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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/
  • Jul 22

    Senate Report Finds Medicare Audit Programs Have Failed to Reduce Improper Payment Rate

    Senate Report Finds Medicare Audit Programs Have Failed to Reduce Improper Payment Rate
    The Senate Special Committee on Aging recently issued a report addressing the current Medicare audit programs, the impact of these programs on reducing improper payment rates and the burden providers face when undergoing a Medicare audit. The…
  • Jul 21

    Criminal Indictment for HIPAA Violation

    Criminal Indictment for HIPAA Violation
    Prosecution of criminal violations of HIPAA are rare, but on July 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of a former employee of an East Texas hospital for HIPAA violations.   The employee, Joshua Hippler,…
  • Jul 17

    New Kentucky State Law Grants Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Prescribing Authority

    New Kentucky State Law Grants Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Prescribing Authority
    As reported by Modern Healthcare, a new Kentucky state law expanding prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) took effect on July 15, 2014. After years of debate, the law was the result of compromise on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 1917

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/
  • Jul 22

    Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies and Partisan Politic

    Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies and Partisan Politic
    With two federal courts of appeals coming to different conclusions on the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act, we should not be surprised that the judges have split along partisan lines. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court...
  • Jul 21

    Choice and Cost

    Choice and Cost
    The New York Times reports on complaints by consumers about limitations on their access to physicians and hospitals. According to the story, insurers have restricted their provider networks to contain costs, while misleading their customers…
  • Jul 16

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Deborah W. Denno, Lethal Injection Chaos Post-Baze, 102 Georgetown L. J. 1331 (2014). Ronen Avraham, Overlooked and Underused: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Malpractice Liability for Independent Physicians, SSRN. David H. Kaye, 'Open to…
Rank this Week: 771

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/
  • Jul 22

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial
    Medical marijuana research is complicated by federal law, the FDA, as well as varying opinions in the public and private sector. According to recent reports, a University of Arizona researcher lost her job over a study involving the impact of…
  • Jul 20

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down
    The L.A. marijuana farmers market, which only opened over the 4th of July weekend, had a short existence and was ordered to shut down by a Superior Court Judge after a city attorney filed an injunction. The farmers' market is being forced to…
  • Jul 18

    Marijuana Business Booming (and Risky)

    Marijuana Business Booming (and Risky)
    As states continue to open their doors to the marijuana business, entrepreneurs are flocking towards the action. This means that states in where medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized, including Colorado and Washington, the…
Rank this Week: 253

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 3163

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: 1456

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Kim Teske - Compelling Story of VSED

    Kim Teske - Compelling Story of VSED
    The Globe & Mail has a very extensive story on Kim Teske and her use of VSED to die on her own terms. Teske had Huntington’s, an incurable genetic disease that combines aspects of Parkinson’s,…
  • Jul 21

    Wake Up to Dying Project

    Wake Up to Dying Project
    The Wake Up to Dying Project is an awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying.  The organizers do this by gathering and sharing stories about death, dying, and life. They also do this through…
  • Jul 19

    Do Oregon and North Dakota Healthcare Surrogates Perform Better?

    Do Oregon and North Dakota Healthcare Surrogates Perform Better?
    In most states an individual can appoint a healthcare agent not only without the consent of the agent but also without even discussing the appointment with the agent.  In fact, many healthcare surrogates fulfill the role of substitute…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Jul 22

    Disruptive Physicians: Nobody Likes a Nuisance

    Disruptive Physicians: Nobody Likes a Nuisance
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Christopher E. Brown, J.D., The Health Law Firm Identifying and eliminating disruptive physicians has become a paramount concern of many…
  • Jul 17

    Why Have You Received a Denial on Your Medicare Enrollment Application?

    Why Have You Received a Denial on Your Medicare Enrollment Application?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Christopher E. Brown, J.D., The Health Law Firm Did you receive a denial on your Medicare enrollment application and can’t figure out…
  • Jul 2

    CMS in the Hot Seat for Lax Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Organization

    CMS in the Hot Seat for Lax Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Organization
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm For years, each state has kept an eye on its own Medicaid managed care plans, while the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to monitor how well … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2349

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/
  • Jul 21

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Baker Act - Part 1

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Baker Act - Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously confined under Florida's Baker Act, Section 394.451, Florida…
  • Jul 15

    Science Journal Retracts Stem-Cell Research Studies; Head Researcher Held Accountable

