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|The Shrinking Scope of the Peer Review Protection Act|
Brett C. Shear; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
August 14, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015The Peer Review Protection Act is an important Pennsylvania statute that aims to provide an incentive for health care providers, practice groups and hospitals to police themselves by seeking peer review when something goes wrong. The statute provides that the proceedings and records of a review...
|Extended Due Dates|
Thomas N. Lawson; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 2015The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act generally provides both S and C corporations an automatic six-month extension to file their returns effective for taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2015. Calendar-year C corporations will be allowed only an automatic...
|House Conservatives Eye Medicare Reform|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 14, 2015Republicans have long dreamed of reforming Medicare in a way that relies more on the private sector and less on the federal government. While the theory is popular among conservatives - particularly in think tank land - the dream has always been that - just a dream - as the political realities of a...
|Big Changes (Possibly) Ahead for Drug Manufacturers|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015On Monday, ML Strategies (MLS) posted its weekly Health Care Update, which provides information from the previous week on a variety of important health care-related topics like implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Congressional initiatives affecting the health care industry, and state and...
|Defending Alleged Survey Deficiencies at Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)|
Geoffrey D. Smith; Smith & Associates;
August 13, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015You have probably seen the full page newspaper advertisements by certain law firms trying to solicit Plaintiffs to sue your ALF or nursing home, and placing your recent Survey Deficiencies in big bold print for all the world to see. These tactics highlight the importance of knowing your rights as...
|FDA Cites Drug Company for Kim Kardashian Endorsement|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015This week might have been the first time that an FDA regulatory issue hit the headlines on TMZ and other “celebrity watcher” websites. In an August 7 Warning Letter sent to the drug company Duchesnay, Inc., FDA complains that a recent social media post by reality TV star Kim Kardashian...
|Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Court's Inherent Jurisdiction to Order Parties' Examination by Non-Health Practitioners|
Jeremy Ablaza; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 11, 2015On June 24, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Ziebenhaus v. Bahlieda, upholding the Divisional Court's ruling that Superior Court judges may order the examination of a party by a non-health practitioner.
|A Band-Aid Remedy?: New TCPA Rules for the Healthcare Industry|
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015Companies in the healthcare industry, along with virtually every consumer-facing business, are adjusting to the impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 10, 2015 Order resolving more than 20 petitions seeking clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)....
|Appellate Division Vacates Award of Plaintiff's Damages; Expert Failed to Provide Voluminous Medical Records Before Appearing for Trial|
Abrams Gorelick Friedman Jacobson LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015Plaintiff's expert withheld voluminous documents until his appearance at trial, and the Appellate Division therefore vacated the damage award and remanded for a new trial on damages.
|What to Do When Your Child Turns 18, Part III: Medical Coverage and Housing|
Dana B. Perry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 2015Medical care is one of the most important services, if not the most important service, that a person with special needs may need over the course of her life. The transition from a parent's health insurance to an individual plan can begin at age 18 and stretch until the child turns 26 or, in some...