Health Law Section

This section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The section also sponsors the nationally known annual Health Law Forum, as well as the primer course for attorneys new to the health law practice.

Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)288-1700
Immediate Past Chair
Community Health Systems...
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
(615)465-7115

DOJ Cracks Down on Insurance Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged approximately 300 people in 25 states with health insurance fraud in just the last three days, News Channel 5 reports. Those arrested account for more than $900 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid. The billings were the result of services that were deemed medically unnecessary, or for services that were never provided. NBC News reports that one fifth of those arrested were licensed medical professionals, including 30 doctors. Others were involved in home health care fraud and pharmaceutical fraud.

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Judge Slone Receives Public Health Award

Fourth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone recently received the Tennessee Public Health Association’s Visionary Award, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. John Dreyzehener presented the award to Slone for his work co-founding the district’s drug court, raising awareness about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — which affects children born to mothers using opiates during pregnancy — working against legislation that would have imprisoned addicted mothers and establishing transitional housing for pregnant mothers.

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