House bill proposes safe harbor from medical malpractice litigation, could remove LTC liability actions from state to federal courtMarch 03, 2014
A bill in the House of Representatives would create a safe harbor system to reduce malpractice lawsuits against Medicare and Medicaid providers, and it would give providers the right to request state-level suits move to federal court.
As expected, the House of Representatives repealed the Independent Payment Advisory Board Thursday afternoon.
The chances that Congress will pass medical liability reform grew dimmer after a hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, according to Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX).
An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on medical malpractice caps could have national implications. It found that caps on damages are unconstitutional.