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Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Covers healthcare, FDA and FTC law.

http://michaelhcohen.com/
Rank this Week: 4947

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

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

    Wong v. Glendale Adventist - Family Alleges Clinicians Deceived Them into Following Advance Directive

    Wong v. Glendale Adventist - Family Alleges Clinicians Deceived Them into Following Advance Directive
    An interesting appeal is being briefed before the California Court of Appeal second district. In 2011, Cecilia Hoh entered Glendale Adventist Medical Center complaining of a swollen foot. Plaintiff family members allege that they authorized…
  • Jul 21

    Call for HCEC Certification Commission Member

    Call for HCEC Certification Commission Member
    In Spring 2017, ASBH successfully completed market research and a role delineation survey, which are critical steps in the development of a sustainable and credible certification program. In July 2017, the ASBH board agreed to appoint an HCEC…
  • Jul 21

    Dunn/Kelly Court Challenge to Texas Advance Directive Act

    Dunn/Kelly Court Challenge to Texas Advance Directive Act
    The case of Christopher Dunn / Evelyn Kelly against Houston Methodist challenges the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directive Act.   The case is scheduled for trial on August 21, 2017.  But it appears that date will get…
Rank this Week: 284

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 4342

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 21

    Medical Marijuana Delivery in Orange County

    Medical Marijuana Delivery in Orange County
    With all the talk about legalization of marijuana for recreational use for adults in California, many are wondering what will happen to the medical marijuana market.  One thing that is certain is that medical marijuana patients will…
  • Jul 19

    Issues Renters Face Smoking Marijuana at Home in Los Angele

    Issues Renters Face Smoking Marijuana at Home in Los Angele
    One of the issues that faces those who want to smoke pot in their apartments is that even though it will be legal to do so, it may be a violation of your lease. A recent news article from NBC 4 Los Angeles takes a closer look at this issue.…
  • Jul 17

    County Fair Marijuana Sales Now Possible in California

    County Fair Marijuana Sales Now Possible in California
    According to a recent news article from the Fresno Bee, a California State Senate bill (SB-94) has just passed and become law after it was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.  This law was a big deal, as it combined the regulation of medical…
Rank this Week: 794

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Without Whistleblower Rewards, British Tips Decline

    Without Whistleblower Rewards, British Tips Decline
    A report earlier this month by the Financial Conduct Authority detailed the declining number of whistleblower tips reported to the British authorities. From 2014-15 to 2016-17, the number of reports has declined each year, resulting in just…
  • Jul 20

    Record Award Predicted for SEC Whistleblowers from JPMorgan Fine

    Record Award Predicted for SEC Whistleblowers from JPMorgan Fine
    A media outlet, Financial Planning, is predicting that a pair of SEC whistleblowers will share an award of approximately $70.6 million out of the $307 million in regulatory fines against JPMorgan in 2015. Another outlet, Advisor Hub, put the…
  • Jul 19

    SEC, CFTC Directors Speak on Whistleblower Program

    SEC, CFTC Directors Speak on Whistleblower Program
    The Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, Jane Norberg, and the Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, spoke recently at the Practicing Law Institute’s program on June 28, 2017, titled Corporate…
Rank this Week: 4557

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
  • Jul 21

    FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck

    FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck
     Stock image.  Jacksonville, FL—Jurors Tuesday found a North Florida landlord largely responsible for the broken back a college student suffered in a fall from a rental home’s deck, and awarded more than $1.1 million…
  • Jul 20

    Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash

    Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash
    Stock image.  West Palm Beach, FL—Ford Motor Co. and the airbags in its 2003 Mustang were not responsible for a South Florida crash that killed a 20-year old, jurors found Tuesday in trial against the auto giant. Llera v. Ford…
  • Jul 18

    $1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complication

    $1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complication
    Stock image.  Fort Myers, FL—A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death. Maloney v. R.J.…
Rank this Week: 4592

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4201

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 20

    Hospice Care To Increase For U.S. Veterans via Initiatives to Improve Care at the End of Life.

