Publications


The full text of articles from the Bulletin may be accessed at the Allegheny County Medical Society Website (https://www.acms.org/bulletin/bullhigh.html)

Legal Summary: Preparing for the “Repeal” of Obamacare, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, February, 2017

Legal Summary: Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Operational, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2016

Legal Summary:  Increased Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, August 2016

Legal Report: Employed Physician Liability for Compliance Issues: Contractual, Regulatory and Governmental Traps, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, May 2016

Legal Summary:  Physician and Staff Child Abuse Clearances: DHS ‘Clarification’ a Temporary Reprieve, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, February, 2016

Legal Summary: Physicians’ Role in Reporting, Preventing Abuse: a Brief Primer and Reminder, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2015

Legal Summary: Beyond King v. Burwell: House v. Burwell Still Challenges Obamacare, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, August, 2015

Highlights of the 2015 Databank Guidebook: Navigating the New NPDB, Member Briefing, American Health Lawyers Association, June 2015 (Contributing author as part of the NPDB Work Group of the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group, which included: Michael R. Callahan, Michael A. Cassidy, Kimberly W. Daniel, Rosalind D. Gagliano, Robert R. Harrison, Robin Locke Nagele, Harry Shulman, and Ruby W. Wood). 

Part-time Buprenorphine Practice: Legal Considerations, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, May, 2015. 

Legal Summary: New Threats to Your Medicare Enrollment, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, February, 2015.

Personal Cybersecurity – a HIPAA ‘Lite’ Approach, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2014.

Legal Summary:  Physician Relationships with Clinical Labs under the Microscope – Again, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, August, 2014

Legal Summary: Security Risk Assessments and HIPAA Audits: Prepare Now for Round 2 of the HIPAA Police, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, May, 2014.

Legal Summary: The ACA and the …Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, February, 2014.

Legal Summary: Prescription Drug Database Revisited, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2013.

Legal Summary: “False Light” Tort, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, July, 2013.

Legal Summary: Physician Payments Sunshine Act Final Rule Published, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, April, 2013.

Prescription Drug Abuse: Is a Statewide Database the Answer? Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, January, 2013.

Legal Summary: HHS OIG Work Plan/FY 2013 – Physician Issues, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2012.

Legal Summary:  Med Mal Coverage Exclusion Case, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, July, 2012. 

Legal Summary:  OIG’s First Salvo on Reassignment, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, April, 2012.

Physician Career Cautionary Tales, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, January, 2012.

Legal Summary: Vermont Supreme Court: Limited Scope of Patient Relationship Does Not Abrogate Duty, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, November, 2011.

Legislative Intervention: Necessary Treatment for an Ailing Health Care Market Place? Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, August, 2011.

Legal Summary: Now Is the Time for “Fair Share,” Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, July, 2011.

Legal Summary: Jury Verdict for Defense Overturned on Informed Consent Issue, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, April, 2011.

Legal Summary: Medical Error Disclosure, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, October, 2010.

Legal Summary: Med Mal Stats Update: A “Model for Reform”? Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, July, 2010.

Antidepressants and Suicide: Risk Management for Primary Care Physicians, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, April, 2010.

Legal Summary: Ghosts of Procedures Past—Way Past! Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, January 2010.

Legal Summary: Does Sexual Misconduct Equal Medical Malpractice? Thierfelder v. Wolfert, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, October 2009.

Legal Summary: Med Mal Stats 101, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, August 2009.

Burger v. Blair Medical Associates: Who's Handling Your Medical Records Releases? Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, June 2009.

Considerations in Hiring a Physician Assistant: Making an Educated Decision, Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, February 2009.