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Updates from the BLS Health Law Committee

Hospitals must count “bed holds” in subacute section as “patient days” when determining Medi-Cal reimbursement. Read more
Medical screening business can be liable (as an employer’s agent) for FEHA violations. Read more
Hospital’s failure to provide pretreatment disclosure of emergency medical evaluation fees beyond what is required by statute is not actionable. Read more
Health plan’s duty to transport conservatee to psychiatric facility for assessment and evaluation is triggered by an authorized professional’s custodial determination, not by the conservator’s demand. Read more
Personal representative could not compel production of a minor’s medical records without proving they were withheld in bad faith. Read more
State-law tort and statutory claims against health insurer are expressly preempted by Medicare Part C.  Read more
CMA’s standing to sue health insurer under the UCL based on diverting resources to oppose a business practice presents a triable issue. Read more
Public health care service plans are not immune from provider reimbursement actions under the Knox-Keene Act. Read more
Family members placed Gorgi Talevski in a county-owned nursing home in Indiana when his dementia progressed to the point they could no longer care for him. Read more
Deanna Hodges worked for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in an administrative role with no patient care responsibilities. Cedars terminated her employment because she refused to get a flu vaccine.  Cedars’s flu vaccine policy made exceptions for employees who established “a valid medical or religious exemption.” Employees who d Read more

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