Tag: Hospitals

Sterilization Matters

Filed in Quality Improvement by on May 31, 2013 4 Comments
Sterilization Matters
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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 center is adequately […]

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Managing Whistleblower Risk and Liability

Filed in Health Law by on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Managing Whistleblower Risk and Liability
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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 technician in […]

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Seton Hall Law & NYLPI Release Report Documenting Hundreds of Cases of Coerced Medical Repatriation by U.S. Hospitals

Filed in Health Law, Hospitals by on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
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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) […]

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Anti-Fraud Efforts Intensify, Broaden

Filed in Fraud & Abuse by on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Anti-Fraud Efforts Intensify, Broaden
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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 […]

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Exiling the Poor from the Insurance Market

Filed in Hospitals, Medicaid, Medicare by on July 22, 2012 1 Comment
Exiling the Poor from the Insurance Market
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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 states that keep […]

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