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MTLA Statement regarding social justice and racial inequalities. 
6/22/2020

With the truly shocking loss of George Floyd’s life, the all-consuming global pandemic was pushed aside in our daily lives to focus on deep-seated racial prejudice in our country. The Maine Trial Lawyers Association’s (MTLA) leadership recognizes that black lives are at risk in ways that others are not.  Together with our national affiliate the American Association for Justice (AAJ), we stand resolute against police misconduct, brutality, and systemic racism.  Right now, we urge our fellow attorneys to uphold and defend the constitutional and other rights of those wronged, stand up for freedom of speech, and petition our local, state, and federal governments for redress of grievances. We also ask members to consider offering pro bono and reduced rate representation to people who need us most right now and to get involved in an organization dedicated to social change. We are committed to listening to our membership and others about how the MTLA can help address systemic injustices, increase cultural competence, and assist with the healing process in our communities during this difficult time. In the coming months the MTLA Board of Governors is committed to present not just a statement condemning these wrongs, but concrete steps that we can take as an organization to improve our judicial system and our communities. To that end, we have created a committee of our board members to immediately begin this work.  

 

HITECH Act, Cioxx, and
Medical Records Vendors
Oct. 14, 2 PM
Attorneys, Staff, Others Interested
Welcome
You Are Invited
This webinar will cover how to request your client’s medical records under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and when you might want to do so. There has been confusion since the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision in CIOX Health, LLC v. Alex Azar, et al and the DHHS ruling on the Cures Act, both of which took place earlier this year. Third party vendors medical record vendors have been taking advantage of that confusion and have been consistently overbilling our clients. We’ll talk about how to recognize and address overbilling by third party vendors.

Faculty
 
Miriam A. Johnson, Esq. Berman & Simmons
Alicia F. Curtis, Esq., Berman & Simmons
 
Program Starts at 2 PM
Participants will receive One hour of credit
 
Cost: $45 to MTLA Members, $55 to non-members
 
Register Here or Call MTLA at (207) 623-2661. Registrants will receive sign-on instructions via email after they have registered.
 
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