Some warn that the spiraling number of deals could lead to large physician groups having an unfairly high market share, which could lead to price increases and cost-cutting.
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A decades-old federal program that offers doctors incentives to practice in disadvantaged communities has had little effect on physician density or patient mortality, a recent analysis concludes.
The court declined to apply the state’s new statute, but found that Lutheran’s physician noncompete agreement was unenforceable, overbroad and unreasonable.
A group of about 30 independent medical practices in Indiana, called Indiana Physicians Health Alliance Inc., registered with the state in July as a not-for-profit after nearly two years of organizing.
The company, which provides doctors to rural hospitals to staff their emergency rooms and other critical areas, listed liabilities of $18.5 million and assets of just $19,701.
In 1994, five states allowed nurse practitioners full practice authority—meaning they didn’t need physician supervision to test, treat and prescribe. Today, 27 states and Washington, D.C., do.
With key hearings scheduled in licensing and civil litigation against Indianapolis OB-GYN Dr. Caitlin Bernard this month, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office will be down four attorneys who worked on the case but have now resigned.
The Legislature is considering a bill that put Indiana on a list of more than a dozen other states that expressly prohibit or sharply limit non-compete agreements for physicians and other patient-care professionals.
It’s the latest in a series of bills meant to address the high cost of health care in Indiana, as well as the physician shortage and patients’ rights.
OPYS Physician Services LLC, a 10-year-old Indianapolis company, provides doctors to hospitals, mostly in rural areas, to staff their emergency rooms and other critical areas.
The ruling comes two days after the attorney general’s office asked the state medical licensing board to discipline Dr. Caitlin Bernard, alleging she violated state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to Indiana authorities.
Shorthanded veterinary clinics are being slammed by the high number of pets acquired during the pandemic and a worsening shortage of workers, from support staff to veterinarians themselves.
The fast-growing, family-owned operation, based in Miami, has filed plans with the state to renovate three buildings and open them as primary care medical clinics.
Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints.
Hospitals and clinics are full of doctors in white coats. But only a tiny portion of them, about 4%, are Black.
Some say doctors are raising the issue just to protect their turf and status.
The federal No Surprises Act—which took effect Jan. 1 and protects patients from receiving surprise medical bills resulting from unexpected, out-of-network coverage—is already creating huge waves.
Lawmakers in the Indiana House are scheduled to take up the measure in a day-long committee hearing Tuesday.
An attorney representing the doctor who oversaw the abortion procedure of a 10-year-old rape victim filed a tort claim notice Tuesday against Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita—the first step in the process of filing a defamation lawsuit.
Dr. Julia Vaizer has spent the past year assisting Dr. Geoffrey Billows, the series’ longtime medical director, who announced that he will be stepping down.