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HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Medical Device Security: I still think…

    Medical Device Security: I still think this is in the realm of TV shows and movies (I've been binge-watching Mr. Robot lately), but while the likelihood is slim, the possibility of hacking a medical device should certainly concern the…
  • Jul 22

    No, No, No.  No, @HealthPrivacy, you…

    No, No, No.  No, @HealthPrivacy, you cannot draft regulations via guidance.  This is just plain wrong.  If a covered entity has, in the course of a reasonable risk analysis, determined that emailing of unencrypted PHI is not secure, then…
  • Jul 21

    Ransomeware: 4 steps for fighting it.…

    Ransomeware: 4 steps for fighting it.  I'd add my own 4 steps, if I haven't already: Patch management and current virus software: whenever vulnerabilities are discovered in software, the developers usually send out patches.  Make sure…
Rank this Week: 2406

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/
  • Jul 25

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe
    In Central United Life Ins. Co. v. Burwell, D.C. Cir. No. 15-5310 (July 1, 2016), a D.C. Circuit panel affirmed, 3-0, a trial court injunction barring enforcement of the 2014 HHS regulation permitting individual fixed-indemnity policies to be…
  • Jul 20

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed
    Jed, employed by Drysdale LLC, a janitorial contractor, recently began working nights at the National Bank of Commerce, supervised by the Bank’s Chief of Security.  Jed’s family had health insurance until his wife lost her…
  • Jul 8

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward
    On June 30, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published an interim final rule to adjust the civil monetary penalties on employer-sponsored plans.  The DOL published the interim final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil…
Rank this Week: 2553

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

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

    Euthanasia: Pro and Con Podcast

    Euthanasia: Pro and Con Podcast
    A new Podcast series objectively examines pro and con perspectives on euthanasia. Recent guests have included Margaret Somerville and Derek Humphry.
  • Jul 22

    One Hundred Washington State Hospital Policies on End-of-Life Treatment

    One Hundred Washington State Hospital Policies on End-of-Life Treatment
    Two years ago, Washington state passed a rule requiring hospitals to post their policies on end-of-life care.  I blogged about the policies here. Unfortunately, the state website was not a model of clarity.  Consequently, the ACLU,…
  • Jul 21

    Innovative Approaches to End-of-Life Care (King's Fund Conference))

    Innovative Approaches to End-of-Life Care (King's Fund Conference))
    The King's Fund is producing an conference on September 22, 2016 in London: "Innovative Approaches to End-of-Life Care." This event will look at innovative approaches to palliative and end-of-life care. It will give you an overview of…
Rank this Week: 4226

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/
  • Jul 24

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?
    One of the ongoing threats to California marijuana dispensaries, growers and users is the ongoing federal prohibition on the drug.  To this day, despite the increasing research findings proving the medicinal and societal benefits of…
  • Jul 22

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele
    Taxation of legalized marijuana is slated to boost funds for homeless services in L.A. County. That’s if a ballot measure, just approved  by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, is green-lighted by local voters.  Following a…
  • Jul 19

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger
    One of the reasons our L.A. marijuana lawyers advocate so strongly for legalization – both for medicinal and recreational purposes – is that we know safe, legal marijuana allows for regulation and minimizes the black market trade.…
Rank this Week: 520

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

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

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 24, 2016, a South Florida massage therapist was charged with sexual battery after being accused of assaulting a client during a ……
  • Apr 27

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On April 15, 2016, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Accu Therapy Massage, a massage parlor in Odessa, Texas, suspected of…
  • Aug 31

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
Rank this Week: 3515

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/
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction
    (July 22, 2016): Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel's feticide conviction and Class A felony conviction for neglect of a dependent. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent for allegedly…
  • Jul 21

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education
    The Guardian (July 18, 2016): Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education, by Molly Redden: In a recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics denounced abstinence only education programs,…
  • Jul 20

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction
    Dallas Morning News (July 18, 2016): Hispanic women bore brunt of Texas abortion law, data shows, by J. David Swaine and Brittney Martin: Data released by Texas 3 days after the Supreme Court decision striking down two provisions of a...
Rank this Week: 254

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: 980

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1863

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/
  • Jul 22

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)
    There is influential neuroscientific data which shows that that the level of neural activity in cognitive brain areas (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe) correlate positively with the characteristically…
  • Jul 20

    University of Ottowa Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethic

    University of Ottowa Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethic
    Via Jennifer Chandler: Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics Start date: September 2017 or January 2018 Duration: 4 months Eligibility: Outstanding scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent, U.S. citizenship, not having…
  • Jul 13

    President Obama analyzes "Obamacare," some highlights and commentary

    President Obama analyzes "Obamacare," some highlights and commentary
    For those who are unaware, President Obama recently published an article at the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you follow academics on Twitter, you likely saw it. President Obama is the first sitting President to publish an…
Rank this Week: 1252

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: 3617

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: 3842

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: 2882

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: 651

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/
  • Jul 20

    Is Your Facility a PokéStop? (A what?)

