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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: 505

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4427

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/
  • Dec 2

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion
    Guardian (November 30, 2016): Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion, by Henry McDonald: Ireland has offered Amanda Jane Mellet 30,000 euros as compensation for denying her access to abortion. Earlier this year,…
  • Dec 1

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health

    HHS Nominee Tom Price, A Step Backwards for Reproductive Health
    Atlantic (November 30, 2016): Tom Price: 'Not One Woman' Struggled to Afford Birth Control, by Olga Khazan: The New York Times has suggested that Donald Trump's nomination of Tom Price for secretary of the Department of Health and Human…
  • Nov 30

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse

    Texas Regulations Require Cremation or Burial of Aborted Fetuse
    Washington Post (November 29, 2016): After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried, by Samantha Schmidt: On Monday, Texas officials finalized a new rule that prohibits the disposal of fetal remains…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Dec 2

    How do I become a whistleblower?

    How do I become a whistleblower?
      A whistleblower is a person who reports fraud, corruption or other wrongdoing, usually, but not always, at their place of work.  Most states have laws that protect whistleblowers and prohibit employers from firing, demoting…
  • Nov 18

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud
    A study done by the National Contract Management Association revealed that in 2014, at close to three billion dollars, the Department of Defense accounted for two-thirds of the nation’s corporate contract spending.  This vast…
  • Nov 11

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami
    On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D?   As most people…
Rank this Week: 3370

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/
  • Dec 2

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict
    While a number of new states recently voted to expand marijuana rights, many did not realize that this could directly conflict with their Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm.  That’s because federal law –…
  • Nov 30

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?
    Over the last eight years, the federal government’s approach to marijuana prosecution and civil action evolved. Although it was never within President Obama’s power to legalize the drug nationally himself, he oversaw a Department…
  • Nov 28

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK
    While the marijuana laws in the U.S. are gradually becoming more relaxed, in the United Kingdom, the drug remains a Class B substance, which means simple possession can result in a five-year prison term. Those caught supplying the drug can…
Rank this Week: 843

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Dec 1

    Don’t Take Away From Your Professional Reputation. Make Sure Your Correspondence Is Professional: 30 Tips (Part 1 of 3)

    Don’t Take Away From Your Professional Reputation. Make Sure Your Correspondence Is Professional: 30 Tips (Part 1 of 3)
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law I review numerous letters, e-mails, memoranda, and other kinds of correspondence prepared by my physician and nurse clients over the span of my…
  • Nov 27

    It Is Always a Bad Idea For Nurse To…

    It Is Always a Bad Idea For Nurse To…
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In my 30 plus years of practice representing physicians, dentists, nurses and mental health professionals, I have defended clients involved in many…
  • Oct 26

    Nursing Home Chain Reaches Record High False Claims Act Settlement With DOJ

    Nursing Home Chain Reaches Record High False Claims Act Settlement With DOJ
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Life Care Centers of America will be paying $145 million to ……
Rank this Week: 1047

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: 3054

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Critical Care Canada Forum 2016

    Critical Care Canada Forum 2016
    Presentations from the 2016 Critical Care Forum are now posted to the website.   These include two by Bernat on brain death, one by Rubenfeld on the Rasouli case, and others on intensivist variability and end-of-life care.
  • Nov 30

    James L. Bernat - Brain Death: Consensus and Controversie

    James L. Bernat - Brain Death: Consensus and Controversie
    Here is a superb overview video on the medical and philosophical aspects of brain death.   James L. Bernat, professor of Neurosicence at Dartmouth, delivered this lecture in Barcelona at the Víctor Grífols i Lucas…
  • Nov 29

    Texas Right to Life Seeks Repeal of Texas Advance Directive Act in 2017

    Texas Right to Life Seeks Repeal of Texas Advance Directive Act in 2017
    Texas Right to Life has announced its legislative priorities for the 85th Texas legislative session that begins on January 10, 2017. Not surprisingly, this agenda includes a repeal of the dispute resolution provisions in the Texas…
Rank this Week: 295

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: 1296

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/
  • Dec 1

    Foreshadowing HIPAA Under the New Administration: Will Transparency Trump Privacy?

    Foreshadowing HIPAA Under the New Administration: Will Transparency Trump Privacy?
    It may not come as a surprise that Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA), a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act who introduced legislation to replace it last spring, was selected to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
  • Nov 28

    Bubble Guppies and PHI: Tips for Telecommuting Policie

    Bubble Guppies and PHI: Tips for Telecommuting Policie
    Federal enforcement agencies are increasingly focusing on HIPAA breaches which involve mishandling of PHI by telecommuters.  Two recent cases illustrate the liability exposure resulting from inadequate oversight of staff working…
  • Oct 12

    The Blindfolded Business Associate: New HHS Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing

    The Blindfolded Business Associate: New HHS Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing
    According to the latest HIPAA-related guidance (Guidance) published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a cloud service provider (CSP) maintaining a client’s protected health information (PHI) is a business…
Rank this Week: 1334

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Phishing: You might've heard of this…

