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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Feb 25

    "Recreational Cannabis — Minimizing the Health Risks from Legalization"

    "Recreational Cannabis — Minimizing the Health Risks from Legalization"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new piece by RAND's Beau Kilmer appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine. Here are excerpts from the start and end of a useful short commentary: The cannabis-policy landscape is…
  • Feb 25

    California folks gearing up for possible fight with feds over marijuana law and policy

    California folks gearing up for possible fight with feds over marijuana law and policy
    This new lengthy Los Angeles Times article, headlined "California officials and the marijuana industry are ready to fight a federal crackdown," reports on what folks on the Left Coast are thinking and saying in the wake of the…
  • Feb 24

    Notable new poll numbers on support for marijuana reform in new Quinnipiac poll

    Notable new poll numbers on support for marijuana reform in new Quinnipiac poll
    This webpage provides the basics on the latest Quinnipiac University national poll looking at a range of political issues, including marijuana legalization. Here are the marijuana poll highlights: Legalized Marijuana Marijuana should be made…
Rank this Week: 4449

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Upcoming VSED Conference

    Upcoming VSED Conference
    The University of North Carolina Charlotte Ethics Center is cosponsoring a conference at the Center City Building on April 6, 2017 on VSED as an end-of-life care option.   VSED - voluntarily stopping eating and drinking - is a legal…
  • Feb 24

    Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death

    Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death
    Wake Forest University School of Law is hosting a symposium today:  "Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death." There have been a number of academic…
  • Feb 23

    Extreme and Outrageous End-of-Life Communication - Beyond the Bounds of Common Decency

    Extreme and Outrageous End-of-Life Communication - Beyond the Bounds of Common Decency
    I have read hundreds of complaints in end-of-life medical treatment conflicts.  But I have never seen allegations like those in Wilson v. University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.   I teach the tort of intentional infliction…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
Rank this Week: 748

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: 1338

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower
    A U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California has recently ruled on the validity of a SEC whistleblower’s defense to the enforcement of a company’s confidentiality agreement.  In the decision, the Court…
  • Feb 22

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud
    We have discussed the potential for whistleblower actions grounded in the protection of the environment and compliance with environmental laws here before. Most depend on the unique circumstances of the case and the fraudulent scheme in order…
  • Feb 20

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth
    The United States has joined a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act accusing UnitedHealth Group of bilking Medicare by fraudulently boosting payments through the inflation of plan members’ risk scores under…
Rank this Week: 5034

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/
  • Feb 24

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part II

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part II
    In addition to the proposed changes to the collateral source rule discussed in last week’s article, the Missouri Legislature is also working toward significant changes to the standard for the admission of expert witness testimony. …
  • Feb 17

    HIPAA Update – Reminder for your Clients – 2016 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is 3/1/17

    HIPAA Update – Reminder for your Clients – 2016 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is 3/1/17
    As a helpful reminder, clients need to be aware that the March 1, 2017 deadline for reporting 2016 HIPAA breaches is fast approaching. March 1, 2017 is the Deadline for Reporting 2016 HIPAA Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals by…
  • Feb 10

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I
    Recent actions by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives regarding the admissibility of evidence in civil actions would substantially change the litigation of medical negligence cases.  In this article I discuss…
Rank this Week: 4983

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/
  • Feb 24

    Banker Seeks Promotion of Cannabis as the New Chamomile

    Banker Seeks Promotion of Cannabis as the New Chamomile
    When any consumer of marijuana – medicinal or recreational – seeks to purchase products, they typically will find them under names like, “Super Lemon Haze” or “God’s Green Crack.” But increasingly,…
  • Feb 22

    From Chocolate to Cannabis: Former Hershey Factor Purchased by Marijuana Busine

    From Chocolate to Cannabis: Former Hershey Factor Purchased by Marijuana Busine
    A Canadian company has tripled its production capacity by moving into an old chocolate factory, a long-time vacant facility that had posed the risk of blight and crime for the community in a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario for years. According to…
  • Feb 19

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched
    Weddings are often about tradition. There is the dress and the vows and the dance and the tossing of the bouquet. But it appears a growing number of betrothed couples in states where recreational marijuana is now legal are forging a new…
Rank this Week: 842

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
Rank this Week: 5130

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/
  • Feb 24

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion

    El Salvador considering proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortion
    National Catholic Reporter (Feb. 21, 2017): El Salvador's proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortions must be rejected, by Natasha Reifenberg, Alexis Doyle and Aly Cox: Earlier this week El Salvador began debating a…
  • Feb 23

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die
    Washington Post (February 18, 2017): Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decisions legalizing abortion nationwide dies at 19, by Emily Langer: Last Saturday, Norma McCorvey who was plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the 1973 case Roe v.…
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
Rank this Week: 78

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Interesting Question: HIPAA lawyer Adam…

