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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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’...

 

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...

 

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.

 

HTMLMine Case Highlights Shortcomings in Part 50 Audits of Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
Issues with the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s auditing of agency occupational injury and illness reporting mandates were exposed in a case in which an Administrative Law Judge threw out six citations because he said they failed to satisfy requirements of the regulation.

 

HTMLXarelto Bellwether Trials to Begin in 2017
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015
Pretrial discovery and bellwether trial selection for the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) has begun. The first trials will consist of a selection of four cases, from a pool of forty, that have been considered to represent the majority of the cases filed around the nation. The first of the...

 


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