US Department of Justice Publishes ‘The Guidance’ to Help Set Standards for Corporate Compliance Programs

Earlier this year, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (the “Guidance”).  The Guidance set out important standards for corporate compliance plans.  The Guidance also provides a checklist for corporations’ compliance programs.  The DOJ recognizes that compliance plans are not a “one size fits all” […]

Ann Breitinger Elected Chair of Realize Bradenton Board of Directors

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together, recently elected three board members to officer positions on Board of Directors. Elected to the three-year positions are Ann Breitinger (Chair), Sue Revell (Vice Chair), and Melodie Rich (Treasurer). The Board of Directors take action on critical issues and opportunities from a mission-based perspective to build […]

Florida Votes: Update on Amendment 2 and Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana continues its pace as a hot topic in Florida since its defeat via a ballot measure in 2014 and subsequent approval in this unpredictable 2106 election.  In 2014 the ballot measure failed with 58 percent approval, just shy of the 60 percent required for a constitutional amendment.  This year, in an decisive result, […]

Cheers for Charity Giving Circle to Host Fundraising Event in Lakewood Ranch, July 13

Cheers for Charity, a Women’s Giving Circle composed of young professional women in Manasota, will be hosting a charity event at The Ranch Grill on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. “Pony Up for Charity” guest bartending event will be a fun evening featuring Western attire, a photo booth, music, cocktails and raffle prizes.  All proceeds will […]

Medicare Overpayment Rule Finalized: Key Points for Healthcare Providers

Medicare’s long awaited final rule regarding the overpayment of Medicare Part A and Part B payments is finally here.  The scope, requirements, and impact of Section 6402(d) of the Affordable Care Act has been in question since its inception. Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act requires a person who has received an overpayment to […]