Hospital Groups Acquiring Physicians’ Private Practices, How It Affects Liability

April 20, 2011 by matray

side note: Is a hospital-focused healthcare system the future of American Medicine? And if so, what are the liability implications? This is a great look at what looks to be the future of healthcare delivery in the United States. Physician-owned and operated medical practices appear to be going the way… Continue reading...

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President Obama Starts Drive For Medical Malpractice Reforms

February 16, 2011 by matray

side note: No shocker here. None of the $250 million can be used for implementing damage caps (like the Republican HEALTH Act seeks), but the President is in favor of states implementing ideas like health courts. WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting his own stamp on a long-standing Republican priority, President Barack… Continue reading...

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State of the Union: President Obama Open to Medical Malpractice Reform

January 27, 2011 by matray

In his recent, Jan. 25, State of the Union address, President Barack Obama indicated that he is “willing to look at other ideas to bring down [healthcare] costs, including one that Republicans suggested last year: medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits.” Shortly after the State of the Union,… Continue reading...

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