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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

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

    Louise Vernet on Her Death Bed [EOL in Art 15]

    Louise Vernet on Her Death Bed [EOL in Art 15]
    Paul Delaroche created a convincing and transcendent image of his dead wife in "Louise Vernet on her Death Bed" (1845, graphite on slightly textured, moderately thick, cream wove paper). Louise lays blissfully in profile, as both her…
  • May 25

    Another California Lawsuit for Following the Wrong Surrogate

    Another California Lawsuit for Following the Wrong Surrogate
    A few days ago, Bart F. Sullivan filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court (California) against Park Vista at Morningside and Placentia Linda Hospital.  His 92-year-old mother, Clara, died there in May 2014.  Sullivan's legal…
  • May 24

    Texas Advance Directives Act - House Debate Today

    Texas Advance Directives Act - House Debate Today
    Today, the Texas House is set to consider legislation to re-evaluate the state’s health commission. The Texas Tribune notes that a number of amendments could set the stage for a fiery debate over the futility provisions in the Texas…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • May 24

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 1: Meaningful Use NPRM

    Developments of Interest on the Health IT Front Part 1: Meaningful Use NPRM
    The NPRM on Meaningful Use (MU) stage 3 is out and comments are due shortly (May 29), https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/03/30/2015-06685/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-electronic-health-record-incentive-program-stage-3#h-14. MU-3…
  • May 23

    Call For Papers - AALS Section on Law & Mental Disability

    Call For Papers - AALS Section on Law & Mental Disability
    AALS Sections on Law and Mental Disability and Disability Law (co-sponsor) Call for Papers/Presentations for 2016 Annual Meeting Call for papers and presentations, up to 2 papers to be published: The AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability…
  • May 23

    Call for papers for the section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care session at the 2016 AALS meeting

    Call for papers for the section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care session at the 2016 AALS meeting
    I'd hoped by now that King v. Burwell, argued March 4, would have been decided by now (but unsurprisingly it has not). Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center was decided in late March. InArmstrong, the Court rejected the 9th Circuit's…
Rank this Week: 376

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
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
  • Apr 25

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine
    California sees opportunities in personalized medicine. Earlier this month, Governor Brown announced the creation of a two year initiative – California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to “begin building infrastructure and…
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
Rank this Week: 3158

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • May 24

    "Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?"

    "Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting local article noting that Oregon already had a robust marijuana production market before it legalized the product via voter initiative last year. Here is how it gets started: More…
  • May 22

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform
    As reported in this notable local article, headlined "Mike DeWine looks at drafting his own medical marijuana proposal," the various on-going efforts to bring marijuana reform to the ballot in the Buckeye State has finally convinced…
  • May 22

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new piece reporting on a notable recent vote in the US Senate. Here are the basics from the start of the article: The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a $77.6 billion…
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • May 22

    A New Look at Marijuana Tourism - Bud and Breakfast

    A New Look at Marijuana Tourism - Bud and Breakfast
    With complete marijuana legalization in Colorado now fully in effect, many have flocked to the state as part of what is being called marijuana tourism. However, one of the things of that has hampered those wishing to come to the state to…
  • May 20

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful
    If you have ever taken the time to flip through all the channels available on your cable package, you have probably seen many television personalities offering advice in business, investments, cooking, gardening, home buying and just about…
  • May 18

    US Supreme Court Asks For Brief from White House on Marijuana Legalization

    US Supreme Court Asks For Brief from White House on Marijuana Legalization
    While much of the nation is moving toward support of medical marijuana use and marijuana decriminalization and outright legalization, those in opposition to this are taking their case to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In…
Rank this Week: 263

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy
    Social Security is obviously a hot political topic. As the number of beneficiaries expands for demographic reasons, politicians have warned us repeatedly that Social Security’s programs are getting too expensive and that we may soon…
  • May 20

    May is Lupus Awareness Month

    May is Lupus Awareness Month
    Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus,…
  • May 18

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award

    Kantor & Kantor Awarded 2014 Best of Business Award
    Congratulations to Kantor and Kantor LLP who won the Small Business Community Association 2015 Best of Business Award for the Small Business category. We are honored to have our work recognized in this way. Our attorneys and support staff…
Rank this Week: 1784

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 848

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Next Phase of OCR Audits: Have you…

