Hospitals

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...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Dec 17th, 2012
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Medical repatriations of undocumented immigrants likely to rise as result of federal funding reductions to safety net hospitals under Affordable Care Act New York, NY, and Newark, New Jersey, December 17, 2012 –Today, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) at Seton Hall University School of Law and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) […]...
By Zack Buck
In Fraud & Abuse
Aug 14th, 2012
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Over the last few weeks, the fight against healthcare fraud has prominently been in the headlines. First, late last month the Obama administration announced a joint effort between the federal government and major health insurance companies to fight fraud.  According to the New York Times, under the partnership – called the National Fraud Prevention Partnership [&hellip...
By Frank Pasquale
In Hospitals
Jul 22nd, 2012
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John Roberts’ jurisprudential wizardry in NFIB has been compared with the artistic genius of pro wrestlers and rappers. Poor Americans in states newly empowered to resist the ACA’s Medicaid expansion may need even more ingenuity to get themselves insured. Both Kevin Outterson and my colleague John Jacobi have observed the perplexing predicament imposed on the poor in s...