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

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     An unpublished opinion from New Jersey\’s Appellate Division on March 28, 2012 serves to remind arbitrators of their proper role in resolving contractual disputes.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