    Next Phase of OCR Audits: Have you received a survey notice from OCR in the last few days?  It appears that the long-awaited second phase of audits if finally rolling out. Nobody outside OCR knows for sure if these are all that are coming,…
  • May 20

    Latest Hack Victim: CareFirst BCBS. …

    Latest Hack Victim: CareFirst BCBS.  Doesn't sound so bad, but I've learned to wait for the rest of the shoes to drop.
  • May 13

    Indiana State Medical Association Breach:…

    Indiana State Medical Association Breach: The IT chief of the ISMA, of all people, lost a laptop and two hard drives containing Social Security Numbers and medical information of about 40,000 beneficiaries of the Association's health…
Rank this Week: 1327

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • May 22

    Office of the State Comptroller Issues Medicaid Program Integrity Report

    Office of the State Comptroller Issues Medicaid Program Integrity Report
    The New York State Medicaid program is projected to have a $62 billion-dollar price tag in State Fiscal Year 2016, with $22.4 billion paid out by the State, as explained by the New York State Office of the Comptroller (“OSC”) in…
  • May 19

    Office of The Medicaid Inspector General Releases 2015-2016 Work Plan

    Office of The Medicaid Inspector General Releases 2015-2016 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its State Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Work Plan.  The Work Plan is a road map of where the OMIG intends to go in terms of its anti fraud, waste and…
  • May 18

    Medical Marijuana Application Deadline Pushed to June 5

    Medical Marijuana Application Deadline Pushed to June 5
    The Department of Health has pushed the medical marijuana application deadline back to June 5, from May 29, according to an announcement on the Department’s website: http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/ The…
Rank this Week: 704

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/
  • May 22

    The Continuing Evolution of the French Sunshine Act

    The Continuing Evolution of the French Sunshine Act
    Since the general disclosure rule for provider-manufacturer relationships in France was enacted into law on January 1, 2012, its compliance and enforcement have been a common point of discussion for health care professionals, pharmaceutical…
  • May 21

    21st Century Cures Markup Underway; Offsets Released

    21st Century Cures Markup Underway; Offsets Released
    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, a high-profile, bipartisan bill that seeks to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States through a variety of reforms addressing…
  • May 12

    OCR Announces Settlement and Corrective Action Plan with Pharmacy Stemming from Alleged Violation

    OCR Announces Settlement and Corrective Action Plan with Pharmacy Stemming from Alleged Violation
    This post was written by Jennifer Pike and Jackie Godin. On April 24, 2015, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) once again stressed the importance of properly disposing of protected health information (“PHI”)…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • May 21

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting
    CMS has announced that it is holding a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment on August 24-25, 2015. The purpose of the Panel is to advise HHS and CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification…
  • May 21

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill
    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act,” by a bipartisan, unanimous 51-0 vote. This major legislation is intended to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States…
  • May 20

    CMS Call: Potential Elimination of CMS and DIF Forms (May 27)

    CMS Call: Potential Elimination of CMS and DIF Forms (May 27)
    CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum call on May 27, 2015 to discuss eliminating the Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Information (DIF) forms.  Comments on the forms also can be sent to…
Rank this Week: 855

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/
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write, Science Daily In The Popular Press: Fruit Flies Are Shown to Enter a Fearlike State, NY Times The Database of All Things Brainy,...
  • May 18

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in North Carolina Law Review): "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea" JENNY E. CARROLL, University of Alabama - School of Law The law has long recognized the distinction between adults…
  • May 18

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"
    At the Legal Theory Blog, Larry Solum recommends my "The Limited Right to Alter Memory," (Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)) recently posted to SSRN. Here's the free link and here's the abstract: We like to think...
Rank this Week: 434

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Kevin S. Little P.C.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • May 21

    False Claims Act Compliance: 16 Hospitals to Pay $15.69 Million to Resolve Allegations of Medically Unnecessary Psychotherapy Service

    False Claims Act Compliance: 16 Hospitals to Pay $15.69 Million to Resolve Allegations of Medically Unnecessary Psychotherapy Service
    By: Lee H. Little Health Care providers evaluating billing compliance for psychotherapy services should take caution from a recent multi-million dollar settlement under the federal False Claims Act involving allegedly unnecessary intensive…
  • May 18

