All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene BasantaDecember 2003The United States Supreme Court, in November, agreed to review the decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Roark v. Humana, Inc., 307 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2002).
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta & Nicole PoirierSeptember 2003The defendant-dentist was charged by federal law enforcement officials with, among other nonviolent crimes, submitting fraudulent insurance claims in connection with his dental practice
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta, Alisha Logan, & Melanie PearceApril 2003The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an action involving allegations of false reports in connection with federally-funded research at a county hospital.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta & Alisha LoganFebruary 2003In January, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in several health-care-related cases. One case came to the Court on appeal from the Seventh Circuit and involved a Federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. '3729 suit brought against Cook County.
General Accounting Office medical malpractice insurance studiesSeptember 2003Over the past several years, large increases in medical malpractice insurance rates have raised concerns that physicians will no longer be able to afford malpractice insurance and will be forced to curtail or discontinue providing certain services.
Health Care Section sponsors Law Ed SeriesprogramFebruary 2003On May 2, the ISBA Health Care Section Council, together with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities and the Southern Illinois University School of Law, will host a Law Ed SeriesProgram at the ISBA Regional Office in Chicago.
The long reach of HIPAA’s privacy rulesBy Ned OthmanApril 2003In connection with implementing the protected privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued extensive regulations aimed at protecting individuals, health care privacy (privacy rules).
Medicare changes enactedDecember 2003[Editor's Note: Congress has passed sweeping changes in the Medicare program, including the controversial prescription drug benefit. Reprinted here is a summary of the final legislation as set out in the Conference Agreement of November 21, 2003].
Recent council activitiesJune 2003Under provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations, restrictions have been place on access to health information, including patient medical records.