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The needs of the private client are both pointed and diverse. While you require the advanced skills of a specialist, you also have diverse needs that must be understood and integrated by your lawyer. With its broad base of multi-degreed, multi-disciplinary attorneys, DUGGAN BERTSCH is uniquely positioned in the legal space to best serve the needs of Private Clients.

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News From DUGGAN BERTSCH

New Law Expands the Reach of Federal Anti-Kickback Principles

New Law Expands the Reach of Federal Anti-Kickback Principles

In late 2018, Congress enacted the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) as part of the larger effort to combat the national opioid addiction crisis. EKRA significantly expands the federal government’s regulation of transactions in healthcare by applying federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) principles to select activities not involving federal health program reimbursement and exposing certain industry participants to sanctions they would face for engaging in conduct similar to that prohibited by the AKS. 

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HHS Considering Changes to HIPAA Privacy, Security, & Breach Notification Rules

The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the “OCR”) recently issued a Request for Information (the “Request”) to identify HIPAA Privacy, Security, & Breach Notification Regulations (“HIPAA Rules”) that hinder conversion of the payment system in the health care space to a value-based system or the coordination of care between Covered Entities and non-Covered Entities and yet do not significantly contribute to the safeguarding of Protected Health Information (“PHI”).  The OCR seeks comment on HIPAA regulatory roadblocks and suggestions for eliminating them in several areas, including the following: 

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It’s Back to School Time – Is your Student Ready?

As a new school year is beginning, you may be, like many families, embarking on a new chapter and preparing to send a child to college.  With all of the excitement and emotion surrounding this transition, it’s easy to overlook that your college student is also entering legal adulthood.  While we know that your child will still be emotionally and financially dependent on you (at least a while longer), in most states the age of majority is 18.  Click to Continue Reading

James M. Duggan Speaks on Pre-Sale Planning at Agent Summit 2018

On Monday, May 21st, Jim Duggan spoke at Agent Summit 2018 in Las Vegas.  During his presentation, he emphasized that proper exit planning involves steps to maximize value, ensure privacy, achieve asset protection, minimize income and estate taxes, and guarantee a proper succession of the business.  Click here if you would like a copy of the presentation.