JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert, Summer 2014

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In This Issue:

- Experts Predict ADR Will Help Resolve Affordable Care Act Claims

- ADR News & Case Updates

- Domestic Focus

..Supreme Court Ruling Expands Whistleblower Protections

- Good Works

..JAMS Foundation Partners with NAFCM

- International Focus

..Irish, Brazilian Courts and Lawmakers Push to Expand Mediation

-Worth Reading

..Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future

- Excerpt from Experts Predict ADR Will Help Resolve Affordable Care Act Claims:

The use of ADR to resolve healthcare-related claims will increase with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Experts predict the increase will be due to the need to reduce costs as well as the healthcare provider groups that will bring with them new and novel disputes ripe for resolution.

Dr. Leonard Fromer, an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a board member of TransforMED, LLC, said the passage and implementation of the PPACA is “moving healthcare from a volume-based system to one based on the value of the healthcare provided and their outcomes.” The establishment and projected growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is the main component that comes from the PPACA that will change the types of disputes that will arise and the manner in which they are handled and resolved, he explained.

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Topics:  Affordable Care Act, Arbitration, Healthcare, JAMS, Mediation, Whistleblowers

Published In: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Updates, General Business Updates, Health Updates, International Trade Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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