They contend that I did not meet certain reporting requirements.
At Issue is a sanction by the HHS levied against my spouses medical group for HIPPA violation in 2011. I was never employed or worked for my spouse but i was unaware that my name was listed in his registration documents as a director in 1997. When the attempts to collect on the fine failed the HHS went after the listed directors. I secured legal counsel to disengage me from this debt but they proceeded to place a garnishment on my check. The questions related to sanctions were never directed at me as I personally never had any hippa violations and the sanction was against a corporate entity. My understanding is that this is now a personal debt for me and not a sanction against me. This is the last letter they sent below."I wanted to follow up with you regarding your point that a jury would have to believe the garnishment was the reason for Dr termination
I did a bit of research and found, unsurprisingly, that our has processed 30+ garnishments for employees in the last 5 years. We did not terminate those employees to avoid or in connection with their garnishments. For Dr., we never actually received the order requiring us to garnish her wages
. I believe we received the initial notice and followed the steps required of us by that document (typically it's to provide information to the court). We also, as you know, did not terminate Dr.immediately. In fact, even after we thoughtfully made the decision to terminate, we allowed her to stay on for an additional 3 months, during which time we certainly could have gotten the order and had to garnish her wages.My understanding is that Dr.last completed a credentialing application in 2014. I believe the application has a question about whether the applicant has ever been sanctioned by a regulatory agency. Dr.may have a copy of her application and be able to confirm for you how she answered that question.
While I understand your point about Dr.being sympathetic to a jury, I believe a jury would understand a medical group employer acting on a physician who had been sanctioned by the HHS Office . I also think a jury could easily take issue with this type of sanctionee not informing her health care employer of this back in 2011 when it occurred or thereafter".Kindly help me draft the wording for a threat for legal action.