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Newsletter articles from 2006

All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Andrew Roszak, and Michael Sinha December 2006 A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit considers a claim under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. 1395dd.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Andrew Roszak, and Michael Sinha September 2006 Relator, a pharmacist employed by the defendants, filed a qui tam suit under the False Claims Act , 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq. (FCA) alleging that the defendant-pharmacy corporation and its subsidiary had violated the FCA.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, John Castranova, Anne P. Rayhill, and Sameer Vohra June 2006 On May 24 the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to review several decisions involving health law issues.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta March 2006 The United Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision issued in January, held that the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq. and its implementing regulations, including 21 C.F.R. 1306.4, did not prevent Oregon physicians from providing terminally ill patients with prescriptions for lethal drugs under that state’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), Or. Rev. Stat. 127.800 et seq. approved in 1997.
Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Early enrollee experiences with Health Savings Accounts and eligible health plans December 2006 Editor’s Note: The June, 2006 issue of the Health Care Lawyer included a summary of a Government Accountability Office report released in April of 2006 entitled “Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Small but Growing Enrollment Fueled by Rising Cost of Health Care Coverage” GAO-06-514.
Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Small but growing enrollment fueled by rising cost of health care coverage June 2006 Editor’s Note: We have tried fee-for-service medicine, comprehensive health planning, and managed care in an effort to provide people with access to high quality, affordable health care, but nothing seems to work.
Health Care Section presents LAW ED program on April 21 March 2006 On Friday, April 21, the Health Care Section Council is presenting a Law Ed program, “Medical Malpractice Reform – The Other Side of the Coin.” This half-day program will begin at 9:00 am at the ISBA Regional Office, 20 S Clark Street, Chicago.
Hospital quality data: CMS needs more rigorous methods to ensure reliability of publicly released data March 2006 Editor’s note: The quality of care provided by the nation’s hospitals continues to be a matter of major importance.
Nursing homes: Despite increased oversight, challenges remain in ensuring high-quality care and resident safety March 2006 Editor’s Note: With about 17,000 nursing homes in operation in the U.S., having a total bed capacity of around 1.8 million, the nursing home industry is one of the most significant sectors of our health care system.
Workers’ compensation changes for health care providers By Rick L. Hindmand September 2006 Public Act 94-0277 amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act to address employer concerns about escalating medical costs and employee concerns about benefit levels and liability for medical bills, as well as other issues.