1996

AHA Letter
December 12, 1996: Comment letter from Fred Entin to IRS re: excise taxes and charitable organizations (9 pp)AHA Amicus Brief

AHA Amicus Brief
De Buono, et al. v. NYSA-ILA Medical and Clinical Services Fund, etc., et al. (No. 95-1594) [ERISA - De Buono Brief], November 29, 1996. (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.)

  • On June 2, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit opinion, and upholding the New York health care facility gross receipts tax as applied to a medical center owned by a self-insured employee benefit fund. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.

AHA Amicus Brief
State of Washington, et al. v. Harold Glucksberg, M.D., et al.; Vacco, et al., v. Quill, M.D., et al. (Nos. 96-110, 96-1858) [Physician-assisted suicide - Gluckserg Brief], November 12, 1996 (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.)

  • On June 26, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in these cases, ruling that there is not a constitutionally protected right to physician- assisted suicide, reversing the contrary rulings of the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. For a copy of these rulings, contact OGC.

AHA Letter
Comment letter from Jim Bentley to NAIC re: NAIC White Paper, "The Regulation of Risk-Bearing Entities", November 1, 1996

Status Report
Three Day Window Project - project status report (Update #5), October 18, 1996

AHA Amicus Brief
Ohio Hospital Association and American Hospital Association v. Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services (No. 1:96-CV-2165), October 7, 1996 (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.)

  • On September 18, 1997, the federal district court dismissed the suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.
  • On October 14, the AHA and OHA filed a notice of appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

AHA Amicus Brief
AHA Amicus Brief: Hughes Aircraft Company v. United States Ex Rel. William J. Schumer [False Claims Act] (No. 95-1340), October 1996 (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.)

AHA Memorandum
Memo from Fred Entin to Allied Association Executives re: Recent Tax Exemption Developments, August 15, 1996

AHA Amicus Brief
Osgood v. Genesys (Michigan State Court) [Damages for unauthorized treatment; directions of patient representative], August 1996 (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.)

  • On March 7, 1997, the court issued a ruling vacating the plaintiff's wrongful life claim as not recognized under Michigan law, but upholding a battery claim for providing unwanted life support. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.

AHA Letter
Letter from Fred Entin responding to June Gibbs Brown's letter of June 21, 1996 re: PATH project, July 29, 1996

Status Report
Three Day Window Project - project status report (Update #4), July 16, 1996

AHA Amicus Brief
Richard B. Berlin, Jr., M.D., v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center [corporate practice of medicine - Berlin Brief], May 17, 1996.

  • On October 23, 1997, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the "corporate practice doctrine" was inapplicable to licensed hospitals. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.

AHA Letter
Antitrust -Letter to FTC re: AHA's suggestions for revising Policy Statements, May 8, 1996

Group Letter
Home Health Agency/Stark/Hoyer Matter - Group Letter to HCFA, May 3, 1996

AHA Amicus Brief
United States of America v. Mercy Health Services, et al. [antitrust - Dubuque Brief], May 3, 1996.

  • On January 14, 1997, the hospitals involved canceled their merger plans, and on February 26 the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that abandonment of the proposed merger mooted the appeal. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.

AHA Memorandum
OIG/HHS Work Plan Summary/Hospital Projects, May 1, 1996

AHA Memorandum
Letters of Interpretation - Home Health Agency/Stark/Hoyer Matter, April 15, 1996

Status Report
Three Day Window Project - project status report (Update #3), April 4, 1996

AHA Letter
Letter to NAIC, Risk-Based Capital Working Group, re: proposed HORBC formula [Wilcox letter] March 22, 1996

AHA Letter
Letter to HORBC Task Force, American Academy of Actuaries, re: proposed HORBC formula [Perkins letter], February 29, 1996

Status Report
Three Day Window Project - project status update (Update #2), February 27, 1996

 

 

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