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

How Not To Conduct A Medical Staff Fair Hearing

     If you want to know what you shouldn\’t do when conducting a medical staff fair hearing, read the opinion of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of…

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Who Pays The Hospital – Medical Staff Standing Neutral?

     See my guest post today at Disputing: Who Pays the Hospital – Medical Staff Standing Neutral? This is a follow up to the four part series on the Hospital…

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Healthcare Subject Matter Expertise – An Arbitrator’s Blessing or Curse?

     Today I listened to a roundtable discussion on “Handling Healthcare Arbitration Effectively” presented by the American Health Lawyers Association. The Panel offered valuable practical tips on drafting an arbitration…

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Third Circuit Clarifies Class Arbitration Rule – Sort Of

     On April 3, 2012, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion in Sutter v. Oxford Health Plans (No. 11-1773). The case is one of long-standing in New…

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Arbitrators Can’t Rewrite Contracts

     An unpublished opinion from New Jersey\’s Appellate Division on March 28, 2012 serves to remind arbitrators of their proper role in resolving contractual disputes. It also debunks a common…

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American Arbitration Association Calls For Muscular Arbitration

       Last week I attended the American Arbitration Association\’s Neutrals Conference, held this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over 300 AAA neutrals (arbitrators and mediators) from across the country and overseas…

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