    Hospice Care To Increase For U.S. Veterans via Initiatives to Improve Care at the End of Life.
    Recently, a Texas home hospice care patient went viral online after hundreds of inspired and sympathetic people called  and sent well-wishes to terminally ill army veteran, Lee. As the story is reported in the news; the influx of support…
  • Jul 17

    In the U.S. Many Terminally Ill Patients are not Receiving Palliative Care

    In the U.S. Many Terminally Ill Patients are not Receiving Palliative Care
    Access to Palliative Care in the U.S. is available but often times very widespread but gradually improving in the Healthcare system. Palliative care provide certain treatments that may help to relieve patients from the side effects,…
  • Jul 14

    Latest Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review – Quality Service Review

    Latest Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review – Quality Service Review
    Provider Letter No. 17-22  – Quality service reviews (QSRs) of the implementation of policies, procedures, and improvements relating to the Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review Process (PASRR) will be conducted and the …
Rank this Week: 1731

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 20

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?
    ACA “repeal” proposals at this point seem like zombie extras – walking dead, and none of them purports to repeal employer mandate taxes that accrued in 2015. Collection is coming; only the timing is in question. ACV 2.0 is…
  • Jul 18

    The End … of Act II

    The End … of Act II
    The hero has disappeared in a cloud of suspicion and is presumed dead, so much so that supposed friends are found to be celebrating his passing.  This is just as it should be at the end of Act II.  Remember when Republicans rejoiced…
  • Jun 27

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?
    The pundits and political partisans apparently stopped reading before the heading on page 9 of the CBO’s June 26 report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Discussion Draft, “Uncertainty Surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 4012

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta):…

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta): Peachtree Neurological was hit with ransomware recently.  Fortunately, (i) they were able to restore their systems without paying the ransom, and (ii) there was no evidence that the ransomware exfiltrated…
  • Jul 20

    Petya: More on the ransomware virus that…

    Petya: More on the ransomware virus that disproportionately hit healthcare entities.  
  • Jul 13

    University of Iowa: Seems like a pretty…

    University of Iowa: Seems like a pretty minor breach, but some names, admission dates, and medical records were available online.  
Rank this Week: 625

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 75

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law At The Health Law Firm, we are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously held under Florida’s Baker Act. An…
  • Jun 30

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott Makes Changes to Florida Impaired Practitioners Program

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott Makes Changes to Florida Impaired Practitioners Program
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 31, 2017, Florida Governor, Rick Scott, signed into law House Bill 229 (Ch. 2017-41, Laws of Florida), which made changes to the…
  • May 31

    Jury Finds Four New Orleans Doctors and Others Guilty for Participation in $13.6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Jury Finds Four New Orleans Doctors and Others Guilty for Participation in $13.6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 9, 2017, a federal jury found four New Orleans doctors and two others guilty for their participation in a Medicare fraud … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1002

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jul 19

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation
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  • Jul 19

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation
    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 19

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation

    Counting noses at the county level: Marketplace participation
    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: 280

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: 2166

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: 1659

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Jul 17

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender

    New Book Announcements: Constitutions and Gender
    Constitutions and Gender, a new book edited by Helen Irving (University of Sydney) has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Here is the publisher’s description: The idea that constitutions are gendered is not new, but its…
  • Jul 17

    Goodmark on “Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized?”

