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“Stark” Raving Mad: Making The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Better, Faster, Stronger

“Stark Law” is the popular name for section 1877 of the Social Security Act, which prohibits physician self-referrals of Medicare patients. Congress enacted the law in 1989 due to concern over the increasing rate of Medicare patients referred for testing … Continue reading

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Stopping Doctor Evil: How to Prevent the Prevalence of Health Care Providers Sexually Abusing Sedated Patients

Susan Hyman went to her dentist, Dr. Marvin Teicher, for a wisdom tooth extraction. Ms. Hyman was skeptical that the Novocaine would alleviate her pain from the procedure, so Dr. Teicher graciously offered Ms. Hyman another alternative; he injected a … Continue reading

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PTSD, TBI, and OTH Discharges: A Case Study of a Young Service Member

At the April 2016 conference, “Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans,” hosted by the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy (“Gitenstein Institute”) at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra … Continue reading

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Burden of Mental Illness Among Veterans Seen in VA Primary Care and the Positive Effects of Recent VHA Initiatives

In addition to the behavioral health collaborative care model, fellow panelists Keith Grant, Veterans Coordinator, Nassau County Department of Human Services, and the author explored some of the stressors facing our service members today both on and off the battlefield, … Continue reading

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Hofstra Mission Critical: The Unified Behavioral Health Center

In April 2016, the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University hosted a conference entitled “Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans.” Experts … Continue reading

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Health Care Issues for Veterans

As of September 2015, there were almost twenty-two million veterans living in the United States. A small percentage of these veterans have seen combat, and a much larger group have supported that combat effort. Almost all veterans, depending upon their … Continue reading

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Foreword, Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of our Nation’s Veterans

The articles in this Symposium reflect the presentations of panelists at an April 2016 conference, developed by the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy (“Gitenstein Institute”) at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and by … Continue reading

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