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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals [...]

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Does Digitization Risk Too Much Disclosure?

On July 2, 2009 By Brian Van Wyk

It’s a problem as old as the system of medicine: everything written by a doctor seems to be purposefully illegible. And, according to one scholar studying American medical practices, there may be more truth to the old adage than you might think.

While many industries seem to have shifted from paper records to electronic records [...]

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Healthcare in America is expensive. Wildly so. President Obama’s stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, attempts in many ways to tackle this problem. The president has touted healthcare technology spending, or HC IT spending, as a significant avenue to save money. By digitizing the practice of medicine, [...]

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed their policy so that they no longer pay for “never events” in hospitals. Never events are exactly what they sound like, and include incidents such as foreign bodies being left in a patient after surgery. Other events include wrong site surgery and infections acquired in [...]

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