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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: 1135

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: 2518

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1072

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 928

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Apr 26

    US HHS OIG and HCCA Release Compliance Program Effectiveness Resource Guide

    US HHS OIG and HCCA Release Compliance Program Effectiveness Resource Guide
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) released Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide on March 27, 2017 (“the…
  • Apr 21

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort
    On April 17, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report about the current state of Medicaid program integrity. GAO conducted a study of the Medicaid program due to concerns about improper payments and was…
  • Apr 20

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its annual Work Plan for fiscal year 2017-18.  The annual Work Plan offers providers insight into OMIG’s areas of focus in the New York…
Rank this Week: 1307

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/
  • Apr 26

    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?"

    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?"
    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?" by Robert R. Clewis has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The author examines whether Kantian ethics would condone the use of pharmaceutical drugs to…
  • Apr 26

    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate"

    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate"
    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate" by Sabine Müller, Merlin Bittlinger, and Henrik Walter has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics Abstract Decisions about brain surgery pose…
  • Apr 25

    "Neuromarketing Armoury"

    "Neuromarketing Armoury"
    Hedda Martina Sola writes in with news of her new book on neuromarketing. More information is available here.
Rank this Week: 910

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1378

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: 1969

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: 3204

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Maine Psychiatric Center: Sorry, I've been…

    Maine Psychiatric Center: Sorry, I've been busy recently and haven't had the chance to blog about this; still don't, really, but need to get something out there.  Thanks to @DissentDoe for taking the lead on this (if you're on Twitter, read…
  • Apr 25

    "First Ever HIPAA Settlement with a…

    "First Ever HIPAA Settlement with a Wireless Health Service!"  Feh.  This is just an unencrypted laptop theft by someone without a good Risk Analysis story to tell. CardioNet provides remote monitoring of patients with severe…
  • Apr 21

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not…

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not Covered By It: A New York trial court has ruled that the New York Organ Donor Network can't refuse to hand over records to a whistleblower because of HIPAA.  A disgruntled ex-employee, who claims…
Rank this Week: 1787

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 542

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/
  • Apr 26

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control
    FiveThirtyEight (April 24, 2017): Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control, by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux: As we wait to see whether the Trump Administration will get rid of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 216

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Kathleen Sebelius - Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care (video)

    Kathleen Sebelius - Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care (video)
    The Center for Practical Bioethics has posted videos from its annual dinner and symposium that included Kathleen Sebelius speaking about the new Aspen Institute report on Improving Care at the End of Life. The Center is a nonprofit,…
  • Apr 25

    Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward

    Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward
    The spring 2017 issue of the American Society on Aging's flagship journal  GENERATIONS includes over 100 pages on "Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward." Closing the Care GapBill Novelli and Raca…
  • Apr 24

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe
    D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell CananThe Superior Court of the District of Columbia has issued an innovative order in an end-of-life treatment conflict. In June 2014, YP suffered cardiac arrest following a drug overdose.…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Apr 25

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction
    Those in favor of legalizing marijuana – or at least in protecting the state-level freedoms they have now – are fearing federal sanctions from an unfriendly new administration. Even though politicians on both sides of the aisle…
  • Apr 23

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III
    While there have been drug laws on the books for many years, it was the inclusion of marijuana as a Schedule I drug on the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (USCSA) that has been the biggest obstacle to the cannabis business being…
  • Apr 21

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law
    According to a recent news article from the Los Angeles Times, the governor has proposed a plan to alter some marijuana laws in California, and this has led to some push back from state lawmakers.  Those who challenge these new measures…
Rank this Week: 1222

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: 955

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: 1034

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/
  • Apr 24

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy
    Using unusually blunt language, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)  recently noted that it “is increasingly frustrated with the lack of statutory or regulatory action” to lower Medicare skilled nursing facility…
  • Apr 14

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule
    CMS has sent several major proposed Medicare 2018 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance before publication in the Federal Register. OMB has already cleared the proposed fiscal year…
  • Apr 14

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a final rule intended to help improve the risk pool and stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Exchanges for 2018 – even as CMS contends that consumers…
Rank this Week: 2998

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
  • Apr 24

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD
    Warburg Pincus has announced it will acquire CityMD. CityMD, founded in 2010, is an urgent care provider with more than 68 locations in the greater New York metropolitan area and Seattle. Warburg Pincus, headquartered in New York, is ……
  • Apr 17

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.
    Angelica Corp. has announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of PE firm KKR. KKR will acquire Angelica’s assets for approximately $125 million plus certain assumed liabilities. Angelica indicated it…
  • Apr 4

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million
    Shore Capital Partners has announced it has closed it second PE fund (Shore Capital Partners Fund II) at the hard cap of $190 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has approximately $350 million in total capital under ……
Rank this Week: 2835

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: 112

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

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

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored
    Like much of America, we have been following the story of Wells Fargo’s sales tactics and the government response to it. We haven’t discussed this matter in depth yet here on our blog (just a brief comment about its implications…
  • Apr 19

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission defended its ability to disgorge illegal profits from wrongdoers before the Supreme Court yesterday in Kokesh v. SEC. It was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s second day of oral arguments.  An opinion is…
  • Apr 18

