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Whistleblowing protections under the Affordable Care Act -- it's the law now
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2013

One aspect of PPACA that employers cannot lose sight of is its whistleblower protections. Section 1558 of PPACA added Section 18C to the Fair Labor


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


Joint employment finding leads to unexpected $3 million liability in hospital malpractice case
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

When Washington Hospital obtained an insurance policy in 2003 to cover medical claims arising from acts by its employees, its insurer probably did


GINA signed into law by President Bush
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2008

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), signed into law by President Bush on May 21, 2008 (P.L. 110-233), prohibits the use of genetic information by employers in making employment decisions and by health insurers and health plans in making enrollment determinations and setting insurance premiums


Take two Aspirin and call me in the morning: avoiding labor relations headaches with ACOs
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2014

The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) offers the promise of shared savings when the ACO delivers high-quality healthcare more cost effectively


Nurses at Houston area hospital vote for union representation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2008

On March 28, 2008, registered nurses at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital (Cypress Fairbanks) outside of Houston, Texas voted 119-111 for representation by the California Nurses Association (CNA) in a landmark election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board


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


New law prohibits genetic discrimination
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2008

The newly enacted Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") adds individual genetic information to the list of protected employee characteristics


California moves to eliminate manual lifting of patients in acute care facilities
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

In January 2012, California will join six other states that have eliminated or restricted the use of manual lifting of patients in hospitals


Pharmaceutical companies receive a late-season pick-up with regard to Seventh Circuit ruling on administrative exemption
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Early May in America is known for several things