2017 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Pullman & Comley’s annual review of significant case law affecting Connecticut health care providers (click here to view) summarizes a number of important decisions issued in 2017 by Connecticut state courts and the federal District Court in Connecticut. Among the 2017 highlights are state court decisions addressing informed consent; exceptions to the physician-patient privilege; and claims for emotional distress in the context of medical malpractice actions. The federal District Court tackled questions regarding the rights of Medicare patients when placed on observation status; contracts that violate the Anti-Kickback Statute; and whether the Affordable Care Act permits health insurers to reimburse its members directly for benefits.

For more detailed and individualized assistance in understanding how these decisions may affect your organization or practice, please contact one of our Health Care Law attorneys.