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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: 156

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 179

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Sep 26

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion

    The Commerce Clause and Restrictions on Abortion
    Reacting to how restrictive abortion laws block low-income women's access to reproductive health care and force them across state borders, Kaiya Lyons's article in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Journal on Gender, Race, and Justice…
  • Sep 23

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In
    New York Times (Sept. 19, 2016): Want a Zika Test? It's Not Easy, by Roni Caryn Rabin: Getting a Zika test is harder than you thought, even for people who have recently traveled to areas where Zika is a big...
  • Sep 22

    First New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma in 40 Year

    First New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma in 40 Year
    Associated Press (Sept. 16, 2016): Oklahoma's First New Abortion Clinic in 40 Years Opens Doors, by Sean Murphy:
Rank this Week: 380

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: 250

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: 402

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/
  • Sep 26

    "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment"

    "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 36, 9420-9434): "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment" MATTHEW R. GINTHER, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University -…
  • Sep 26

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain, NPR Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement — and Concern, Nature Magazine "Sixth Sense" May Be More Than Just a Feeling, NIH It’s Time for a Serious…
  • Sep 26

    Macquarie Workshop on Dementia in the Courtroom

    Macquarie Workshop on Dementia in the Courtroom
    Via Allan McCay: The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), the Agency and Moral Cognition Network, and the Australian Neurolaw Database Project are co-hosting a workshop on dementia in the courtroom.…
Rank this Week: 695

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/
  • Sep 26

    Community Health Exploring Options Including the Possible Sale of Its Busine

    Community Health Exploring Options Including the Possible Sale of Its Busine
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 16, 2016, Community Health System Inc. (CHS), one of the largest US hospital chains, announced that it is exploring the…
  • Sep 23

    HHS Announces Hefty Increase in Civil Monetary Penaltie

    HHS Announces Hefty Increase in Civil Monetary Penaltie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 16, 2016, the US Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new updates that would require health care organizations to pay…
  • Sep 22

    CMS's Pre-Claim Review Project for Home Health Agencies Delayed Indefinitely For Florida

    CMS's Pre-Claim Review Project for Home Health Agencies Delayed Indefinitely For Florida
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a three-year Medicare Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health…
Rank this Week: 875

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 25

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable
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  • Sep 25

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable
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  • Aug 22

    The Uber of Healthcare is … Uber? Really???

    The Uber of Healthcare is … Uber? Really???
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Rank this Week: 688

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Magical Incantations of Blockchain: I must…

    Magical Incantations of Blockchain: I must confess: I was a liberal arts major, and I've never written a line of code in my life.  So maybe I'm just an idiot (a real possibility), but I just don't see how Blockchain works, and how it's going…
  • Sep 22

    Want Some Free HIPAA Advice? Are you a…

    Want Some Free HIPAA Advice? Are you a North Texas healthcare provider looking for help and ideas on how to conduct a good risk analysis for your organization?  How would you like the assistance of a dozen Masters of Healthcare Management…
  • Sep 22

    Providers Must Understand [and Practice]…

    Providers Must Understand [and Practice] Cybersecurity: Ft. Worth's own Theresa Meadows serves on HHS' Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and has some good points to make.  Like understanding your risks.  
Rank this Week: 840

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: 913

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: 698

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    California Passes Bill as a Safeguard against Out-of-Network Medical Bill

    California Passes Bill as a Safeguard against Out-of-Network Medical Bill
    The California state legislature passed a bill that will prevent unexpected out-of-network medical bills. The bill declares that patients who receive non-emergency care in in-network facilities would only have to pay in-network cost sharing.…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Senate Committee Considering Reform of Stark Law

    U.S. Senate Committee Considering Reform of Stark Law
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance released a whitepaper, which addresses proposed reforms of the Stark law (which prohibits physicians from referring Medicare beneficiaries to an entity in which they have a financial relationship for…
  • Sep 2

    Delay in Lift of Ban Preventing Use of Messaging and Text Tools by Joint Commission

    Delay in Lift of Ban Preventing Use of Messaging and Text Tools by Joint Commission
    The Joint Commission (which accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs) announced in their newsletter that they are temporarily upholding their ban on clinicians’ use of messaging and text tools. In 2011, the Joint…
Rank this Week: 789

