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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 82

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 125

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 20

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health
    The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health is having a impact on state targeted regulations against abortion providers. In Whole Woman's Health, the Supreme Court struck down two parts of a Texas law that required that facilities…
  • Apr 18

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target
    Professor Linda C. Fentiman has just published a new book, Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health. According to the publisher: In Blaming Mothers, Professor Fentiman explores how mothers became legal targets. She…
  • Apr 17

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right
    Business Insider (April 12, 2017): Grandma activists fight for the reproductive rights of young women, by Caroline Praderio: Four years ago, Grandmas for Reproductive Rights or GRR! was founded by a group of women in Maine to protect access…
Rank this Week: 209

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 267

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

By Tom Mayo.

http://healthlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    American University's 7th annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute

    American University's 7th annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute
    From Matthew W. Pierce, Associate Director of American University's Health Law & Justice Program, comes an announcement about the school's upcoming Health Law & Policy Summer Institute: “American University Washington College…
  • Mar 21

    It's obviously been

    It's obviously been
    It's obviously been a while since I posted to this blog. Between directing an ethics center and maintaining a pretty heavy teaching and consulting load, the blog simply took a back seat to more pressing concerns. Since September 2009, a lot…
  • Sep 27

    Dallas Morning News' excellent series on health care costs (and other things that matter)

    Dallas Morning News' excellent series on health care costs (and other things that matter)
    Hooray to the Dallas Morning News for its week-long series on health care and the systemic issues that have contributed to the crisis we are now in. Free registration may be required to view all of these articles. . . .Sun., 9/27: High…
Rank this Week: 243

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 357

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider
    One of the first questions we ask clients calling about the denial of medical benefits is whether the provider (i.e. hospital, treatment center, doctor) was an in-network or ­out-of-network provider. Some insurers use different terms such…
  • Mar 30

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE
    A 2014 study of Canadian workers revealed that most individuals vastly underestimate the likelihood that they will become disabled. While nearly half of workers surveyed believe that disability occurs rarely, in reality over 14% of Canadians…
  • Mar 22

    The Transition from Short Term Disability (STD) to Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit

    The Transition from Short Term Disability (STD) to Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit
    Disability benefit plans are often structured to provide two different types of benefits. The first is for short term disability or often just refered to as STD, which typically provides benefits for the first 3-12 months of disability.…
Rank this Week: 332

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 391

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 461

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Apr 21

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort
    On April 17, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report about the current state of Medicaid program integrity. GAO conducted a study of the Medicaid program due to concerns about improper payments and was…
  • Apr 20

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its annual Work Plan for fiscal year 2017-18.  The annual Work Plan offers providers insight into OMIG’s areas of focus in the New York…
  • Mar 23

    A Review of the Last 30 Days: A New Era for Health Care

    A Review of the Last 30 Days: A New Era for Health Care
    This month’s column in the Albany County Bar Association Newsletter reflects on the changes and potential changes to the health care sector under President Trump’s first 30 days.
Rank this Week: 1068

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 1045

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 847

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 980

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 730

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?
    Despite controlling the presidency, and both houses of Congress, the Republican’s bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed. The Republican’s replacement bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - was pulled…
  • Mar 15

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?
    Late in the afternoon on March 6, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would replace and repeal significant portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or…
  • Mar 7

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017
    Significant changes to practice by physician assistants in Michigan will take effect on March 22, 2017. Any physicians (medical, osteopathic and podiatric), health facilities, and health agencies that work with PAs should take the steps…
Rank this Week: 1281

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 614

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

Covers health law, recovery audit contractors, compliance and medicare. By Wachler & Associates, P.C.

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
  • Mar 9

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) fraud section released new guidance for healthcare entities titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The new guidelines do not change any of the…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
Rank this Week: 1188

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 855

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 1087

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Features analysis of recent legislation and case law impacting the successful pursuit of False Claims Act qui tam actions involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud. By Daniel W. Whitney.

http://whitneyonhealthcarefraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Pleading Medicare Fraud

    Pleading Medicare Fraud
    Depending on where suit is filed may determine whether the complaint is subject to dismissal for failure to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). Circuit courts are divided in their interpretation of the specificity requirement of Rule 9(b). See…
  • May 6

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower
    People may witness Medicare or Medicaid fraud but choose to look the other way. That may be entirely understandable, but is that the most we should expect from our fellow citizens? If health care fraud becomes ever more rampant, should any…
  • Apr 19

