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Apr 11, 2020

Pennsylvania Establishes $450 Million Loan Program to Assist Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of a state loan program, entitled the Hospital Emergency Loan Program, or HELP for short, to assist hospitals that are facing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19. The loan program will provide immediate financial support to hospitals in Pennsylvania for working capital in order to retain health care personnel and acquire personal protective equipment.» Read More

Jan 30, 2020

Pennsylvania Proposes False Claims Act

Pennsylvania legislators have announced their intention to introduce a series of anti-fraud measures this session, which includes a new state false claims act. Citing the impact of the federal False Claims Act, the proposal represents a bi-partisan effort to curb fraud, waste, and abuse in Commonwealth programs, including Medicaid.» Read More

Mar 14, 2019

Medical Malpractice “Crisis” Back in the News

In January 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules Committee proposed a rule change to allow medical malpractice plaintiffs to file suit in any county where the defendant regularly did business.  This proposed change would do away with the present rule requiring injured patients to file their claims only in the county where the alleged negligence occurred.» Read More

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