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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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 242

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: 247

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Brody et al v California - Litigation to Expand End-of-Life Choice to Include the Option of Aid in Dying

    Brody et al v California - Litigation to Expand End-of-Life Choice to Include the Option of Aid in Dying
    The following is the text of a memo from the Disability Rights Legal Center on its recently filed case Brody et al v California, that aims to expand end-of-life choice to include the option of aid in dying.Background Mentally competent…
  • Mar 31

    March 31, 2005: Terri Schiavo Die

    March 31, 2005: Terri Schiavo Die
    Terri Schiavo died ten years ago, today, on March 31, 2005, around 10:00 am EST.   An earlier court ruling had allowed her husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, to authorize the removal of her artificial nutrition and hydration on…
  • Mar 30

    Maine Legislation Would Mandate Written Consent before Stopping Life-sustaining Treatment

    Maine Legislation Would Mandate Written Consent before Stopping Life-sustaining Treatment
    Four months ago, I blogged about Simon's Law, a bill that was introduced in Missouri to prohibit the unilateral withholding and withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment from children like Simon Crosier, a baby born with Trisomy 18. The…
Rank this Week: 324

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: 361

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    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
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
    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
  • Feb 6

    Lessons from the Anthem breach

    Lessons from the Anthem breach
    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: 356

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: 413

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Anaylsis, comments and thoughts on health care legal, regulatory and compliance issues, HIPAA privacy & security, stark & fraud, and technology. By Bob Coffield of Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso PLLC.

http://healthcarebloglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse
    On April 11, 2012, the West Virginia Health Care Authority announced a new policy regarding the testimony for witnesses from the public before the Authority at certificate of need and rate hearings. The policy statement issued by James L.…
  • Mar 14

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement of $1.5M with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) relating to potential violations under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. According to the OCR press release, the…
  • Mar 10

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home
    The latest West Virginia Health Care Association e-News Update announced that the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) has put into place a new Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (IIDR) review of disputed…
Rank this Week: 412

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 1

    Alaska Police Raid Ex-TV Anchor's Cannabis Club

    Alaska Police Raid Ex-TV Anchor's Cannabis Club
    Authorities in Alaska launched a raid on the Alaska Cannabis Club, owned and operated by a former television anchor who resigned on air after announcing she would be devoting herself to marijuana legalization advocacy. A search warrant…
  • Mar 30

    Spittler and Farnham v. City of Clearlake - Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban Challenged

    Spittler and Farnham v. City of Clearlake - Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban Challenged
    Marijuana advocates are fighting back in court against a ban on medical marijuana cultivation in Clearlake. Plaintiffs in Spittler and Farnham v. City of Clearlake, before the Superior Court of California for Lake County, allege the ban is…
  • Mar 27

    "Historic" Marijuana Bill Introduced by U.S. Senator

    "Historic" Marijuana Bill Introduced by U.S. Senator
    The marijuana reform bill introduced by a trio of high-profile U.S. senators is being called "historic" for the way in which it would pave a path toward the drug's legitimacy nationwide. It's a first for the Senate, and advocates are…
Rank this Week: 558

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: 819

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/
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
  • Mar 19

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?
    Cross Posted from Health Affairs Blog Health care lawyers justifiably ignored the 2012 Obama administration consumer privacy framework because it expressly and broadly exempted entities subject to HIPAA, stating “To avoid creating…
  • Mar 17

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor
    The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Hall Center for Law and Health and Indiana Health Law Review Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. This year's topic is: Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Mar 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Researchers Track Eye Movements to Sway Moral Decisions, Nature News In The Popular Press: Early Intervention in Schools: A Site for Empirical Neuroethics, The Neuroethics Blog Bioethics Commission…
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
Rank this Week: 900

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/
  • Apr 1

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home
    DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is…
  • Apr 1

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award
    Do you know a volunteer providing exemplary service to an older person or an individual with a disability? Please nominate that individual or group for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 2014 Vision Awards.…
  • Apr 1

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program
    The purpose of the letter is to provide direction to Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) on updating Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers’ budgets to accommodate the new payment rate, effective March 1, 2014, for…
Rank this Week: 1077

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1492

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Mar 20

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on March 20, 2015 announced the release of the Stage 3 notice…
  • Mar 7

    More PQRS Guidance Released

    More PQRS Guidance Released
    On March 6, 2015, MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1508, “Guidance on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2013 Reporting Year and 2015 Payment Adjustment for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health…
  • Mar 5

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement
    A former co-chair of the National Quality Forum Safe Practices Committee, patient safety consultant Dr. Charles Denham, will pay $1 million to settle Justice Department allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and…
Rank this Week: 1264

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Mar 20

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent
    Harborview, a defendant in a case we took to trial last year, is back in the news.  During the trial, the ownership and management spoke of the facility in glowing terms – terms that were contradicted by state inspections and other…
  • Mar 5

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
  • Feb 10

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home
    Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint among families with a mom or dad in long-term care.  UTIs can be dangerous.  First, UTIs can become a serious infection if untreated.  However, UTIs also lead to falls,…
Rank this Week: 1143

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi
    House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that they agreed to advance a bill to permanently fix the payment system for Medicare physicians. Details of the bill have yet to be released, but multiple news…
  • Mar 17

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying
    In an effort to combat and draw attention to the seriousness of Bullying, OCMS partnered with Marlene Seltzer, MD, Director of the Beaumont Children's Hospital NoBLE Anti-Bullying Program and Rob Iwrey, Esq. (and staff) at The Health Law…
  • Feb 4

    Outpatient "Observation" Battle Continue

    Outpatient "Observation" Battle Continue
    On January 22, 2015, in the case of Barrows v. Burwell, No. 3:11-cv-1703, 2015 WL 264727 (2nd Cir., January 22, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Medicare beneficiaries be granted the opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 1110

