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Credentials and awards could just be a paid smokescreen

by Ary Rosenbaum on

A Long Island business newspaper once named my old law firm’s administrator as its Chief Financial Office of the year and the first thing I asked at the time was: “How big was the ad?”...more

North Carolina Court of Appeals Confirms Peer Review Privilege

by K&L Gates LLP on

Recently, the North Carolina Court of Appeals confirmed the state’s statutory peer review privilege by holding that documents produced or considered by a hospital’s Medical Review Committee (“MRC”) were protected from...more

New California Laws Affecting Outpatient Surgery Settings Go Into Effect January 1, 2016

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New Development - California Senate Bill 396 (SB 396), which strengthened requirements for outpatient clinics such as ambulatory surgery centers, was recently signed into law and becomes effective January 1, 2016....more

Alert: What to Expect During an FTCA Site Visit

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) announced last year that it intends to increase the number of Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) site visits it will conduct each year. Most site visits occur between...more

NIST seeks comments on Privacy-Enhanced Identity Brokers project document

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, have launched a project designed to embed privacy and security measures...more

Legislature Reins in Addiction Recovery Residences

Florida law makers have decided it is high time to stop allowing addiction recovery residences to operate without regulatory oversight. In its last session, the Florida Legislature passed a new law (CS/CS/HB 21) requiring...more

No Duty for Device Manufacturer to Provide Separate Warnings to Hospital, According to Washington Court of Appeals

by Reed Smith on

We admit it. We (and “we,” in this instance, should be read in the singular) are fans of certain social media, particularly the one that involves “posting” on a “wall” then sitting back and basking in the “likes.” We tend...more

Texas Medicaid Managed Care: Expedited Credentialing Requirement Added Along With Additional Oversight and Accountability

by BakerHostetler on

The Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 760 removed barriers to Medicaid recipients receiving healthcare services and required improved access for services through managed care plans. Expedited Provider Credentialing - The...more

The ADA and Private Professional Certification

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, mandates that private entities offering examinations or courses related to certain applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing ensure that such...more

Medical Staff Bylaws Are Not Contracts in Delaware

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

One of the fundamental issues in credentialing disputes is whether the Medical Staff Bylaws constitute contracts between the Hospital and the individual physicians. If the Medical Staff Bylaws do constitute a contract, then...more

Health Law Blog: Landmark Decision for the Iowa Nursing Practice

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

In a landmark decision for the Iowa Nursing practice, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an opinion on May 31, 2013 finding that the Iowa Board of Nursing, and not medical organizations, had the authority to define the scope of...more

Negligent Credentialing Claim Recognizable Under Massachusetts Law

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision recognizes a claim against a hospital for “negligent credentialing.” The court in Rabelo v. Nasif, et al found that, through the credentialing process, a hospital must “exercise...more

Telemedicine Amidst Healthcare Reform: Practicalities and Pitfalls

The Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the need to deliver and make accessible quality healthcare to patients throughout the United States in an efficient and...more

The Hospital Medical Staff of the Future Webinar Series, Part III: The Jigsaw Puzzle: Credentialing and Privileging Providers in...

In this presentation: - Overview of New Alignment Initiatives - Board of Directors oversight of new Performance Standards - Review Methods for Credentialing/Privileging Providers using New...more

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