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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/
  • Jan 20

    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement"

    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement"
    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement" by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In his reply to our response (both in this issue) to his book How...
  • Jan 19

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"
    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine" by John Harris has been published to the most recent in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The continuing debate between Persson and Savulescu and myself over moral enhancement…
  • Jan 19

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)
    Propranolol, an inexpensive and widely available beta blocker, is known to be effective in preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if administered soon after a traumatic experience. In a recent article, Elsey and Kindt (2016)…
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
  • Jan 20

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18
    On January 13, the House passed the 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3), which should be found on President Trump’s desk Monday morning.  As previously explained, this sets the stage for a filibuster-proof, budget…
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
Rank this Week: 1909

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jan 20

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA
    Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) provided guidance on the Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products. Each biologic, whether originator, related product or subsequent entry (biosimilar) will now be given a…
  • Jan 20

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh
    This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a refresh of its Open Payments dataset, which includes new data to account for the result of disputes and other data corrections since the last refresh in June 2016.…
  • Jan 19

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science
    On January 17, 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much anticipated speech on the UK Government’s plan for exiting the EU. Continued membership of the EU’s single market and full membership of the customs union have…
Rank this Week: 1545

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
  • Jan 18

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!
    On January 13, 2017, the Los Angeles Times published a column entitled Healthcare insurance hell: If at first your claim is denied, try, try again The article describes on insured’s extreme difficulty in obtaining approval for…
  • Sep 22

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I
    HOW INSURERS’ RECENT WRONGFUL RATIONING OF HARVONI DRUG TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS C EXPOSES A LONG HISTORY OF UNREASONABLE AND HARMFUL INSURANCE COMPANY PRACTICES Written by Tim Rozelle, Esq. In July, August, October and December 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1765

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/
  • Jan 20

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised
    Yesterday, CMS issued an amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published responses to questions by offerors, and informed offerors that additional answers to questions will be released on January 25, 2017. The…
  • Jan 19

    Arymo ER – Latest Addition to the Abuse Deterrent Opioids Market

    Arymo ER – Latest Addition to the Abuse Deterrent Opioids Market
    Last week, the FDA approved Arymo ER, an abuse-deterrent formulation of morphine sulfate extended release tablets, marketed by Egalet Corporation. Arymo ER comes in three dosage strengths: 15mg, 30mg, and 60mg and slated to hit the market…
  • Jan 18

    MSP False Claims Action Reaching Its Conclusion

    MSP False Claims Action Reaching Its Conclusion
    On January 18, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals brought an end to Kent Takemoto’s dreams of whistle blower riches. The Court upheld the District Court’s adoption of the Magistrate’s recommendation to dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 898

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: 238

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/
  • Jan 20

    Prohibiting Teen Access to Marijuana a Top Priority for Politicians, Pot Distributor

    Prohibiting Teen Access to Marijuana a Top Priority for Politicians, Pot Distributor
    Recreational marijuana is now legal in California. But that doesn’t mean it’s Ok for teens to use it for recreation, as there is evidence it can have negative health effects – and of course there is the risk of impaired…
  • Jan 19

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now
    Medical marijuana dispensaries have been a common sight in L.A. for years – more than two decades, to be exact. So it’s tough to remember that in many parts of the country, these facilities are still having to wade gingerly…
  • Jan 18

    Cannabis Business Licensing Woes in Portland Costing $22M/ Month

    Cannabis Business Licensing Woes in Portland Costing $22M/ Month
    The cannabis licensing process in Portland is reportedly so bogged down with problems, entrepreneurs and businesses are taking a major financial hit every month. Some have even been forced out of business. That’s according to a new…
Rank this Week: 885

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Montana Tackles Medical Decision Making for the Unbefriended

    Montana Tackles Medical Decision Making for the Unbefriended
    Senator OlszerskiFollowing the model of recent legislation in Colorado, Montana is now considering a bill (S.B. 92) that outlines a mechanism for authorizing medical treatment for incapacitated patients with no available authorized surrogate…
  • Jan 19

    Terri Schiavo Archive at Ave Maria University

    Terri Schiavo Archive at Ave Maria University
    Ave Maria University has opened its archive of court filings and documents surrounding Terri Schiavo’s case. The Terri Schiavo Archive contains documents and court filings related to the Terri Schiavo case. The collection includes…
  • Jan 18

    Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine

    Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine
    Now available - Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine - 68 chapters spanning over 1000 pages. This is the first wide-ranging, multi-authored handbook in the field of philosophy of medicine, covering the underlying conceptual issues of…
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 3680

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: 2513

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2192

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: 1215

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: 3889

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: 547

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    New Year, Recurring Tasks: It's a new…

    New Year, Recurring Tasks: It's a new year, so that should get you thinking about two things: reporting any "small" breaches of unsecured PHI that occurred during 2016 (you have until the end of February to do so, using the HHS…
  • Jan 11

    OCR Announces First Fine for Failing to…

    OCR Announces First Fine for Failing to Provide Timely Notice: As you know, HIPAA requires Covered Entities to notify affected individuals if there is a breach of their unsecured PHI.  Specifically, 45 CFR 165.404(b) requires each affected…
  • Jan 4

    Non-HIPAA Post: My students all know this,…

    Non-HIPAA Post: My students all know this, but the pre-existing condition exclusion will not work unless there is a mandate.
Rank this Week: 2821

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 15

    DOJ Releases 2016 False Claims Act Recovery Statistics: Third Highest Annual Recovery Ever

    DOJ Releases 2016 False Claims Act Recovery Statistics: Third Highest Annual Recovery Ever
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 14, 2016, the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual False Claims Act (FCA) recovery statistics. It revealed that…
  • Jan 8

    East Texas Lab Agrees to Pay $3.75 Million to Settle False Claims Suit

    East Texas Lab Agrees to Pay $3.75 Million to Settle False Claims Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 14, 2016, owners of an East Texas clinical laboratory who overcharged Medicare for falsified driving mileage bills have agreed to pay…
  • Jan 4

    Do You Know What A Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider Is?

    Do You Know What A Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider Is?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law What is a “compromised physician” or “compromised health provider”?  It may not be what you think it is. This term is…
Rank this Week: 666

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 15

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 15, 2016, Forest Laboratories agreed to pay $38 million to resolve a whistle blower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving…
  • Jan 8

    Pharmacist Dismissed From FCA Kickback Suit

    Pharmacist Dismissed From FCA Kickback Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Former Ukrainian Village Pharmacy, Inc. (UVP) president, Svitlana Kharlamova, cannot be held liable for her alleged retaliation against another…
  • Dec 26

    New Jersey Woman Confessed to $1 Million DNA Testing Medicare Fraud Conspiracy.

    New Jersey Woman Confessed to $1 Million DNA Testing Medicare Fraud Conspiracy.
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 1, 2016, Sheila Kahl pled guilty in a New Jersey federal court n December 1, 2016. She admitted to taking part … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3673

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/
  • Jan 14

    Orlando City Council Vote to Extend Temporary Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Orlando City Council Vote to Extend Temporary Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 14, 2016, Orlando's City Council voted to extend its temporary ban on new marijuana dispensaries, less than a week after Florida…
  • Jan 11

    Wisconsin Supermarket Violated FCA With Illegal Kickbacks, Pharmacist Claim

    Wisconsin Supermarket Violated FCA With Illegal Kickbacks, Pharmacist Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 20, 2016, a pharmacist and whistle blower told an Illinois federal court that Wisconsin and Chicago-area chain of grocery stores,…
  • Jan 10

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist's Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist's Suspension Over Questionable Prescription
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 13, 2016, an Arizona appeals court affirmed the suspension of a dentist who allegedly had a history of opioid addiction and who…
Rank this Week: 3683

Physician Law Blog

Physician Law Blog

Covers legal issues for physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, and other health professionals. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://physicianlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
  • Jan 10

    Pregnancy and the Brain

    Pregnancy and the Brain
    New York Times (Dec. 19, 2016): Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, by Pam Belluck: A recent study notes that pregnancy works changes in the brain, specifically in the part that perceives the feelings of others....
  • Jan 4

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right
    International Justice Center Resource Center (January 3, 2016): IACtHR Holds Bolivia Responsible for Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment: Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that sterilization of a woman without…
  • Jan 3

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway

    The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway
    Vox (December 30, 2016): The first steps toward over-the-counter birth control in the US are finally underway, by Emily Crockett: A French drug company is planning to apply to the FDA for approval of over-the-counter birth control. The…
Rank this Week: 426

