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Misnomers and Misdescriptions: The “Litigation Finger Test” to the Rescue!
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2018

In the last month, the Court of Appeal decided two cases based on the "litigation finger test". The litigation finger test can assist a plaintiff in

When your Hospital-of-Choice is In-Network but, SURPRISE, your Anesthesiologist is Not: California’s AB-72 and Other State Responses to the Surprise Billing Pandemic
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

Regardless of a patient’s diligence in selecting an in-network hospital, ambulatory surgery center, or other health facility for treatment, patients

California Clamps Down On Surprise Out-Of-Network Bills
  • Buchalter
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

On September 23, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 72, California’s surprise out-of-network law. The bill protects patients who seek care at an

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCA Claims Related to Ambiguous Regulation
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

On August 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment with respect to FCA claims asserted against an

Arizona Anesthesia Group Notifies 882,590 Patients of Data Breach
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants ("VAPC"), a physician group of more than 200 anesthesiologists and pain management specialists with

Eighth Circuit Holds That Reasonable Interpretations of Ambiguous Regulations Undercut FCA Liability
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

The Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment because the "defendant's reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous

Anaesthetist not "situationally aware" but not guilty of professional misconduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

Following a decision by the Health and Disability Commissioner, in which an anaesthetist was found to have breached Right 4 of the Code of Rights by

Eight Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Grant Based on Reasonable Interpretation of Ambiguous Regulation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit today issued a decision affirming a district court’s grant of summary judgment against a False Claims

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases - August 2016
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

Since our last issue, we have identified 31 recently unsealed health care-related whistleblower cases. In this Qui Tam Update, we analyze the trends

No More Surprises: Florida Ends Certain Medical Balance Billing
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

"Surprise medical billing" occurs when a patient receives care at a facility and receives treatment from a provider, such as an anesthesiologist or