    Interesting Question: HIPAA lawyer Adam Greene was interviewed at HIMSS, and noted that HHS is close to publishing the regulations implementing the HITECH revisions that allow affected individuals to get a share of the fines levied by OCR.…
  • Feb 22

    2 Healthcare Data Breaches up 40%, Affect…

    2 Healthcare Data Breaches up 40%, Affect 25% of Consumers: According to the Identity Theft Research Center, Healthcare represents one third of all data breaches, and the number of reported breaches has risen from 780 in 2015 to 1093 last…
  • Feb 17

    Another Day, Another Monster Fine: This…

    Another Day, Another Monster Fine: This time it's Memorial Healthcare System (Florida), with a $5.5 million fine for not following access controls and allowing terminated employees to continue accessing medical records after being terminated.…
Rank this Week: 648

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/
  • Feb 23

    The Fine Print of the Trump Administration “2-for-1” Regulatory Reduction Executive Order

    The Fine Print of the Trump Administration “2-for-1” Regulatory Reduction Executive Order
    President Trump has signed an executive order entitled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” also known informally as the “2-for-1 Order,” that directs agencies to take a number of actions aimed at…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare & Medicaid Remain Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse, GAO Warn

    Medicare & Medicaid Remain Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse, GAO Warn
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is out with the latest installment of its “High-Risk Series,” which identifies federal programs “that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that…
  • Feb 23

    CMS Schedules 2017 Meetings to Consider HCPCS Code Application

    CMS Schedules 2017 Meetings to Consider HCPCS Code Application
    CMS has just announced the dates for its annual meetings to discuss pending applications for new and revised HCPCS codes: May 16 – 18, 2017: Drugs/Biologicals/Radiopharmaceuticals/Radiologic Imaging Agents June 7 – 8, 2017:…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Feb 23

    Thanks Nada and Andrew

    Thanks Nada and Andrew
    Just wanted to thank our recent guest bloggers, Andrew Vierra and Nada Gligorov, for enriching this space!
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
Rank this Week: 239

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: 300

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    Whistleblower Agrees To Split Fees In $785M Pfizer FCA Deal

    Whistleblower Agrees To Split Fees In $785M Pfizer FCA Deal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 29, 2016, Dr. William LaCorte, M.D., a whistleblowing physician in Metairie, Louisiana, helped win a $785 million False Claims Act…
  • Feb 19

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

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 15, 2016, Forest Laboratories agreed to pay $38 million to resolve a whistle blower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving…
  • Feb 12

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 7, 2016, a Miami-area hospital will pay the federal government about $12 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False…
Rank this Week: 1048

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    CMS Extends Inpatient Rehab & Long Term Care Quality Data Reporting Deadline

    CMS Extends Inpatient Rehab & Long Term Care Quality Data Reporting Deadline
    CMS extends Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility & Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program data reporting deadline to May, 2017.
  • Feb 16

    $5.5M Memorial HIPAA Resolution Agreement Shows Need To Audit

    $5.5M Memorial HIPAA Resolution Agreement Shows Need To Audit
    Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security…
  • Feb 16

    $5.5M Memorial HIPAA Resolution Agreement Shows Need To Audit

    $5.5M Memorial HIPAA Resolution Agreement Shows Need To Audit
    Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security…
Rank this Week: 785

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: 3016

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Resist the Urge to Submit a Quick Long Term Disability (LTD) Appeal – ERISA or Insurance Bad Faith

    Resist the Urge to Submit a Quick Long Term Disability (LTD) Appeal – ERISA or Insurance Bad Faith
    One of the most common mistakes we see with long term disability (“LTD”)  denials (ERISA and non-ERISA/bad faith) is claimants rushing to submit their appeal. The desire to move quickly is understandable: You…
  • Feb 3

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”
    Many of the “rules” governing ERISA claims are not contained in the statute itself, but rather are the result of judicial decisions interpreting ERISA. In the landmark case of Firestone v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989), the U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
Rank this Week: 754

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: 507

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation
    January 20, 2017 Memorandum from Reince Priebus On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. In the memorandum, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff,…
Rank this Week: 4691

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
  • Feb 20

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE
    Guest Post by Jocelyn Yu, Foley & Lardner, LLP. Apple successfully invalidated three patents for failure to recite patent eligible subject matter. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 2015-1792, 2015-1793 (Fed. Cir. 2016). The patents relate to…
  • Feb 12

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT
    On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (LDTs) (Discussion Paper). The Discussion Paper follows FDA’s late 2016 announcement that, contrary to the…
  • Feb 5

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently reported that for the third year in a row, personalized medicines accounted for more than 25% of all new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).…
Rank this Week: 2428

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: 3046

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 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: 2283

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/
Rank this Week: 4889

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/
Rank this Week: 1422

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/
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
  • Feb 9

