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Legal Implications of Physician Relationships with Medical Supply and Distribution Companies

August 1, 2012 – 7:22 AM |

By John W. Jones, Jr., Esq.
Increased federal investigation into alleged inappropriate arrangements between the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and physicians has led to significant …

What to Expect from the Supreme Court Ruling on the Health Care Reform Law

June 5, 2012 – 9:39 AM |

By Ron Howrigon
The United States Supreme Court recently heard three days of oral arguments regarding several legal challenges to the two-year-old health care reform bill.  …

Pay-for-Performance Incentives in Healthcare: Purpose, Politics and Pitfalls

May 3, 2012 – 9:51 AM |

By Lucia Francesca Bruno, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.
Long before the contentious passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and the Supreme Court hearings …

Advertising “Board Eligible” Creates Trouble for Texas Physicians

April 13, 2012 – 9:51 AM |

By Joyce McLaughlin
Hospitals frequently recruit physicians who are either Board Certified or “board eligible.” “Board Certified” in medicine means a physician has taken and passed …

Pivotal Day 2 of the Supreme Court Healthcare Oral Arguments

March 28, 2012 – 11:22 AM |

By Alan Lyndon
“If the government can do that, what else can it” do? That question – asked by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in regard …

Physicians Post-PPACA: Not Going Bust At The Healthcare Buffet (Part 1 of 2)

March 15, 2012 – 1:45 PM |

By David W Hilgers, Esq. and Sidney S. Welch, Esq.
The passage of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (“PPACA”)[1] has already had a substantial …