1997

AHA Amicus Brief
New England Deaconess Hospital v. Carr. (No. 95-1594) [involving in camera review of peer review records.], September 10, 1997. (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy.) The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that reports prepared for use by a hospital peer review committee are confidential and are not subject to even in camera review.

AHA Amicus Brief
New England Deaconess v. Superior Court of Massachusetts: Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth (No. 7473) [Re: Peer Review], September 10, 1997

Legal Advisory
Three Day Window Project - project status report (Update #7), May 16, 1997 

Legal Advisory
Outpatient Lab Unbundling Project - project status report (Update #2), May 13, 1997

Legal Advisory
AHA Legal Advisory "AHA Collaborates with HHS Inspector General on Voluntary Anti-Fraud Compliance", May 2, 1997

Comment Letter
AHA Comment Letter to OIG re: Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Issuance of Advisory Opinion by OIG (62 Fed. Reg. 7350 et seq., February 19, 1997), April 21, 1997

AHA Amicus Brief
Miller v. Brown (No. 96-1365) [Hospital liability for peer review actions; HCQIA immunity] (This brief is not available in electronic format; please call OGC directly for a copy), March 20, 1997. On April 14, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari, leaving the Tenth Circuit's decision standing and the split in the circuits on the scope of HCQIA immunity to be resolved in future litigation.

Status Report
Home Health Agency Physician Certification Regulations, March 12, 1997

Legal Advisory
Fraud and Abuse in Home Health Services Field, March 6, 1997

Comment Letter

To HHS Inspector General re: Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Modifications to Existing Safe Harbors, March 3, 1997

AHA Amicus Brief
Your Home Visiting Nurse Services v. Shalala:  Supreme Court of the United States (No. 97-1489) [Re:  Medicare: Reopening Cost Reports], February 27, 1997

Legal Advisory
AHA Legal Advisory on HHS Inspector General's Open Letter to AHA Members on Voluntary Anti-Fraud Compliance, February 21, 1997

Status Report
Outpatient Lab Unbundling Project - project status report (Update #1), February 5, 1997

Status Report
Three Day Window Project - project status report (Update #6), February 3, 1997

AHA Amicus Brief
Federal Trade Commission v. Butterworth Health Corporation and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center (96-2440) [Antitrust - Grand Rapids Brief], January 15, 1997. On July 8, 1997, the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the hospitals. For a copy of this ruling, contact OGC.

 

 

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