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Polsinelli Podcast - Going it Alone: Factors Independent Hospitals Should Consider Before Joining a Hospital System
The U.S. Department of Justice and New York State Attorney General’s Office recently intervened in a federal False Claims Act case in federal District Court based on allegations that a provider failed to report and refund an...more
On July 1, 2014, a United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida granted in part, denied in part summary judgment in favor of Halifax Hospital Medical Center in connection with the non-intervened claims...more
While most healthcare providers know to pay close attention to the HIPAA rules when setting up their information technology systems, recent events have demonstrated that this close scrutiny should also be applied to computer...more
On June 27, 2014, the United States intervened in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act alleging that certain New York hospitals failed to refund Medicaid overpayments within 60 days of identifying them, as required by...more
California appellate courts are clarifying potential liability under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”) of health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical...more
What do a moving company and a hospital association have in common? The False Claims Act (FCA).
The American Hospital Association along with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and...more
Gregory Worsham v. O’Connor Hospital, et. al. -
Court of Appeal, Sixth District (May 20, 2014) -
The Elder Abuse Act (“Act”) does not apply to simple or gross negligence by health care providers. This case...more
On June 25, Judge Michael Anello of the Southern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Sharp Healthcare (“Sharp”) in Hudson v. Sharp Healthcare, 13cv1807-MMA, a purported class action alleging...more
In This Issue:
Judgments, Legislation, and Reports.
Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing Media releases
..3 July 2014 - Fighting mosquito-borne diseases in Queensland....more
Where a doctor has sexually harassed a nurse, a labour arbitrator has authority to decide how close the doctor should be able to work with the nurse, and under what conditions, an Ontario arbitrator has decided....more
Chief Compliance Officers have a tough job. It does not matter what industry they are working in, CCOs face a myriad of challenges.
The healthcare industry, however, has its own set of challenges. While there has been...more
The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently had its second go-around with a workers’ compensation claim filed by a nurse anesthetist against a temporary medical staffing agency and against the hospital where that agency...more
On June 30, 2014, King & Spalding filed comments in response to Medicare’s proposed IPPS rule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 on behalf of more than 200 hospitals it represents in a federal court challenge to the FY 2014 Two...more
The IRS is releasing a new Form 1023-EZ, a simpler form of the regular Form 1023 used to apply for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization. The form is available to small organizations, specifically those with less than...more
A professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the standard for imposing liability on state universities (and their related entities, such as hospitals and...more
Hospital Fired Employees After 12 Weeks of Leave, Federal Agency Says -
TRENTON, N.J. --- Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), which operates an inpatient hospital and several outpatient medical facilities, will pay...more
Healthcare is an incredibly broad, diverse and dynamic industry. Because of the breadth in the field, providers are surrounded by a wide array of legal issues relating to: employment contracts, taxes, business structure,...more
E-discovery is especially challenging in healthcare related litigation due to the healthcare industry’s reliance on electronically stored information (ESI), the volume of medical records often at issue in health care...more
Secretary Burwell continues to settle in to her new position as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this week making a number of management changes at the department; CMS released the long awaited proposed rule...more
MedPAC Recommends Short- and Long-Term ACO Changes – In a comment letter sent to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on June 16, 2014, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) outlined certain challenges associated...more
Since the enactment of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (US Sunshine Act) by the United States, a number of EU Member States have adopted similar rules or strengthened pre-existing regulation in order to improve the...more
In the case Children’s Hospital Central Cal. v. Blue Cross of Cal. (Cal. Ct. App. 2014) ___Cal.App.4th ___ (No. F065603), The Children’s Hospital Central California (“Hospital”) and Blue Cross of California (“Blue Cross”)...more
Chicago-area Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health signed a non-binding letter of intent to form a joint operating company, a collaboration commonly referred to as a virtual merger. As Alexian brings...more
On June 23, 2014, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) entered into an $800,000 settlement with Parkview Health System, Inc. (“Parkview”), a nonprofit community health system servicing northeastern Indiana and...more
The business of governing acute care health systems has become increasingly complex in recent years as board governance and industry structure have worked to keep up with the pace of reform and consolidation. The sector has...more
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