Articles on Health Care

All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Grace Miller Health Care Law, December 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
In Memory of Dr. Herb Sohn Health Care Law, December 2019 Dr. Herb Sohn, a respected friend and colleague and longtime member of the ISBA Health Care Section Council, passed away on June 7, 2019.
Medicaid Eligibility: Accurate Beneficiary Enrollment Requires Improvements in Oversight, Data, and Collaboration Health Care Law, December 2019 The Government Accountability Office recently reviewed data on Medicaid coverage and made several recommendations based on its findings.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Grace Miller Health Care Law, September 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
Nursing Homes—Improved Oversight Needed to Better Protect Residents From Abuse Health Care Law, September 2019 A report from the Government Accountability Office released in July looks at the problem of nursing home abuse and the need for better oversight.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, June 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
Prescription opioids: Voluntary Medicare drug management programs to control misuse Health Care Law, June 2019 A summary of a Government Accountability Office report reviewing drug management programs.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, April 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
Medicaid eligibility: Koss v. Norwood one year later By Frank E. Stepnowski Health Care Law, April 2019 A look at the impact of Koss v. Norwood, in which the court ordered the Illinois Department of Human Services to to approve applications for Medicaid coverage within regulatory time periods.
Should U.S. healthcare providers worry about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation? By James R. Engelman International and Immigration Law, January 2019 The General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, declaring data privacy and protection as fundemtanal rights for European residents—but what are the implications for the U.S. healthcare system?
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, December 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
OIG data brief regarding opioid use in Medicare Part D Health Care Law, December 2018 A summary of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Service's data brief, "Opioid Use in Medicare Part D Remains Concerning."
Should U.S. healthcare providers worry about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation? By James R. Engelman Health Care Law, December 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, declaring data privacy and protection as fundemtanal rights for European residents—but what are the implications for the U.S. healthcare system?
When does Medicare cover skilled nursing care? By Lawrence J. Stark Elder Law, December 2018 A basic outline of the requirements and limitations of Medicare's coverage of skilled nursing care—a subject that often confuses elderly clients.
All the latest developments in health care law By Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, October 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
When does Medicare cover skilled nursing care? By Lawrence J. Stark Health Care Law, June 2018 A basic outline of the requirements and limitations of Medicare's coverage of skilled nursing care—a subject that often confuses elderly clients
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Shannon Fruth, & Shane Swords Health Care Law, March 2015 Recent cases of interest to Health Care Law practitioners.
Health care reform—Guidance and then some By Michael J. Powers Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2011 A look at those aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the related Health Care Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010 that are most important to employers who sponsor healthcare plans for employees.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Jennifer Wagner Health Care Law, February 2011 A summary of recent cases relating to health care law.
Food labeling: FDA needs to reassess its approach to protecting consumers from false or misleading claims Health Care Law, 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.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Jennifer Wagner Health Care Law, December 2009  Health care-related cases and decisions.
Illinois Medical Fee Splitting Statute amended to allow percentage billing contracts By Rick L. Hindmand Health Care Law, December 2009 On August 24, 2009, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn approved Public Act 96-0608, which amended the fee splitting prohibitions of the Illinois Medical Practice Act and the Illinois Optometric Practice Act to allow percentage billing contracts and to provide additional detail regarding the scope of the prohibitions.

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