The Health Law Section of the Florida Bar is pleased to share with its 1100 members the Newsletter for winter 2013.  This edition features in-depth information about a number of issues of importance to attorneys who hospitals, physicians, physician organizations, nursing homes and other health care providers in regulatory, transactional and risk matters.  The newsletter includes the following subjects by the following authors:

Brian K. Wright of Gunster Yoakley and Stewart in Tampa writes on changes to IRS Code Section 501(r).

Timothy M. Moore of Shook, Hardy and Bacon in Miami explains the All Children’s Health Qui Tam case.

Autumn B. Matthews of Matthews Law Firm in Bartow highlights enforcement topics for nursing homes.

David W. Hughes of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa discusses the split among the circuit courts of appeals regarding hospital liability and non-delegable duties for independent contractor physicians.

Myla Reizen of Jones, Walker, Waichter, Roitevent, Carriere & Denegre in Miami explains what’s new in this year’s OIG Work Plan.

Fabienne Fahnestock of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale addresses a provider’s repayment and self disclosure obligations to CMS.

Doug Wojcieszak, Bruce Blitman, James Saxton and Maggie Finkelstein explain why “sorry” works in medical malpractice cases.  Blitman is a certified mediator with the Law Office of Bruce Blitman in Pembroke Pines.  Saxton and Finkelstein are with the Stevens & Lee firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Wojcieszak is the founder of the “Sorry Works!” coalition.   

You can download copies of the newsletter in PDF Format using these links:

Winter 2013 Newsletter (Original File Size) (5.09 MB)

Winter 2013 Newsletter (Web Optimized) (1.1 MB)

On behalf of the Section, thanks to the authors for their time.  If you have ideas for future newsletter articles, email me at 

Ann Bittinger, Esq.
Editor, Health Law Section Newsletter
The Bittinger Law Firm
Jacksonville, Florida