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Warehousing and Torturing Dying Patients? Conference Promises a Different Future

Final Exit Network, an organization dedicated to achieving a peaceful death, is sponsoring a hemisphere-wide conference to bring together bioethicists, doctors, nurses, other health care professionals, hospice chaplains, legal experts, and lay individuals to discuss better and more responsive ways for … Continue reading

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Two Northern California Doctors Face Sentencing in April 2018 After Being Convicted by Jury of Health Care Fraud After 8 Week Trial for Billing for Unperformed Services, Unseen Patients and Other False Billing Statements

Years ago, health care fraud cases would only be brought in extreme cases for ghost billing or outrageous conduct. We are seeing cases involving upcoding the office visit, not adding a physician to the group or not dropping the physician … Continue reading

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Doctors, Lawyers want Congress to halt ‘Right-To-Try’ Legislation for Terminally-Ill Patients

President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass right-to-try legislation.  According to reports, the right-to-try’ legislation that aims to help terminally ill patients access experimental therapies and drugs that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration outside … Continue reading

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Occurrence of Elder Abuse Remains High for Dementia Patients

Today, an estimated 5.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with the tragic memory, thinking and behavior disease, Alzheimer’s – one of the most common forms of dementia. As these people age, 75 percent of them will be admitted to a nursing … Continue reading

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Better Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients

The UCLA Health Ethics Center has posted a video of my recent presentation, "Better Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients." Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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