    Science Journal Retracts Stem-Cell Research Studies; Head Researcher Held Accountable
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The scientific journal, Nature, retracted two high-profile stem-cell research studies due to signs of inadequate data and plagiarism. According…
  • Jul 11

    Limits on Number of Attempts and Time for Completion of USMLE Step Exam

    Limits on Number of Attempts and Time for Completion of USMLE Step Exam
    By Catherine T. Hollis, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law According to the United States Medical Licensing Examination ( USMLE ) 2014 Bulletin of…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 1018

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/
  • Jul 19

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group

    Obama's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees Will Not Exempt Religious Group
    The New York Times: Obama Set to Bar Federal Contractors From Anti-Gay Discrimination, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: President Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday that protects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from…
  • Jul 18

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban

    Idaho Asks Ninth Circuit To Reverse Ruling Invalidating 20-Week Abortion Ban
    The Oregonian/AP: Idaho defends fetal-pain abortion law in federal court: A federal judge's ruling striking down Idaho's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy should be reversed because criminal charges against the eastern Idaho…
  • Jul 18

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction

    Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Have Closed in Wake of Restriction
    NPR - Shots blog: Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted, by Carrie Feibel: In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that...
Rank this Week: 203

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Vendini Settlement: I got a stray email on…

    Vendini Settlement: I got a stray email on this, so thought someone might find it interesting.  Vendini, a ticketseller like Ticketmaster, apparently allowed a third party to view non-PHI personal information such as credit card data, and a…
  • Jul 17

    Big Data in Healthcare: here's an…

    Big Data in Healthcare: here's an interesting article.  This is all possible, but it's easy to see had this information could be used to the detriment of patients.  Privacy concerns obviously abound. Hat tip: Alan Goldberg
  • Jul 14

    Big Health Data Breaches Are Inevitable,…

    Big Health Data Breaches Are Inevitable, and Are Coming: This article has popped up several places in my morning reading.  They are probably right; in fact, some big health data hacks have probably already occurred, but we just don't know…
Rank this Week: 675

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: 789

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Jul 18

    New Law Affecting APRNs Takes Effect July 16, 2014

    New Law Affecting APRNs Takes Effect July 16, 2014
    Senate Bill 7, signed by Governor Beshear on February 26, 2014, becomes effective today. The new law allows for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to request to discontinue a Collaborative Agreement for Prescribing Authority for…
  • Jul 16

    New Part D Regulations Face Increased Scrutiny from Advocacy Groups & Congre

    New Part D Regulations Face Increased Scrutiny from Advocacy Groups & Congre
    On March 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a memorandum to Part D Plan Sponsors and Medicare Hospice Providers, entitled “Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice – Final 2014…
  • Jun 26

    AMA Releases Guiding Principles on Telemedicine

    AMA Releases Guiding Principles on Telemedicine
    The American Medical Association recently approved “guiding principles” regarding the provision of medical services through telecommunications technologies, i.e., telemedicine. These principles stem from a previous policy report…
Rank this Week: 1335

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/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 23

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter
    As a result of Gould and Lamb’s continued advocacy with CMS Central Office, WCRC, and Regional Offices, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submitters will see a light at the end of the tunnel. Based on direct conversations,…
Rank this Week: 2100

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/
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
  • Jul 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The pill to banish painful memories—forget it!, Practical Ethics In The Popular Press: The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future, Wired The Trouble With Brain Science, New…
  • Jul 17

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law
    via Jennifer Chandler: The Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law invites applications for professorial positions. The Common Law Section invites applications for two tenure-track positions, commencing at the…
Rank this Week: 398

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Kevin S. Little P.C.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Healthcare Whistleblower Claims Based on Self-Referral Arrangement

    Healthcare Whistleblower Claims Based on Self-Referral Arrangement
    Two federal laws regulate referrals and financial arrangements between healthcare providers and facilities - Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.1 These laws have recently been at the center of important healthcare whistleblower fraud…
  • Jul 10

    Negotiating Professional Liability Insurance Protection in Physician Employment Agreement

    Negotiating Professional Liability Insurance Protection in Physician Employment Agreement
    In our practice as an Atlanta and Augusta health care law firm, we see varying options regarding professional liability insurance coverage made to physicians in their employment agreements. All doctors apprehend in general that there are…
  • Jul 1