    Medicare Fraud Indictment of Ophthalmologist

    Medicare Fraud Indictment of Ophthalmologist
    As Medicare fraud schemes continue to bilk federal taxpayers of billions of dollars, federal law enforcement continues to push diligently to identify and prosecute Medicare fraud. Because of the importance to federal law enforcement of…
  • Apr 28

    FMLA Litigation: A Rising Tide Large Healthcare Employers Face

    FMLA Litigation: A Rising Tide Large Healthcare Employers Face
    Hospital systems and other large healthcare providers face increasing risks associated with noncompliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as FMLA litigation is on the rise. According to Law360, FMLA litigation tripled in one…
Rank this Week: 3262

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • May 21

    Assisted Living Facilities Must Not Expose Residents to Unnecessary Risks of Harm

    Assisted Living Facilities Must Not Expose Residents to Unnecessary Risks of Harm
    In New Jersey, Assisted Living encompasses providing various coordinated supportive personal and health services, available 24 hours per day, to residents who need those services. Its purpose is to promote resident self-direction and…
  • May 13

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Must Protect Resident Right

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Must Protect Resident Right
    Our nursing-home lawyers frequently explain that in 1976, the New Jersey Legislature expressed a broad policy and goal for protecting nursing-home resident rights. And in doing so, it empowered the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of…
  • May 4

    Yes, Nursing Homes Can Prevent Pressure Ulcers (or so-called Bedsores)

    Yes, Nursing Homes Can Prevent Pressure Ulcers (or so-called Bedsores)
    Pressure ulcers, which people sometimes call bedsores, develop when a person spends too much time in the same position while lying in bed or sitting in a chair. During that prolonged time, the person’s body weight and bones create…
Rank this Week: 1169

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/
  • May 21

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2
    In April we saw our first MSP case involving a PIP carrier denying reimbursement responsibilities for medical benefits related to a covered auto accident that were paid by Medicare. [MSP RECOVERY, LLC v. PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE CO., 2015…
  • May 11

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan
    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, CMS presented a webinar on the Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans. The final rule establishing a formal appeals process for applicable plans in situations where Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery is sought directly…
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
Rank this Week: 467

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • May 21

    What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistant

    What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistant
    During the 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly, HB 258 was approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Beshear. This legislation amends KRS 311.854 to allow a physician to supervise up to four physician assistants at…
  • May 19

    FDA Issues Guidance for Mobile Medical App

    FDA Issues Guidance for Mobile Medical App
    Just so you know, that iPhone or iPad you have with you may be an FDA-regulated medical device. More precisely, the apps on the device may meet the definition of a medical device under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [1].  In…
  • May 15

    Exclusive Laboratory Arrangements Under Fire

    Exclusive Laboratory Arrangements Under Fire
    The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services recently released Advisory Opinion 15-04 [1], in which the OIG concluded that certain exclusive arrangements between a laboratory and various physician practices…
Rank this Week: 4020

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/
  • May 21

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) has agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to deliver packages for next day…
  • May 19

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Westchester County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) has agreed to settle allegations first raised by a whistleblower that it violated the Anti-Kickback…
  • May 18

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit
    The Department of Justice announced that PharMerica Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $31.5 million to settle allegations in a qui tam suit that PharMerica violated the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 1680

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/
  • May 20

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program
    Recently, United States Representative Sam Graves introduced the bill HR 2156, otherwise known as the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015. Currently pending, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act addresses the aggressive nature of recovery…
  • May 19

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog
    On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to address the rising Medicare appeals claims backlog. At the hearing, Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals…
  • Apr 28

    Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule

    Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule
    On Friday March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced the release of the new Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rules. Concurrently, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology…
Rank this Week: 2303

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: 648

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
  • May 19

    Eubos = Epo

    Eubos = Epo
    Zwischen Waren der Klasse 3 und Waren mit medizinischer Zweckbestimmung in Klasse 5 kann bei funktionaler Austauschbarkeit eine durchschnittliche Warenähnlichkeit bestehen. Das führt bei ebenfalls durchschnittlicher…
  • May 14

    Confusion with INNs under German jurisdiction

    Confusion with INNs under German jurisdiction
    Particularly in the pharmaceutical sector it is common to form trade marks from descriptive terms, especially from international non-proprietary names (INNs). One advantage of such trade marks is the easier linkage for users to the…
  • Apr 18

