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Reform Update: GOP likely to focus on repealing medical device tax, employer mandate
By Paul Demko | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, which most political forecasters rate as a better-than-even proposition, they almost certainly will vote to repeal Obamacare. In doing so, they will join House Republicans, who have voted many times to wipe out the law. That's what Republican...
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Malpractice mediation undermined by HHS ruling
By Andis Robeznieks | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little-noticed HHS ruling on reporting medical malpractice claims could get in the way of state efforts to promote an alternative dispute-resolution method that several academic medical centers have used effectively to improve quality and reduce lawsuits and damage awards.
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Criticism of Oregon's med-mal mediation law off base, lawmaker says
By Andis Robeznieks | August 15, 2014
An Oregon law to encourage settlement of medical malpractice claims through disclosure, apology and compensation has taken heat from HHS and the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen because it exempts some claims from being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. But the bill's sponsor...
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Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB
By Andis Robeznieks | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS has ruled that all medical malpractice claims that include a written demand for payment must be reported to a national database even if the cases are resolved under state programs designed to settle the matters outside of court.
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'87 law behind ruling to dismiss circumcision suit
By Associated Press | August 10, 2014
An Alabama law passed to rein in healthcare costs nearly three decades ago was at the heart of a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit over what a man claims was a botched circumcision.
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Wis. high court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Tuesday.
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Lawsuits: Calif. doctors used fake hardware in spine surgeries
By Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) | July 09, 2014
Doctors in Southern California have implanted counterfeit screws and rods, ginned up in a small machine shop, into the backs of thousands of injured workers, according to lawsuits filed throughout the state.
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Patient-safety advocates issue call for regulation
By Joe Carlson and Sabriya Rice | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The late Wilbur Cohen, one of Medicare's chief architects, noted it wasn't a glitch that prevented the federal program from policing the practice of medicine, including its safety and quality. Rather, that was a design feature.
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Cantor loss makes House move on healthcare unlikely
By Paul Demko | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The stunning Republican primary defeat last week of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has triggered upheaval in congressional GOP leadership and even further reduced the odds of the House taking up any significant healthcare legislation before the November elections.
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