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 17

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Did you know there are many different medically-related examination and specialty board out there screening applicants’ credentials and…
  • Mar 4

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law A Medicare audit, whether it is performed by a contractor of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), or…
  • Feb 23

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law Committees are busy in Tallahassee as the 2015 Legislative Session is set to begin on March 3, 2015. For Florida ……
Rank this Week: 1288

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/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1484

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks…

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks like an interesting (if short) article on HIPAA implications for healthcare lenders and other potentially unwitting business associates.  Full disclosure: even though it's short, I haven't read it; too…
  • Mar 30

    Like Clockwork: A multi-death tragedy is…

    Like Clockwork: A multi-death tragedy is caused by someone with possible mental illness, and the question is raised whether medical record privacy may be to blame.
  • Mar 26

    Medical Identity Theft: yet another story…

    Medical Identity Theft: yet another story on how it's the fastest growing type of identity theft.  Some good points about your strategy for preventing it: it should include Encryption: at least consider it, but realize that sometimes --…
Rank this Week: 2045

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 31

    SBC FAQ

    SBC FAQ
    Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) issued a new FAQ. As with prior FAQ’s, this FAQ is intended to answer a question in order to help people…
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
Rank this Week: 1588

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: 1934

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: 2399

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: 1963

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

Connecting legal, health and marketing resources with a New England focus.

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
  • Feb 26

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking
    BOSTON, MA — Lubin & Meyer PC has received two "Tier One" Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2015. The firm was recognized in two practice areas receiving "Tier…
  • Feb 23

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton
    WALTHAM, MA - Veteran Boston-area attorney, John Hession has joined business and IP law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC (MBBP). Hession is a noted VC and attorney serving the technology and life science sectors who served…
Rank this Week: 2001

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/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 2340

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to the bankruptcy court to try to extinguish the burden of these fines and coming judgments. The…
  • Feb 6

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home
    It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities operating in the United States. Too many times these facilities are understaffed or staffed with…
  • Feb 2

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case
    As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing homes are likely the most vulnerable members of this aging society. Nursing home cases should…
Rank this Week: 1803

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: 1711

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue
    A recent federal court decision from Texas gives a Medicare Advantage plan a potential green light to seek reimbursement under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act. At issue in the case, Humana Insurance Company v. Farmers Texas Mutual…
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 2247

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 1840

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 2410

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is…
  • Dec 18

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14
    The latest advancements in the medical world include devices that are focused on invasive, internal uses of technology to limit surgical trauma and improve the function of implanted instruments. These accomplishments have recently received…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and…
Rank this Week: 2111

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Covers healthcare arbitration and mediation, end-of-life decisions, and medical malpractice claims. By Healthcare Neutral.

http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?
           I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number of uninsured patients seen at most tax exempt hospitals in…
  • Sep 10

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie
         For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff Drucker, Manager of the ADR…
  • Sep 4

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform
         The New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: "Health Reform Is Alive And Well...Sort Of...The View From Providers And Insurers." It begins…
Rank this Week: 1939

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: 2316

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: 3865

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/
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 23

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been working towards implementing the Drug Quality and Security Act (“the act”) since the laws inception in 2013. They have issued multiple notices for input…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
Rank this Week: 3530

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
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
Rank this Week: 5044

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Court Orders Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits to be Reinstated for Lupus Sufferer

    Court Orders Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits to be Reinstated for Lupus Sufferer
    Partner, Glenn Kantor recently won a case against Metropolitan Life Insurance and the Colgate-Palmolive Welfare Benefit Plan. Our client, Ms. Bledsoe is a 39 year old woman who was employed by Colgate-Palmolive Company. In August 2009, she…
  • Mar 24

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document
    Back in December 2013, we announced an early victory we won on behalf of a client under California Insurance Code section 10110.6. Well, we did it again! First, some background. Section 10110.6 was enacted effective January 1, 2012. Its…
  • Mar 23

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim
    Recently, the Commerce Department of Minnesota fined Bankers Life and Casualty Company $20,000, as a result of complaints about the long term care insurer's failure to pay timely claims and pay interest. "Consumers invest in long-term care…
Rank this Week: 5024

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 4865

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/
  • Mar 24

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Doctor is Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Patient Records.”  While…
  • Mar 19

    When HIPAA Applies to Patient Assistance Programs (and When it Doesn’t), Part 2

    When HIPAA Applies to Patient Assistance Programs (and When it Doesn’t), Part 2
    I posed a question in Part 1 of this post which I will summarize here:  is personal health information provided to a Patient Assistance Program (PAP) in order to help with covering the cost of prescription drugs protected as…
  • Mar 16

    Hacked Health Records Prized for their Black Market Value

    Hacked Health Records Prized for their Black Market Value
    I received a disturbing robo-call over the weekend informing me that someone had attempted to use my credit card number fraudulently in a retail store in the next county. When I called back and verified these were not legitimate charges, my…
Rank this Week: 4876

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/
  • Mar 24

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 2

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 2
    The February issue of the American Health Lawyers Association’s AHLA Connections features a list of the top ten issues that will impact healthcare law in 2015. We summarized the first five topics in a previous blog. (Miss our summary of…
  • Mar 16

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 1

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 1
    The February issue of the American Health Lawyers Association’s AHLA Connections features a top-ten list of the issues that will impact healthcare law in 2015. This two-part series discusses these important trends. Here are…
  • Feb 17

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014
    Since the approval of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, hospital consolidation has been on the rise and according to a report detailed in a recent Chicago Tribune article, 2014 followed suit with a “flurry of mergers, acquisitions and…
Rank this Week: 4333

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 3923

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4213