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

New Jersey Hospital Seizes An Opportunity To Maintain Its Mission

     I\’ve written here previously about the need for all constituents at a financially challenged hospital to collaborate towards a mutually positive solution, and to seize the moment of opportunity…

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5th Circuit’s Poliner Decision Boosts HCQIA Immunity

         [Image: U.S. Hygiene Laboratory photo of Schick test, a measure of immunity from diphtheria, 1915]           It may be the weather, the economy, or the mounting pressure on hospitals…

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Healthcare Is Not Recession Proof

          I just read an excellent post by Jeff Goldsmith in The Health Care Blog entitled “Health care is not recession proof.” In it, he debunks the “conventional wisdom” that…

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Special Issue Of New Jersey Lawyer Covers Healthcare Law

          The current issue of in Re: Magazine, the special supplement to the weekly newspaper, New Jersey Lawyer, is dedicated to healthcare law and is online now.                    In…

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Use Mediators, Not Juries, To Resolve Medical Staff Disputes

        [Image: Engraving of Gilbert  and Sullivan\’s Trial by Jury, from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, by D. H. Friston, May 1, 1875.]           Recently I wrote about the…

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Hospitals Must Develop Sustainable ER On-Call Programs (Did you want to keep that finger?)

                   [Image: Hospital Corpsman sutures a patient\’s hand.  Photo by Dexter Roberts, May 31, 2005]           I recently wrote here that the Report of the New Jersey Commission On…

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