Health Reform

By John V. Jacobi
In Health Law
May 11th, 2014
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Millions – including millions of the “young invincibles” – have been enrolled in the ACA’s private and public insurance programs.  And a recent study by Sommers, Long, and Baicker in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that this enrollment will save lives.  That’s great news for all interested in progressive health […]...
By Richard Jared Stepp
In Bioethics
Aug 29th, 2013
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The Australian government has announced a new scheme that will compensate living organ donors with cash payments during their recovery period. This is said to be intended not as a payment for the organ, but as a way to minimize the financial burden of donation. The plan should be seen as a step in the […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Jun 3rd, 2013
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June 10-13, 2013, Newark, New Jersey NY/NJ CLE credits available Program Overview This four-day educational program, held twice a year, immerses attendees in the statutes, regulations, and other guidance that comprise the body of law known as “fraud and abuse law,” as well as other healthcare-related laws and regulations, to help them understand the legal [...
By Nina Schuman
In Quality Improvement
May 31st, 2013
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When patients undergo surgical or other medical procedures, they hope to receive optimal care provided by experienced physicians. They are rarely concerned about proper sterilization of surgical instruments and other medical equipment as it is likely assumed that the health care facility has applied this standard precaution. Unfortunately, however, not every medical ce...
By Timothy Glynn
In Health Law
May 28th, 2013
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Last week, the Jersey Journal reported that a jury recently awarded a former employee of Bayonne Medical Center over $2.1 million in his whistleblower suit against the hospital.  The employee, Ceferino Doculan, alleged that the hospital violated New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), by terminating his employment as a tech...