Legal & Regulatory

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Senate Finance Committee Takes Aim at Concurrent and Overlapping Surgeries

The first would be prohibited, the second more tightly regulated.

Posted 12/08/16 | 2 comments

Bill Promotes Pricing Transparency and Protects Physicians From EHR Penalties

The Senate is expected to vote on the 21st Century Cures Act early next week.

Posted 12/01/16 | Post a comment

Tech Triumphs in Lawsuit Over Years of Unwanted Advances

Oregon neurosurgeon has history of harassing behavior.

Posted 10/07/16 | Post a comment

Doc No Longer Facing Drug-Theft Charges, But Hospital That Accused Him in Hot Water

Effort to catch alleged drug thief compromised the privacy of hundreds of women.

Posted 09/27/16 | Post a comment

Legal Update: No. 1 HIPAA Privacy Risk? Snooping Staff

Employees peeking at patients' medical records far from uncommon.

Posted 09/09/16 | LaniM.Dornfeld, JD | Post a comment

$22 Million Suit: 2 Dropped Instruments Left Patient Paralyzed

The tools reportedly landed on the patient's spinal cord during surgery to relive a pinched nerve.

Posted 08/23/16 | Post a comment

Were Doctors Instructed to Go Light on Sedatives and Pain Meds to Move Patients Along?

Fired anesthesiologist says his patient safety concerns were met with retaliation, according to his lawsuit.

Posted 07/29/16 | 1 comment

Feds Finally Freeing Funds for Meningitis Outbreak Victims

The Department of Justice will distribute $40 million — those who suffered "catastrophic injuries" are eligible to receive a maximum of $50,000.

Posted 07/13/16 | 1 comment

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