Navigation Links
Restructuring, Consolidation in Health Care Make Reform Top Health Law Issue for 2010

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform will change, if not send shock waves through, virtually the entire field of health care law. That is the consensus of 24 health law practitioners from BNA's Health Law Reporter advisory board, in a survey conducted in December 2009.


The majority of survey respondents applauded reform's major goals: increasing access to needed health care services, promoting provider coordination and integration, supporting a stronger role for primary care and improving care for people with chronic conditions or complex needs, holding providers more accountable for results, and increasing health system efficiencies. They debated, however, whether current reform initiatives would bring these changes about or whether congressional proposals will just create more problems down the road.

Rounding out the top half of the Top 10 list were: Fraud and abuse, Medicare, quality, and antitrust. These key issues are followed by health information, taxation, health plan regulation, medical staff, and labor and employment as front-burner concerns the health care system will be dealing with in 2010. All survey respondents agreed that health care reform will be an issue with reverberations throughout all of the others.

One board member describes a 'perfect storm' in health care fraud: an aggressive administration, changes to the False Claims Act that will drive a variety of new whistleblower cases, and a growing recognition that fraud is a significant driver of health care costs. Fraud and abuse is expected to remain a challenging reality for health care providers who may find themselves far too easily tripped up by increasingly complex sets of rules and the increased likelihood of a 'got you' enforcement approach.

All the top issues are discussed in detail in the full report. Press copies are available to working journalists. Email Karen James Cody at

BNA is the leading independent publisher of print and electronic news and information for professionals in business and government. BNA produces more than 300 news services, including the highly respected Daily Labor Report, Health Care Policy Report, Health Law Reporter, and Medicare Report. Visit BNA online at




Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus
2. Akela Pharma Inc. Completes Share Consolidation
3. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Plans to Submit Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for ZEVALIN(R) Consolidation of First Remission in Advanced Stage Follicular Lymphoma in 2008
4. Insurance Department Will Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Consolidation of Highmark, Independence Blue Cross
5. Insurance Department to Hold Statewide Meetings on Proposed Consolidation of Independence Blue Cross, Highmark
6. Cardinal Health Formalizes Consolidation of Businesses Into Two Primary Operating and Reporting Segments
7. Consolidation Among Chicago Physicians Likely to Increase
8. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
9. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
10. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
11. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., ... developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was ... Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief ... shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: