Category Archives: Health Care Law

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Only Physicians – Not Their Staff – Can Obtain Informed Consent

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision will have a major impact on how physicians across …

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Opioid enforcement is more than just PDMP!

Please click on this link to read the article published in the June edition of …

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Pennsylvania’s New Opioid Laws and How They Impact Physicians

On November 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a package of new laws aimed at …

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CMS Final Rule Prohibiting Nursing Home Use of Arbitration Agreements Put On Hold

This morning, U.S. District Court Judge Michael P. Mills granted a preliminary injunction in the …

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CMS Prohibits Long Term Care Facilities from Using Arbitration Agreements at Intake and Prior to Disputes

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”), a part of the Department of …

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OCR to Increase Investigations Of Smaller PHI Breaches

Healthcare providers and other covered entities[1] must report breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”) …

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West Virginia Supreme Court- Medical Power of Attorney Does Not Have Power to Make Binding Legal Decisions for Incapacitated Person

In May, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued a decision in the …

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Personal Care Home Had No Duty to Restrict Resident’s Movements

Several days ago, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a non-precedential decision in the case of …

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Negotiating Software Agreements – Key Terms For Electronic Health Records

Healthcare providers (Providers) rely on third party vendors for providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) software …

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Medical Software Company Wins $940 Million in Trade Secret Case

A jury recently awarded Epic Systems Corporation (“Epic”), a medical software company, $940 million in …

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