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That persnickety and persistent NLRB

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

As has been reported in previous editions of the Health Law Update, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watching now is a required activity for all

Hospital liable under aviation safety whistleblower law

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2009

Miami Valley Hospital (Miami Valley) and an air ambulance service which furnished pilots and mechanics for the hospital's air ambulance operation were held jointly liable by the U.S. Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board (Board) for violating the whistleblower protection provisions of the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21) when they fired an air ambulance pilot as a result of his safety-related complaints to a supervisor and the Federal Aviation Administration

New rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive health services without cost sharing

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2010

On July 14, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued interim final rules to implement the provisions of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) requiring non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets to provide coverage for preventive health services listed in certain recommendations and guidelines without imposing any cost-sharing requirements on covered individuals

Whistleblowing protections under the Affordable Care Act it’s the law now

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2013

When most employers think of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the focus is on the countdown to January 1, 2014, when the

Texas court holds recruitment agreement does not create hospital respondeat superior liability

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2009

In a recent case, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals held that a physician recruitment agreement that provided a physician with an income guaranty, sign-on bonus and relocation reimbursement did not make the hospital liable for the malpractice liability of a physician under the doctrine of respondeat superior

NLRB's heavy hand against Wal-Mart has implications for healthcare providers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2013

On November 19, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that its General Counsel has authorized the issuance of multiple complaints

Wage and hour collective actions hit the healthcare industry

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2009

Claims and lawsuits filed on behalf of groups of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have more than tripled in the last ten years, and the latest trend appears to be the proliferation of wage and hour collective actions targeting hospitals and other healthcare employers for unpaid wages and overtime

Collection agency allegedly usurped charitable hospital's management control

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2012

Accretive Health, Inc. (Accretive), according to the Minnesota attorney general's six volume report , entered into Revenue Cycle and Cost Management Agreements (Agreements) with Fairview Health Services (Fairview

Compensation to employed physicians leads to false claims settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2008

The Department of Justice recently settled a False Claims Act case brought against Savannah, Georgia's Memorial Health University Medical Center (Memorial) and two of its physician groups by a whistleblower for $5.08 million

Pregnant employees become the subject of heightened attention and new legislation

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

Over the past decade, the number of claims pregnant workers have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has risen by almost