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: 1276

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
    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
  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
    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
  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
    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: 860

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Jan 3

    Court Stays HHS 1557 Reg

    Court Stays HHS 1557 Reg
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on December 31, 2016  preliminarily enjoined HHS from enforcing, on a nationwide basis, the provisions of the regulation implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that…
  • Dec 12

    New CMS Rules Targets Dialysis Provider Private Health Plan Steering

    New CMS Rules Targets Dialysis Provider Private Health Plan Steering
    A new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rule published on December 12 tries to deter  providers from encouraging Medicare and Medicaid eligible dialysis patients to enroll iprivate health insurance  offered…
  • Nov 22

    Prepare For Changing IRS Tax-Exempt Org & Employee Plan Audit & Exam Info Request Rule

    Prepare For Changing IRS Tax-Exempt Org & Employee Plan Audit & Exam Info Request Rule
    Health care organizations sponsoring tax-qualified employee benefit plans or operating as tax-exempt entities under the Internal Revenue (Code) should expect changes in the practices Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents use to issue and…
Rank this Week: 5049

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor
    On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule”) codifying new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and…
  • Dec 9

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant
    Relief will (eventually) be granted to Medicare appellants.  After a years-long battle, on December 5, 2016, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted mandamus relief to the American Hospital Association…
  • Dec 8

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie
    The OIG issued a Policy Statement regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries. Under section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
  • Dec 19

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016
      The Department of Justice recently announced its tally of total recoveries for 2016 under the False Claims Act.   The government recovered an astonishing $4.7 billion during this time. The DOJ press release shows the…
  • Dec 9

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?
    Anyone reading this blog probably knows that we represent whistleblowers who file so-called “qui tam” cases under the False Claims Act.  The term “qui tam” is a Latin term derived from the longer and ancient legal…
Rank this Week: 2354

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Dec 30

    HHS Complains of Court Order to Fix Medicare Appeals Backlog

    HHS Complains of Court Order to Fix Medicare Appeals Backlog
    The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) says that it cannot meet the requirements of a federal court order to reduce the horrible backlog of Medicare appeals cases that for many years has plagued the United States and adversely…
  • Dec 14

    A Whistleblower Primer: The Georgia False Claims Act

    A Whistleblower Primer: The Georgia False Claims Act
    So much focus is placed on the federal “whistleblower” statute, the Federal False Claims Act, that similar acts, such as various States’ versions of the law, are often not as well known.  All have a common thread: they…
  • Dec 8

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 2

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 2
    As discussed in part 1 of this post, closing a medical practice can be burdensome and complicated. In the first segment, notification to the licensure board, patients, employees, and DEA was discussed. Some other smaller steps a physician…
Rank this Week: 2007

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 1937

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
  • Dec 22

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN
    Zwischen den Zeichen RETISAN und RENASAN besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 3 und 5 – trotz teilweiser Warenidentität und unterstellter durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – keine…
  • Aug 7

    Salviacur (-)

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

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
Rank this Week: 2585

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: 3061

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Dec 20

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

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

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Former MetroHealth Medical Center Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Dental Director Edward Hills was charged on October 25, 2016 for running a…
  • Nov 6

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
Rank this Week: 3569

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: 3080

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
  • Dec 18

    Precision Medicine - Obama’s Health Care Legacy

    Precision Medicine - Obama’s Health Care Legacy
    As we come to the end of President Obama’s administration, it is time to look back on the past eight years and the administration’s impact on the delivery of the nation’s health care. While the Affordable Care Act (signed…
  • Oct 17

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot
    The Cancer Moonshot Task Force has just released its 5 year plan for implementing President Obama’s “Cancer Moonshot” program (“Report”). The initiative, announced during President Obama’s 2016 State of the…
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 3895

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/
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Oct 3

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement
    On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it intends to reopen the hospital inpatient status settlement that was initially released in 2014.  CMS’ announcement means…
Rank this Week: 3893

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/
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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
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Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Good Professional Liability Insurance with Broad Coverage For Massage Therapist

    Good Professional Liability Insurance with Broad Coverage For Massage Therapist
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Insurance is an essential for all massage therapists whether you’re an independent contractor, an employee of a chiropractor, physician or…
  • Oct 3

