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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
  • Jun 28

    HIPAA Enforcement on the Rise

    HIPAA Enforcement on the Rise
    After a number of years of little HIPAA enforcement activity, the tides appear to be turning. From September 2015 through April 2016, HIPAA settlements have averaged more than one a month. The dollar amounts involved are significant,…
  • Jun 20

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Bain Capital to Acquire Majority Stake in Navicure

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Bain Capital to Acquire Majority Stake in Navicure
    Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire a majority stake in Navicure, according to a Navicure press release. Bain Capital, based in Boston, targets investments in healthcare and several other industries. Navicure, based in Duluth, Ga., is a…
  • Jun 7

    Leonard Green & Partners Close $9.6B PE Fund

    Leonard Green & Partners Close $9.6B PE Fund
    Leonard Green & Partners has announced it has closed the firm’s seventh PE investment fund with committed capital of $9.6 billion. Leonard Green & Partners, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Los Angeles, seeks to invest in…
Rank this Week: 3845

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jun 28

    "Why the Marijuana Business Is Appealing to Female Entrepreneurs"

    "Why the Marijuana Business Is Appealing to Female Entrepreneurs"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic piece. Here is how it gets started: In this mountain town, which began allowing the recreational sale of marijuana in 2014, businesswomen and female entrepreneurs say they…
  • Jun 27

    Is Congress now really "moving in the general direction of legalization" of marijuana?

    Is Congress now really "moving in the general direction of legalization" of marijuana?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new Politico article and its full headline: "Congress mellows on pot crackdowns: Following the lead of the states, it's moving in the general direction of legalization,…
  • Jun 27

    DC Department of Health issues big new report: "MARIJUANA in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA"

    DC Department of Health issues big new report: "MARIJUANA in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA"
    The District of Columbia is a unique locale with unique laws and practices in many arenas. But, as highilighted by a big new report issued by the DC's Deprtment of Health, the District's relationship with marijuana law, policy and reform has…
Rank this Week: 1869

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Physicians More Willing to Administer Futile Treatment Requests when Based on Religion

    Physicians More Willing to Administer Futile Treatment Requests when Based on Religion
    The June 2016 issue of the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management includes "U.S. Physicians’ Opinions About Accommodating Religiously   Based Requests  for  Continued  Life-Sustaining Treatment." The authors report…
  • Jun 27

    Legal Standards for Brain Death under Attack

    Legal Standards for Brain Death under Attack
    My new article, "Legal Standards for Brain Death" was just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(2), 173-178 (2016). A major appellate court decision from  the United States seriously questions the legal sufficiency of…
  • Jun 26

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment
    The Parliament of Victoria Legal and Social Issues Committee recently released a 350-page report, "Inquiry into End of Life Choices."  It is heavily focused on palliative care, advance care planning, and assisted dying.…
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Jun 27

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO,…
  • Jun 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All…
  • Jun 27

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data
    Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...
Rank this Week: 2436

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jun 27

    Getting ‘Bent to Lick Cancer

    Getting ‘Bent to Lick Cancer
    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
  • Jun 24

    Consumer-focused technology is transforming healthcare as we know it

    Consumer-focused technology is transforming healthcare as we know it
    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
  • Jun 24

    Consumer-focused technology is transforming healthcare as we know it

    Consumer-focused technology is transforming healthcare as we know it
    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: 2471

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Is the theft of NFL Players' medical…

    Is the theft of NFL Players' medical records from a Redskins' trainer a HIPAA violation?  Almost certainly not.  But it is likely a violation of some state data protection laws, and almost certainly raises a data breach notification…
  • Jun 6

    (wrote this back in April, don't know why…

    (wrote this back in April, don't know why it didn't post): NY Med HIPAA Fine: NY Med was a reality TV show filmed in NY hospitals.  It's relatively famous because NY Presbyterian Hospital and ABC are being sued by the family of a man who was…
  • Jun 6

    University of New Mexico Hospital breach:…

    University of New Mexico Hospital breach: A change in software led to invoice information on about 3,000 patients being sent to 18 incorrect addresses.  Definitely PHI included in the improper disclosures, but none of the traditional…
Rank this Week: 2405

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 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028
    CMS News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2016 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth Today, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund financing…
  • Jun 21

    C&R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval

    C&R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval
    A noteworthy panel decision was reported out of California this week involving the WCAB rescinding the WCJ’s order approving the parties’ C&R due to an alleged “mutual misunderstanding” regarding the MSA. The case…
Rank this Week: 910

