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PA Supreme Court Proposes Changes to Malpractice Venue Rules
January 14, 2019
By: A. Bryan Tomlinson

Pennsylvania's Act 112 Places New Patient Notification Requirements on Diagnostic Imaging Providers
December 18, 2018
By: Donna Nadel Kramer and Elizabeth M. Hein

Nonprofit Hospitals and State and Local Tax Exemptions: An Uncertain State of Affairs
October 22, 2018
By: James R. Malone, Jr.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Signals Major Erosion of Peer Review Protection
March 28, 2018
By: Robin Locke Nagele and Amalia V. Romanowicz

Proposal Would Make More Pennsylvania Workers Eligible for Overtime
January 31, 2018
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

Steps Employers Can Take to Prevent and Respond to Claims of Sexual Harassment
December 4, 2017
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

DOH Issues Temporary Regulations for Patients and Caregivers
September 28, 2017
By: Elizabeth M. Hein

PA Supreme Court Ruling: Only Doctors Can Obtain Informed Consent
June 22, 2017
By: Donald N. Camhi and Melinda A. Schumaker

DOH Issues Medical Marijuana Practitioner Rules
April 19, 2017
By: Elizabeth M. Hein and Robin Locke Nagele

Entire DOL Overtime Rule Enjoined Nationwide
November 23, 2016
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

DOH Issues Temporary Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
November 1, 2016
By: Elizabeth M. Hein, Robin Locke Nagele, and Amalia V. Romanowicz

Federal DEA Guidance Impacts Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Research
August 22, 2016
By: Robin Locke Nagele and Elizabeth M. Hein

Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule
May 18, 2016
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

HHS's Data Security Problem: Lessons for the Private Sector
August 11, 2015
By: Steven J. Fox and Abraham J. Rein

New Jersey Non-Profit Hospital Stripped of Tax Exemption Based on Ruling that Modern Non-Profit Hospitals Essentially Function as For-Profit Businesses
July 13, 2015
By: Carolyn H. Kendall

Federal District Court Issues Order That Could Discourage Use of EMTALA as a Federal Medical Malpractice Statute
January 15, 2015
By: Donald N. Camhi, Robin Locke Nagele, and Marcie A. Courtney

D.C. Circuit Reaffirms Application of Attorney-Client Privilege to Internal Investigations
July 2, 2014

Third Circuit Decision Adopts More Lenient Pleading Standard in False Claims Act Litigation
June 24, 2014

Time for Hospitality Employers to Prepare for Affordable Care Act Obligations
April 7, 2014

The NLRB Proposes Speeding Union Elections
February 10, 2014

Governor Corbett Signs Benevolent Gesture Medical Professional Liability Act into Law
November 19, 2013
By: Amalia V. Romanowicz

Labor Department's Final Rule Dramatically Expands FLSA Coverage for Home Care Workers
September 27, 2013
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

Article: "The Federal Prosecutor As Regulator: Good Manufacturing Practices and The False Claims Act"
May 29, 2013
By: Ronald H. Levine

CMS's Proposed Rule Would Limit Health System Joint Medical Staffs
February 11, 2013
By: Robin Locke Nagele

OIG Advisory Opinion: Donation of Limited Interfaces and Related Support Services Does Not Violate Anti-Kickback Statute
January 16, 2013
By: Steven J. Fox

Department of Justice Announces Stepped Up Enforcement Efforts Regarding Access of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals to Health Care
August 9, 2012
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

Supreme Court Bolsters FLSA Outside Sales Exemption
June 21, 2012
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum

New York Federal Court on Remand Confirms Alarming Expansion of Title VII Exposure and Loss of HCQIA Immunity for Hospitals Sued by Non-Employed Staff Physicians
April 12, 2012
By: Robin Locke Nagele

New Jersey Supreme Court Declines to Hold Charities and Non-Profits Civilly Liable for Employees' Criminal Acts
March 20, 2012

Third Circuit Applies Pennsylvania's At-Will Employment Doctrine and Holds that Hospital Did Not Breach Contract with Terminated Physician
February 8, 2012
By: A. James Johnston and Jonathan B. Sprague

Courts Defer to Law Enforcement on Broad Searches of Digital Devices
February 7, 2012
By: Abraham J. Rein

Day of Reckoning: Reporting HIPAA Breaches to the Government
November 12, 2010

In-House Counsel for a Major Pharmaceutical Company Indicted Yesterday
November 10, 2010
By: Ronald H. Levine

Profound Physician Credentialing, Quality Oversight and Board Fiduciary Duty Issues Raised in Connection with Indicted Pediatrician
May 24, 2010
By: Robin Locke Nagele and Brian M. Peters

DEA's Drug Diversion Focus Underscores Importance of Controlled Substances Compliance and Audit Programs
March 2, 2010
By: Ronald H. Levine and Ross G. Currie

Class Action Wage-Hour Suits Filed Against Pennsylvania Hospitals
November 24, 2009
By: Andrew W. Allison

Governance Update: Supreme Court's Conrad Black Decision May Limit Claims of "Honest Services" Fraud
September 14, 2009
By: Ronald H. Levine

NPDB Guidance Re-Affirms Breadth of Hospital Reporting Obligations
August 24, 2009
By: Robin Locke Nagele and Ross G. Currie

Enforcement Related to Off-Label Marketing and Use of Drugs and Devices: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
May 1, 2009
By: John N. Joseph

HIPAA Enforcement Provides Template for Enforcement of Upcoming "Red Flag Rules" Requirements for Identity Theft Prevention Programs
April 3, 2009

Risk Prevention/Management Advice to Hospitals Regarding Document-Sharing Technology
April 1, 2009
By: Steven J. Fox

IRS Continues to Crack Offshore Bank Secrecy - Risks Mount
February 20, 2009
By: Matthew T. Newcomer

Third Circuit Reaffirms Need for Healthcare Organizations to Substantiate Fair Market Value of Personal Service Arrangements
February 6, 2009
By: John N. Joseph and Paula G. Sanders

HIPAA Lessons Learned From HHS-Providence Resolution Agreement
September 24, 2008
By: Steven J. Fox

FTC Announces Two Public Workshops and Roundtables on Emerging Health Care Competition and Consumer Issues
September 22, 2008
By: Mark L. Mattioli

Employers Must Pay Employees for Bloodborne Pathogen Testing and Follow-Up, and Reimburse Related Travel Expenses
September 12, 2008
By: Ross G. Currie

OIG Advisory Opinion on Test Tube Labeling Reinforces Risks of "Small Extras"
June 30, 2008
By: Robin Locke Nagele, John N. Joseph, and Ross G. Currie

Hospital Not Liable for Disability Discrimination Against Physician Who Posed Direct Threat to Patient Safety
June 23, 2008
By: Mark L. Mattioli, Ross G. Currie, and A. James Johnston

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Kadlec And Eases Hospital Disclosure Obligations
May 22, 2008
By: Robin Locke Nagele, Kathleen Chancler, Mark L. Mattioli, and Ross G. Currie

John Joseph Presenting with Lew Morris, Counsel to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, at the HCCA's 12th Compliance Institute
April 1, 2008
By: John N. Joseph