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Showing 3 posts from October 2012.

Recap of 2012 Healthcare Forum

On October 11, 2012, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Healthcare Forum.  A half-day event, the Healthcare Forum brings together mid-Michigan leaders in the health care industry to provide updates on the latest issues.  This year’s forum, titled “Countdown to 2014 – The Tools to Conform to Healthcare Reform,” drew nearly 100 attendees and featured topics including: Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care Reform, Labor Relations, Regulatory

Visa Options for Foreign Nurses and Legislative Update

Curiously, traditional registered nurses ("RNs"), excepting Canadian and Mexican RNs under NAFTA, lack a general temporary visa category to work in the United States. While there are favorable provisions for an RN to obtain permanent resident status (a “Green Card”) based upon employment, the lengthy eligibility wait time for the permanent visa category limits the practical usefulness of these provisions in many cases. Currently, temporary visa options for nurses are limited to the following. Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Hospitals, Physicians

Michigan will Pursue Federal Partnership for its Health Insurance Exchange

federal partnership for health insurance exchangeAt the end of August, Governor Rick Snyder announced that Michigan will be pursuing a federal-state partnership for its health insurance exchange.  Health insurance exchanges are a requirement of the federal Health Care Reform law.  Health insurance exchanges are designed to  facilitate the purchase of health insurance by consumers through an online, cost-competitive forum.  Each state has the option to: (1) operate its own health insurance exchange; (2) partner with the federal government; or (3) allow the federal government to manage its health insurance exchange. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance Exchange, Insurance, Regulatory

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Best Lawyers® 2021

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition. Firm-wide, 44 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2021, click here.