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

Selecting A Hospital-Medical Staff Standing Neutral

       This fourth and final installment on the Hospital-Medical Staff Standing Neutral will address the neutral selection process. Previous posts introduced the concept, its advantages and relation to Joint Commission…

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NJ Bar Section Offers Brown Bag Lunch On Antitrust Developments In Healthcare

       The New Jersey State Bar Association\’s Health and Hospital Law Section is offering an interesting program in an alternative format. The program will address antitrust developments related to various…

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Part 3- Defining The Role Of The Hospital-Medical Staff Standing Neutral

     I previously introduced the concept of the hospital-medical staff standing neutral, and how satisfaction of Joint Commission conflict resolution requirements and other advantages argue for its use. This Part…

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Supreme Court Rejects State Bar Of Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

       On February 21, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a 2011 ruling by West Virginia\’s highest court that found all predispute arbitration clauses in nursing home admission agreements were void…

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State Courts, Lean Budgets And ADR

       “State courts across the United States are bracing for another year of austerity as a new budget cycle threatens once again to limit funding for the courts.” So writes…

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NJSBA Offers Program On Decision-Making By Judges And Arbitrators

       “Decision-Making By Judges And Arbitrators – How Decisions Are Made And Influences On The Process” will be the subject of a program by the Dispute Resolution Section of the…

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