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
  • Jul 22

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 24, 2016, a South Florida massage therapist was charged with sexual battery after being accused of assaulting a client during a ……
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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/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution
    On November 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services issued an alert notifying providers of a “phishing” email.  According to the alert, the email is being circulated on fake HHS…
  • Sep 28

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance
    Care New England Health System (CNE) recently paid $400,000 to settle allegations of HIPAA violations on behalf of covered entities for which CNE had performed administrative and technical services subject to a business associate…
  • Aug 1

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 10 states chosen for its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative.  Michigan has been chosen for statewide participation.  In addition to…
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HealthLaw Offices Blog

HealthLaw Offices Blog

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

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution
    On November 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services issued an alert notifying providers of a “phishing” email.  According to the alert, the email is being circulated on fake HHS…
  • Sep 28

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance
    Care New England Health System (CNE) recently paid $400,000 to settle allegations of HIPAA violations on behalf of covered entities for which CNE had performed administrative and technical services subject to a business associate…
  • Aug 1

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 10 states chosen for its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative.  Michigan has been chosen for statewide participation.  In addition to…
Rank this Week: 1394

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/
  • Nov 9

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule in March 2014 that required healthcare providers prescribing medication, where the prescription is paid for by a Medicare Part D plan, to enroll in Medicare as a prescriber. The…
  • Oct 26

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits health care entities from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The ACA prohibition on discrimination applies to covered entities,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2057

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 27

    New NH Condo Laws in Effect as of August 1, 2016

    New NH Condo Laws in Effect as of August 1, 2016
    NH real estate attorney Erik Newman has published an update on New Hampshire laws affecting condominium unit owners' associations that may require amending condo bylaws to incorporate the new requirements. In NH Condo Law: Enhanced…
  • Jul 14

    Labiaplastyboston.com: Plastic Surgery Website Focuses on Female Genital Aesthetic

    Labiaplastyboston.com: Plastic Surgery Website Focuses on Female Genital Aesthetic
    Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice for 15 years on Boston’s South Shore, has launched a new website dedicated solely to female genital aesthetic surgery and vaginal…
  • Sep 23

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained
    In July Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill modernizing and simplifying New Hampshire’s Banking Laws. The new laws go fully into effect on October 1, 2105, although some went into effect in July. NH banking attorney John Funk…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Change of Ownership, Provider Agreement Assignment, and Relocation

    Change of Ownership, Provider Agreement Assignment, and Relocation
    Provider Letter No. 16-37 — Change of Ownership, Provider Agreement Assignment, and Relocation The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is issuing this provider letter to remind intermediate care facilities for…
  • Oct 20

    Clarification of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE)

    Clarification of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE)
    Provider Letter No. 16-36 – Clarification of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Self-Reporting and “Duty to Report” Requirements HCSSA is required by the Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 97,…
  • Oct 19

    Waiver Survey and Certification Quality Assurance Survey

    Waiver Survey and Certification Quality Assurance Survey
    Waiver Survey and Certification Quality Assurance Surveys Effective October 1, 2016, the Waiver Survey and Certification (WSC) Unit of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Regulatory Services will begin conducting…
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Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Oct 18

    Should Pokémon GO be a No Go for Healthcare Facilities?

    Should Pokémon GO be a No Go for Healthcare Facilities?
    This month’s column in the Albany County Bar Association Newsletter addresses the rise of individuals playing Pokémon GO in healthcare facilities and the issues that healthcare facilities should consider to address the rising…
  • Sep 19

    ATTENTION OASAS PROVIDERS: JUSTICE CENTER INCIDENT REPORTING

    ATTENTION OASAS PROVIDERS: JUSTICE CENTER INCIDENT REPORTING
    Recently, the Counsel of OASAS, Robert Kent, sent a memorandum to all providers regarding Justice Center incident reporting policies and procedures for all OASAS providers. OASAS has also published a guidance document for incident reporting…
  • Aug 16

    Governor Cuomo Announces Over $50 Million in Funding for Home Health Services for Senior Citizens Not Yet Eligible for Medicaid

    Governor Cuomo Announces Over $50 Million in Funding for Home Health Services for Senior Citizens Not Yet Eligible for Medicaid
    Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $50 million in funding from the state’s Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program has been awarded to the state’s county-based Area Agencies on Aging for the…
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Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

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

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

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

    I've Moved my Stuff

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

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

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

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3110

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

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

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

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

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

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