Quality Improvement

By Charles Sullivan
In Employment Law
Sep 17th, 2014
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Peer review is pervasive in hospitals as well as large clinical practices as a result of statutes, courts’ adoption of the corporate negligence doctrine, and accreditation standards.  And physicians subject to peer review are increasingly hospital employees or employees of large group practices.  It should come as no surprise, then, that employment-based challenges to ...
By Charles Sullivan
In Compliance
Jul 10th, 2014
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New Jersey has perhaps the most employee-friendly whistleblower law in the nation, and the NJ Supreme Court is one of the most employee-friendly courts.  It was, therefore, more than a little surprising to read the court’s most recent Conscientious Employee Protection Act decision, Hitesman v. Bridgeway, Inc. A quick summary of the law and the […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Accountable Care Organizations
May 9th, 2014
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Nearly three years ago, in July of 2011, Tara Adams Ragone wrote a blog post for Seton Hall Law’s Health Reform Watch blog entitled “Community Based Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey: A Signature Away”. As Professor Ragone explained, a month earlier the New Jersey legislature had passed Senate Bill 2443, […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Health Insurance
Feb 21st, 2014
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health On Wednesday night, I went to a panel presentation sponsored by the group NYC Health Business Leaders on the roll out of New York State’s health insurance exchange.  Among the speakers was Mario Schlosser, the co-founder and co-CEO of the venture-capital-backed start-up health insurance company Oscar Health, which offers a full […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Quality Improvement
Nov 8th, 2013
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health As I have blogged about before, including in this post from 2010, and this one from 2009, about 1 in every 160 deliveries in this country ends in a stillbirth, and all too frequently no one can say why.  An article by Robert Goldenberg and colleagues in this month’s issue […]...