    HIPAA's Teeth

    HIPAA's Teeth
    Although most health care providers understand in the abstract that they must comply with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), many may not fully appreciate the legal and financial significance of…
Rank this Week: 3379

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    Health Information Exchange: Meaningful Consent

    Health Information Exchange: Meaningful Consent
    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
  • Jul 16

    Consumer Generated Data: Your "Data Exhaust"

    Consumer Generated Data: Your "Data Exhaust"
    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
  • Jul 15

    Health Care Online Marketing, Social Media and HIPAA - Google Hangout on Air

    Health Care Online Marketing, Social Media and HIPAA - Google Hangout on Air
    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: 1700

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: 4601

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: 1272

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case
    One of the most widely viewed False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed against a hospital is coming to an end--Florida hospital, Halifax Health, is preparing to pay $1 million to settle a $73 million dollar Medicare overbilling case. Potentially,…
  • Jul 16

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation
    Companies doing business in highly-regulated industries, including the health care industry, were left holding their breath after a D.C. district court ruled that the attorney-client privilege doctrine did not attach to a company's internal…
  • Jul 14

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program
    The landscape of the Medicare appeals process is quickly changing with the launch of the Settlement Conference Facilitation ("SCF") pilot program. The program is designed to be an alternate dispute resolution process where the appellant and…
Rank this Week: 1135

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/
Rank this Week: 546

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 336

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/
Rank this Week: 1240

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/
  • Jul 14

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?
    Beginning January 1, 2015, “Applicable Large Employers” will be exposed to non-deductible tax liability for each month that they fail to offer affordable, qualifying coverage.  Avoidance measures include: File for and…
  • Jul 11

    New Questions for Employer Mandate Analysi

    New Questions for Employer Mandate Analysi
    The American Bar Association’s tax and employee benefit practice leaders periodically query IRS representatives about new or changing rules, to confirm that lawyers are reading the rules the same way that IRS reads them.  IRS…
  • Jul 10

    Temp-to-Perm Staffing: Still a Solution?

    Temp-to-Perm Staffing: Still a Solution?
    “Applicable Large Employers” are exposed, beginning January 1, 2015, to significant new taxes if they fail to offer “minimum essential coverage” to at least 70% of their full-time employees and their dependents. …
Rank this Week: 3532

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: 947

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1758

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/
  • Jul 9

    Boston Nursing Home Cuts Wages of Worker

    Boston Nursing Home Cuts Wages of Worker
    Shortly after Lexington took over this nursing home, plans were made to cut wages of important healthcare providers by as much as 40%.  This represents a true danger to those residents.  For more information, read here.
  • Jun 9

    Nursing Home Resident Presses On to Attend D-Day Ceremony in Normandy

    Nursing Home Resident Presses On to Attend D-Day Ceremony in Normandy
    As a veteran myself, I loved this amazing story from England.  Bernard Jordan is a 90 year-old WWII D-Day veteran.  Unfortunately, he was originally unable to go to the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day…
  • Jun 2

    Residents Not "Improving" May Now Get Physical, Occupational Therapy if Helping

    Residents Not "Improving" May Now Get Physical, Occupational Therapy if Helping
    I have heard many stories over the years of families that fight to keep a nursing home resident getting physical, occupational, or speech therapy. It used to be that if there was a determination that a resident wasn’t progressing…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Jul 9

    Medicare and Medicaid Requesting Comment on Proposed Changes to Home Health Regulation

    Medicare and Medicaid Requesting Comment on Proposed Changes to Home Health Regulation
    A proposed rule issued July 1 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (CMS-1611-P) looks to change payment rates for home health agencies and simplify the  face-to-face encounter regulatory requirements. The decrease in…
  • Jun 23

    CMS Expands Proposed Five-Star Rating System for Provider

    CMS Expands Proposed Five-Star Rating System for Provider
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced another expansion to their planned five-star rating system for various medical facilities. At present, CMS uses star ratings to allow consumers to compare Medicare Advantage plans…
  • May 28

    Latest Healthcare Premium Costs Within the Nebraska Exchange

    Latest Healthcare Premium Costs Within the Nebraska Exchange
    The Congressional Research Service recently published the latest costs for a healthcare plan within the Nebraska Exchange. Every plan has variables that may affect the costs associated with securing health insurance. The Nebraska exchange…
Rank this Week: 3617

