Quality Improvement

Reviewing Peer Review

Filed in Employment Law, Physicians, Quality Improvement by on September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Reviewing Peer Review
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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 particular […]

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Citing Chapter and Verse in NJ Whistleblowing Claims

Citing Chapter and Verse in NJ Whistleblowing Claims
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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 […]

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Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey: At the Starting Line at Last

Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey: At the Starting Line at Last
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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, […]

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This Oscar Is No Grouch: Can Oscar Health Succeed in Making Health Insurance Fun?

This Oscar Is No Grouch: Can Oscar Health Succeed in Making Health Insurance Fun?
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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 […]

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Stillbirth: Still Not There*

Filed in Quality Improvement by on November 8, 2013 1 Comment
Stillbirth: Still Not There*
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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 […]

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