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2096

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/
  • Jun 27

    Victory in the Supreme Court

    Victory in the Supreme Court
    United States Supreme Court (Jun. 27, 2016): Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: In a 5-to-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law that threatened to drive more than half of Texas's abortion clinics out of…
  • Jun 24

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter
    New York Magazine (June 21, 2016): New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelters, by Susan Rinkunas: New York made a historic move as the first city to pass 'menstrual equity' legislation, with...
  • Jun 23

    Despite Legal Restrictions, Massachusetts Still Shackling Pregnant Inmate

    Despite Legal Restrictions, Massachusetts Still Shackling Pregnant Inmate
    Jezebel (May 17, 2016): Report Finds Pregnant Massachusetts Inmates Are Still Being Illegally Shackled, by Anna Merlan: In 2014, Massachusetts passed legislation prohibiting the shackling of pregnant inmates. The law prohibits shackling women…
Rank this Week: 1679

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: 1365

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/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche

    Supreme Court May Have Just Expanded Unlawful Police Searche
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed down two rulings that may have widened the ability of law enforcement to conduct illegal searches – something our Los Angeles marijuana arrest lawyers find deeply troubling.  In one…
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization

    Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Use Lower After Legalization
    One of the main talking points of those opposed to the legalization of marijuana is that it will spur the inevitable increase of teen marijuana use. We all have an interest in keeping the drug out of reach of youth when it’s not used as…
  • Jun 21

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

    Perris Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
    As law enforcement is battling a number of illicit and sizable marijuana cultivation efforts throughout Riverside County (rumors are its driven by Mexican drug cartels), leaders in some cities are working to take the power out of…
Rank this Week: 584

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
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
  • Jun 18

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine
    Embracing personalized medicine, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a draft guidance document titled Draft Guideline on Good Pharmacogenomic Practice (“Guidance”) on good pharmacogenomic practice with the stated goal of…
  • May 22

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
Rank this Week: 3861

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/
  • Jun 24

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?
    Broadly speaking, “off-label” drug use occurs when a doctor prescribes a medication for a condition or ailment that is not specifically approved by the FDA.  When the FDA approves a drug, the manufacturer is required to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”
    As we wrote back in April, the Supreme Court considered a case this term on a grey area in False Claims Act litigation – “implied certifications.”  A typical false claim would be “factually false” – in…
  • Jun 10

    1099 Sales Reps and Kickback

    1099 Sales Reps and Kickback
    Many healthcare companies engage independent sales representatives or marketers to sell their goods and services.   These include pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic laboratories, home health agencies, imaging centers and many…
Rank this Week: 946

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: 3833

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/
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program
    You know the drill.  A manufacturer advertises a new drug, warning, of course, that some users may suffer serious side effects.  A year or two later, lawyers counter-advertise for new clients with those conditions who took the…
  • Jun 20

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required
    Ten days before the deadline for electronic filing of 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, many employers are discovering that they contracted for less than all the needed services. Here’s what we’re seeing all too commonly. Some vendors…
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 2560

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability
    On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that recognizes implied certification as a viable theory under which to pursue False Claims Act cases against healthcare providers. Implied certification can impose liability if a…
  • May 20

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has begun issuing notices for Phase 2 HIPAA Audits applicable to covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered…
  • May 20

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has begun issuing notices for Phase 2 HIPAA Audits applicable to covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered…
Rank this Week: 3989

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 194

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/
Rank this Week: 1343

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: 779

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: 629

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/
Rank this Week: 1369

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/
  • Jun 21

    Referral Sources Protected by Restrictive Covenants in Florida? Recent Case Decide

    Referral Sources Protected by Restrictive Covenants in Florida? Recent Case Decide
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Physician employees and other health care professionals who sign employment contracts are often confronted with restrictive covenants or…
  • Jun 14

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 22, 2016, an appeals court in Florida ruled that only one parent is needed to consent to a child’s surgery. The ruling, by a…
  • Jun 14

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 22, 2016, an appeals court in Florida ruled that only one parent is needed to consent to a child’s surgery. The ruling, by a…
Rank this Week: 1098

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: 1232

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/
  • Jun 17

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 14, 2016 between 2 and 3pm EST, CMS had a special open-door forum (ODF) regarding its pre-claim review demonstration for home health services (the “Demonstration”) which will take place in Illinois, Florida, Texas,…
  • Jun 16

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce
    On June 9, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released its report on the Medicare system, highlighting the deficiencies within the Medicare audit and appeals process; a bill currently in the Senate would address many of…
  • Jun 10

