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Court Rules in Favor of Physician Whistleblower

 
 

On Feb. 20, 2014 the California Supreme Court ruled that a physician claiming he lost his hospital privileges as a form of whistleblower retaliation has the right to seek relief via a whistleblower lawsuit. 

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Appeals Court Rules that Health Plans May Be Responsible for Payment When They Irresponsibly Delegate Risk

 
 

Feb. 19, 2014 - A California appeals court has recognized a legal cause of action that holds California's health plans liable when they negligently delegate risk to an IPA that subsequently fails to reimburse providers.
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SB 1215 - Elimination of IOASE Fails Passage in Committee

On April 28, 2014, SB 1215 (Hernandez) -- which would have eliminated the in office exemption under the California Self referral law for advanced imaging and radiation oncology -- failed passage in the Senate Business and Professions Committee. The Committee was concerned about unintended consequences. As there is still a need to control health care costs, CRS will continue discussions with Senator Hernandez about pursuing the bill next year.