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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/
  • Apr 17

    FDA Gives Finalized Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems, Mobile Apps, and Medical Image Storage and Communications Device

    FDA Gives Finalized Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems, Mobile Apps, and Medical Image Storage and Communications Device
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued non-binding guidance on February 9, 2015 finalizing its position on regulatory compliance of medical device data systems (MDDS), medical image storage and communications devices and mobile medical…
  • Apr 3

    CMS Offers Clarification to HHA Contradictory Guidance

    CMS Offers Clarification to HHA Contradictory Guidance
    On March 18, 2015, Wachler & Associates attorneys, Andrew Wachler and Jessica Forster, highlighted contradictory guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") relating to home health agencies ("HHAs")…
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie
    In response to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") titled Limited Compliance with Medicare's Home Health Face-to-Face Documentation Requirements, the Centers for Medicare and…
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • Apr 17

    MACRA Signed into Law by President; Reforms Medicare Payment Policy for Physician Service

    MACRA Signed into Law by President; Reforms Medicare Payment Policy for Physician Service
    On April 16, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The bill permanently transforms the structure of Medicare physician reimbursement and enacts several changes to…
  • Apr 17

    FDA, CMS Form Interagency Task Force on LDT Quality Requirement

    FDA, CMS Form Interagency Task Force on LDT Quality Requirement
    This post was written by Debra McCurdy. FDA and CMS have announced that they are establishing an interagency task force to reinforce their collaboration regarding the oversight of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) -- tests intended for…
  • Apr 1

    CMS Discusses Medicare Implications of FDA Approval of First Biosimilar Product

    CMS Discusses Medicare Implications of FDA Approval of First Biosimilar Product
    This post was written by Deb McCurdy. CMS has issued an educational article on “Food and Drug Administration Approval of First Biosimilar Product,” and the implications for Medicare coverage. CMS states that its policies…
Rank this Week: 357

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 17

    "Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution"

    "Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new CNN commentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which is something of a preview of a new documentary on medical marijuana titled "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution" airing at 9 pm Sunday on CNN.…
  • Apr 16

    An international perspective, via Uraguay, on marijuana reform

    An international perspective, via Uraguay, on marijuana reform
    As highlighted in many prior posts, students in my marijuana law school seminar are in the midst of assembling readings and leading discussions concerning the research topic(s) that are the focal point for class project(s). This week, in…
  • Apr 16

    Distinct comments on marijuana policy from Prez Obama and one wanna-be successor

    Distinct comments on marijuana policy from Prez Obama and one wanna-be successor
    Two notable new stories about notable new marijuana comments made by notable chief executives caught my eye this morning. Here are the headlines, links and the basics: From The Daily Caller here, "Obama Reiterates Enthusiastic Support Of…
Rank this Week: 2753

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)

    Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)
    This week, I am visiting Southern Illinois University as the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence.  I did two talks in Carbondale and am doing another in Springfield.   I also talked to the local NPR station, about current…
  • Apr 16

    Patients without Surrogates - Twitter Chat

    Patients without Surrogates - Twitter Chat
    Check this out on Monday night.  Decision making for the unbefriended is the biggest bioethics issue that too few are talking about.
  • Apr 15

    National Healthcare Decisions Day

    National Healthcare Decisions Day
    Tomorrow is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Do you have an advance directive?  Is is up-to-date with your agent and alternate agent?  If not, get it done today.
Rank this Week: 406

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 1274

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: 3152

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly…

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly getting a lot of attention these days. UPDATE: I've got to say that's a little misleading.  "Nearly 60% were the result of theft" makes is sound like there were 600 breaches affecting…
  • Apr 10

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal…

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal prosecution: this time a hospital respiratory therapist who accessed patient data.  No indication in the article what she was attempting to do with the data, but since it's a criminal complaint, I suspect…
  • Mar 31

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks…

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks like an interesting (if short) article on HIPAA implications for healthcare lenders and other potentially unwitting business associates.  Full disclosure: even though it's short, I haven't read it; too…
Rank this Week: 1865

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/
  • Apr 15

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp
    Placing someone in a long-term care facility is a very difficult decision to make. Many times, this decision is not due to physical limitations, but mental ones. Older folks who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s may be physically…
  • Mar 20

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent
    Harborview, a defendant in a case we took to trial last year, is back in the news.  During the trial, the ownership and management spoke of the facility in glowing terms – terms that were contradicted by state inspections and other…
  • Mar 5

