Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
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Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
Do healthcare professionals have to report legal trouble to their licensing board?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing
Over the last month the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have each taken actions that suggest an increasing appetite to examine the financial...more
In DuBeck v. California Physicians’ Service, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 203 (March 5, 2015, opinion filed), the California Court of Appeal examined whether a health insurer’s conduct constituted a waiver of the right to rescind its...more
Remember the evil Glenn Close character in Fatal Attraction? We were sure Michael Douglas had drowned her in the bathtub, but she popped up again, still alive and scary as all get-out.
Class actions by uninsured...more
Written like a blockbuster Hollywood film, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina, in Evanston Insurance Company v. Agape Senior Primary Care, et al., 2014 WL 5365679, issued a ruling October 21, 2014, in which it held...more
On October 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of Manatt client The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company. In an unpublished memorandum opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that a health care...more
Danielle Bennion and her co-plaintiffs filed a RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Practices Act) action alleging that Mountain View Hospital and co-defendants engaged in a plan of extortion and wire fraud for the purpose of...more
The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ruled that the damages a physician-independent contractor can recover are limited to those sustained during a notice period in the physician’s contract. The decision...more
On June 16, 2014, a federal district court jury in Florida awarded $14.755 million to plaintiff Ameritox, Ltd., a Maryland-based clinical lab, for state law claims alleging tortious interference with business relationships...more
Just as SCOTUS held its nose and confirmed an arbitration award it thought stunk in Sutter, the Supreme Court of Alabama has confirmed an arbitration award made after only the claimant presented evidence and grounded in a...more
The Justice Department’s aggressive enforcement program has had a profound impact on corporate governance. As a consequence, the last there has been a significant change in emphasis in the C-Suite, among general counsel and...more
Yesterday Kentucky’s largest hospital, King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland, announced its agreement to pay $40.9 million to settle charges that it committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud by billing for coronary...more
On April 30, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman announced that four out-of-state companies alleged to have financed retail installment obligations (RIOs) at rates in excess of the state’s usury cap agreed to...more
1. In Hanley v. Doctors Express Franchising, LLC, a former franchisee of the Doctors Express franchise system sued Doctors Express, the franchisor, and Rhino 7, a broker involved in the franchise sale, asserting that the...more
Judge Totenberg remanded the case brought by TransCardiac Therapeutics, Inc. (“TransCardiac”), against Ajit Yoganathan, Ph.D, Jorge H. Jiminez, Ph.D., Vinod H. Thourani, M.D., Emory University, Georgia Tech Research...more
On July 16, 2013, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County) granted summary judgment in favor of ACE American Insurance Company, holding that costs arising from False Claims Act Litigation were excluded...more
Many sham peer review cases are based upon breach of contract in states in which the medical staff bylaws are treated as contracts between the hospital and/or medical staff and the individual physicians. Typically, the cause...more
On May 14, 2013, the French Autorité de la Concurrence (Autorité) issued a decision imposing a fine of €40.6 million on French company Sanofi-Aventis France (Sanofi) for an abuse of dominance in the market for the...more
Five days away from email equals less stress.
This may sound obvious, but that was the conclusion of a recent study that took away email from thirteen civilian workers at an Army facility outside Boston, according to a...more
There’s a dust up occurring between the City of Los Angeles and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (“Great Basin”). What’s the dust up about?
Yes, even something as naturally occurring and...more
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in a case of first impression, held that the named plaintiffs in a putative class action could pursue their claims for monetary loss from a health care company...more
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, has various provisions that kick in starting this year. One provision requires that insurance companies spend a certain percentage of health insurance...more
Mintz Levin’s Health Care Fraud Enforcement Defense group has published a series of “Year in Review” articles discussing its observations about health care fraud enforcement trends in 2011 and its opinions...more
Medical providers must specifically allege the medical plans, the terms breached, and the assignment when pursuing benefits by assignment from their patients under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). In...more
Dr. Festus Dada alleges herein that Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, William Thomas, and others conspired to deprive him of his ownership interest in Temecula Valley Physicians Medical Group. The complaint further alleges that...more
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