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Discussions with Decision Makers: Justice Jay Mitchell

Justice James L. “Jay” Mitchell was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 2018. Before serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Mitchell was an accomplished litigation attorney with Maynard, Cooper & Gale (now Maynard Nexsen). During his time in private practice, he tried a number of complex cases to verdict, successfully handled appeals, and obtained […]

New OIG Advisory Opinion Reinforces OIG’s Stance Against Turnkey Contractual Joint Ventures

By: Jessie Bekker, Burr & Forman LLP The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) has issued a new opinion with a familiar message cautioning providers against entering into suspect contractual joint ventures. The OIG’s latest Advisory Opinion examined the Anti-Kickback Statute’s application to an arrangement related to the provision of intraoperative neuromonitoring (“IONM”) services (the “Proposed […]

Online Tracking Tools—Be Cautious.

By: Kelli C. Fleming, Esq., Burr & Forman LLP The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently teamed up to warn several healthcare providers about the privacy and security risks affiliated with online tracking technologies. According to the warning, these online tracking technologies may, under certain circumstances, be improperly disclosing […]

Preparing for Alabama’s Medicaid Unwinding Process

By: Alli Swann and Kelli C. Fleming, Esq. – Burr & Forman LLP Over the past three years, Medicaid recipients have benefitted from uninterrupted coverage, contributing to one of the lowest periods of U.S. uninsurance. However, with the public health emergency’s (“PHE”) end reintroducing traditional Medicaid redetermination plans, Alabama providers should prepare for a potential […]

2023 Legislative Recap

The 2023 Regular Session was the first regular session of the quadrennium (four-year election cycle) thatcommenced new leadership in the House and also brought in 36 newly elected freshmen to the Legislator. With all the new faces in the Legislature, a new set of challenges presented itself to the Medical Association while the Association again […]

Ethical and Legal Considerations for Caring for Patients Under the Influence of Medical Marijuana

By: Jessie Bekker, Burr & Forman, LLP In 2021, Alabama became one of thirty-eight states to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis. Though Alabama has yet to license any providers to prescribe it, an interesting question is how the consumption of medical cannabis by a patient before an appointment could impact the ability to obtain […]

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