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Shorts On Long Term Care March 2017
News for the NC LTC Community

3.6.2017

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In This Issue

Thursdays with Mama - Life has a rhythm, a symmetry, a meter, a metric. It’s rarely smooth or perfect. It’s knots and knuckles, bumps and bruises. It’s rough and tumble. It sings its own song in its own time.

The OIG 2017 Work Plan Includes Focus On Nursing Facilities - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017. The annual Work Plan provides a summary of new, revised, and continuing reviews for DHHS programs and operations, including Medicare and Medicaid. It describes ongoing audits, evaluations and specific legal and investigative matters. The release of the Work Plan provides an opportunity for nursing facilities to review their own operations and practices while comparing them to the objectives in the Work Plan in order to identify areas for compliance improvement.

Don't Bite! - In early February, the IRS issued “an urgent alert” concerning the latest version of the phishing scam that targets W-2 payroll information. In a scenario that has played out countless times, hackers generate a fraudulent email that looks like it came from an organization executive, asking HR personnel to send back employee W-2 forms in a return message. When the forms are sent, they are used to file fraudulent tax returns and for other malicious purposes.

Advance Health Planning Clinics Statewide in April 2017 - For the fourth year in a row, the NC Bar Association and numerous health care systems, hospice providers and senior advocates will be hosting free advance health care planning clinics in counties throughout North Carolina. Most of the clinics will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Here’s some information you may want to know:

Physical Address: 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

what's new at the firm

Poyner Spruill partner Named Fellow of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

3/15/2017

“It’s an honor to help build a better and more diverse legal profession,” said Gul. “A more diverse legal profession opens doors to all Americans, draws upon the strengths of all Americans and helps protect the liberties and rights of all Americans. The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is making important progress toward the goal of building a better and more diverse profession. I’m delighted to be part of this effort.”

Daniel Brader, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Lawyer, Joins Poyner Spruill LLP

3/13/2017

Family Law in a Nutshell Webinar

3/2/2017

Join us for an instructional webinar on Family Law on March 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm. Poyner Spruill divorce attorney Steve Epstein will explain the fundamental components of divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and alienation of affections. He will also answer questions submitted by attendees.

Join us for a breakfast discussion - Why have over 300 businesses formed captive insurers in NC

2/15/2017

Protect Your Business and Preserve More Income. You are invited to a panel discussion exploring what captives are, when you should consider setting up one, how the tax code can help the captive pay for itself, and more.

NCTA Lunch & Learn: Advertising Law 101 for Tech Marketing Professionals

2/14/2017

Advertising Law 101 for Tech Marketing Professionals This presentation will educate attendees on the "need-to-know" basics of advertising law. Marketing professionals in the Tech Industry regularly navigate issues that require a familiarity with truth in advertising, disclosure and endorsement rules for social media marketing, and privacy law - just to name a few. Knowing the basics of advertising law can insulate a company from a host of sanctions, fees, and other consequences.