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DAWN M. COULSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER 2022

DAWN M. COULSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER 2022 Dawn Coulson has been selected as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyer.  Congratulations to Dawn for 16 straight years of being awarded the honor by her peers and colleagues of Super Lawyer designation 2022.  Dawn has been designated Super Lawyer for each year 2007...

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New Federal Rule on “Surprise Medical Bills”

New Federal Rule on “Surprise Medical Bills” On July 1, 2021, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS,) Labor and Treasury and the office of Personnel Management, issued “Requirements related to Surprise Billing; Part 1,” an interim final rule restricting “Excessive” out of pocket cost to consumers. This...

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CAL/OSHA ISSUES ANOTHER UPDATE TO THE JUNE 17, 2021 – COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN (CPP)

This is an update to our prior OSHA/COVID-19 employer alerts.  Cal/Osha has developed a model program to assist employers in creating their own workplace “written” Covid-19 Prevention Plan (CPP).  This updated model, published June 29, 2021, reflects the changes made from the June 17, 2021, Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Cal/Osha...

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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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Employers in LA County: Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses

Employers in LA County:  Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses Effective May 6th, Los Angeles County hit the YELLOW tier.  Employers now have an updated order from the county Department of Public Health to use when reopening (or continuing to work in) office worksites: “Reopening Safer at...

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Healthcare:  District courts lack jurisdiction to award a Medicare Provider (Doctor) injunctive relief until administrative remedies are exhausted

Healthcare:  District courts lack jurisdiction to award a Medicare Provider (Doctor) injunctive relief until administrative remedies are exhausted   Providers of medical services to Medicare recipients often must navigate claim denials in order to get paid.  Medicare contractors determine provider reimbursement eligibility based on several sources, including local coverage determinations...

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