Author Archives: Bill Cadigan

About Bill Cadigan

WILLIAM J. CADIGAN is principal in the Law Office of William J. Cadigan, P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. Before starting his own firm, Bill Cadigan was a member of the Health Industry Group of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

No Match

Forbes recently carried an op/ed penned by medical student due to graduate soon.  The topic was the National Resident Matching Program (or “the Match”).  The piece was very critical of the Match and can be found here.     Advertisements

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A New Prescription for Physician Restrictive Covenants in Illinois

For years, Illinois courts generally upheld the validity of restrictive covenants in physician employment and shareholder agreements.   But recently, courts have issued decisions that will provide physicians and the attorneys that represent them with a greater ability to challenge the … Continue reading

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If You Build It, They Will Come. Or Will They?

Last month the Wall Street Journal had an article on the shortage of residencies for medical students currently enrolled at U.S. medical schools.  Turns out the feds, who have primary authority for funding residency programs through Medicare, have frozen funding … Continue reading

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Scope of Practice for PAs a Hot Issue

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on the growing debate over the scope of practice for physician assistants and other mid-level practitioners.  My experience is that a good PA or Nurse Practitioner can add great value to a … Continue reading

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Technology and The Empathetic Physician

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla writes that technology will largely replace the diagnosis currently performed by physicians.  Khosla asserts that these rapidly progressing developments will actually free up physicians to spend more time with their patients and perform their work better. … Continue reading

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Of Medical Errors and Airplane Accidents

Dr. Marty Makary has a good piece in the Wall Street Journal comparing the harm caused to society by medical errors and airplane accidents.  He says medicine needs to follow the practices put in place by aviation to reduce the amount of … Continue reading

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HIPAA Hopping

Think your practice is too small to escape scrutiny and sanctions for HIPAA violations?  Better think again. In April, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levied a fine in the amount of $100,000 against a five physician cardiac surgery group … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Asks If Your Doctor’s Office Should be Occupied

http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2012/01/31/occupy-your-doctors-office/?mod=e2fb#

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A Bad Sign For Healthcare Venture Capital

Dan Primack of Fortune magazine has a post today on his blog, Term Sheet, about how one prominent venture capital firm is shutting down its investments in healthcare. This is not good sign. The firm,  Scale Venture Partners, cites the … Continue reading

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The Great Pains of Pain Management

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today on how physicians deal with the complicated issue of pain management for patients. One doctor quoted in the article says that between 15% and 20% of patients fake their pain or … Continue reading

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