    Phishing: You might've heard of this earlier, but someone is using OCR's Phase II audits as a pretext for sending what OCR is calling "a phishing email."  I haven't seen an actual email (if someone has one, send it my way), but I'm…
  • Nov 29

    What does the Trump Administration mean…

    What does the Trump Administration mean for healthcare?  Here's one perspective.
  • Nov 17

    California data breach notification law…

    California data breach notification law undergoes changes: I don't think this is ultimately as big a deal as I initially thought, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a revision to the California data breach notification law,…
Rank this Week: 644

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 ……
Rank this Week: 2221

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    U.S. Patients Could See Lower Drug Prices From Normalization Of Business Relations With Cuba

    U.S. Patients Could See Lower Drug Prices From Normalization Of Business Relations With Cuba
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On October 14, 2016, the Obama administration declared its decision to lift a long-standing restriction on importing Cuban pharmaceuticals into the…
  • Nov 28

    Pharmacist Pled Guilty To $2.4 Million Prescription Fraud Scheme, Including Using Foreign Drug

    Pharmacist Pled Guilty To $2.4 Million Prescription Fraud Scheme, Including Using Foreign Drug
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 17, 2016, Walter Beich, an Illinois pharmacist, pled guilty to defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and several private insurers out of $2.4…
  • Sep 30

    Does This Drug Make People Irresponsible Zombies?

    Does This Drug Make People Irresponsible Zombies?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The smoking-cessation drug Chantix has come into the spotlight and allegedly played a crucial role in a second violent crime. On August 8, ……
Rank this Week: 3016

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/
  • Nov 30

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.
    CMS recently released a draft RFP for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSAs once again.  The draft RFP can be found here (Solicitation No: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008). Comments on the proposed RFP must be…
  • Nov 29

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?
    Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in surgical techniques across all fields of medicine. Two of these advances, robotic assisted surgery and stealth guided surgery have gained popularity as the technology…
  • Nov 21

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  
    On Thursday, November 17, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) held a teleconference, with both CMS representatives and Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) representatives available to provide long awaited…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Nov 30

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physician

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”), the agency charged with enforcement of key federal fraud and abuse laws, published its annual Work Plan identifying the…
  • Nov 29

    OCR Alert – HIPAA Audit Email Phishing Scam

    OCR Alert – HIPAA Audit Email Phishing Scam
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an alert on November 28, 2016, regarding an email purporting to be from OCR.  This phishing email can look…
  • Nov 19

    Are You Ready for the new Medicare Quality Payment Program? (New Blog Series)

    Are You Ready for the new Medicare Quality Payment Program? (New Blog Series)
    You may have heard that a transformation of Medicare’s physician payment program is in the works.  However, you may not know that the structure of the new program, called the “Quality Payment Program”, has been…
Rank this Week: 1738

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 17

    It is Always a Bad Idea For a Dentist To…

    It is Always a Bad Idea For a Dentist To…
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In my 30 plus years of practice representing physicians, dentists, nurses and psychotherapists, I have defended clients involved in many different…
Rank this Week: 3220

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…
Rank this Week: 1416

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: 4888

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/
  • Nov 29

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)
    When someone offers to turn a gay person straight, what they offer is called "conversion therapy." One example of conversion therapy is "Pray the gay away." These four words express both a normative claim about what some people should do...
  • Nov 28

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations" CHRIS DEUBERT, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study I. GLENN COHEN, Harvard Law School HOLLY…
  • Nov 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Competing Identities of Neuroethics, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Scientists use AI to 'rewrite' painful memories in people's brains, WIRED External brain stimulation goes deep, Nature News Debating the Replication Crisis - Why Neuroethics…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Nov 29

    Types of Cases a General Health Law Firm Works On

    Types of Cases a General Health Law Firm Works On
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are often asked by doctors and lawyers alike what types of cases our firm takes. They often mistake the practice of health law as medical…
  • Nov 21

    What is a Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider?

    What is a Compromised Physician or Health Care Provider?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Do you know what a "compromised physician" or "compromised health provider" is? It may not be what you think it is. This is a rarely seen…
  • Nov 21

    Don't Detract From Your Professional Reputations. Always Ensure Your Correspondence Looks Professional: 30 Tips (Part 3 of 3)

    Don't Detract From Your Professional Reputations. Always Ensure Your Correspondence Looks Professional: 30 Tips (Part 3 of 3)
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on this issue. To see my past blogs on this topic click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2. I…
Rank this Week: 1126

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: 4207

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 251

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Nov 23

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance
    The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced on November 18, 2016 that it will not release a final guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), in vitro diagnostic tests designed, manufactured,…
  • Nov 18

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce
    On November 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) hosted a 2016 MLN Connects National Provider Call (“Provider Call”) for purposes of outlining the parameters of the 2016 Hospital Appeals…
  • Nov 16

    Australia – TGA consults on software as a medical device

    Australia – TGA consults on software as a medical device
    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has opened consultation on the use of software as a medical device (SaMD) as part of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum working group (IMDRF Working Group). The IMDRF Working Group…
Rank this Week: 4827

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 1

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 1
    As the healthcare market witnesses a rise in consolidation, many small medical practices are closing their doors. Whether the physician is retiring, moving, or joining a larger system, closing a practice can be a much larger hassle than most…
  • Oct 21

