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

Protected Health Information in Mediation and Arbitration – Best Practices

I just listened in on a conference call presentation on Protected Health Information (“PHI”) in mediation and arbitration. It covered best practices for dealing with the potential disclosure of confidential patient information inherent in many healthcare disputes while navigating the requirements of HIPAA and other laws…

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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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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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NJ Bar Health Law Section Announces Programs For 2012-2013

     I am honored to serve as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association\’s Health Law Section for the upcoming year. The Section includes 446 members of the Bar…

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Why Not More Corporate ADR?

     A fundamental premise of the alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) movement is that when properly applied, ADR can resolve most disputes faster, cheaper and better than conventional litigation. I\’m convinced…

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Does Healthcare Reform Require Hospital v. Physician Power Struggle?

     Writing in John Goodman\’s Health Policy Blog, Larry Wedekind suggests that real healthcare reform will require physicians, not hospitals, to acquire control of our healthcare delivery system. His entire…

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