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Health Law Reporter Spring 2013

We are pleased to present the 2013 Spring issue of the Health Law Reporter. In this issue you will find a Policymaker Profile of John Polanowicz, the new Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). You will also find three substantive articles addressing Congress’ efforts to repeal Section 3141 of the Affordable Care Act, which provides for the application of budget neutral adjustments to the Medicare hospital wage index on a national basis, permissible health information disclosures by Massachusetts health care providers and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s now famous Caronia decision. Finally, we there are 4 health law case briefs covering topics ranging from the validity in Massachusetts of causes of action based on the “negligent credentialing” of physicians, to disputes regarding non-competition clauses in physician contracts.

We thank each of our authors for their significant efforts and contributions!


"Should I Tell Someone?"Permissible Disclosures by Massachusetts Health Providers and the Need for Greater Statutory Clarification
By William M. Mandell


United States v. Caronia – “A Tale Full of Sound and Fury”
By Ara B. Gershengorn



Health Law Case Brief: Conrad v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
By Jeffrey Hoffmann


Health Law Case Brief: Metroplex Pathology Associates v. Horn
By Patrick Kilgore


Health Law Case Brief: Louise Morrison v. Dr. Julian Harris, Director, Office of Medicaid
By Patrick C. Cento, Esq.


Health Law Case Brief: Rabelo v Nasif
By Anna Gurevich


Health Law Committees

  • Health Law Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to health law practitioners. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact the Co-Chairs.

    Contact Information

    Meghan M. Cosgrove

    Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    (617) 598-6700

    Jerome B. Tichner

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-4000

    Colin J. Zick

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1275

    David N Sontag

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 667-1875

  • Health Law Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover health law issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Health Law Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Joel K. Goloskie

    CharterCARE Health Partners

    (617) 771-1154

    Gary A. Rosenberg

    Verrill Dana LLP

    (617) 274-2846

    Jennifer Gallop

    Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

    (617) 482-7211

  • Health Law Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Christine G. Savage

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-4084

    Leslie Joseph

    Mount Auburn Hospital

    (617) 499-5752

    Robin Amber Johnson

    The Health Law Group

    (617) 455-7331

  • Health Law Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Health law attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Edward J. Deangelo

    Commonwealth Health Insurance

    (617) 933-3091

    Erika Scibelli

  • Health Law Social Action Committee
    Take public service to a new level. Focusing on unique ways to engage members in the community, this committee is the proud publisher of the Children's Mental Health Guide and oversees other initiatives.

    Contact Information

    Michael David Beauvais

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7601

    Catherine Annas

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 784-0147

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.