Navigating Data Privacy and Security in Telemedicine's Uncharted Territory
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
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
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
Editor's Overview -
As it is well known, in Cigna Corp. v. Amara, 131 S. Ct. 1866 (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court identified several forms of appropriate equitable relief that may be available under Section 502(a)(3) 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
Last week, a New Jersey federal court allowed medical device maker Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. (“Boston Scientific”) to proceed with counterclaims against two of its former employees for violating their contracts...more
The federal government was busy over the summer when it came to decisions and settlements under the Stark Law, anti-kickback law and federal False Claims Act. This article revisits recent developments with respect to...more
The Sixth Circuit held in Hi-Lex Controls, Inc. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan that a service provider was liable as a fiduciary under ERISA for unauthorized fees it assessed against a self-funded health plan. In...more
Last week, the Third Circuit reversed a New Jersey district court’s decision to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam law suit, holding that the court applied an overly demanding pleading standard to relator Thomas...more
On May 13, 2014, a California federal court substantially denied summary judgment motions in United States ex rel. Trinh (No. 4:10-cv-01904 [consolidating Nos. C 10-1904 CW, C 12-2895 CW, C 10-2433 CW, C 10-4605 CW] [N.D....more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") has significantly changed the healthcare industry in the United States. Among the many changes is the new requirement that healthcare providers must provide all "Food...more
The Justice Department announced that Johnson & Johnson will pay $1.273 billion to the federal government and most states to settle a civil False Claims Act investigation into its off-label marketing of its antipsychotic drug...more
Speed Read -
The Sixth Circuit, in a unanimous decision, affirmed a lower court ruling in Pipefitters Local 636 Insurance Fund v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, holding that an entity providing services to a...more
In Larson v. United Healthcare Ins. Co., __ F.3d __, 2013 WL 3836236 (7th Cir. 2013), the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of plaintiffs’ putative class action claims that health insurers violated Wisconsin state law...more
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq., was passed with the goal of protecting plan assets so that those assets would be available for plan participants and beneficiaries. See...more
The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc. provides a means for employees to collect monetary relief on their claim for benefits if they can show that the terms of the plan were not clear, and...more
I blogged recently warning employers to be careful when enrolling employees in plan benefits because the employer could be responsible to pay life insurance or disability benefits if an employee who is improperly enrolled...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
In This Issue:
- Editor's Overview
- ERISA Preemption in Provider Misrepresentation Claims: An Overview of the Jurisprudence Leading Up to the Fifth Circuit's En Banc Review of Access Mediquip and What Lies...more
A recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision considered whether a third party administrator of a self-funded medical plan was a fiduciary under ERISA. Under ERISA, fiduciaries owe strict duties of loyalty and prudence to...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
In This Issue:
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Supreme Court’s Decision on Healthcare Reform – What Does This Mean To ERISA Welfare Benefit Plans? ....1
- SELECT CASE SUMMARIES....2
- DICKINSON WRIGHT ERISA...more
In This Issue:
- Editor’s Overview ...1
- Health Care Reform Remains Alive and Well as DOL Enforces ACA through Plan Audits ...2
- Class Warfare — ERISA Class Litigation in Light of Wal-Mart v....more
A federal district court dismissed an action against an employer alleging vicarious liability for an employee’s dissemination of a patient’s protected health information (PHI) related to treatment for a sexually transmitted...more
Insurance companies have been using computer technology to target providers with greater effect, but not always with the correct result. If you are a specialist who utilizes a set of medical codes more than any other codes,...more
The Dodd-Frank Act includes new and expanded whistleblower protections as well as bounty hunter provisions that are designed to increase the referrals of larger fraud actions by incentivizing employees, contractors, and many...more
Honored and rresented by the Financial Planning Association of America (FPA) at their annual meeting last fall, this article was written at the request of ADVISOR TODAY - the Journal of the National Association of Insurance...more
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