    Is Your Facility a PokéStop? (A what?)
    Are strangers wandering around your health care facility with their noses buried in their smartphones? And if so, what should you do about it? They’re playing Pokémon GO, a location-based augmented reality mobile game that was…
  • Jul 15

    “I Want My PHI”, Part 2 – OCR Audits Will Focus on Individual Access Right

    “I Want My PHI”, Part 2 – OCR Audits Will Focus on Individual Access Right
    We blogged on this back in early May, but compliance with individuals’ rights to access their PHI under HIPAA is even more critical now that OCR has announced that its current HIPAA audits will focus on an audited Covered Entity’s…
  • Jun 30

    Lack of Preparedness and Government Access Top Data Security Agenda

    Lack of Preparedness and Government Access Top Data Security Agenda
    The private sector is still not prepared – and generally lacks the knowledge – to respond effectively to a major cyber breach, according to 80 percent of respondents in a survey released by Fox Rothschild LLP.…
Rank this Week: 768

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/
  • Jul 19

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2017. The proposed rule contains numerous Medicare payment and policy…
  • Jul 19

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    HHS has announced a series of actions to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, as Congress has cleared the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act for the President’s signature. As part of the HHS activities, the Substance Abuse…
  • Jul 19

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate
    CMS has received questions from manufacturers regarding whether price concessions and services offered to payers within Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) arrangements in the pharmaceutical marketplace could impact their drug’s Medicaid best…
Rank this Week: 622

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: 1310

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
  • Jul 18

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

    Mivacron = Mitochron
    Zwischen den Zeichen MIVACRON und MITOCHRON besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 5 – trotz erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Anmelderin meldete die Marke…
  • May 18

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C
    Die Zeichen LEMA und Lenah.C sind nicht verwechslungsfähig. Dokumente, die erstmals vor dem EuG vorgelegt werden, um zu zeigen, dass der Buchstabe „C“ im Arzneimittelsektor verbreitet als Hinweis auf Vitamin C verwendet wird,…
Rank this Week: 2242

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3524

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/
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise
    On June 30, the Department of Justice announced that it is adjusting the civil monetary penalties imposed under the False Claims Act, effective August 1, 2016.  This follows a similar increase announced by the Railroad Retirement Board…
Rank this Week: 1989

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/
  • Jul 15

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court
    In the ongoing pursuit of PIP reimbursements with double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, two MSPA Claims 1 cases have been remanded back to state court. Because early cases failed in federal court on the basis of plaintiff…
  • Jul 14

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand
    While always entertained by pro se plaintiffs who take on the man, an interesting MSP opinion came out of the Eastern District of NY on July 11, 2016. Upon receipt of a conditional payment letter, indicating that Medicare had paid $678.60 for…
  • Jun 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
Rank this Week: 696

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/
  • Jul 15

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.
    The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been adopted by the European Commission. On July 12, 2016, following a positive vote from the member states (the Article 31 Committee) on July 8, the EU College of Commissioners formally adopted the Privacy…
  • Jul 12

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference
    Two members of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry (LSHI) group will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Conference on Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law taking place in Boston on July 27-29, 2016.…
  • Jul 5

    What Brexit Means for Data Protection

    What Brexit Means for Data Protection
    For global pharmaceutical and medical device companies handling personal data in the European Union (EU) or engaged in transatlantic data transfers, some of the many questions created by the Brexit vote include what its impact will be on the…
Rank this Week: 1322

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Health & Human Services (HHS) Release New Actions to Address Opioid Crisi

    Health & Human Services (HHS) Release New Actions to Address Opioid Crisi
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services has new actions planned to address the opioid crisis. The buprenorphine rule has been finalized, which allows physicians who have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine products (e.g.,…
  • Jul 6

    Spikes in Fraud Penalties under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act

    Spikes in Fraud Penalties under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act
    New rules published on June 30th, 2016 in the Federal Register could dramatically change the regulatory enforcement landscape for healthcare providers, with fraud penalties nearly doubling under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act.…
  • Jun 23

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability
    On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that recognizes implied certification as a viable theory under which to pursue False Claims Act cases against healthcare providers. Implied certification can impose liability if a…
Rank this Week: 3989

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
  • Jul 12

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children
    The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s planned rate reductions for Medicaid home health services for severely disabled children, holding that a temporary injunction issued by a…
Rank this Week: 991

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: 581

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.
    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
  • Jul 13

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.
    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
  • Jul 12

    Medicare & Chronic Care: Feds Clearing Out Underbrush?

