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Patient May Raise Vicarious Liability of Hospital for Unnamed Physicians in Medical Review Panel Submission

Posted by: Julie A. Rosenwinkel and Nicole M. Keith on October 23, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Recently, in Anonymous Hospital v. Mason Spencer and Steve Robertson, Commissioner of The Indiana Dept. of Insurance, and Doug Hill, Medical Review Panel Chair, 20A-CT-393, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a patient may assert negligence on the part of nonparty physicians in his submission...


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CMS's Dramatic Price Transparency Rule Set to Take Effect January 1, 2021

Posted by: Robert A. Anderson and Alexandria M. Foster on October 23, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Effective January 1, 2021, all hospitals that operate in the United States will be required to comply with CMS’s Price Transparency Requirements detailed in its Final Rule (the “Rule”). The Rule mandates that hospitals establish, update, and make public a list of their standard charges for the...


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Indiana Improves Telemedicine Reimbursement During COVID Emergency

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Stephanie T. Eckerle on October 19, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (“OMPP”) announced new changes to telemedicine reimbursement that aligns all Medicaid payor policies (fee-for-service and Medicaid managed care). The changes, applicable to claims with dates of service beginning September 24, 2020, allow...


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Anesthesiologist's Business Card Given to Patient on Morning of Surgery Probably Won't Absolve Hospital of Liability

Posted by: Julie A. Rosenwinkel and Hillary N. Buchler on October 19, 2020

In the recent case of Jernagan v Indiana University Health a/k/a Indiana University Health ACO, Inc. a hospital clerk provided the patient with an anesthesiologist’s business card on the morning of his surgery. The Indiana Court of Appeals held that may not have provided reasonable notice of the...


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Helping Hoosiers: Indiana Extends Flexibility on Temporary Licensing of Health Care Workers

Posted by: Andrew W. Breck and Shelley M. Jackson on October 7, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Governor Holcomb recently issued Executive Order 20-45 extending the ability of certain health care providers to practice in the State of Indiana in response to the current COVID-19 public health emergency.  Specifically, the Executive Order applies to the following health care professionals who...


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CMS Takes into Consideration the “Totality of the Circumstances” in Withdrawing its Far Reaching Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and Amanda K. Schipp on September 15, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On November 18, 2019, the Medicaid world was “rocked” when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule titled “Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule” (“Proposed Rule”).  While intending to strengthen the fiscal integrity and promote transparency of the Medicaid...


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Recruiting Success Tips for Progressive Practices

Posted by: Thomas N. Hutchinson and Andrew W. Breck on September 14, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

For years, many experts have predicted the disappearance of private medical practices in favor of hospital-employed arrangements. In fact, a 2019 Merritt Hawkins study found that 45% of final-year medical residents were open to hospital employment. This compares to just 36% in 2014 and 22% in...


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