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: 918

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Aug 7

    Salviacur (-)

    Salviacur (-)
    Für das Bestehen eines absoluten Eintragungshindernisses genügt es, dass das als Marke angemeldete Zeichen aus Sicht des Fachverkehrs keine Unterscheidungskraft aufweist. Davon kann bei dem aus dem lateinischen Wort für Salbei…
  • Jul 18

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

    Mivacron = Mitochron
    Zwischen den Zeichen MIVACRON und MITOCHRON besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 5 – trotz erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Anmelderin meldete die Marke…
Rank this Week: 723

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: 741

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 857

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 26

    "Obama’s Opioid Offensive Again Ignores the Cannabis Solution"

    "Obama’s Opioid Offensive Again Ignores the Cannabis Solution"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent commentary authored by Don Fitch over at Marijuana Politics. Here are excerpts (with links and emphasis from the original): Startled by high numbers of American deaths from opioids, the…
  • Sep 26

    New poll suggests Pine Tree state voters are likely to legalize recreation marijuana this November

    New poll suggests Pine Tree state voters are likely to legalize recreation marijuana this November
    This new local article, headlined "Most Mainers favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use, poll finds," suggests that marijuana reformers are poised to add Maine to the list of states that have approved recreational marijuana…
  • Sep 25

    "Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities"

    "Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new NPR story, which includes these excerpts: California is one of five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. Washington and Colorado paved the way for making…
Rank this Week: 1963

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 2306

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/
  • Sep 25

    Service Coordination in STAR Kids for Individuals Under Age 21

    Service Coordination in STAR Kids for Individuals Under Age 21
    Information Letter No. 16-36 Service Coordination in STAR Kids for Individuals Under Age 21 As described in Information Letter No. 16-26 dated July 5, 2016, most individuals under 21 years of age who are enrolled in the ICF/IID Program or in…
  • Sep 23

    Participant Surveys Concerning Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Setting

    Participant Surveys Concerning Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Setting
    Information Letter No. 16-33 Participant Surveys Concerning Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings   The purpose of this provider information letter (IL) is to remind CLASS, DBMD, HCS, and TxHmL program providers the…
  • Sep 22

    Receiving Services Outside the State of Texas in the CLASS and DBMD Program

    Receiving Services Outside the State of Texas in the CLASS and DBMD Program
    Information Letter No. 16-35 (Replaces IL 16-20) Receiving Services Outside the State of Texas in the CLASS and DBMD Programs   The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) allows an individual in the CLASS or DBMD…
Rank this Week: 3820

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/
  • Sep 25

    Report: Legal Medical Pot User in Canada Denied U.S. Access for Life

    Report: Legal Medical Pot User in Canada Denied U.S. Access for Life
    All Matthew Harvey wanted to do was take his 3-year-old daughter on a special trip to Disneyland in California. However, the Canadian man’s hopes have been dashed after he was reportedly banned from the U.S. for life. According to…
  • Sep 23

    Former College Athlete Urges NCAA To Remove Pot From Banned Substance List

    Former College Athlete Urges NCAA To Remove Pot From Banned Substance List
    Treyous Jarrells played football from the time he was just a child. He endured hit after hit. There were concussions. There were torn ligaments and stretched muscles. The pain became chronic.  But he was chasing a dream. He landed a…
  • Sep 21

    Medical Marijuana Patients Denied Second Amendment Right

    Medical Marijuana Patients Denied Second Amendment Right
    The Second Amendment, which guarantees citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, is one of the more controversial in our U.S. Constitution. It’s been the source of much contention in our nation in recent years, but the fact remains:…
Rank this Week: 3001

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!
    While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates…
  • Sep 14

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?
    Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care.   Protecting patient privacy is a big deal.  Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker…
  • Sep 8

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help
    The United States is currently at war with the People’s Republic of China – a trade war.  The False Claims Act has an important role to play in this battle. Every year foreign countries, but most particularly China, engage in…
Rank this Week: 2100

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/
  • Sep 22

    European Patent Litigation for Life Sciences Companies: a Silver Lining to the Brexit Cloud?

