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Health Law Reporter

BNA’s Health Law Reporter™ provides weekly news, cases, and commentary spanning the broad spectrum of legal practice areas that have an impact on hospitals and health care providers. This includes labor and employment law, antitrust, taxation, medical staff, peer review, fraud, and more.

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A comprehensive news source reporting on the latest legal developments that influence the health care industry, including new cases, federal and state legislation, rules from federal regulators, and enforcement trends.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Abortion
  • AIDS
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and finance
  • Bioethics
  • Drugs and devices
  • ERISA
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Health care policy
  • Health plan regulation
  • Insurance
  • Joint ventures
  • Managed care
  • Medical staff
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Mental health
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Patient management
  • Professional liability
  • Provider rights
  • Reimbursement state programs
  • Reproductive rights
  • Taxation
Key Laws and Regulations
  • Affordable Care Act
  • EMTALA
  • Federal and state regulations governing health insurers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), group health plans
  • Federal antitrust laws as applied to health care organizations
  • HIPAA
  • Medicare and Medicaid statutes and regulations
  • Tax laws and IRS regulations affecting health care providers, especially tax-exempt entities
  • Fraud and abuse statues and regulations

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Formats and Frequency

Print and Web notification formats are issued and available weekly. Print current reports are  indexed every six months, culminating annually. Web current reports are archived to 02.01.1996.

Email summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with URLs to full text articles and documents, are also available.