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense
    Courts have dismissed countless False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, lawsuits based on the “public disclosure bar.” This defense jurisdictionally barred claims that had been “publicly disclosed” under certain…
Rank this Week: 684

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3848

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 2641

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
  • Apr 24

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD
    Warburg Pincus has announced it will acquire CityMD. CityMD, founded in 2010, is an urgent care provider with more than 68 locations in the greater New York metropolitan area and Seattle. Warburg Pincus, headquartered in New York, is ……
  • Apr 17

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.
    Angelica Corp. has announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of PE firm KKR. KKR will acquire Angelica’s assets for approximately $125 million plus certain assumed liabilities. Angelica indicated it…
  • Apr 4

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million
    Shore Capital Partners has announced it has closed it second PE fund (Shore Capital Partners Fund II) at the hard cap of $190 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has approximately $350 million in total capital under ……
Rank this Week: 4073

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe
    D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell CananThe Superior Court of the District of Columbia has issued an innovative order in an end-of-life treatment conflict. In June 2014, YP suffered cardiac arrest following a drug overdose.…
  • Apr 23

    Texas Considers Opt-Out Organ Donation Nudge

    Texas Considers Opt-Out Organ Donation Nudge
    In the United States nobody is an organ donor unless they or their surrogate make an affirmative decision choosing donation.  But a new Texas bill proposes to flip that, making Texas citizens donors by default unless they opt…
  • Apr 22

    Minnesota End of Life Options Discussion Panel

    Minnesota End of Life Options Discussion Panel
    Join us this Thursday at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul for an End of Life Options Discussion Panel. See these two bills in the 90th Minnesota legislature: HF 1885 and SF 1572.
Rank this Week: 4582

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III
    While there have been drug laws on the books for many years, it was the inclusion of marijuana as a Schedule I drug on the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (USCSA) that has been the biggest obstacle to the cannabis business being…
  • Apr 21

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law
    According to a recent news article from the Los Angeles Times, the governor has proposed a plan to alter some marijuana laws in California, and this has led to some push back from state lawmakers.  Those who challenge these new measures…
  • Apr 20

    420 Roots – How it Became a Marijuana Holiday

    420 Roots – How it Became a Marijuana Holiday
    Most people know that 420 holds special meaning among stoners. What few seem to know, however, is just how April 20th became so revered among the reefer-loving throngs.  Different strands of the story have cropped up in…
Rank this Week: 4933

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored
    Like much of America, we have been following the story of Wells Fargo’s sales tactics and the government response to it. We haven’t discussed this matter in depth yet here on our blog (just a brief comment about its implications…
  • Apr 19

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission defended its ability to disgorge illegal profits from wrongdoers before the Supreme Court yesterday in Kokesh v. SEC. It was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s second day of oral arguments.  An opinion is…
  • Apr 18

    Buy American and Hire American for Whistleblower

    Buy American and Hire American for Whistleblower
    President Trump is signing an executive order today to implement a more muscular Buy American Act. This measure likely signals strengthened enforcement of the Buy American Act under the False Claims Act. The Buy American Act is a domestic…
Rank this Week: 2018

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant
    Individuals and businesses named in qui tam lawsuits alleging fraud against the government based on the False Claims Act (FCA) have always been at risk for significant financial penalties. If the federal government decides to join the qui tam…
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce
    Qui tam claims are lawsuits filed by private citizens on behalf of the federal government based on allegations that someone violated the False Claims Act (FCA) or another federal statute. Most of the time these types of claims are brought by…
  • Apr 7

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case
     In the qui tam case of BlueWave Healthcare v. U.S., the government was allowed to execute writs of attachment against both real and personal property and writs of garnishment against bank accounts of the defendants under the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1753

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not…

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not Covered By It: A New York trial court has ruled that the New York Organ Donor Network can't refuse to hand over records to a whistleblower because of HIPAA.  A disgruntled ex-employee, who claims…
  • Apr 21

    A Small Fine: OCR announced one of their…

    A Small Fine: OCR announced one of their smallest HIPAA fines yesterday.  Center for Children's Digestive Health, in suburban Chicago, agreed to pay a $31,000 fine for failing to have a BAA in place with its document management and…
  • Apr 13

    Metro Community (Colorado): A…

    Metro Community (Colorado): A federally-qualified health center falls victim to a phishing attack.  The attack is not their fault, and they respond appropriately.  All good, right? Wrong.  Even though they did nothing wrong here, they had…
Rank this Week: 2832

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1888

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2737

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

Covers health law, psychology and mental health law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3789

