Home Care Referrals: What You Need to Know About the Florida Supreme Court's Recent Decision
The Florida Supreme Court has issued a decision that says that home care referral sources can be protected legitimate business interests under applicable state statutes in Florida (Elizabeth White v. Mederi Caretenders Visiting Services of Southeast Florida, LLC et al; Americare Home Therapy, Inc. v. Carla Hiles).
Specifically, the Supreme Court determined that referral sources can be protected legitimate business interests under applicable statutes in Florida to support restrictions on competition in contracts with marketers. Although this case involved home care agencies, the same reasoning is likely to be applied to other types of home care providers, including hospice, home medical equipment, and private duty agencies.
• What do home care providers need to know about this decision?
• What can providers do to protect their referral sources when marketers leave?
• How can providers use this decision to discourage marketers from taking referral sources with them?
• Can marketers take protected health information with them? Why or why not?
Participate in this teleconference to learn the answers to these questions and more. There will also be plenty of time for questions.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Describe the recent Supreme Court decision.
• List one way to protect referral sources from marketers who leave.
The recording will only be available to those that register and miss the live event for 1 week after the event.
Elizabeth Hogue, Esq. is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care. She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work and employment experience in this area. Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law. She represents clients all over the country. Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices. She has also represented a number of individual providers and case managers concerning health-related issues. Hogue gives approximately 50 presentations each year on health-related topics, including future trends in the healthcare industry. Her numerous articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals. Hogue is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Her offices are located in Washington, D.C.
October 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
HCAF Members: $49
Prospective Members: $98
Participants receive 1.0 contact hour for skilled nursing, occupational and speech therapy.
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