    European Patent Litigation for Life Sciences Companies: a Silver Lining to the Brexit Cloud?
    The introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is undoubtedly the most significant change to the European patent landscape since the European Patent Convention of 1973. It will have a profound effect on how life sciences companies set…
  • Sep 22

    Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment Update

    Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment Update
    Although activity around the Amarin and Pacira cases has settled down, questions regarding the FDA’s position on truthful off-label promotion-and whether it comports with First Amendment free speech principles—persist. The…
  • Sep 21

    FDA Mandates Black Box Warnings For Opioids And Benzodiazepine

    FDA Mandates Black Box Warnings For Opioids And Benzodiazepine
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently decided to require so-called “black box warnings” on nearly 400 products, warning of the risks of combining certain opioid medications and central nervous system depressants called…
Rank this Week: 4240

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/
Rank this Week: 1458

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I
    HOW INSURERS’ RECENT WRONGFUL RATIONING OF HARVONI DRUG TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS C EXPOSES A LONG HISTORY OF UNREASONABLE AND HARMFUL INSURANCE COMPANY PRACTICES Written by Tim Rozelle, Esq. In July, August, October and December 2015,…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Sep 21

    Noridian Announces CMS Approved “Cross Recoveries” for Related Claim

    Noridian Announces CMS Approved “Cross Recoveries” for Related Claim
    On July 12, 2016, Noridian Healthcare Solutions announced a new policy on denial of related claims, termed “Cross Recovery.”  Noridian purports that this policy will help it to fulfill its obligations to the Centers for…
  • Aug 5

    SAMHSA Final Rule Increases Patient Limits for Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine

    SAMHSA Final Rule Increases Patient Limits for Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine
    On July 6, 2016, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  published a final rule implementing changes to the Controlled Substances Act…
  • Aug 3

    OIG Releases Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Alert Concerning HHAs and Home-Visiting Physician

    OIG Releases Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Alert Concerning HHAs and Home-Visiting Physician
    Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an alert spotlighting recent fraud, waste, and abuse in the home healthcare setting.  Specifically, the alert focused on various types of violations and improper conduct alleged…
Rank this Week: 4289

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
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Sep 18

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue
    Guest Post by:  Nate Beaver, Esq.; Gary Koch, Esq.; Antoinette Konski, Esq.; and Judy Waltz, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama brought to the nation’s attention the…
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
Rank this Week: 4337

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
Rank this Week: 1710

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

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/
  • Sep 19

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case
    Violet Moseson, a 97-year-old resident of an assisted living facility, was mandated to be checked on every morning. The facility was to perform safety checks each morning for this resident and others. At the time of this occurrence, the…
  • Sep 15

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer
    Ms. Doe, 78, suffered from blindness and mild dementia. Her nursing home care plan called for her to receive assistance from at least two people during any type of physical transfer. This would mean transfer from her bed or transfer from a…
  • Aug 19

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case
    In a confidential settlement, a nursing home paid $475,000 to a seriously injured resident. The resident was listed and charted as being at a high risk for falling. However, several nursing assistants placed the resident at the edge of her…
Rank this Week: 2740

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2562

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/
Rank this Week: 3117

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 14

    Six Tips for a Small Business to Avoid HIPAA Security Breach Headache

    Six Tips for a Small Business to Avoid HIPAA Security Breach Headache
    Last week, I blogged about a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announcement on its push to investigate smaller breaches (those involving fewer than 500 individuals).   The week before…
  • Sep 9

    Small HIPAA Breaches, Big HIPAA Headache

    Small HIPAA Breaches, Big HIPAA Headache
    What you might have thought was not a big breach (or a big deal in terms of HIPAA compliance), might end up being a big headache for covered entities and business associates. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to try to find out what…
  • Sep 5

    Eight Tips to Confront the New Initiative by HHS on PHI Security

    Eight Tips to Confront the New Initiative by HHS on PHI Security
    In a recent Guidance, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) appears to have attempted to reverse an impression that its emphasis is more on privacy of protected health information…
Rank this Week: 4242

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Sep 13

    Dentists File Class Action Lawsuit Against 3M over Faulty Dental Crown Material

    Dentists File Class Action Lawsuit Against 3M over Faulty Dental Crown Material
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In April and May 2016, dentists from Florida, Georgia and Texas filed a class action lawsuits. Six suits have been filed in federal ……
  • Aug 19