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
Rank this Week: 1794

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 15

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam
    A doctor who prescribed marijuana to patients for whom he never actually examined was not acting out of greed, but rather compassion, his attorney said following his sentencing hearing. The 58-year-old Michigan physician conceded he knew he…
  • Apr 13

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released
    As a number of states have opened the doors to the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of hemp and related products, a number of industry advocates have released a series of guidelines for best practices in order to ensure both quality…
  • Apr 12

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect
    Those who rely on medicinal marijuana for treatment of severe illnesses and medical conditions fear that the expansion of recreational marijuana may harm their chances for safe access. An example of this was recently outlined by the…
Rank this Week: 585

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 15

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You
    As one of the few firms in California who handle long term care disputes, Kantor & Kantor frequently sees long term care claims which were denied on the basis that the facility or caregiver were not “eligible” under the…
  • Apr 8

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership
    When purchasing life insurance, the policyholder usually nominates a beneficiary, as the person who will receive the money should something happen to the policyholder. Usually, if a beneficiary is not nominated, the spouse or closest heir…
  • Apr 4

    The Importance of Neuropyschological Testing in Disability Claims Including Cognitive Impairment

    The Importance of Neuropyschological Testing in Disability Claims Including Cognitive Impairment
    If you suffer from certain medical conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Complex Seizure Disorder, Dementia to name just a few, you likely also suffer from cognitive impairment which can affect your ability to perform the duties of your…
Rank this Week: 2281

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/
  • Apr 15

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim
    According to a recent Department of Justice press release, two cardiovascular testing laboratories – Health Diagnostic Laboratories (“HDL”) and Singulex – recently entered into a settlement agreement for a combined…
  • Apr 1

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement on March 31, 2015 discussing a recent settlement agreement with Robinson Health System, Inc., based in Ohio. The settlement arose from allegations that the health system had violated both…
  • Mar 27

    OIG Says Waiver of Laboratory Fees Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

    OIG Says Waiver of Laboratory Fees Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute
    In OIG Advisory Opinion 15-04, the requestor, a multi-regional medical laboratory proposed to enter into agreements with physician practices which would allow the requestor to provide all laboratory services for the physician’s…
Rank this Week: 3209

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/
  • Apr 15

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    The Justice Department announced that two cardiovascular testing laboratories, Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (“HDL”) and Singulex, Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the Anti-Kickback Stature and the…
  • Apr 10

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million
    The Justice Department announced that Medtronic plc and its affiliates, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc. (collectively “Medtronic”) have agreed to settle three whistleblowers’ qui tam…
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
Rank this Week: 2215

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/
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
  • Apr 7

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015
    The newest installment of the NGHP User Guide incorporates data issued in CMS’ 11/25/14 Technical Alert regarding the reporting of partial SSNs. As you may recall, the Alert provided detailed instruction as to what action an RRE should…
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 397

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 13

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy
    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
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    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
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
    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: 539

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 13

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement
    On February 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) provided further guidance related to the issue of how certain employer health insurance reimbursement arrangements are treated under the Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 7

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update
    On March 12, 2015 Foster Swift Attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter co-presented the Michigan Health Law Update (“Annual Update”) at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute. The Annual Update provides an overview of the most significant…
  • Apr 1

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute
    Foster Swift health care attorneys recently attended and presented at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute on March 12 and 13, 2015. The two-day institute, which was co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal…
Rank this Week: 2340

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: 924

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: 905

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
  • Apr 12

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED
    Auch wenn der Zeichenbestandteil „-med“ (wie hier in VAMED und AKTIVAMED) auf den Bereich der Medizin hindeutet, ist es nicht gerechtfertigt, ihm bei der Prüfung der Verwechslungsgefahr eine nur untergeordnete Bedeutung…
  • Apr 1

    Cercon = Ziecon

    Cercon = Ziecon
    Die Hinzufügung eines Bildbestandteils vermag eine Ähnlichkeit der Zeichen nicht auszuschließen. Sachverhalt Die Jyoti Ceramic Industries PVT. Ltd aus Indien (im Folgenden: Jyoti Ceramic) meldete die Wort/-Bildmarke…
  • Mar 31

