Author: Starlett M. Miller Finally taking a step toward protecting the privacy of reporting practitioners, the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) has temporarily removed the Public Use Data File from its website. The NPDB is a federal resource provided by the Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) that is intended to be “a confidential…

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Author: Patrick J. Healey On September 14, 2011, in the ongoing battle over healthcare, Judge Christopher Conner from the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that the “individual mandate” of the Patient Health Care and Affordable Protection Act of 2010 is unconstitutional. Judge Connor’s decision occurred in the case of Goudy-Bachman et al v. Sebelius et…

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