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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/
  • Jul 29

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized and applauded the agency’s internal Fraud Prevention System for the identification or prevention of $820 million in improper payments during the program’s…
  • Jul 27

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015
    Last week the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees released their 2015 Annual Reports, recommending “prompt corrective action by lawmakers.” In their Message to the Public, the most urgent action was called for the…
  • Jul 22

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that all strengths of Avinza (morphine sulfate) extended release capsules have been discontinued. Avinza is a Schedule II long acting opioid medication indicated for the treatment of severe…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Jul 29

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation
    As previously discussed on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician…
  • Jul 21

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform
    On July 10, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with an overwhelming majority (344-77), the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 6), a high-profile bipartisan bill intended to speed up and improve the process for approving innovative…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement
    Upcoming changes to Google AdWords’ ad formats will have a significant impact on pharmaceutical companies that engage in paid search advertising. In a letter to its major media agencies last month, Google announced that it will be…
Rank this Week: 548

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
  • Jul 29

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space
    Medical Properties Trust (MPT) has announced it will acquire Capella Healthcare for $900 million in cash. MPT is a Birmingham, Ala.-based self-advised real estate investment trust. Capella is one of the largest for-profit hospital companies…
  • Jul 28

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing
    Oncobiologics has announced it has secured $31 million in funding. Oncobiologics, based in Cranbury, N.J., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing monoclonal antibody biosimilar therapeutics. The investment…
  • Jul 20

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund
    NaviMed Capital has announced (pdf) the closing of its inaugural healthcare private equity fund, NaviMed Partners, LP. The fund has more than $110 million of total capital commitments. NaviMed Capital, based in Washington, D.C., is focused…
Rank this Week: 2358

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Voyage of Life [EOL in Art 79]

    Voyage of Life [EOL in Art 79]
    Thomas Cole painted "The Voyage of Life" in 1842.  The four paintings represent the stages of human life: childhood, youth, manhood, and old age. The paintings follow a voyager who travels in a boat on a river, the river of…
  • Jul 29

    International Symposium on Brain Death & Disorders of Consciousne

    International Symposium on Brain Death & Disorders of Consciousne
    The Seventh International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness will be held this December in Havana, Cuba. SUBMIT AN ABSTRACTYou can participate in the Symposium as a delegate, although the conference…
  • Jul 28

    Jahi McMath - Court May Allow Family to Prove She is Now Alive

    Jahi McMath - Court May Allow Family to Prove She is Now Alive
    This Thursday at 2:00, in Department 20 of the Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Freedman will hold a hearing on the medical defendants' demurrer to the medical malpractice complaint by the family of Jahi McMath.   The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 301

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: 1310

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/
  • Jul 28

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services posted an Advisory Opinion today addressing a hospital system’s proposal to lease administrative employees and to provide operational and management…
  • Jul 20

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege
    You may have heard that CMS recently expanded its authority to deny enrollment and revoke the Medicare billing privileges of providers and suppliers.  The new changes could affect any physician, group practice or other Medicare provider…
  • Jun 30

    What is Your Strategic Plan?

    What is Your Strategic Plan?
    This is the second in a series of posts on practical and legal considerations for physicians in deciding whether to sell, merge or stay the same. Before making any major practice decision along those lines, physicians should engage in some…
Rank this Week: 1745

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year
    CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. congratulates Primary Bank and its Organizers for forming a new bank, raising over $25 million in capital, and opening its doors for business. The Bedford, NH-based bank is the first…
  • Apr 9

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference
    BOSTON — The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) has announced new sales and service awards for the legal industry. The awards — Sales & Service Team of the Year and Sales & Service Executive of the Year — will recognize…
  • Mar 6

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
Rank this Week: 1514

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Bleg (blog-based beg): If you like the…

    Bleg (blog-based beg): If you like the blog, go here and nominate it for the niche/specialty category.
  • Jul 27

    Georgia CCSP Breach: A state senior…

    Georgia CCSP Breach: A state senior services organization suffered a data breach, apparently when an email was sent, that included diagnosis data for about 3,000 people. Apparently no social security numbers of other ID-theft type of data…
  • Jul 21

    Cell Phones in the OR: I saw the headline…

    Cell Phones in the OR: I saw the headline for this article in the Atlantic, but when I read it I saw it wasn't focused on what I perceive to be the bigger problem.  The Atlantic is looking at the "don't text and drive" aspects,…
Rank this Week: 639