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McCarran-Ferguson Act Doesn't Exempt Texas Dispute From Compelled Arbitration
March 19
Director Attentiveness Matters: The Lemington Home Decision
March 19
Mississippi Court Gives Nurse Opportunity To Present Emotional Distress Claim to Jury
March 19
Physician's FCA Upcoding Allegations Against Hospital, Staffing Firm Dismissed
March 19
Sandoz Settles Drug Pricing Allegations
March 19
‘Doc Fix' Policy, Offsets To Be Introduced in House
March 19
Fifth Circuit Makes It Easier for Hospitals To Sue Insurers, Follows Ninth Circuit, DOL
March 19
Health Insurers May Pursue Counterclaims In Surgery Centers' Lawsuit Alleging Boycott
March 19
IPAB Challengers Maintain Issue Is Ripe In Reply to Government Opposition Brief
March 19
New Church Plan Case Brings Additional Judicial Circuit Into Fray
March 19
Obama Administration Issues Final Rules On Limited Wraparound Coverage Under ACA
March 19
New York Insurer Pays $400,000 to Cover Anesthesiology Services in Colonoscopies
March 19
Nursing Home Draws Section 10(j) Injunction; NLRB Alleges Multiple Unfair Labor Practices
March 19
State Board Didn't Have Power to Discipline Doctor for Failing to List Hospital Affiliations
March 19
State Becomes First to Sign Compact To Increase Portability of Physician Licenses
March 19
Court Upholds Nursing Facility Fine for Drug Violations, Splits With 9th Cir. on ALJ Review
March 19
Federal Court Again Rebuffs Effort by SNF To Sue Over Loss of Provider Agreement
March 19
Residential Care Facility Owner, Administrator Charged With Elder Abuse
March 19
Appeals Court Says Denial of Appointment Didn't Constitute Unlawful Discrimination
March 19
Provider Fails on Second Chance At Lawsuit Against Wound Care Center
March 19
State High Court Says Hospitals Entitled To Full Charges for Treating Worker Injuries
March 19
3rd Circuit Says Doctor Lacks Standing To Challenge State's Fracking ‘Gag' Rule
March 19
Prime Healthcare Drops Offer to Buy Hospitals, Says Conditions Too Tough
March 19
Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Suit Over City's Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance
March 19
South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Banning Prepayment of Abortions
March 19
IRS: Minor ACA-Related Charitable Hospital Errors, Omissions Don't Need Disclosure
March 19
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 19
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 19
MEETINGS
March 19
Divisions Within Supreme Court Seem Clear In Argument Over Availability of Subsidies
March 5
Saint Alphonsus v. St. Luke's: The Future of Health Care Transactions and Antitrust
March 5
Iowa Chiropractors Fail to State Per Se Claim Against Wellmark
March 5
DOJ Official Offers Enforcement Insight At Health-Care Competition Workshop
March 5
Court Sends Pregnancy Case Back to EEOC Citing Agency's Failure to Investigate Charges
March 5
Appeals Court Reverses Hospital Win Against Whistle-Blower on Public Disclosure
March 5
OIG Won't Sanction Hospital Network For Discounts Offered to Medigap Plan
March 5
Skilled Care Facilities Firm Pays $3.5 Million
March 5
House Republicans Outline Alternative to ACA in Op-Ed
March 5
Federal Court Following Kansas Law OKs Ex Parte Interviews With Plaintiff's Doctors
March 5
Massive Data Breaches Fuel Pressure To Fortify Security Practices, Attorney Says
March 5
2nd Cir. Requests Briefing in Parity Act Case, Seeks Opinion on Effect of Recent Precedent
March 5
Congressional Employees Can Buy Insurance On D.C. Small Business Exchange, Court Says
March 5
Man Denied Coverage for Cancer Procedure Stated Breach of Insurance Contract Claim
March 5
Judge: Hi-Lex Not Automatic Path to Victory For Companies Suing BCBSM Over Fees
March 5
District Court Split on Church Plans Widens as Judge Grants Motion to Dismiss
March 5
CMS Extends Good-Faith Safe Harbor To 2015 for Noncompliant Health Plans
March 5
California High Court Clarifies Standard For Public Release of Resident Care Citations
March 5
Maine Tells Supreme Court That Government Can't Require It to Maintain Age Extension
March 5
Federal Court in New Jersey Dismisses Hospital's Nonpayment Claim Against MCO
March 5
EMTALA Doesn't Apply to Hospital's Failure To Transfer After Injury During Surgery
March 5
Deaf Patient Has Right to Trial on Charge That Mayo Clinic Used Unqualified Interpreter
March 5
Doctor May Not Overcome Immunity Law Absent Allegation of Specific Type of Harm
March 5
Supervising Doctor's Liability for Malpractice By Nurse Practitioner Ordered to Trial
March 5
Nurse Infected With Ebola at Texas Hospital Files Suit Alleging Negligence, Privacy Claims
March 5
Utah Hospital Didn't Have Duty to Provide Exculpatory Evidence to Criminal Defendant
March 5
Lawsuit Alleging Excessive Hospital Charges May Proceed Under Florida Law, Court Rules
March 5
Arkansas High Court Upholds State Law Regulating Physician Rx Drug Dispensing
March 5
Court Finds Maine's Foreign Pharmacy Law Unconstitutional, Preempted by Federal Law
March 5
Federal Trial Court Upholds City Ordinance Prohibiting Pregnancy Clinics' Deceptive Ads
March 5
ACLU Sues State to Enforce Requirement For Public Hospitals to Perform Abortions
March 5
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 5
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 5
MEETINGS
March 5
Groundbreaking Case Says Hospital Can't Fire Doctor Based on Conduct During Peer Review
February 26
Employment Arbitration Agreement Enforceable, Washington Court Rules
February 26
Supreme Court, in ‘Enormous Win for FTC,' Finds No Antitrust Immunity for Dental Board
February 26
Insurance Firms Must Defend Claims That They Boycotted Surgical Centers
February 26
Third Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing In Suit Over Elder Care Facility Bankruptcy
February 26
Court Says Nurse May Pursue ADA Claim Based on Hospital's Failure to Reassign
February 26
Neonatal Nurse Sacked for Swearing, Other Misconduct Lacks Triable ADEA Claim
February 26
Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of Pharmacist's False Claims Case
February 26
Hospice Company to Settle FCA Cases
February 26
No Plan in Place Should Supreme Court Strike Down ACA Subsidies, Burwell Says
February 26
Justices Deny Review in Preemption Case, Won't Address Anti-Subrogation Circuit Split
February 26
High Court Won't Hear Doctors' Challenge To Contempt Finding in Antitrust Lawsuit
February 26
11th Circuit Won't Reconsider Dismissal Of Case Challenging Employer Mandate Delay
February 26
ERISA-Based Equitable Lien Dispute Won't Be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court
February 26
HHS's ‘Term of Art' Argument Has No Basis In Law, Common Sense, Plaintiffs Tell Court