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 7

    Florida Legislature Reforms Pharmacy Benefit Manager Audit Practice

    Florida Legislature Reforms Pharmacy Benefit Manager Audit Practice
    According to the Florida Legislature, it’s time for pharmacists to focus on their patients instead of paperwork. On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Florida Senate Bill 702 into law. This law introduces clear guidelines…
  • Mar 25

    Out-of-State Compounding Pharmacies May Need a Permit To Do Business in Florida

    Out-of-State Compounding Pharmacies May Need a Permit To Do Business in Florida
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beginning on October 1, 2014, out-of-state compounding pharmacies may be required to hold a compounded sterile product permit. That’s because the Regulated Industries Committee of the…
  • Feb 25

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Updates Record Retention Rules for Pharmacie

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Updates Record Retention Rules for Pharmacie
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm At its meeting held on February 12, 2014, the Florida Board of Pharmacy voted to approve language changes to a number of rules. Specifically, those changes were put into effect to ……
Rank this Week: 3329

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: 1338

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
  • Jul 4

    Personalized Medicine Today: PMC Issues Fourth State of the Industry Report

    Personalized Medicine Today: PMC Issues Fourth State of the Industry Report
    Personalized medicine is changing the paradigm of the research, development and delivery of health care. The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), a consortium of interested stakeholders that seeks to promote the understanding and adoption…
  • Jun 25

    USPTO Extends Deadline to Comment on Subject Matter Eligibility Analysi

    USPTO Extends Deadline to Comment on Subject Matter Eligibility Analysi
    Yesterday at BIO’s session entitled “Patent-Eligibility from the Trenches: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Prometheus (Mayo) and Myriad Decisions” a panel of experts and an engaged audience…
  • Jun 15

    Federal Circuit Dismisses WARF Stem Cell Case – A Missed Opportunity

    Federal Circuit Dismisses WARF Stem Cell Case – A Missed Opportunity
    Recently in Consumer Watchdog v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, No. 2013-1377 (Fed. Cir. 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) dismissed Appellant Consumer Watchdog’s appeal on the ground…
Rank this Week: 2901

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/
  • Jul 3

    Hobby Lobby, HIPAA and Happy Independence Day

    Hobby Lobby, HIPAA and Happy Independence Day
    The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has  attorneys, pundits, policy-makers and businesses (yes, corporations are people, too) pondering big, quintessentially American issues…
  • Jun 29

    Paper Records HIPAA Violation Results in $800,000 Payment under HHS Resolution Agreement

    Paper Records HIPAA Violation Results in $800,000 Payment under HHS Resolution Agreement
    My partner Elizabeth Litten was quoted at length by Alexis Kateifides in his recent article in DataGuidance entitled “USA: ‘Unique’ HIPAA violation results in $800,000 settlement” While the full text can be found in…
  • Jun 12

    PHI Data Breaches just went from Bad Dream to Nightmare in West Virginia

    PHI Data Breaches just went from Bad Dream to Nightmare in West Virginia
    Michael Coco writes: The dreaded PHI data breach is every covered entity’s bad dream, but the West Virginia Supreme Court just turned that bad dream into a nightmare. The court decided a case, Tabata v. Charleston Area Medical…
Rank this Week: 638

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: 4614

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/
  • Jun 30

    Medicare Rolls Out 5-Star Rating System for Providers/Physician

    Medicare Rolls Out 5-Star Rating System for Providers/Physician
    Are you and your practice ready to be rated by Medicare?  If not, you should probably get ready. According to a CMS blog post by Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer, the…
  • Jun 30

    Considering Telemedicine? Pay Attention to Legal Requirement

    Considering Telemedicine? Pay Attention to Legal Requirement
    The topic of telemedicine is becoming increasingly more common in the medical community.  For certain, telemedicine can be a cost effective way of communicating with and monitoring patients, but it is not without its risks.  For one…
  • Jun 30

    DOJ Joins Whistleblower Case On 60-day Overpayment Refund Requirement

    DOJ Joins Whistleblower Case On 60-day Overpayment Refund Requirement
    One of the often overlooked requirements in the federal Affordable Care Act  is that healthcare providers now have an obligation to refund overpayments to the Medicare within 60 days of discovery.  Failing to do…
Rank this Week: 1883

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/
  • Jun 30

    Dueling MSA Recommendation

    Dueling MSA Recommendation
    We knew it was inevitable but the day has come. The Court of Appeals of Ohio published an opinion within which the parties debate the need for an LMSA and use the polar extreme of MSA providers to argue their cases. Unlike dueling life care…
  • Jun 6

