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DLA Piper
DLA Piper LLP Health Systems Alert: CON Laws, COPAs And The FTC: 7 Antitrust Points For The Health Care Sector

By Lesli C. Esposito and Steven Levitsky The Federal Trade Commission is on a roll in its attack on what it considers anti-competitive effects in the healthcare industry. And that roll has consistently involved challenging activity that once appeared...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Illinois Becomes 11th State To Join Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

By Serj Mooradian On July 20, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB 3680 , the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act, making Illinois the eleventh state to sign on to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (the Compact). Illinois follows...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg: 2nd Circuit Upholds Connecticut State Dental Commission ‘Economic Protectionism’

By Serj Mooradian On July 17, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed a district court decision that the Connecticut State Dental Commission did not violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the federal Constitution...

Sands Anderson PC
Sands Anderson: Electronic Health Records -- Improving Care or Complicating Litigation?

By Matthew L. Curtis and Michelle L. Warden Electronic Health Records (EHR) were generally promised to decrease costs and improve health-care outcomes. Setting aside whether those promises were well founded, EHR have posed new challenges for litigators...

Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen: Affirming the Need to Fix the Medicare Appeals Backlog: The AFIRM Act of 2015

By: Kelsey S. Farbotko If you are one of the many health care providers wanting to appeal a Medicare contractor’s reimbursement decision, you may need to be prepared for a long wait. Over the last few years, the backlog of appeals to the administrative...

Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen: Health Care Providers Lacked Standing to Sue as ERISA Beneficiaries: Rojas v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company

By Mark S. Thomas The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a dismissal of claims by two physicians and their medical practice asserting standing under ERISA to enjoin an insurer from removing them from its coverage network. Rojas...