    CMS Implements HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS Implements HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 8, 2016, CMS finalized its plan for the implementation of a 3-year “demonstration” of Medicare pre-claim review for home health services. The trial will be carried out in 5 states: Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts,…
Rank this Week: 3841

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jun 16

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case
    In a decision that is poised to have resonating implications for health services providers, the Supreme Court of the United States explicitly endorsed the “implied false certification theory of liability” under the False Claims…
  • Jun 13

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?
    Class actions for damages resulting from a data breach are difficult to succeed upon unless there is an identifiable harm.  Once again a court has determined that the mere loss of data is not sufficient to confer standing (Chambliss v.…
  • May 9

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area
    Rural healthcare providers that seek funding for capital expenditures, equipment, vehicles, or telemedicine infrastructure for their programs should make themselves aware of special funding opportunities through the United States Department…
Rank this Week: 3270

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.
Rank this Week: 4639

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
Rank this Week: 3014

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: 2638

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/
  • Jun 10

    HHS Regs – To Comment or Not?

    HHS Regs – To Comment or Not?
    The post HHS Regs – To Comment or Not? appeared first on Garlo Ward, P.C..
  • Jun 9

    Supporting Physician Documentation

    Supporting Physician Documentation
    In accordance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) review for FY 2014 claims from NFs…
  • Jun 4

    Receiving Out-of-State Services in the CLASS and DBMD Program

    Receiving Out-of-State Services in the CLASS and DBMD Program
    Effective immediately, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is allowing an individual in the CLASS Case Management or DBMD programs to receive habilitation, nursing or respite services while temporarily out of state.…
Rank this Week: 3035

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: 3626

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: 3019

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2792

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/
  • May 27

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option
    HHS recently released a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) clarifying prior guidance on fees that covered entities may permissibly charge individuals for access to the individuals’ electronic medical records. The guidance stated that…
  • May 4

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?
    The Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) is as program established as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  A proposed rule addressing the MIPS program was released on April 25, 2016 and is…
  • Apr 25

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly
    The lack of a business associate agreement recently resulted in a $750,000 settlement for alleged HIPAA violations. According to a post on the Department of Health and Human Services website, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic  released x-ray…
Rank this Week: 2053

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/
  • May 27

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option
    HHS recently released a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) clarifying prior guidance on fees that covered entities may permissibly charge individuals for access to the individuals’ electronic medical records. The guidance stated that…
  • May 4

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?
    The Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) is as program established as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  A proposed rule addressing the MIPS program was released on April 25, 2016 and is…
  • Apr 25

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly
    The lack of a business associate agreement recently resulted in a $750,000 settlement for alleged HIPAA violations. According to a post on the Department of Health and Human Services website, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic  released x-ray…
Rank this Week: 4331

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: 3621

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…
Rank this Week: 2746

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
  • May 18

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C
    Die Zeichen LEMA und Lenah.C sind nicht verwechslungsfähig. Dokumente, die erstmals vor dem EuG vorgelegt werden, um zu zeigen, dass der Buchstabe „C“ im Arzneimittelsektor verbreitet als Hinweis auf Vitamin C verwendet wird,…
  • Mar 28

    Lipoderm

    Lipoderm
    The fact that the launch of a pharmaceutical product is delayed due to complex clinical studies and the necessity of patent applications does not constitute a proper reason for non-use of its trademark. Background This case involves a UK…
  • Mar 6

    Transdermal plaster

    Transdermal plaster
    The product appearance of a transdermal plaster is eligible to protection as a figurative mark for pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer type dementia in class 5. Background Novartis AG (“Novartis”) obtained…
Rank this Week: 2242

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: 3624

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: 1055

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • 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,…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 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…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 1057

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…
Rank this Week: 2567

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 2

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Several dentists have joined together to file suits against leading dental supply distributors in New York and Texas federal courts alleging the…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A leading dental office management software provider has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) claims that…
  • Aug 27

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida has long been a state that does not prohibit the corporate practice of medicine, unlike many other states. However, it does prohibit…
Rank this Week: 3511

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/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 5

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    An experienced trial advocate can assist you if your legal matter goes to court. Robert B. Goss, founder of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. recently received the National Institute for Trial Advocacy "Master Advocate" award. Find out…
  • Dec 28

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016
    Planning on using a storage unit in 2016? Renting a storage unit now? If you live in Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, chances are above-average that you or someone you know uses a storage unit. Do you know how to protect yourself if…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

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