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?
    Since late December, 2016, many Applicable Large Employer Members have received IRS Letter 5699 from a Tax Compliance Officer at an address in Florence, Kentucky.  The “Dear Taxpayer” letter is headed: “Request for…
  • Feb 6

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5
    Nothing resembling a repeal/replace consensus bill emerged from any committee in either chamber during the survey period.  Instead, in a Fox News interview broadcast just before the Super Bowl, the President confessed that ACA repeal may…
Rank this Week: 4212

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
  • Feb 12

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo
    Die Zeichen Umckaloabo und Afrokulabo weisen markante Unterschiede auf, die selbst bei identischen Waren und nur durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit eine Verwechslungsgefahr ausschließen. Der Umstand, dass es sich jeweils um lange und…
  • Feb 7

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen
    Wenn das Fachpublikum innerhalb eines Gesamtkennzeichens einen Bestandteil (hier „Robugen“) als Herstellerkennzeichnung versteht, dann kann der andere Zeichenbestandteil (hier „Diacaro“) als eigentliche…
  • Jan 29

    BasenCitrate (-)

    BasenCitrate (-)
    Die Wortmarke „BasenCitrate“ ist unabhängig von der Frage, ob das Zeichen bereits sachbeschreibend verwendet worden ist, aufgrund absoluter Eintragungshindernisse schutzunfähig. Sachverhalt Die Entscheidung betrifft die…
Rank this Week: 4895

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/
  • Feb 12

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie
    On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final rules that establish minimum standards for home health agencies (the “Rules”). According to CMS, the Rules are intended to…
  • Dec 20

    HHS OIG Report Identifies Non-Compliance in Hospice Documentation

    HHS OIG Report Identifies Non-Compliance in Hospice Documentation
    Hospice care is intended to help terminally ill beneficiaries continue living with minimal disruptions and to provide support for a beneficiary’s family and caregivers. In a recent report, the Department of Health and Human Services…
  • Dec 5

    CMS Announces New Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilitie

    CMS Announces New Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) updating the Medicare Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) for long-term care (“LTC”)…
Rank this Week: 3345

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/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
       Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which means the…
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
Rank this Week: 3307

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/
  • Feb 9

    The City of Fort Myers, Florida Agrees to Pay $149,000 to Settle Dispute With Mental Health Facility

    The City of Fort Myers, Florida Agrees to Pay $149,000 to Settle Dispute With Mental Health Facility
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On February 3, 2017, the city of Fort Myers, Florida, agreed to pay $149,000 to settle a discrimination-related real estate zoning and…
  • Jan 24

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Supreme Court made the decision on November 30, 2016, to dismiss a negligence suit filed against a hospital over the death of a…
  • Jan 24

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Supreme Court made the decision on November 30, 2016, to dismiss a negligence suit filed against a hospital over the death of a…
Rank this Week: 1121

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: 1734

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: 552

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3630

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
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  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
    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
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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/
  • Jan 24

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home
    Jacob Saul was born prematurely with neurological deficiencies. He was later transferred to Cambridge Pediatrics Nursing Home for rehabilitation. Jacob remained at the nursing home. At eight months of age, he was found unconscious and in…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
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Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 22

    Finding a Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Insurance

    Finding a Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Insurance
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Countless times, we have been told by the health professionals we represent, especially  advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs),…
  • 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…
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Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor

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

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

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

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

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie
    The OIG issued a Policy Statement regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries. Under section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
Rank this Week: 981

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/
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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

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

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

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

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy

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

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
Rank this Week: 3219

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

Covers health law, recovery audit contractors, compliance and medicare. By Wachler & Associates, P.C.

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

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

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

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

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement
    On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it intends to reopen the hospital inpatient status settlement that was initially released in 2014.  CMS’ announcement means…
Rank this Week: 1828

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…
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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/
  • Oct 27

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

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

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

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

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained
    In July Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill modernizing and simplifying New Hampshire’s Banking Laws. The new laws go fully into effect on October 1, 2105, although some went into effect in July. NH banking attorney John Funk…
Rank this Week: 1481

Garlo Ward Blog

Garlo Ward Blog

Covers Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life, HIPAA, medicaid, medicare, nursing homes, and physicians.

http://www.garloward.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Change of Ownership, Provider Agreement Assignment, and Relocation

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

    Clarification of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE)

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

    Waiver Survey and Certification Quality Assurance Survey

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

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Oct 18

    Should Pokémon GO be a No Go for Healthcare Facilities?

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

    ATTENTION OASAS PROVIDERS: JUSTICE CENTER INCIDENT REPORTING

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

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

    Governor Cuomo Announces Over $50 Million in Funding for Home Health Services for Senior Citizens Not Yet Eligible for Medicaid
    Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $50 million in funding from the state’s Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program has been awarded to the state’s county-based Area Agencies on Aging for the…
Rank this Week: 1742

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: 3498