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1992 May - June

The Medicare Limiting Charge

An Issue of Implementation and Enforcement

By Alfred J. Chiplin Jr.

This article discusses Medicare's "limiting charge" provision, which is applicable to the charges of physicians who do not participate in the Medicare Physician Assignment Program. Since HCFA has failed to implement many of the monitoring provisions, advocates should be aware of what they and their clients can do to force physician compliance.

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The Color of Money

Barriers to Access to Private Health Care Facilities for African-Americans

By Cassandra Q. Butts

This article presents a historical overview of discrimination against African-Americans in health care and looks specifically at three barriers to access: hospital closures and relocations, emergency room care, and nursing homes.

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Stopping Defaults with Late Payments

By Yvonne W. Rosmarin

This article explains how delinquent debtors of installment sale contracts can use waiver and estoppel theories as defenses in breach of contract cases for default and acceleration. The author also discusses the various ways that courts have found to rule for debtors when creditors rely on nonwaiver provisions incorporated into credit agreements.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Poor Part I

What ADR Processes Exist and Why Advocates Should Become Involved

By Linda Singer, Michael Lewis, Alan W. Houseman & Elizabeth Singer

New institutions and nonjudicial methods for resolving disputes, promulgating roles, and budgeting funds are known collectively as alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Part I of this two-part article gives an overview of these processes and considers their relevance to legal services.

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