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/
  • Jul 28

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme
    Dr. Farid Fata was sentenced to 45 years in a federal prison by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman. The sentence was greater than the 25 years that the defense advocated for, but well under the 175-year maximum requested by the prosecution. Dr.…
  • Jul 20

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care
    Last month, for the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed revisions to the Medicaid managed care regulations. According to CMS, the proposed rule aims to reflect the changes in…
  • Jul 14

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage
    A very long legal battle may be nearing its final chapter after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System in South Carolina. The judgment is an enormous sum for the…
Rank this Week: 3470

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: 525

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 27

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new lengthy discussion of some of the notable (and notably distinct) marijuana reform developments in Ohio authored by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel. Especially for anyone trying to keep…
  • Jul 27

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy
    This lengthy International Busness Times article discusses the history and current status of marijuana policy in Italy. The piece is headlined "Marijuana Legalization In Italy: 250 Italian Lawmakers Support Cannabis Decriminalization…
  • Jul 26

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform
    This new article on some new polling, headlined "Poll Suggests Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire," suggests that Presidential candidates my face some perils if they fail to face up to the modern marijuana reform…
Rank this Week: 4598

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: 1362

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/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law.  The proposed changes, which are…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)
    On August 27, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to help health care providers prepare for ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS staff will be joined by representatives of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)
    On August 11, 2015, CMS is hosting a provider call to discuss its proposed rule to reform the Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. A question and answer session will follow the CMS…
Rank this Week: 780

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 27

    Payments to Egg "Donors"

    Payments to Egg "Donors"
    Interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about a lawsuit over limits on payments by fertility clinics to women who supply eggs for infertile couples. Under influential, though not mandatory, guidelines issued by the American…
  • Jul 22

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS
    A reminder that a call for papers has been issued for the session of the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care at the 2016 AALS meeting. Here's the information about the session: Our section program for the 2016 meeting...
  • Jul 22

    Junior Scholar Workshop at the AALS

    Junior Scholar Workshop at the AALS
    The Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care will be holding a workshop session for junior scholars at the upcoming AALS meeting in New York, Jan 6-10, 2016. Here's the call--please circulate widely: Call for Papers AALS Section on Law,...
Rank this Week: 252

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: 3100

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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: 282

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 26

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy): "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?" SEEMA MOHAPATRA, Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist, The Atlantic In The Popular Press: Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News The Desserts Looked Delicious. Then Scientists Rewired Their Brains To…
  • Jul 22

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"

    "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word"
    Recently published in SSRN (and Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 418): "Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word" LAWRENCE M. SOLAN, Brooklyn Law School SILVIA DAHMEN, University of Cologne A great deal is written about difficulties…
Rank this Week: 234

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
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
  • Jul 12

    Krukenform

    Krukenform
    Der in Rede stehende weiß-rot gefärbte zylindrische Behälter ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft selbst dann nicht als 3D-Marke in das Gemeinschaftsmarkenregister einzutragen, wenn er eine innovative Form aufweist, die sich von…
  • Jul 5

    Sander = Sandter 1953

    Sander = Sandter 1953
    Die Marke SANDER wird trotz geringer Umsatzzahlen rechtserhaltend benutzt. Das Zeichen ist mit der Marke SANDTER 1953 klanglich verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Die NetMed S.à.r.l. aus Luxemburg meldete die Marke SANDTER 1953…
Rank this Week: 5086

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/
Rank this Week: 897

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 24

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Department of Health is experiencing an…
  • Jul 24

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Department of Health is experiencing an…
  • Jul 23

    Podiatrist/Attorney Did Not Put His Best Foot Forward: Multiple Professions Can Mean Multiple Problem

    Podiatrist/Attorney Did Not Put His Best Foot Forward: Multiple Professions Can Mean Multiple Problem
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Shelby Root Thomas Philpot, a former Lake County Clerk of Court in Indiana, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2013 for…
Rank this Week: 1164

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 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
  • Jul 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
  • Jul 10

    Physician Reimbursement for End of Life Planning

    Physician Reimbursement for End of Life Planning
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed regulation, as part of the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, that allows doctors to be reimbursed for end of life planning with patients. These counselling…
Rank this Week: 4714

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: 293

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 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
  • Jul 20

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate
    Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate. This mandate requires non-grandfathered plans to cover specific preventive services, such as immunizations, mammograms, and…
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
  • Jul 15

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract
    According to the Department of Justice, LB&B Associates, Inc. (“LB&B”) has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging it violated the False Claims Act by claiming it qualified as a Small Disadvantaged Business when it did…
  • Jul 7

