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Showing 3 posts from February 2012.

Massage Therapist Licensure Soon to be Mandatory

massage therapist licensureLicensure of Massage Therapists will become mandatory in Michigan in the near future. Proposed rules related to the requirements of such licensure were recently published in the Michigan Register.  The actual licensure requirement will become effective two years from the effective date of the final rules (which will likely be published later in 2012). Read More ›

Categories: Licensing, Regulatory

House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Part of PPACA

On Wednesday, February 2nd, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure to repeal the CLASS Act.  A similar repeal measure is pending in the U.S. Senate.

The CLASS Act is a heavily criticized portion of the health care reform law.  CLASS, or Community Living Assistance Services and Supports, is a national, voluntary insurance program that is intended to offer working individuals some protection against the cost of paying for long-term care.  Individuals who pay into the program for at least 5 years and who were employed during at least 3 of those 5 years would, if ever needed, receive a daily cash benefit of at least $50 per day to purchase services and support necessary to remain independent.  For example, CLASS would cover home health care, adult day care, home modifications, respite care, transportation services, and the like. Read More ›

Categories: Health Care Reform, Insurance

Make Sure you Know Who's Talking about Your Company!

In the age of instant access to online information, it is essential for a business to know what others are saying about it - both good and bad.  For example, a physician will want to confirm the glowing review of a recent article is properly acknowledged on the Internet but also that a negative patient comment is immediately refuted or deleted. Read More ›

Categories: News

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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.