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Leslie Bonacum
Neil Allen

CCH, Aspen Add Health Law Treatises and Analysis Series to Internet Research NetWork

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 10, 2004) – Professionals in the field of health law now have electronic access to trusted, authoritative, analytical works from Aspen Publishers in the convenient online environment of the CCH Internet Research NetWork. The Health Law Treatises and Analysis Series from CCH and Aspen offers four definitive titles, ranging from comprehensive manuals to studies on specific issues.

"The books in this series are the first choice of professionals in the field," said Angela Darrow, product manager. "Now, they’re even more accessible, with the ability to search any or all of them in the same electronic environment as the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide, the Healthcare Compliance Portfolio, state laws and regulations and the latest news on the health law front."

The four titles in the Health Law Treatises and Analysis Series are:

  • Hospital Law Manual;
  • Hospital Contracts Manual;
  • Defending and Preventing Health Care Fraud and Abuse Cases: An Attorney’s Guide; and
  • Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions.

Hospital Law Manual

The Hospital Law Manual is a comprehensive, five-volume loose-leaf work that has been known for more than 40 years as the definitive guide to the legal responsibilities and liabilities of health care providers and institutions. Updated quarterly, it provides detailed, relevant analysis of every major health law issue, from federal regulation of managed care organizations, to state-mandated service coverage requirements, corporate liability, legal requirements for patient medical records, pharmacy, reimbursement issues, physician relationships with hospitals and other pertinent topics. There is analysis of more than 1,000 federal cases, state-by-state analysis of key legal concerns, 3,000 citations, Joint Commission standards, sample forms and checklists plus advice and practical guidance from experienced health law attorneys.

Topics covered in the Hospital Law Manual include:

  • Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • Admitting and Discharge
  • AIDS in Health Care
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consent to Medical and Surgical Procedures
  • Dying, Death, and Dead Bodies
  • Environmental Issues
  • Reimbursement Issues
  • Governing Board Immunity from Liability
  • Health Care Contracting
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Labor
  • Laboratory
  • Hospital Licensure
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Staff
  • Pharmacy
  • Principles of Hospital Liability
  • Reproductive Issues
  • Taxation Issues for Health Care Facilities

Hospital Contracts Manual

Hospital Contracts Manual is an all-encompassing information resource updated twice a year to help the administrator, the attorney and the hospital management team deal successfully with even the most complex contractual problem. Experts apply their know-how to hundreds of hospital contract situations, from physician compensation to shared services to third-party payer contracts.

The Hospital Contracts Manual is designed to provide comprehensive coverage, as well as context and significance of each application in the contract process.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Quality-based Health Care Delivery Contracts;
  • Direct Contracting;
  • Health Care Provider Joint Purchasing Arrangements;
  • Management Agreements;
  • Institutional Provider Agreements with PROs;
  • Assurances in Federal and State Agency Agreements;
  • Design and Construction Agreements; and
  • Patient Transfer Agreements.

Defending & Preventing Health Care Fraud & Abuse Cases: An Attorney’s Guide

This one-stop resource, by noted health care litigator Kevin J. Darken, helps attorneys protect their clients in the changing and expanding arena of health care fraud and abuse laws and regulations. With annual updates, it details how to prevent and defend criminal, civil and administrative health care fraud investigations.

Key statutes, regulations and cases covering areas such as the Anti-Kickback Act, HIPAA, Stark, False Claims Act, and managed care compliance are thoroughly analyzed from the author's unique perspective as both a former federal prosecutor and current white-collar criminal defense attorney.

Defending & Preventing Health Care Fraud & Abuse Cases explains in detail how to create and implement health care compliance programs. It provides a framework for monitoring the changing aspects of health care fraud enforcement, with practical real-world information to help the attorney advise and protect clients. Darken also provides answers on how to create winning defense strategies – by looking at both successful and unsuccessful defenses – in government investigations of fraud and abuse.

Author Kevin J. Darken, JD, practices white-collar criminal defense, civil fraud litigation and health care litigation with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis in Tampa, Florida. Formerly, Darken was an Assistant U.S. Attorney specializing in health care fraud prosecutions, a health care fraud coordinator in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a member of the Department of Justice’s National Health Care Fraud Working Group.

Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Action

Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions is an essential weapon for bringing or defending a qui tam action. Updated twice annually, this treatise provides comprehensive analysis of the Civil False Claims statute including a balanced approach to every important aspect of case preparation and litigation – from establishing the merits of a claim to determining the formula for arriving at the qui tam plaintiff's award.

Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions, cited by the courts, is clearly and concisely written to expedite and simplify research, with extensive citation to case law and statutory provisions throughout the text, along with the complete texts of the original and amended False Claims Act.

Topics covered include:

  • Historical Overview of the False Claims Act;
  • Liability Under the False Claims Act;
  • Damages and Penalties Under the False Claims Act;
  • The Qui Tam Provisions;
  • Practice and Procedure Under the False Claims Act; and
  • State Civil False Claims Acts.

Extensive appendices and a table of cases complete the coverage of this vital topic.

Author John T. Boese is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. law office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and a nationally recognized expert on the civil False Claims Act and qui tam actions. Boese is Co-Chair of the Qui Tam Subcommittee of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee as well as Chair of the Qui Tam Litigation panel at the National Institute on White Collar Crime.

Additional Information

For more information or to subscribe to any or all of the Health Law Treatises and Analysis Series, call CCH at 800-449-9525 or visit the CCH Online Store at

A one-year subscription to the Hospital Law Manual is $1,290; a one-year subscription to the Hospital Contracts Manual is $585; a one-year subscription to Defending and Preventing Health Care Fraud and Abuse Cases is $245; a one-year subscription to Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions is $355.

About CCH INCORPORATED and Aspen Publishers

CCH INCORPORATED ( headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company, which has published the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide since 1965, now produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets.

Aspen Publishers (, headquartered in New York, is a leading information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students. Written by the nation's leading authorities, Aspen's products consist of analytical and practical information in a full range of formats. Its proprietary content is complemented by 2,500 legal databases, containing more than 11 million documents, available via its Loislaw division. Aspen also offers a wide range of topical legal and business content databases linked to Loislaw’s content.

CCH INCORPORATED and Aspen Publishers are Wolters Kluwer companies and are part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal unit.

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