    Buy American and Hire American for Whistleblower

    Buy American and Hire American for Whistleblower
    President Trump is signing an executive order today to implement a more muscular Buy American Act. This measure likely signals strengthened enforcement of the Buy American Act under the False Claims Act. The Buy American Act is a domestic…
Rank this Week: 1637

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant
    Individuals and businesses named in qui tam lawsuits alleging fraud against the government based on the False Claims Act (FCA) have always been at risk for significant financial penalties. If the federal government decides to join the qui tam…
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce
    Qui tam claims are lawsuits filed by private citizens on behalf of the federal government based on allegations that someone violated the False Claims Act (FCA) or another federal statute. Most of the time these types of claims are brought by…
  • Apr 7

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case
     In the qui tam case of BlueWave Healthcare v. U.S., the government was allowed to execute writs of attachment against both real and personal property and writs of garnishment against bank accounts of the defendants under the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1735

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: 224

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: 2528

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
Rank this Week: 2807

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3427

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: 987

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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
  • Apr 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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: 1002

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: 666

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/
  • Apr 12

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause
    The family of Lola Norton, deceased  brought a wrongful death action against a number of defendants who were affiliated with a nursing home in which Bernard Norton’s wife, Lola  died. Bernard and family claimed that negligent…
  • Apr 11

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack
    Arbitration clauses commanding arbitration in nursing home abuse and neglect cases have been the bane of many lawyers seeking to protect nursing home residents from abuse and injury. Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, arbitration…
  • Apr 4

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home
    A federal jury in North Carolina entered its verdict in favor of the families of three nursing home residents who died at Blue Ridge Health Care Center.  The lawsuit filed for the wrongful deaths claimed these deaths were caused by the…
Rank this Week: 1950

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: 3144

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/
Rank this Week: 4804

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider
    One of the first questions we ask clients calling about the denial of medical benefits is whether the provider (i.e. hospital, treatment center, doctor) was an in-network or ­out-of-network provider. Some insurers use different terms such…
  • Mar 30

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE
    A 2014 study of Canadian workers revealed that most individuals vastly underestimate the likelihood that they will become disabled. While nearly half of workers surveyed believe that disability occurs rarely, in reality over 14% of Canadians…
  • Mar 22

    The Transition from Short Term Disability (STD) to Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit

    The Transition from Short Term Disability (STD) to Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit
    Disability benefit plans are often structured to provide two different types of benefits. The first is for short term disability or often just refered to as STD, which typically provides benefits for the first 3-12 months of disability.…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
  • Apr 6

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?
    Despite controlling the presidency, and both houses of Congress, the Republican’s bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed. The Republican’s replacement bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - was pulled…
  • Mar 15

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?
    Late in the afternoon on March 6, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would replace and repeal significant portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or…
  • Mar 7

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017
    Significant changes to practice by physician assistants in Michigan will take effect on March 22, 2017. Any physicians (medical, osteopathic and podiatric), health facilities, and health agencies that work with PAs should take the steps…
Rank this Week: 1447

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: 1067

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: 423

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Mar 28

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 21, 2017, accused dental suppliers in an antitrust suit told the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that a Texas federal ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2423

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1262

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/
  • Mar 27

    The Surprise of Familiarity

    The Surprise of Familiarity
    Watching from afar the Scouts attempting to earn their orienteering merit badges, we could see it on the boys’ faces.  They were lost; they were scared.  They should have reached their destination an hour ago.  Soon,…
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
Rank this Week: 1873

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/
Rank this Week: 2087

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
  • Mar 9

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) fraud section released new guidance for healthcare entities titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The new guidelines do not change any of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 917

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/
  • Mar 9

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

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

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
  • Oct 2

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy
      It should go without saying given the Texas Medical Board’s recent aggressive regulatory stance on the treatment of chronic pain, Texas physicians involved in the practice of testosterone and hormone replacement therapy should be…
Rank this Week: 1028

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/
  • Mar 8

    Where’s Your Wallet? The Ongoing Saga of FTC v. LabMD (Part 2 of 2)

    Where’s Your Wallet? The Ongoing Saga of FTC v. LabMD (Part 2 of 2)
    It was the wallet comment in the response brief filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit that prompted me to write this post. In its February 9, 2017 filing, the FTC argues that the…
  • Feb 24

    Charges for Copies of Medical Records may Violate HIPAA, Despite Compliance with State Law

    Charges for Copies of Medical Records may Violate HIPAA, Despite Compliance with State Law
    A patient requests a copy of her medical record, and the hospital charges the per-page amount permitted under state law. Does this violate HIPAA? It may. In the spring of 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of…
  • Jan 28

    Will the New Administration Trump Efforts to Forecast 2017 Healthcare Trends?

    Will the New Administration Trump Efforts to Forecast 2017 Healthcare Trends?
    As she has done in January for several years, our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch quoted my partner Elizabeth Litten and me in Medical Practice Compliance Alert in her article entitled “MIPS, OSHA, other compliance trends likely to…
Rank this Week: 4132

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…
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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
    Qui Tam Whistleblower 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…
  • 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?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower 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…
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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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