    Goodmark on “Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized?”
    Leigh Goodmark (Maryland) has posted to SSRN her article, Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized? 40 Harv. J. of L. & Gender 53 (2017).  Here is the abstract: In 1984, the United States started down a path towards the…
  • Jul 14

    Meier on “Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation”

    Meier on “Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation”
    Joan Meier (GW) has posted to SSRN her article, Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017). Here is the abstract: This article provides an…
Rank this Week: 97

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 4970

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
  • Jun 25

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program
    On June 29th, 2016, the USPTO announced the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program to allow expedited examination of patent applications that pertain to cancer immunotherapy. Under the Program and after proper petition, the USPTO has examined…
  • Jun 10

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort
    The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the “All of Us” research program. Initially branded as the “Precision Medicine Initiative®” Cohort Program,…
Rank this Week: 2317

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: 489

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 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Mental Privacy in the Age of Big Data, Neuroethics Blog How poverty affects the brain, Nature Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science, The Guardian Political Neuroscience: “Growth Mindsets” and…
  • Jun 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation – Has Neuroscience’s Holy Grail Been Found? Discovery: Neuroskeptic Beyond the Five Senses, The Atlantic Studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them, Quartz…
  • Jun 20

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract
    **CALL FOR ABSTRACTS** Deadline: 7 July 2017 NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Researchers, practitioners, clinicians and other…
Rank this Week: 233

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 15

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?
    The classic “he said, she said” scenario shouldn’t apply to healthcare claims. A denial based on medical necessity arises when there are two opposing opinions: (1) the treating physician who recommends that a patient receive…
  • Jul 10

    Make sure you share all your symptoms with your doctors!

    Make sure you share all your symptoms with your doctors!
    With increasing frequency, insurance companies like Cigna, Unum, MetLife and Prudential are denying long-term disability (“LTD”) claims due to discrepancies between what the claimant/treating physician is saying on the claim forms…
  • Jun 28

    Kantor & Kantor Prevails on an Eating Disorder Case in the State of New Jersey

    Kantor & Kantor Prevails on an Eating Disorder Case in the State of New Jersey
    Kantor & Kantor is happy to announce that it has won an important victory in New Jersey on behalf of a client with bulimia nervosa. The decision touches upon issues that we see too often in health insurance denials and long-term…
Rank this Week: 725

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3451

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Wal-Mart Pays $1.65 Million Due to False Claim

    Wal-Mart Pays $1.65 Million Due to False Claim
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Eastern District of California announced on July 7 that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) paid $1.65 million to resolve accusations related to unlawful medical claims. This is an important suit as it…
  • Jul 7

    DOJ Cases Against Major Insurer United Health Group Continue

    DOJ Cases Against Major Insurer United Health Group Continue
    There are currently two False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam cases against United Health Group (UHG) pending in the Central District of California. The cases are: U.S. ex rel. Benjamin Poehling v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and U.S. ex rel. Swoben v.…
  • Jun 30

    Los Angeles Hospital Pays $42 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit

    Los Angeles Hospital Pays $42 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 28 that PAMC Ltd. and Pacific Alliance Medical Center Inc. have agreed to pay $42 million to settle allegations that they violated provisions of the False Claims Act. The two companies, which…
Rank this Week: 4326

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 14

    Responding to a Medicaid Audit: Important Tips You Should Know

    Responding to a Medicaid Audit: Important Tips You Should Know
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Bureau of Medicaid Program Integrity, is the Florida…
  • Jul 14

    Florida-Based Compounding Pharmacy Violated False Claims Act by Overcharging Tricare, Feds Claim

    Florida-Based Compounding Pharmacy Violated False Claims Act by Overcharging Tricare, Feds Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 3, 2017, a compounding pharmacy based in Tampa, Florida, charged Tricare at least 2,000 percent more for drugs than it charged cash…
  • Jul 10

    Health Care Fraud Puts Miami Man in Jail

    Health Care Fraud Puts Miami Man in Jail
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law 4.5 Year Sentence for Role in Fraud. A Miami Man voluntarily returned to Miami from Cuba and was immediately met with a 4.5-year long…
Rank this Week: 1069

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3061

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: 289

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement
    Home Health Agencies will now have an additional 6 months to comply with a new CMS rule intended to advance the quality of patient care. CMS published a final rule on July 10th delaying the effective date for its rule addressing conditions of…
  • May 5

