Healthcare bankruptcies present unique challenges in addition to financial restructuring. An immediate concern that must be addressed in these cases is the ability of the debtor to provide, and continue to provide, adequate services to existing and future patients. Having been involved in numerous healthcare matters filed under both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11, I […]
Attached is a link to the latest editorial published by Dr. Larry Huntoon, one of the leading experts in the area of bad faith/sham medical peer review. http://www.jpands.org/vol23no3/huntoon.pdf On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the 75th AAPS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Huntoon will present his 50th lecture on sham peer review as part of an […]
A federal court jury awarded a surgeon in South Dakota damages of more that $1.1 million, finding that her former employer, Huron Regional Medical Center, breached her contract. According to the suit, Dr. Linda Miller was forced to resign after a peer review process was held. Dr. Miller claimed that the peer review process was […]
Check out my post on the Law in the Workplace blog to read about four common flaws that make non-compete agreements unenforceable.
Mayo has adopted a new practice of preferring privately insured patients over Medicaid and Medicare patients. Is this a trend that will spread? For more, read the story from Beckers Hospital Review: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/mayo-clinic-to-give-preference-to-privately-insured-over-medicaid-medicare-patients.html
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Physicians struggle to make money in the current health care environment. Taking care of patients just does not pay the bills like it used to anymore—and provides a lousy business model. Employed physicians make a salary with limited bonus opportunities. Physician-owned hospitals and health entities are strictly regulated and mostly prohibited. So what’s an entrepreneurial-minded […]
On April 10, 2015, the Texas Medical Board agreed to adopt revisions to Texas Administrative Code § 190.8(1)(L) that would dramatically restrict competition from telemedicine. The new rule was supposed to become effective as of today, but on Friday, Federal Court Judge Robert Pittman ruled the new law was “suspect” and issued a preliminary injunction against implementation. The new rule, […]
Here’s a link to an insightful article by Clay Johnston, neurologist and the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at UT-Austin. Read about the full story here. From all accounts, this new medical school will be different in approach. But, even if we all agree that these are laudable goals, how do we make […]
There is a dire shortage of physicians in this country: 20,000—Current shortage of physicians in the US 52,000—Number of primary care physicians the US will need by 2025 Source: Association of American Medical Colleges But we have to give promising young students a reason to begin the long and arduous road required by […]