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

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

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

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 2008.…

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