Date archive: March 2015

Missouri State Senate Approves New Medical Malpractice Non-economic Damage Cap

After several years of debate, the Missouri State Senate on March 11, 2015, voted to increase the non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. In a bipartisan compromise, State Senators agreed to statutory language to reinstate medical malpractice caps. The caps proposed by the Senate would be $400,000 in most cases. In catastrophic injury cases (defined…

Doctor Beware – Certification for Home Health Care is a Referral

On February 10, 2015, the Seventh Court of Appeals decided the matter of U.S. v. Kamal Patel, No. 14-2607, upholding the conviction of a physician for violating the anti-kickback statute.

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