HEALTHCARE NEUTRALTM BLOG

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

Tools To Help You Decide How Your Healthcare Dispute Will Be Resolved

If you wait until a natural disaster strikes to prepare for a power outage or worse, you may find yourself with limited options, a dark house and a lot of spoiled food. The chances that one of your important contracts will go sour are much greater than the risk of a hurricane’s direct hit, yet we pay far more attention to disaster preparedness than we do to how our future business disputes will get resolved.

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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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