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Newsletter articles from 2011

All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Nicholas Schroer December 2011 A summary of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Nicholas Schroer September 2011 A summary of recent cases related to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Jennifer Wagner May 2011 A summary of recent cases relating to health care law.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta and Jennifer Wagner February 2011 A summary of recent cases relating to health care law.
Covenants not to Compete in Illinois—The assault on the legitimate business interest test By Harold B. Oakley May 2011 Covenants not to compete are common in employment contracts, including those of physicians. Recent decisions from the Illinois Appellate Court have introduced some controversy regarding the proper analysis of such covenants. This article explores these recent cases.
Essential Health Benefits: Balancing coverage and cost December 2011 As part of recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress has directed that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop a package of basic essential benefits to be furnished by health insurance plans. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), in October, reported to HHS suggesting criteria to use in developing this package. The IOM report summary is included in this issue.
Food labeling: FDA needs to reassess its approach to protecting consumers from false or misleading claims February 2011 With strong support from First Lady Michelle Obama, there is increased emphasis on companies to offer more healthful foods. Recently, the Government Accountability Office issued a report concerning the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to regulate food labeling. Find a summary of the report here.
How does a violation of the Nursing Home Care Act affect a facility’s right to recover unpaid amounts? By Laura A. Elkayam and Lawrence J. Stark September 2011 When a nursing home fails to get a resident’s signature on a written contract, can it still collect its charges? Read what the Illinois courts have said.