    Physician Credentialing

    Physician Credentialing
    Overview Credentialing is used to evaluate physicians for different purposes and is required of almost all physicians. It is utilized by hospitals when evaluating physicians for medical staff positions and hospital privileges and when…
  • Oct 14

    Physician Licensure

    Physician Licensure
    Overview It is important for all medical professionals to have a better understanding of their licensing board and the process for licensure appeals. The Georgia Composite Medical Board (“Board”) governs licensure for physicians,…
Rank this Week: 3640

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 8

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  • Nov 1

    2017 CMS Hospital OPPS & ACS Payment System Updates Released

    2017 CMS Hospital OPPS & ACS Payment System Updates Released
    On November 1, CMS issued Final Rules updating payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for CY 2017.   The Final Rules add new…
Rank this Week: 783

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: 774

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
  • Nov 22

    Gryphon Investors Closes Fourth Fund to Back Healthcare, Other Service

    Gryphon Investors Closes Fourth Fund to Back Healthcare, Other Service
    Gryphon Investors has announced it closed its fourth fund, Gryphon Partners IV. The fund raised $1.1 billion, exceeding the original target of $600 million. Gryphon IV will invest in healthcare and other industries. Gryphon Investors, based…
  • Nov 14

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: ReferWell Completes Financing Round Led by HCCM

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: ReferWell Completes Financing Round Led by HCCM
    ReferWell has announced completion of a private equity financing round led by Health Catalyst Capital Management (HCCM). ReferWell, based in New York, is the developer of a cloud-based referral management platform for physicians. HCCM, based…
  • Nov 2

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part III)

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part III)
    The healthcare and life sciences sectors have grown at a rapid pace during recent years. The sheer number of investors and dollars invested into these sectors is remarkable, but not surprisingly the sub-sector and other focus points of…
Rank this Week: 2291

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
    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
  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
    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
  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
    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: 287

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/
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
  • Nov 15

    ACA Repeal Reality Check

    ACA Repeal Reality Check
    We didn’t take ten weeks off because there was nothing to talk about.  Rather, we concluded around Labor Day that anything useful to be said about ACA compliance, pre-election, would be interpreted as political advocacy, so we…
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
Rank this Week: 4218

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: 549

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    OMIG Issues Guidance on Medicaid Compliance Requirement

    OMIG Issues Guidance on Medicaid Compliance Requirement
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) issued guidance on its requirements for Medicaid compliance, effective October 26, 2016.  This Compliance Program Review Guidance (“Guidance”) will assist the…
  • Nov 11

    OMIG Issues Guidance on Medicaid Compliance Requirement

    OMIG Issues Guidance on Medicaid Compliance Requirement
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) issued guidance on its requirements for Medicaid compliance, effective October 26, 2016.  This Compliance Program Review Guidance (“Guidance”) will assist the…
  • Nov 2

    Recovery Auditor (RAC) Contracts Awarded

    Recovery Auditor (RAC) Contracts Awarded
    Following a lengthy dispute process and significant delays, on October 31, 2016, CMS awarded new Medicare Fee-for-Service RAC contracts to the following contractors: Region 1 – Performant Recovery, Inc. Region 2 – Cotiviti, LLC…
Rank this Week: 982

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: 299

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: 4679

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: 3357

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…
Rank this Week: 1810

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…
Rank this Week: 1742

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
  • 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. §…
  • Sep 18

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue
    Guest Post by:  Nate Beaver, Esq.; Gary Koch, Esq.; Antoinette Konski, Esq.; and Judy Waltz, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama brought to the nation’s attention the…
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 28

    Mounting Pressure on HHS to Remedy Backlogged Medicare Appeal

    Mounting Pressure on HHS to Remedy Backlogged Medicare Appeal
    September 19th saw the Washington D.C. District Court (the Court) pass down a decidedly pro-Medicare provider decision, ultimately holding that the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) would not be granted a stay of proceedings as…
  • Sep 21

    Noridian Announces CMS Approved “Cross Recoveries” for Related Claim

    Noridian Announces CMS Approved “Cross Recoveries” for Related Claim
    On July 12, 2016, Noridian Healthcare Solutions announced a new policy on denial of related claims, termed “Cross Recovery.”  Noridian purports that this policy will help it to fulfill its obligations to the Centers for…
Rank this Week: 1825

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
Rank this Week: 751

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

    Mivacron = Mitochron
    Zwischen den Zeichen MIVACRON und MITOCHRON besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 5 – trotz erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Anmelderin meldete die Marke…
Rank this Week: 4866

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

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

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

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

    I've Moved my Stuff

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

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
Rank this Week: 3501

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: 898

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

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

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

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

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector
    In July, the FCC released an order it touted as strengthening “consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts.” It was a series of rulings based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act meant to clarify the use of…
Rank this Week: 4280

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

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

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

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

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

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

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    An experienced trial advocate can assist you if your legal matter goes to court. Robert B. Goss, founder of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. recently received the National Institute for Trial Advocacy "Master Advocate" award. Find out…
Rank this Week: 1933

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 255