The Latest Roundup of ABMS Antitrust Lawsuits
Since December 2018, a rash of antitrust lawsuits have been filed against the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and their member boards. While it might seem that little has transpired since then since there are rarely press releases about the court dealings underway, I thought it would be helpful to bring my physician colleagues up to date on the current status of the many lawsuits in (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 150 | Sesquicentennial anniversary edition!
It’s Health in 2 Point 00’s 150th Episode or Sesquicentennial anniversary! On this episode, we have the return of Softbank money—$100M goes to Biofourmis platform for AI & Clinical Trials. Next, Amwell prices their IPO at $14-16 a share, and Grand Rounds raises $175 million led by the Carlyle Group. Finally, we have real foul play to report – former Zocdoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi filed a lawsuit accusing his fellow cofounders and CFO of foul play, so Jess asks me to dish the dirty details. —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Biofourmis Grand Rounds IPO Zocdoc Source Type: blogs
American Courts Don ’t Have Universal Jurisdiction
Ilya ShapiroChild slavery within the cocoa trade has earned global attention. Nestl é has condemned the practice and joined accords aimed at abolishing human trafficking in the region. Nonetheless, the chocolate company finds itself in a decade ‐long lawsuit over the enslavement of Malians on Ivorian plantations on the basis of the corporation’s alleged purchase of cocoa from farms that used slaves.The Alien Tort Statute gives federal courts jurisdiction over cases brought by foreigners who allege a “violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States. ” Passed as part of the Judiciary Ac...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs
Viztek (A Former Konica Minolta Subsidiary) Joins The EHR Certification Scandal Club
Konica Minolta, a company better known for copiers than health IT, has somehow managed to insert its foot deep enough into the EHR certification waters to get bitten. Specifically, news has come out from the U.S. Department of Justice that Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. (KMHA) will be paying a hefty fine to settle allegations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Administration Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Regulations Common MU Data Set eClinicalWorks eCW EHR Certification EHR Lawsuits Exa EHR False Claims Whistleblower Greenway Health Joe Cermin Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Source Type: blogs
Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during COVID-19
Mark A. Rothstein (University of Louisville), Julia Irzyk, Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during COVID-19, The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum (2020): A worker whose employer is failing to provide adequate protections against SARS-CoV-2 generally has little... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 23, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs
D.C. Circuit Strikes Blow to Leverage Policymaking
William YeatmanDuring the Obama administration, an unfortunate innovation in executive power was “leverage policymaking,” by which I mean that regulatory agencies would use individual transactions —such as enforcement or licensing actions—to achieve broad policy results.Examples will help explain this concept.In 2011, afterpromising to put one million electric cars on the road, the Obama administrationrequested $300 million in appropriations to spend on infrastructure for “zero emissions vehicles.” Congress demurred. Five years later, President Obama again sought such federal spending for the “21st Centu...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: William Yeatman Source Type: blogs
Transparency as Justice: The Ethics of Public Attorneys and Judicial Seals
David Konarske (Michigan State University), Transparency as Justice: The Ethics of Public Attorneys and Judicial Seals, SSRN: In 2004, the State of West Virginia settled a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP accusing the company of pushing pills by understating the... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 12, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs
A Sinking Feeling
God finally let His feelings on Trump be known when He sank those rally-boats. Knowing Trumpists, by nature, would ignore sensible rules andbe unconcerned for fellow boaters, creating undrained swamping was easy. “Make Liberals Cry,” said a sign on one of them. Ironic. Rather than feeling concerned for the lost boats, though, let’s agree all boats matter and move on. Speaking of BLM, responding to last week ’s column, a reader renamed them “Behave Like Monkeys.” On lake and land, one’s impression of Trumpists is confirmed. Are blind racism and curated hate for liberals enough to justify voting...
Source: Surgeonsblog - August 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs
Only In America
Once, it seemed the answer was humanity itself; the question being, how did things get this bad. The imperfection of the human brain was to blame, having created problems beyond its capabilities to solve. Pretending it away, making up conspiracies, it ’s gone into “tilt” mode as self-preservation. But that can ’t be the explanation. Every country but ours has been addressing climate change, and, now, attacking the pandemic successfully, as virtually all their citizens accepted responsibility. The problem, in other words, isn’t humankind. It’s us. Only “we” pulled out of the climate accords. “Our...
Source: Surgeonsblog - July 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs
Protecting Our Health Care Providers from Liability in a Pandemic
Posted by Professor Sharona Hoffman, Contributing Editor Cross-posted from NULR of Note While COVID-19 creates profound medical concerns for health care providers, it also creates fear of potential lawsuits. Clinicians are forced to ration scarce resources, such as ventilators, when... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - July 30, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs
Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during Covid-19
As more workplaces open up, a seldom-used legal action is being taken against employers charged with inadequately protecting employees from the coronavirus: public nuisance lawsuits. The post Lawsuits of Last Resort: Employees Fight for Safe Workplaces during Covid-19 appeared first on The Hastings Center. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 29, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Susan Gilbert Tags: Health Care Public Health COVID-19 Hastings Bioethics Forum public nuisance lawsuits syndicated workplace hazards Source Type: blogs
Physician Plaintiffs File Reply Brief Against ABIM
The four Internal Medicine physician Plaintiffs-Appellants filed their latest Reply Brief in the class action lawsuit against the American Board of internal Medicine (ABIM) today. That reply brief summarized the alleged tying arrangement of ABIM board certification to "Maintenance of Certification (MOC)":"ABIM’s monopoly power over certifications is und isputed. Certifications are an economic (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Tags: ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine lawsuit Maintenance of Certification MOC Source Type: blogs