February 26
Government Says Case Challenging IPAB Not Ripe for Resolution, in High Court Brief
February 26
ERISA Preempts Provider's Claims For Lack of Payment, Ninth Circuit Rules
February 26
Tax Departments Should Stay Familiar With Their Wellness Programs, Attorney Says
February 26
Skilled Nursing Facility Denied Temporary Restraining Order Against Law Firm's Ads
February 26
Long-Term Care Employees Didn't Breach Duty to Report Suspicion of Elder Abuse
February 26
Dismissal of Doctor's Lawsuit for Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Stands
February 26
Sixth Circuit Affirms Hospital's Defeat On Post-ACA Medical Education Cost Rules
February 26
Supreme Court Denies Medicare Beneficiary's Secondary Payer Petition on Tort Settlement
February 26
5th Cir. Vacates Ruling That Denied Providers Penalties for Wal-Mart's Statutory Violation
February 26
Texas Medical Board Rule on Physician-PA Owned Entities Scaled Back by Appeals Court
February 26
California AG OKs Conditional Sale Of Nonprofit Hospitals to For-Profit Purchaser
February 26
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
February 26
REGULATORY CALENDAR
February 26
MEETINGS
February 26
Ruling Requiring Physician Group Divestiture Provides Guidance for Future, Attorneys Say
February 19
In it Together: Emerging Joint Venture Structures for Hospitals and Insurers
February 19
Florida Hospital Seeks High Court Review Of Decision That Upheld Damages Award
February 19
Detroit Nurses' Class Certification Upheld As Sixth Circuit Rejects Comcast Argument
February 19
CORRECTION
February 19
Employee With Breast Cancer Wins Damages In EEOC Suit Against Hospital That Fired Her
February 19
Excluded Provider May Receive Payments For Services Prior to Exclusion, OIG Says
February 19
AstraZeneca Resolves Kickback Allegations
February 19
Risk of Future ID Theft Doesn't Confer Standing in Breach Suit Against Hospital
February 19
Health IT Groups Push for More Data Sharing Following Anthem Attack
February 19
Attorneys General Call for Anthem Response; Company Agrees to Offer Protections
February 19
Coverage Accommodation Doesn't Burden Religious Nonprofit Groups, 3rd Cir. Says
February 19
Judge Enforces Anti-Assignment Clauses, Denies Providers' Claims Against Blue Shield
February 19
Attorneys Say Amara Brought Expansion Of Equitable Remedies, but Questions Remain
February 19
OFCCP, Medical Center Reach Settlement On Pay Bias Involving Female Housekeepers
February 19
Federal Court Rebuffs HHS Effort to Keep $90 Million State Erroneously Paid Medicaid
February 19
Federal Court Blocks State Rate Cuts In Suit Over Developmental Disability Care
February 19
Court Rejects Challenge to DAB Refusal To Accept Untimely Overpayment Appeal
February 19
Denial of Coverage for Weight Reduction Surgery OK'd by Montana's Highest Court
February 19
CMS Delays Publishing Final Rule On Repaying Medicare Overpayments
February 19
Right to Die Advocates in California File Suit Seeking Doctors' Immunity From Suicide Law
February 19
Court Holds Mental Health Facility Immune In Suit Alleging Negligent Failure to Admit
February 19
Clinic Employees Had No Duty to Prevent Co-Worker's Alleged Exploitation of Patient
February 19
California Surgical Center May Not Enforce Alleged Oral Contract With Insurance Carrier
February 19
Hospital Groups Ask Judge to Throw Out Pharmaceutical Industry's 340B Lawsuit
February 19
California Regulators Fine 10 Hospitals Total of $700,000 for Harmful Errors
February 19
Doctors May Write Script Based on Va. Nurse Exams
February 19
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
February 19
REGULATORY CALENDAR
February 19
MEETINGS
February 19
Court Upholds Verdict, $2.25M in Damages Against Bankrupt Elder Care Facility Officers
January 29
MSSP ACO Version 2.0: CMS Proposes to Remove 34 Physician Specialties From the Beneficiary Assignment Process
January 29
District Court Refuses to Dismiss Out-of-Network Providers' Antitrust Claims
January 29
End-Payer Class Certification in Nexium ‘Pay for Delay' Litigation Survives Appeal
January 29
DOJ, FTC Will Hold Late February Workshop on Health-Care Competition
January 29
Bankruptcy Court Clarifies That Agency May Pursue Revocation of Operating License
January 29
Hospital Didn't Show Crystal Meth Conviction Disqualified Radiological Technician Applicant
January 29
Agreement Between Lawmakers, Stakeholders On Medicare ‘Doc Fix' Remains Elusive
January 29
Disclosure of HIV Diagnosis to Health Agency Didn't Violate Patient's Confidentiality Right
January 29
Tennessee Trial Court Went Too Far in Order Restricting Ex Parte Contacts, Court Says
January 29
Government Responds to IRS Rule Challenge, Says Overturning Rule Could Be ‘Disastrous'
January 29
Supreme Court Won't Review State's Case Challenging IRS Exchange Subsidy Rule
January 29
2nd Circuit: Judge Must Reconsider $2 Million in Disputed Medical Claims
January 29
Ohio Sues Federal Government Over Transitional Reinsurance Program
January 29
Another Insurer Limits Patients' Expenses for HIV/AIDS Drugs in Florida
January 29
DOL Appeals Two Decisions Striking Down Home Care Workers Wage Regulation
January 29
Kaiser Permanente Workers OK Contract; Strike Set at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii
January 29
Medical Board Held Immune From Suit Under Federal Health-Care Quality Law
January 29
Eight State Legislatures Debate Adoption Of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
January 29
Second Circuit Remands ‘Observation Status' Issue for Due Process, Property Right Review
January 29
HHS Announces Plans to Tie Medicare Payments to Quality
January 29
EMTALA Failure-to-Stabilize Claim Fails Where No Emergency Condition Diagnosed
January 29
State's Medical Malpractice Repose Statute Applies to Actions for Indemnity, Court Says
January 29
Court Remands Case Against Nursing Home That Allowed Nonphysician to Treat Patients
January 29
Walgreen Pharmacy May Not Be Held Liable For Allegedly Defaming Doctor, Court Says
January 29
Court Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Claim Arising From Transmission of Record to HHS
January 29
Medical Monitoring Program Physicians Won't Be Compelled to Testify in 9/11 Suit
January 29
Georgia Hospital Failed to Perfect Lien, May Not Recover Payment From Insurer
January 29
Illinois High Court Upholds Scheme, Says Tax Not Tied to Receipt of Medicaid
January 29
Expand ACO Rules to Include Similar Groups With Non-Medicare Payers, Hospitals Say
January 29
IRS Finalizes Broad Tax Exemption Requirements for Health Care CO-OPs
January 29
HIPAA Enforcement—High in 2014—Is an Area to Watch
January 29
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
January 29
REGULATORY CALENDAR
January 29
MEETINGS
January 29