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Adobe PDFThe Twenty-Year Ascendancy of Health Care Qui Tam Litigation in Five Simple Graphs
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
Experienced practitioners are anecdotally aware of the growth in recent years in the volume of health care qui tam litigation. That perceived trend is validated quite graphically in the most recent Department of Justice (“DOJ”) statistics on False Claims Act filings. The annual DOJ...

 

HTMLIL App Court Reinforces Broad Protection for Hospital Credentialing and Privileging Decisions
Gregory Rastatter; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
In a February decision (Larsen v. Provena Hospitals), the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District held that for a physician whose medical staff membership was not renewed to survive dismissal in a subsequent action against the hospital, he or she must allege and prove the hospital actually or...

 

HTMLMaximize Recovery for Liability Accounts under Illinois' Health Care Services Lien Act
Jana Brady; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The Health Care Services Lien Act1 confers lien rights upon healthcare professionals and providers with respect to liability accounts. The Act outlines what healthcare professionals and providers must do in order to create and perfect a lien, and further prescribes a formula for the judge to apply...

 

HTMLWhat is a Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Lawsuit?
J. Tyler Robinson; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
A qui tam lawsuit is one that is filed pursuant to the Federal False Claims Act and/or various state False Claims Acts against an individual or entity that is alleged to have perpetrated fraud upon the United States government or various state governments. The term "qui tam" is an...

 

HTMLCourt Upholds IDFPR Sanctions Against Doctor Despite Recommendations of Medical Disciplinary Board
Roger Clayton; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) filed a complaint against an Illinois physician charging him with dishonorable, unethical and unprofessional conduct, as well as inappropriate touching of a patient during medical examinations in violation of the Medical...

 

HTMLNicholas Nanovic Program Expert at Wills for Heroes
Harold N. Iselin, Joshua L. Oppenheimer, Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015
On Nov. 13, 2015, the Albany County Supreme Court upheld New York Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding executive compensation and administrative expenses of certain service providers (EO 38), as well as several aspects of the EO 38 regulations promulgated by the New York State...

 

HTMLNot-For-Profit Hospitals Must Meet New Burdens in Financial Assistance and Debt Collection
William Covey; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
The Internal Revenue Service has adopted new final rules and regulations placing additional regulatory burdens on not-for-profit hospitals with regard to financial assistance and debt collection. The final rules and regulations clarify the broad provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable...

 

HTMLIdentifying and Satisfying Conditional Payments by Medicare Advantage Plans
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 2015
When settling a claim involving a Medicare beneficiary, parties to the settlement are well aware of their obligation to contact the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and determine whether Medicare has made any conditional payments for medical expense related to the workers’...

 

HTMLPregnancy Protections Under Illinois Law
Debra Stegall; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, the Illinois Human Rights Act ("IHRA") was amended, by Public Act 98-1050, to include pregnancy as a protected class of individuals that may not be discriminated against by employers with one employee or more. These new rights and obligations must be understood...

 

HTMLSuperior Court Decision Confirms Long-Term Disability Payments May Be Deductible From Awards For Income Loss
Natalie Salafia, Cheryl M. Woodin; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015
A recent ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Mazzucco et al v Herer et al confirms that long-term disability ("LTD") benefits may be deductible from awards for income loss.

 


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