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What Makes A Great Mediator

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The subject at hand is mediation, the attempt at resolution of a dispute consensually, facilitated by a trained mediator.  We all know that, but let’s for the moment consider those traits and skills that make a great mediator. Setting the Tone:  A great mediator will se read more

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An Open Letter to Law Firm Managing Partners and Chairs of Healthcare Practice Groups

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What Should You as Practitioners Be Considering? First of all, healthcare isn’t going away. It’s the largest single component of our economy, and even in recessions, it grows. There is money to be made, given the huge sums that are available for care and how truly badly read more

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Hospitals vs. Physicians: There’s a Better Path to Healthcare Reform

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hospitals vs. Physicians: There’s a Better Path to Healthcare Reform

We’ve all heard the debates over the right steps toward health care reform, and it seems as if everyone has an opinion about the best practices to achieve it.  In that process, it also seems that hospitals and doctors are constantly at odds over the best way to integrat read more

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Mediation and the New Paradigm of Accountable Care

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Mediation and the New Paradigm of Accountable Care

Accountable Care Organizations will produce a new paradigm of health care delivery, and as such, they can also be the source of new and varied types of disputes.  In these settings, there will be a number of drivers of disputes.  For example, insurers will be less likel read more

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New Paradigms in Healthcare

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Healthcare | 0 comments

New Paradigms in Healthcare

Healthcare has dominated the news for some time now and will likely dominate for years to come, as the crisis in the healthcare industry continues to deepen. Despite recent legislative efforts to reform healthcare, the fact is there are still many challenges to a system read more

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Thawing the Healthcare Cold War

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Thawing the Healthcare Cold War

In the modern age, the American healthcare system is more fractured and “tribal” than ever before. Even the recent healthcare reform enacted by the federal government, controversial as it is, isn’t enough to truly reform the current state of the healthcare industry whic read more

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What You Need to Know About Mediation in Healthcare

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

What You Need to Know About Mediation in Healthcare

Crises are popping up in healthcare facilities around the country, and involved individuals are seeking alternative ways to resolve their disputes.  One such way is mediation, which allows a neutral third party to guide conversation between disputing parties.  Knowing s read more

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Binding Arbitration: Underused in Healthcare Disputes

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Binding Arbitration: Underused in Healthcare Disputes

The first time that healthcare disputes started becoming a serious problem for the courts was in the 1970s.  Since then, while more ways to resolve disputes have evolved, many people still shy away from binding arbitration despite its potential. Recently, the growth of read more

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Mediation, Arbitration and Healthcare Disputes

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Mediation, Arbitration and Healthcare Disputes

Healthcare disputes play a significant role in contributing to the overall healthcare crisis in the United States.  Resolving legal disputes is often a long and arduous process.  If litigation is pursued, the expense can be astronomical, and such expense becomes a “heal read more

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How Arbitration and Mediation Meet The Unique Needs of Healthcare Disputes

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

How Arbitration and Mediation Meet The Unique Needs of Healthcare Disputes

Alternative dispute resolution gives parties a lower cost alternative when it comes to healthcare disputes.  Rather than having to go through prolonged litigation and be at the mercy of scheduling concerns, arbitration also tends to get resolved more quickly.  There are read more

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