys to Master

As a young attorney, you've probably received advice to develop your legal  skills, establish a reputation for professionalism and submit quality written  work product. These are the building blocks of any successful law practice.  However, in private practice, you ideally want to generate demand for your  services with existing...

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Tiffani L. McDonough presented at Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians Event

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Tiffani L. McDonough presented at a national origin discrimination workshop sponsored by The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. McDonough discussed best practices for employers in hiring, employment policies, investigating complaints of discri...

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David Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad Present at Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Winter Meeting

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partners David L. Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia. Ladov moderated, “Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Come one, Come All to Our Town Hall Meeting,” and Winegrad moderated, New and Improved Case Law Updates....

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ACA Employer Mandate Delayed until 2016 for Mid-Sized Employers

Employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees will not be subject to penalties under the Employer Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) for failing to provide health insurance coverage to employees in 2015. On Monday, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced finals rules (the “Final Rules”...

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Will Your New Gold, Silver, or Bronze Health Plan Cover Your Care if You Travel to Sochi for the Winter Olympic Games?

Snowboarders flying down halfpipes. Bobsledders careening down tracks. Goalies making glove saves. Those are just a few of the spectacles to be seen at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. Despite all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Games, there have been numerous reports of shoddy living conditions for travelers in Sochi, Russia. Windows have ...

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Judge’s Antitrust Decision Makes Hospitals Think Twice before Acquiring Physician Practices

A federal judge recently reversed a hospital system’s acquisition of a physician practice under antitrust laws. Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court for Idaho ruled that St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd. (“St. Luke’s”) and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A. (“Saltzer”) would need to unwind their ...

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Advisory Opinion 14-01: OIG Says No AKS Sanctions for Senior Communities that Compensate Referral Source

In its first Advisory Opinion of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) found that an arrangement between a placement agency (the “Placement Agency”) and certain senior residential communities (the “Communities”) does not violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS...

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ICD-10 Compliance Deadline is October 1, 2014—Philadelphia Office of CMS to Offer Webinars to Ease Transition

ICD-9 diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes will make way for ICD-10 codes starting October 1, 2014. Health care entities and providers need to be ready to make the switch if they want to receive reimbursement for claims. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.healthlawgurus.com.

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Health Care Technology Trends for 2014: An Interview with Joseph Coyne, President of Information Technology Services and CIO at Continuum Health Alliance, LLC

What’s the best way to provide quality patient care and reduce readmissions while lowering costs? Joseph Coyne, the President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Continuum Health Alliance, LLC (“Continuum”), believes the answer is tapping into and interpreting data about patients and physicians thro...

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Navigating Office Romances and Avoiding Litigation

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and companies are experiencing workplace romance at its finest, which is why it is a good time to consider updating or implementing office romance policies. According to a survey conducted by Careerbuilder.com, four out of ten workers admit to having dated a colleague during their careers, and 31% of those relation...

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