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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
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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
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
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Now is the time for employers to focus on next steps.
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On Thursday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that consumer subsidies can continue to be provided through both federal and state health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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