    Menodoron = Menochron

    Menodoron = Menochron
    MENODORON und MENOCHRON sind verwechselbar ähnlich. Der allgemeine Verbraucher ist nicht in der Lage die Bedeutung des lateinischen Wortstamms MENO, des griechischen Wortstammes CHRON und zudem noch einen kennzeichnenden Hinweis von…
Rank this Week: 4289

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: 279

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data
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  • May 18

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data
    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
  • May 18

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data
    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: 560

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/
Rank this Week: 1394

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: 3682

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
  • May 18

    Five Urgent Care Models To Know For 2015

    Five Urgent Care Models To Know For 2015
    Below is a link to view the latest entry from the monthly Law360 that we publish relating to healthcare private equity investments. This column was written by Geoff C. Cockrell and Amber McGraw Walsh, McGuireWoods LLP, together with Hunter…
  • May 12

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Precision BioSciences Secures $25.6 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Precision BioSciences Secures $25.6 Million in Financing
    Precision BioSciences has announced it has secured $25.6 million in series A financing. Precision BioSciences is a Durham, N.C.-based genome editing company. Its ARCUS genome editing technology is designed to produce nucleases that can…
  • May 7

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Moximed Secures $33 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Moximed Secures $33 Million in Financing
    Moximed has announced it has secured approximately $33 million in funding. Moximed, based in Hayward, Calif., is focused on developing minimally invasive, joint preserving solutions for patients with knee osteoarthritis. The funding round…
Rank this Week: 3167

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2039

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: 2764

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

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

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

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

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

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

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 87

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
Rank this Week: 5043

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1859

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/
  • May 5

    Healthcare Organization Boards’ Responsiblities for Compliance Plan Oversight

    Healthcare Organization Boards’ Responsiblities for Compliance Plan Oversight
    The governing board of any health care organization has critical oversight responsibilities for the organization’s compliance plan.  To help boards meet these responsibilities, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office…
  • Apr 30

    EEOC Proposes Rule Regarding Incentives in Employer Wellness Program

    EEOC Proposes Rule Regarding Incentives in Employer Wellness Program
    On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a proposed rule regarding employer wellness programs. Employer wellness programs have been under scrutiny for potential violations of the Americans with…
  • Apr 7

    Private Parties May Not Sue States over Medicaid Reimbursement Rate

    Private Parties May Not Sue States over Medicaid Reimbursement Rate
    On March 31, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Ctr., Inc.. At issue was whether a provider of Medicaid-covered services may sue, as a private party, a state over their reimbursement rates. The…
Rank this Week: 4870

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/
  • May 4

    Phishing for PHI

    Phishing for PHI
    Two recently reported breaches of hospital data affecting thousands of patients highlight the prevalence, and apparent success, of phishing attacks.  Boston-based Partners HealthCare notified approximately 3,300 patients after a group of…
  • Apr 28

    Providers: Beware of HIPAA and Patient Privacy Rules During Employment Dispute

    Providers: Beware of HIPAA and Patient Privacy Rules During Employment Dispute
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were once again quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Beware of HIPAA, Patient Privacy During Practice Employment…
  • Apr 10

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?
      Part 2 Money talks. In other words, offering financial incentives is one way to effect behavior change.  It seems to have worked in getting providers to adopt and use health IT in everyday practice, both in New…
Rank this Week: 1489

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3204

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/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 3896

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 715

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

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

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

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
  • Feb 26

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking
    BOSTON, MA — Lubin & Meyer PC has received two "Tier One" Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2015. The firm was recognized in two practice areas receiving "Tier…
Rank this Week: 1220

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

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

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 2452

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

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

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

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

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 3482

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 27

    Pharmacies May be Liable for Filling Valid Prescription

    Pharmacies May be Liable for Filling Valid Prescription
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D. Florida pharmacies have had their potential liability significantly expanded by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In its recent decision, Oleckna v. Daytona Discount Pharmacy, the appellate court held that a…
  • Nov 12

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beware: selling cigarettes could burn a hole in your pocket. The CVS Health Corporation (CVS), the nation’s second-largest drug store, is currently in the midst of launching a tobacco-free…
  • Nov 12

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beware: selling cigarettes could burn a hole in your pocket. The CVS Health Corporation (CVS), the nation’s second-largest drug store, is currently in the midst of launching a tobacco-free…
Rank this Week: 3029

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

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

    I've Moved my Stuff

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

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
Rank this Week: 1742

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4811

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: 2032

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 1898