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi
    The Health Law Partners (HLP) is proud to be part of the upcoming Physician Legal Issues Conference co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society.  The conference will take place at the…
  • Apr 13

    The OIG’s Resource Guide and the DOJ’s Corporate Compliance Guidance

    The OIG’s Resource Guide and the DOJ’s Corporate Compliance Guidance
    Compliance programs are mandatory (pending final regulations) for all health care organizations post-Affordable Care Act. In some states, and for some provider/supplier types, compliance programs are already mandatory. In any event,…
Rank this Week: 941

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 11

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?
    On July 6, 2017, Endo Pharmaceuticals issued a statement indicating it would voluntarily withdraw the opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market, in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s request one month earlier.…
  • Jul 10

    Eyes on the Prize: A New CMS Re-Review Option is Available.

    Eyes on the Prize: A New CMS Re-Review Option is Available.
    While all eyes (and ears) have been focused on the news, or the lack thereof of news regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor award, CMS quietly released a change to their re-review process today.  The change was…
  • Jul 5

    No WCRC Award Announcement… Does This Mean Business As Usual?

    No WCRC Award Announcement… Does This Mean Business As Usual?
    With the 4th of July holiday, we allowed for some additional time for news of the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract award to be announced.  As you know, last week, we were anxiously awaiting the…
Rank this Week: 706

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: 745

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: 3989

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.

https://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com
Rank this Week: 534

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 6

    Top Health Care Trends in 2017-Part 1: Pricing and Reimbursement

    Top Health Care Trends in 2017-Part 1: Pricing and Reimbursement
    For the past decade, health care has remained one of the most tumultuous and dynamic industries; uncertainty, along with opportunity, are likely to continue in 2017. This three-part series will discuss some of the most important health care…
  • Jun 26

    Michigan Health Care Providers May Now Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telemedicine

    Michigan Health Care Providers May Now Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telemedicine
    Governor Snyder recently signed into law Public Act 22 (Senate Bill 213), which revises the 2016 telehealth bill to clarify that health professionals in Michigan may prescribe controlled substances without an in-person examination. Michigan…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Releases 2018 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule

    CMS Releases 2018 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule
    On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register on…
Rank this Week: 3183

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/
Rank this Week: 4482

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: 1235

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 244

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 12

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre
    In early June 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its second status report on the Medicare appeals backlog. The December 2016 case American Hospital Association v Burwell, in addition to dictating that HHS clear the…
  • Apr 27

    Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31k HIPAA Penalty

    Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31k HIPAA Penalty
    On April 20, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced that it had reached a settlement with the Center for Children’s Digestive Health (the Center) regarding the Center’s…
  • Mar 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
Rank this Week: 1739

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: 1281

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: 1656

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
  • Jun 5

    Jury Convicts Doctor and Medical Billing Company Owner for $28 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Jury Convicts Doctor and Medical Billing Company Owner for $28 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 1, 2017, a federal jury in Michigan found a Detroit-area doctor and owner of a medical billing company guilty of perpetrating ……
  • May 29

    What You Need to Know About Preparing and Responding to an Initial Medicaid Audit Request

    What You Need to Know About Preparing and Responding to an Initial Medicaid Audit Request
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Health care providers in Florida who service Medicaid patients are at a higher risk for audits than anywhere else in the country. The ……
  • Apr 27

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 2

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 2
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Our firm is frequently retained to act to obtain the release of individuals erroneously confined and held involuntarily under the Baker Act. We…
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Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
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Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
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Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
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Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
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Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    NH Subdivision for Sale: 15 Building Lots in Wolfeboro, NH

    NH Subdivision for Sale: 15 Building Lots in Wolfeboro, NH
    Collden Farm is a Phase II residential single-family clustered subdivision in Wolfeboro, NH for sale. The fully approved subdivision is located near the Ossippee / Wolfeboro line and is 15 minutes from downtown Wolfeboro. Consisting of 15…
  • 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…
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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/
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