    Hearing on the Merit

    Hearing on the Merit
    Although I’m sure you’ve seen the abundant posts this week regarding the new WCMSA Reference Guide and are aware that CMS has added a new section, it looks like this: 4.1.4 Hearing on the Merits of a Case When a state WC judge…
  • Jun 6

    WCRC Issues Updated Reference Guide

    WCRC Issues Updated Reference Guide
    With the recent exciting news of some of the backlog finally being cleared by the WCRC and CMS Regional Offices, MEDVAL was excited to learn that an updated WCMSA reference guide was issued on May 29, 2014. Some of the changes to the previous…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Jun 26

    Are You Sure Your Company Is "At Home" In All 50 States?

    Are You Sure Your Company Is "At Home" In All 50 States?
    As Jim Beck (of the Drug and Device Law Blog) and Michelle Cheng explain in a recent Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, "The Other Shoe Drops on General Jurisdiction: Making the Most of Supreme Court’s Bauman & Goodyear…
  • Jun 23

    Was It Worth the Wait? - FDA Releases Two Social Media Guidance Documents for Drug/Device Industry

    Was It Worth the Wait? - FDA Releases Two Social Media Guidance Documents for Drug/Device Industry
    Earlier this week, the FDA issued two draft guidances on social media, and in this client alert, attorneys Colleen Davies, Celeste Letourneau, Kevin Madagan, and Jennifer Pike have analyzed them both in detail. The first guidance pertains to…
  • Jun 4

    Law360 Article - U.S. and French Sunshine Laws Present Compliance Challenges for Manufacturer

    Law360 Article - U.S. and French Sunshine Laws Present Compliance Challenges for Manufacturer
    In “From Sea to Shining Sea: French and US Sunshine Laws,” (Law360 subscription required), Reed Smith attorneys Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Daniel Kadar discuss recent legislation from both sides of the Atlantic designed to…
Rank this Week: 1528

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One
    A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that people who selected silver plans, the most popular plan type in the federal Marketplace, with tax credits paid an average premium of $69 per month. In the…
  • Jun 2

    Boston-area Law Firm Expands into Utah's Hot Emerging Growth Market

    Boston-area Law Firm Expands into Utah's Hot Emerging Growth Market
    Boston-area business law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton (MBBP) has announced it is expanding its reach to serve clients from its new Salt Lake City, Utah office. MBBP is known for serving emerging high tech and life sciences…
  • May 22

    Data Security for Small Law Firm

    Data Security for Small Law Firm
    The Social Law Library is hosting a continuing legal education (CLE) two-hour seminar on Data Security for Small Law Firms on May 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Special Collections Room at One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, in Boston. What you need…
Rank this Week: 806

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 783

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://steinmedicalmalpractice.com
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey
    June 9, 2014 Komlodi v. Picciano, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014)This new decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court restated the rule that denies the comparative negligence defense to doctors who negligently fail to guard…
Rank this Week: 3533

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 5

    Dangerous Dentistry: What One Connecticut Dentist Did That Got His License Suspended

    Dangerous Dentistry: What One Connecticut Dentist Did That Got His License Suspended
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Connecticut officials have suspended the license of an Enfield, Connecticut, dentist after a patient apparently died in the dentist’s chair…
  • Mar 6

    Dentists: Call The Health Law Firm Attorneys From Representation in Short-Notice Depositions and Hearing

    Dentists: Call The Health Law Firm Attorneys From Representation in Short-Notice Depositions and Hearing
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Our attorneys often receive calls from dentists and other health professionals regarding the possibility of representing them on short notice at a…
  • Feb 26

    Florida Medicaid Audits Dental Claim

    Florida Medicaid Audits Dental Claim
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is auditing Medicaid claims submitted by dental providers in Florida. AHCA is auditing dental practices…
Rank this Week: 3580

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3333

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: 511

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: 130

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/
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
  • May 24

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider
    On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Sec. Shinseki announced the besieged VA Health Care system is making changes to allow some veterans to obtain treatment at private facilities. This link is to an article published on Saturday, May 24th,…
  • Apr 28

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000
    Several years ago the VA lumped all VA Regional Offices into 8 call centers to handle all the calls from anywhere in the nation. Because you may think you are talking to your Regional Office, I wanted to explain what you need to know…
Rank this Week: 4748

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.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3402