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and assist in developing topics that they view as critical.
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What’s New in the June issue?
Challenging “Experimental” Treatment
A health plan’s determination that a medical treatment is experimental or
investigational can have significant consequences for both the health care
provider and the patient. Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund and Andrew Cookingham
provide practical advice on effectively challenging experimental or
investigational denials—or pursuing litigation or arbitration. Read
Specialty Pharmaceuticals: To White-Bag or Buy-and-Bill?
The field of specialty pharmaceuticals has seen tremendous growth in recent
years as pharmaceutical companies have brought to market more drugs and
biologics designed to treat complex, chronic, and acute conditions. Kathryn
S. Burnett helps physicians and their counsel choose how to best provide
specialty pharmaceuticals in-office and provides guidance on trends and
issues for other buyers of these medications.
Matters of Conscience
Over the last 40 years, health care providers’ legal privilege to refuse to
provide certain care has dramatically expanded due to a proliferation of
“conscience clause” legislation across the country. Pamela H. Del Negro and
Stephen W. Aronson provide an overview of this legislation in all 50 states
and discuss practical considerations for drafting a conscience clause policy
that balances employee rights and the provision of timely patient care.
Medicaid: Establishing New Roles
What options do providers have left for challenging Medicaid underpayment
in the wake of Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Care Center
? What are
the emerging roles of the states, Congress, and CMS? Michael Cook and Tom
Mayo share their Brief Insights.