Paul Giancola

Paul Giancola

Snell & Wilmer

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HIPAA Violation — Pharmacy Held Liable for Employee’s Misdeeds

Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals let stand a $1.4 million jury verdict against a national pharmacy chain for its employee pharmacist’s unauthorized disclosure of a customer’s confidential medical records.  Given the...more

1/26/2015 - Appeals HIPAA Jury Verdicts Patient Confidentiality Breaches Pharmaceutical Unauthorized Disclosure Vicarious Liability Walgreens

Treating chronic pain can be risky for physicians

Opioids are the mostprescribed class of prescription medications in the United States. Physicians are the legal gatekeepers for prescription medications to treat chronic pain. Over the last 10 years, prescriptions for opioid...more

4/23/2014 - Liability Medicaid Medical Malpractice Pain Management Clinics Pharmaceutical Physicians Prescription Drugs

Can Accountable Care Organizations Hit the Trifecta: Improve Quality, Reduce Cost, and Increase Physician Compensation?

The New York Times recently reported that it found that the amount paid by a patient’s insurance plan for a routine colonoscopy varies significantly: between $740 and $8,500, depending upon the location, the particular...more


Health Care Reform Expands Physicians’ Liability

The Patient Protection and the Affordable Health Care Act (“ACA”) is designed to reduce the cost of health care and to improve quality of care. To achieve these goals, the ACA relies, in part, on Accountable Care...more

11/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Healthcare Reform Physicians Professional Liability

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