Faith-based hospitals could lose decades-old ERISA exemptions

By Erica Teichert  |  April 01, 2017

For 35 years, faith-based hospitals have been exempt from federal pension regulations imposed on their secular competitors that include hefty insurance premiums to safeguard employees' retirement benefits. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon weigh in on exemption.

Gorsuch refuses to promise to overturn Roe v. Wade

Gorsuch refuses to promise to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Erica Teichert  |  March 21, 2017

When Judge Neil Gorsuch interviewed to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was never asked to promise he would overturn abortion rights protection under Roe v. Wade, the prospective justice said Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear Epic Systems' labor law case

By Joseph Conn  |  January 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Epic Systems, which is fighting claims that its policy requiring employees to submit labor disputes to individual arbitration violates federal labor laws.

Uncertainty reigns over Supreme Court, healthcare law with Trump election

Uncertainty reigns over Supreme Court, healthcare law with Trump election

By Erica Teichert  |  November 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has made repealing the ACA and adding conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court hallmark issues of his campaign. But court watchers and healthcare legal experts say it's too soon to tell how healthcare litigation at the high court could be affected.

Federal judge grants nursing-home arbitration injunction

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 07, 2016

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has granted a request by the American Health Care Association to bar the CMS from implementing a rule that bans arbitration agreements in skilled-nursing facilities.

Supreme Court could change the rules of nursing home arbitration fight

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 31, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case related to arbitration agreements in nursing homes could affect the Obama administration's attempt to stop the practice that binds residents to contracts that waive their right to litigate disputes.

High court to weigh in on validity of nursing home arbitration agreements

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

In the case at hand, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare is fighting the daughters of two former residents. Although the daughters signed admission paperwork for their parents, Kentucky's Supreme Court said the arbitration agreements in those contracts violated the residents' “God-given”...


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