Health Care Committee


Post date: Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP (Waller Lansden), home to one of the United States' largest and most comprehensive healthcare law practices, conducted a survey of hospitals entitled "Hospital Investments in Competitiveness: Financing Options." Waller Lansden published the survey in the December issue of HealthLeaders.

Post date: Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"Hospital Insolvency: The Looming Crisis," a recent study by the Healthcare Industry Group of global professionals services firm Alvarez & Marsal, shows that more than half of U.S. hospitals are now technically insolvent or in danger of becoming insolvent. On that point, Matthew Marcos, Senior Director of the Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, states:

Post date: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

In three recent New Jersey chapter 11 hospital sales, the unsettled legal issues associated with attempts to assign a hospital’s HHS provider agreement and/or its National Provider Identifier (NPI) without assigning the liabilities stemming from those agreements and NPIs were either avoided or postponed, rather than litigated.

Post date: Saturday, March 01, 2008

I find it interesting that a lifetime of experience can lead you to a point where what you’ve mastered has an impact on a whole new segment of an industry you’ve not considered.

Post date: Monday, October 01, 2007

Health care bankruptcies present debtor’s counsel with a whole host of unique issues. Should a patient care ombudsman be appointed?

Post date: Monday, October 01, 2007

Newly incorporated into the Bankruptcy Code[2] as part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA),

Post date: Monday, October 01, 2007

One of the goals of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) is to provide greater protections to patients in health care business bankruptcies. See Pub.L. No. 109-8. To that end, new Bankruptcy Code provisions have been enacted to specifically address issues that arise in health care business bankruptcies.

Post date: Monday, October 01, 2007

Sicko, the need for improvement was apparent. Costs had spiraled out of control, quality of care was inconsistent and health care providers faced daunting operational and financial challenges.

Post date: Sunday, April 01, 2007

The 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code have been the source of much controversy. The “patient care ombudsman,” a new position created in health care bankruptcies, however, is one addition that has received little attention in the press. Congress added the position in the newly-codified §333 of the Code.

Post date: Sunday, April 01, 2007
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Kevin M. Kramer

New Jersey’s hospitals, like acute care centers in many states, are facing an increasingly difficult future. This is especially true for the state’s urban hospitals, where the payor mix is skewed toward charity care patients instead of those who are fully insured.


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