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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund for Healthcare Providers

Published: April 10th, 2020

By: Stephen R. Looney Nichole M. Mooney

On Friday, April 10, healthcare providers began receiving relief payments provided for in the CARES Act from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Payments are made according to the Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) under which Medicare is billed (i.e., payment is not being made to individual providers unless they are solo practitioners). Payment […]

New Law Voids Some Hospital-Imposed Noncompetes on Physicians

Published: August 7th, 2019

By: Claudia Haines Jones

A law went into effect on July 1 that takes a first step in correcting the negative impact of noncompete agreements that force doctors to abandon patients in order to preserve a hospital’s (or medical practice’s) monopoly in a medical specialty. The change is good news for patients in rural counties who have been abruptly […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]

Chris Moya and Jennifer Ungru in Orlando Business Journal on 2019 Legislative Session

Published: March 14th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru Christopher Moya

In a recent Orlando Business Journal article, “Legislative preview: Orlando businesses should keep an eye on these proposals,” Dean Mead government relations professionals Chris Moya, director of strategy and management consulting, and Jennifer Ungru, corporate affairs advisor, provide insight on major bills that have the potential to change policies in industries throughout Florida.  The government […]

Florida Opioid Law – Impacts on Health Care Professionals

Published: July 30th, 2018

By: Michael B. Dobson

Florida HB 21 (on controlled substances), also commonly referred to as the Florida opioid law, went into effect on July 1, 2018. Most specifically, Florida’s new controlled substances prescribing law (HB 21) seeks to reduce opioid abuse by (1) increasing oversight of opioid prescribers and dispensers, (2) expanding the use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring […]

Brad Gould Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Tax Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, FL — Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer announced today that Brad Gould, shareholder in the Fort Pierce office, has earned Board Certification in Tax Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Gould’s legal career because he is now distinguished as a specialist and […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers®

Fifteen Dean Mead Orlando attorneys were recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® of 2017 list, recently published in Orlando Magazine, April, 2017 issue. In addition, David J. Akins was recognized as the 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando and Marc D. Chapman was named the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer […]

2 Dean Mead Attorneys to Present at ASA Practice Management 2017

Published: January 20th, 2017

By: Nichole M. Mooney Claudia Haines Jones

Claudia Haines Jones and Nichole M. Mooney will be guest speakers at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Practice Management™ 2017 taking place January 27-29 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. Haines Jones and Mooney will present on the topic “Managing Outlier Behaviors: Roadblocks to Success” from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on […]

Implementation of New Overtime Rules Put on Hold

Published: November 28th, 2016

By: Nichole M. Mooney Melanie S. Griffin Ciara C. Willis

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued an order granting a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting implementation of the Department of Labor’s (the “DOL”) new overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 and would affect approximately 4.2 million workers nationwide. As addressed in our prior article, the DOL finalized […]

Changes to Medical Marijuana Law Under Amendment 2

Published: November 21st, 2016

By: John L. Wharton Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Amendment 2, which passed during the 2016 General Election, creates more broad use of medical marijuana than that which was authorized under existing statutes adopted in 2014 and subsequently amended in 2015 and 2016. The amendment allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. […]