In a recent opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court examined somewhat novel expert testimony on medical causation and found it admissible
In a traditional medical negligence action, plaintiffs often seek the production of various peer review files, incident reports and other
It’s that time of year again. And I’m not talking about Fall semester exams. It’s time for your health facility to review the Department of Health & Human Services Office of inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2012. Like its predecessors, this year’s plan outlines the OIG’s new and ongoing audit and enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. The body of the Work Plan is divided into seven major categories, including Medicare (Parts A-B and C-D) and Medicaid reviews, followed by Appendix A and B that describe reviews related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and oversight of the funding that HHS received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
After reviewing the landmark Tuomey case, healthcare providers and lawyers alike should consider what the results mean for future compensation arrangements. In Tuomey, it was alleged that agreements between Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, South Carolina and various physicians violated the Stark law when Tuomey engaged various surgeons to operate at Tuomey’s new outpatient surgery center.
Employers may want to reexamine how they label their workers, as Federal and State officials have vowed to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
Employers may now successfully enforce arbitration provisions negotiated in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), with a U.S. Supreme Court decision
In today’s fast-paced society, the high-stakes, pressure-packed work environment can sometimes cause co-workers to leave their manners at the door.