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”
    Each year the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.   The list is intended to warn taxpayers against common and trending tax scams.  The complete list for 2015 can be found by clicking here. The 2015…
Rank this Week: 3729

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: 1831

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
  • Jul 8

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough
    Have you been denied medically necessary prescription drug treatment for Hepatitis C? If you have, Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a solution to help navigate you toward insurance carrier approval of Harvoni treatment for Hepatitis C. In…
Rank this Week: 765

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

    Report: Oregon Airport Allows Carry-On Cannabi

    Report: Oregon Airport Allows Carry-On Cannabi
    Attempting to carry marijuana or any form of cannabis onto an airplane has historically been a good way to end up prison, especially if the amount being transported is substantial. However, that could be changing, at least in states where…
  • Jul 19

    New Monthly Delivery Service for High Quality Medical Marijuana in California

    New Monthly Delivery Service for High Quality Medical Marijuana in California
    Medical delivery services have been becoming more popular in recent years. Much like the popular ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, customers can take out their smartphone and request a delivery of medical marijuana. Patients are,…
  • Jul 18

    California Medical Marijuana Problems Allegedly Harming Salmon Population

    California Medical Marijuana Problems Allegedly Harming Salmon Population
    There is no question the state of California is constantly dealing with problems related to water shortages. There is also no question that those involved in agriculture are having major problems getting enough water to manage their…
Rank this Week: 904

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/
  • Jul 21

    FOR HCS – Disease Transition and DADS Instruction

    FOR HCS – Disease Transition and DADS Instruction
     The purpose of this information letter (IL) is to provide information and guidance to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) program providers and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability…
  • Jul 20

    International Classification of Disease Transition, and Changes to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Form 8578 and Transition Submission Instruction

    International Classification of Disease Transition, and Changes to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Form 8578 and Transition Submission Instruction
     The purpose of this information letter (IL) is to provide information and guidance to Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID) providers and Local Intellectual and…
  • Jul 16

    Use of Electronic Signatures??

    Use of Electronic Signatures??
    Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) accepts electronic or digital signatures on DADS forms submitted by a Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employer to a Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA), including the signature of a…
Rank this Week: 1844

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/
  • Jul 17

    Baker Act Basic

    Baker Act Basic
    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…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
Rank this Week: 3143

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Jul 17

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender
    It can be an intimidating experience, to be sure.A DEA agent or Diversion Investigator, on an unscheduled visit to your office, confronts you with a KASPER, a KBML complaint or some other state regulatory action and alleges violations of the…
  • Jul 10

    The Compounding Regulations Surrounding Drug Compounding

    The Compounding Regulations Surrounding Drug Compounding
    Drug compounding as a practice has, until recently, been met with far looser regulation than the manufacture of drugs. This practice serves to meet the needs of individuals who require certain formulations not available in manufactured form,…
  • May 21

    What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistant

    What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistant
    During the 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly, HB 258 was approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Beshear. This legislation amends KRS 311.854 to allow a physician to supervise up to four physician assistants at…
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Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3789

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: 1759

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: 4396

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: 782

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 10

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed
    The CY 2015 proposed physician fee schedule which will be published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, contains a proposal to include separate reimbursement for advance care planning, including the discussion of advance directives by…
  • Jun 10

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician
    As reported by Modern Healthcare, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners across the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to practice independently of physicians, regardless of the state law where they are…
  • Jun 5

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case
    While HIPAA criminal cases are rare, KTVA in Alaska recently reported that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to two concurrent 24 month prison terms.  The case is being reported as the first prosecuted HIPAA criminal case in the state.…
Rank this Week: 1417

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
    On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule containing major provisions relating to the Physician Self-Referral Law (i.e., the Stark Law) and its exceptions. CMS states that the purpose of…
  • Jul 9

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche
    On April 20, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General, in partnership with the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, published Practical Guidance for…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act
    June 25, 2015 On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of King, et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., upholding federal subsidies for taxpayers who buy health insurance on the federal…
Rank this Week: 988

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3289

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/
Rank this Week: 1237

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 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
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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
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
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Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • May 6

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On a daily basis, the average nurse uses knowledge, training and ethical standards to make vital decisions regarding patient health. Nurses are…
  • Feb 17

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida in Health Law The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recently made a presentation regarding its increased investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of…
  • Oct 9

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
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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/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 376

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

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

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

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

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 1952

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
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