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Newsletter articles from 2002

Administrative simplification under HIPAA: National standards for transactions, security and privacy November 2002 As all health care attorneys know well, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) among other things mandated the creation of an array of standards addressing various aspects of health care transactions, including security and privacy standards.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Alisha Logan November 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in Brandt v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 329 Ill. App. 3d 348, 771 N.E.2d 470 (4th Dist. 2002).
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta June 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review the First District Appellate Court's decision in Department of Professional Regulation v. Manos, 326 Ill. App. 3d 698, 761 N.E.2d 208 (1st Dist. 2001).
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta May 2002 A federal action was brought by a mental health care professional disciplined by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR) for practicing without a license.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Dunneback March 2002 Is a municipality a "person" within the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729? In a decision which could subject a municipality to liability for attempting to defraud the federal government, the Seventh Circuit has said yes.
Care without coverage: too little, too late June 2002 The fact that a significant number of Americans have no health insurance has been, and continues to be, a key health policy issue facing this country. In May of 2002 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, "Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late," addressing the plight of Americans without health insurance in terms of their health status and access to health care services.
Health Care Section Council plans HIPAA programs March 2002 The Health Care Section Council has planned two programs focusing on important issues raised regarding compliance with the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) over the next several months.
Preventing medical errors and improving patient safety March 2002 Patient safety and medical errors continue to be areas of ongoing concern in the health policy arena.
Quality oversight of ambulatory surgical centers: a system in neglect May 2002 To assess how State agencies and accreditors oversee ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) holds them accountable.