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HEALTHCARE NEUTRAL BLOG

The Healthcare Neutral Blog will share ideas and developments in alternative dispute resolution, healthcare business and law.

Guided Choice Mediation – A Better Way To Settle Disputes

Despite training by some of the best mediation educators over the last 20 years, it was only fairly recently that I became aware of the name given to the mediation process known as “Guided Choice.” Championed most notably by Paul M. Lurie, Guided Choice Mediation is really a thoughtful organization and bundling of certain practices that together lead to better mediation results.

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Healthcare Neutral Grand Re-Opening

Almost twelve years ago, I formed Healthcare Neutral as a specialized dispute resolution practice and started blogging (see Archives). I operated Healthcare Neutral in parallel with my solo healthcare law firm for over five years before going “in-house” as the general counsel to one of my healthcare clients in 2013. For the last six plus years Healthcare Neutral has continued, but on a part-time basis given the demands of my full-time position. Blogging fell by the wayside. Until now.

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Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

       I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number…

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AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunities

     For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”) Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff…

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NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

     The New Jersey State Bar Association\’s Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: “Health Reform Is Alive And Well…Sort Of…The…

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Ken Feinberg (And Me!) On How To Settle A Dispute

     Ken Feinberg is probably America\’s most well-known neutral – an attorney, mediator and special master in administering mega-settlements such as those formed to compensate the victims of the 9/11…

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