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