Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Hinshaw is a national law firm with approximately 425 lawyers. We offer a sophisticated legal practice, with an emphasis in litigation, consumer financial services, corporate and business law, environmental, health care law, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, and wealth preservation and taxation matters. Our attorneys provide services to a range of for-profit and nonprofit clients in industries that include construction, financial services, health care, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Our clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools.

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A Managed Care Organization (MCO) contracts with providers to create provider networks that deliver health care services at discounted rates. The plan accessing the provider network may offer a Coverage Agreement issued by the MCO. In the alternative, the plan
Continue Reading New Cost Containment Strategies Allow Payors to Reduce In-Network Reimbursements

The national opioid crisis has triggered an avalanche of lawsuits around the country. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors are often among the named defendants, but other entities are also at risk. The wide variety of claims that figure in these lawsuits
Continue Reading Health Care Providers and Pharmaceutical Distributors Should Heed These Warnings to Reduce the Risk of an Opioid-Related Lawsuit

Cybersecurity is a significant and growing compliance risk for health care organizations. If your organization fails to protect patients from cybersecurity risks, the result could be serious fines and penalties for non-compliance with federal and state cybersecurity and data breach
Continue Reading Health Care Organizations Should Take Heed of New HHS Cybersecurity Guidance

On January 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (the “OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion 19-01, which was favorable to a federally qualified health center’s (“FQHC’s”) proposal to routinely waive co-payments and/or
Continue Reading OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Allowing a Federally Qualified Health Center to Routinely Waive Co-Payments and/or Deductibles for Medicare and TRICARE Patients

The U.S. healthcare industry needs to be aware of recent federal legislation that was signed into law on October 24, 2018. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment, or SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, H.R.6, was
Continue Reading Federal Legislation Addresses National Opioid Crisis, Will Impact the Entire Healthcare Industry