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All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Ashley Lindsley December 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley October 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Ashley Lindsley June 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley March 2018 In addition to summaries of recent cases, this issue highlights several recent legislative and regulatory actions. Among these is a discussion of recent important changes in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program that now require prescribers to access patient information available through the program when prescribing controlled substances such as opioids.
Judge rejects agency position regarding nursing home resident appeals By Lawrence J. Stark & John A. Ziegler March 2018 Windmill Nursing Pavilion v. Illinois Department of Human Services is an important decision because it directly overrules the DHS legal position that only a spouse or court appointed representative may pursue the appeal after the death of the resident.
Medicaid: CMS needs to better target risks to improve oversight of expenditures October 2018 A summary of a recent Government Accountability Office report looking at how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) oversees state Medicaid spending.
OIG data brief regarding opioid use in Medicare Part D 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 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 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