    Antistax ≠ Angipax

    Antistax ≠ Angipax
    The term “ANTI” is a prefix deriving from the Latin and being commonly understood by the relevant public including end consumers. The conceptual differences at the beginning of the signs ANTISTAX and ANGIPAX are thus immediately…
Rank this Week: 4047

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 9

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?
    When I need to travel from the southern part of NJ to northern NJ, I often rely on my car or phone GPS and the relative ease and simplicity of the NJ Turnpike.  If I needed my southern NJ physician to share information with my northern…
  • Mar 24

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Doctor is Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Patient Records.”  While…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
Rank this Week: 98

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 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
  • Apr 3

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses, Zaglossus, Vienna, 2014 (eds. Sigrid Schmitz and Grit Hoppner)): "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law,…
Rank this Week: 423

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: 1427

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Apr 7

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part Two

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part Two
    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part TwoTuesday’s post discussed the recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC” or the “Commission”) with regard to…
  • Apr 7

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part One

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part One
    Each March, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC” or the “Commission”) is tasked with reporting to Congress on the current state of the Medicare fee-for-service (“FFS”) payment systems, the…
  • Mar 11

    Kentucky’s Evolving Behavioral Health Provider

    Kentucky’s Evolving Behavioral Health Provider
    One of the most important effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is the profound change in the coverage of behavioral health services. Building on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of…
Rank this Week: 3838

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 23

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been working towards implementing the Drug Quality and Security Act (“the act”) since the laws inception in 2013. They have issued multiple notices for input…
Rank this Week: 3881

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 886

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: 138

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation
    Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act (the "Act") requires providers and suppliers who have received an overpayment from the Federal health care programs to report and return the overpayment within 60 days of identifying the overpayment…
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi
    House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that they agreed to advance a bill to permanently fix the payment system for Medicare physicians. Details of the bill have yet to be released, but multiple news…
  • Mar 17

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying
    In an effort to combat and draw attention to the seriousness of Bullying, OCMS partnered with Marlene Seltzer, MD, Director of the Beaumont Children's Hospital NoBLE Anti-Bullying Program and Rob Iwrey, Esq. (and staff) at The Health Law…
Rank this Week: 923

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: 1119

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
Rank this Week: 4493

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: 1393

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Mar 20

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on March 20, 2015 announced the release of the Stage 3 notice…
  • Mar 7

    More PQRS Guidance Released

    More PQRS Guidance Released
    On March 6, 2015, MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1508, “Guidance on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2013 Reporting Year and 2015 Payment Adjustment for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health…
  • Mar 5

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement
    A former co-chair of the National Quality Forum Safe Practices Committee, patient safety consultant Dr. Charles Denham, will pay $1 million to settle Justice Department allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and…
Rank this Week: 1572

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/
  • Mar 17

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Did you know there are many different medically-related examination and specialty board out there screening applicants’ credentials and…
  • Mar 4

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law A Medicare audit, whether it is performed by a contractor of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), or…
  • Feb 23

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law Committees are busy in Tallahassee as the 2015 Legislative Session is set to begin on March 3, 2015. For Florida ……
Rank this Week: 1133

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: 2982

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Cell Phones and Medical Malpractice

    Cell Phones and Medical Malpractice
    Post by Guest Author: Gyalia Rutledge RN, LNC Attorneys are increasingly becoming aware of distractions caused by cell phones, tablets and other technology in the clinical setting and how they play a role in medical malpractice cases. In…
  • Feb 26

    Georgia Medical Practices: Not Having a Compliance Program is AT YOUR FINANCIAL PERIL

    Georgia Medical Practices: Not Having a Compliance Program is AT YOUR FINANCIAL PERIL
    Some critical details of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) are often omitted from the political rhetoric and other noise during public debate about whether the ACA is a “good” or “bad” thing. One such detail – and a…
  • Feb 19

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now
    While implementation of ICD-10 may have been previously delayed, and it is uncertain as to whether there will be another, all physician practices and hospitals should still continue preparing for the new code set. Hoping for another delay and…
Rank this Week: 2203

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: 4714

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: 4726

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to the bankruptcy court to try to extinguish the burden of these fines and coming judgments. The…
  • Feb 6

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home
    It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities operating in the United States. Too many times these facilities are understaffed or staffed with…
  • Feb 2

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case
    As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing homes are likely the most vulnerable members of this aging society. Nursing home cases should…
Rank this Week: 2782

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • 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: 3663

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4860

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: 2423

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: 351

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: 3883

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: 1403