    Former Connecticut Dentist Ordered To Pay $700k For Medicaid Billing Scheme

    Former Connecticut Dentist Ordered To Pay $700k For Medicaid Billing Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 11, 2016, a former dentist in Connecticut and his practice were ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution and civil ……
  • Jul 26

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 14, 2016, a former oral surgeon in Oklahoma was sentenced to six months’ house arrest for fraudulently billing Medicaid for…
Rank this Week: 2692

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/
  • Sep 12

    King of Nursing Homes Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison and $786,000 in Repayments and Fine

    King of Nursing Homes Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison and $786,000 in Repayments and Fine
    In March 2016, we covered the conviction of Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi for violating the federal anti-kickback statute by referring nursing home patients to Sacred Heart Hospital (in Chicago) in exchange for kickbacks. For a summary of the…
  • Aug 17

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?

    Does Your Practice Have a Leadership Succession Plan?
    Many medical groups have difficulty developing a succession plan for practice leadership. Some practices do not even have a formal governance structure in place (though they should), but even those that do may find it challenging to identify…
  • Jul 18

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?

    What is the Medicare Quality Payment Program and How May It Affect My Practice?
    There are big changes coming to the Medicare incentive programs as we know them.  Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new Quality Payment Program (the “Program”) will replace all existing Medicare incentive programs with a…
Rank this Week: 4234

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/
  • Sep 7

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice
    We have been reporting over the last several months that CMS was soliciting bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), to review WCMSA proposals.  We have been anxiously awaiting CMS’ revised and…
  • Sep 1

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval
    It is well known that we are still in an opioid crisis.  As reported, opioids were involved in16,235 deaths in 2013 and 28,647 deaths in 2014 and overdoses from opioids have quadrupled since 2000.  Yet, we consistently continue to…
  • Aug 26

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA
    All these years later and Mr. Bindrum is still mad about his 2008 settlement with AIG. Today an unpublished opinion was reported out of the State of Vermont that shows that after his unsuccessful suit against AIG in federal court for…
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Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
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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/
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HealthLaw Offices Blog

HealthLaw Offices Blog

Features news items related to health care regulatory developments and other information of interest to health law attorneys and health care providers. By Fehn, Robichaud and Colagiovanni, PLLC d/b/a HealthLaw Offices.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
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Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 24, 2016, a South Florida massage therapist was charged with sexual battery after being accused of assaulting a client during a ……
  • Apr 27

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On April 15, 2016, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Accu Therapy Massage, a massage parlor in Odessa, Texas, suspected of…
  • Aug 31

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
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Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital
    When selling your medical practice to the hospital there are a few things to consider to maximize the value you receive.https://pahealthlaw.com/7309-selling-your-practice-to-the-hospital/#sellingyourmedicalpractice  #medicalpracticesale
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
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PVW Health Care Law Blog

PVW Health Care Law Blog

Covers Health Care Reform, HIPAA compliance and practice management for health care practitioners. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwhealthcarelaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 20

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program
    Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations pertaining to non-discrimination. Earlier in May of 2016, the Secretary of HHS issued such…
  • May 12

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie
    The False Claims Act (“FCA”) creates a civil penalty for any person that knowingly submits for payment a false or fraudulent claim to the federal government. This usually includes any government contractor, but will often arise in…
  • May 3

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System
    by M. Tom Langan, II A recently adopted law in Nebraska calls for the state to create a prescription drug monitoring system designed to help prevent the misuse of controlled substances, namely prescription pain medicine.  The system will…
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SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Mar 20

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction
    One of the areas of healthcare affected heavily by the Great Recession beginning in 2007 was Medicaid reimbursement. Cash-strapped states, in an attempt to alleviate budgetary issues, reduced Medicaid provider reimbursement rates. These rates…
  • Oct 12

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?
    It was nice while it lasted. Due to a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, services furnished by certain primary care providers were subject to an enhanced payment rate for calendar years 2013 and 2014. These PCPs had…
  • Sep 20

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector
    In July, the FCC released an order it touted as strengthening “consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts.” It was a series of rulings based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act meant to clarify the use of…
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