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 20

    Virginia, Wisconsin settle False Claims Act allegations arising from use of consultant in nutrition program

    Virginia, Wisconsin settle False Claims Act allegations arising from use of consultant in nutrition program
    On April 10 and April 12, the Department of Justice announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of Wisconsin, respectively, had agreed to pay multi-million dollar amounts to settle allegations that they had implemented improper…
  • Mar 30

    Charles River Labs settles cost mischarging case for $1.8 million

    Charles River Labs settles cost mischarging case for $1.8 million
    On March 13, the Department of Justice announced that Charles River Laboratories, a National Institutes of Health contractor, had agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle civil allegations under the False Claims Act that it had mischarged costs…
  • Mar 12

    CA, Inc. settles defective pricing qui tam for $45 million

    CA, Inc. settles defective pricing qui tam for $45 million
    On March 10, the Department of Justice announced that the computer company CA, Inc., had agreed to pay $45 million to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company made false statements during negotiations with…
Rank this Week: 4968

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
Rank this Week: 4087

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3697

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 19

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state

    Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state
      The New York State Department of Health recently announced two regulatory enhancements to improve patient access to medical marijuana. On March 22, 2017, chronic pain was added as a new qualifying condition for patients seeking medical…
  • Apr 18

    CMS Requests “National Conversation” About Improving Medicare

    CMS Requests “National Conversation” About Improving Medicare
    As many people are discussing methods to improve healthcare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving stakeholders an opportunity to send in their thoughts on this topic.  In CMS’s April 14, 2017…
  • Mar 31

    How Much Can I Prescribe? Delaware and New Jersey Enact Stricter Opiate Prescribing Law

    How Much Can I Prescribe? Delaware and New Jersey Enact Stricter Opiate Prescribing Law
    Beginning April 1, 2017, the regulations regarding opiate prescribing will be changing.  A Delaware healthcare practitioner will only be able to prescribe initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain episodes for up to seven (7) days for…
Rank this Week: 4394

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

Provides health care regulatory, legislative, enforcement, legal, and management updates. From Solution Law Press.

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5086

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Apr 14

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule
    CMS has sent several major proposed Medicare 2018 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance before publication in the Federal Register. OMB has already cleared the proposed fiscal year…
  • Apr 14

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a final rule intended to help improve the risk pool and stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Exchanges for 2018 – even as CMS contends that consumers…
  • Apr 14

    CMS Finalizes 2018 Medicare Advantage/Part D Policies, Seeks Ideas for Improving Program

    CMS Finalizes 2018 Medicare Advantage/Part D Policies, Seeks Ideas for Improving Program
    CMS has released its 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Rate Announcement and Call Letter. CMS estimates that plan revenues will increase by 0.45 percent in 2018; when coding acuity is considered, plans can expect a total revenue change…
Rank this Week: 3962

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
  • Apr 12

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause
    The family of Lola Norton, deceased  brought a wrongful death action against a number of defendants who were affiliated with a nursing home in which Bernard Norton’s wife, Lola  died. Bernard and family claimed that negligent…
  • Apr 11

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack
    Arbitration clauses commanding arbitration in nursing home abuse and neglect cases have been the bane of many lawyers seeking to protect nursing home residents from abuse and injury. Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, arbitration…
  • Apr 4

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home
    A federal jury in North Carolina entered its verdict in favor of the families of three nursing home residents who died at Blue Ridge Health Care Center.  The lawsuit filed for the wrongful deaths claimed these deaths were caused by the…
Rank this Week: 2396

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

Covers health law and pharmacy law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3777

Garlo Ward Blog

Garlo Ward Blog

Covers Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life, HIPAA, medicaid, medicare, nursing homes, and physicians.

http://www.garloward.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3216

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4398

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3166

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Mar 28

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 21, 2017, accused dental suppliers in an antitrust suit told the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that a Texas federal ……
  • Dec 20

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 13, 2016, an Arizona appeals court affirmed the suspension of a dentist who allegedly had a history of opioid addiction and ……
  • Nov 29

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Former MetroHealth Medical Center Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Dental Director Edward Hills was charged on October 25, 2016 for running a…
Rank this Week: 3700

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

Covers health law and nursing law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3776

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Surprise of Familiarity

    The Surprise of Familiarity
    Watching from afar the Scouts attempting to earn their orienteering merit badges, we could see it on the boys’ faces.  They were lost; they were scared.  They should have reached their destination an hour ago.  Soon,…
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
Rank this Week: 2482