    Medicare & Chronic Care: Feds Clearing Out Underbrush?
    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: 2471

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No
    In an April/May CBA Record article written by attorney Dmitry N. Feofanov, the options for agreeing to confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements were explained. Too often confidentiality agreements seem to show up in settlement…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
Rank this Week: 2639

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Senate Finance Committee Proposes Changes to STARK Law

    Senate Finance Committee Proposes Changes to STARK Law
    In a Senate Finance Committee Majority Staff Report (the Senate Report) entitled, “Why Stark, Why Now?”, the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Orrin Hatch, argues that changes are needed to Stark Law. Georgia Stark Law and…
  • Jul 1

    General Accounting Office Issues Findings Regarding Medicare Appeals Backlog

    General Accounting Office Issues Findings Regarding Medicare Appeals Backlog
    Earlier this month, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) issued its monthly anticipated report (the Report) to Congress about the status of the Medicare Appeals backlog.  The Report states on the first page,…
  • Jun 6

    Fraud and Abuse Update: OIG Reports Big Recoveries from Provider

    Fraud and Abuse Update: OIG Reports Big Recoveries from Provider
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Semiannual Report to Congress regarding the OIG’s success in detecting and obtaining recoveries as a result of fraud, waste…
Rank this Week: 2794

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: 4320

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: 2049

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/
  • Jul 6

    Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again

    Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again
    Michigan’s tax on paid health care claims is not preempted by ERISA, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the federal appellate court held…
  • Jul 4

    OCR Begins Phase 2 Audit Program of Covered Entities and Business Associate

    OCR Begins Phase 2 Audit Program of Covered Entities and Business Associate
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it has begun Phase 2 of its HIPAA audit program. This audit phase will impact covered entities and their business associates.…
  • Jun 29

    HHS Issues Final Rule Implementing ACA Nondiscrimination Provision

    HHS Issues Final Rule Implementing ACA Nondiscrimination Provision
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") recently issued a final rule that implements the nondiscrimination provisions under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (the "Final Rule"). The Final Rule becomes effective July…
Rank this Week: 2869

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
  • Jul 5

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY
    A method of producing a desired population of multi-cryopreserved hepatocytes was held to be patent-eligible because the challenged claims did not recite a judicial exception. Rapid Litig. v. CellzDirect, Inc.., 2015-1570 (Fed. Cir., July 5th…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review
    Last week the United States Supreme Court denied Sequenom’s petition to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Sequenom Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostic Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (2015) that claims directed to detecting fetal DNA in maternal…
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
Rank this Week: 3859

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/
  • Jun 30

    CMS’ Holds Second Open Door Forum on its Upcoming Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS’ Holds Second Open Door Forum on its Upcoming Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 28, 2016, CMS held its second special open-door forum (ODF) regarding the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for home health services (the “Demonstration”). The Demonstration will take place in six states (Illinois, Florida,…
  • Jun 17

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 14, 2016 between 2 and 3pm EST, CMS had a special open-door forum (ODF) regarding its pre-claim review demonstration for home health services (the “Demonstration”) which will take place in Illinois, Florida, Texas,…
  • Jun 16

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce
    On June 9, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released its report on the Medicare system, highlighting the deficiencies within the Medicare audit and appeals process; a bill currently in the Senate would address many of…
Rank this Week: 3858

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1154

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: 4764

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: 1004

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jun 16

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case
    In a decision that is poised to have resonating implications for health services providers, the Supreme Court of the United States explicitly endorsed the “implied false certification theory of liability” under the False Claims…
  • Jun 13

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?
    Class actions for damages resulting from a data breach are difficult to succeed upon unless there is an identifiable harm.  Once again a court has determined that the mere loss of data is not sufficient to confer standing (Chambliss v.…
  • May 9

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area
    Rural healthcare providers that seek funding for capital expenditures, equipment, vehicles, or telemedicine infrastructure for their programs should make themselves aware of special funding opportunities through the United States Department…
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Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

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

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

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

    I've Moved my Stuff

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

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

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

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
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Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie
    The False Claims Act (“FCA”) creates a civil penalty for any person that knowingly submits for payment a false or fraudulent claim to the federal government. This usually includes any government contractor, but will often arise in…
  • May 3

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System
    by M. Tom Langan, II A recently adopted law in Nebraska calls for the state to create a prescription drug monitoring system designed to help prevent the misuse of controlled substances, namely prescription pain medicine.  The system will…
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California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
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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 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

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

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
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SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

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

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

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

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

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

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    An experienced trial advocate can assist you if your legal matter goes to court. Robert B. Goss, founder of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. recently received the National Institute for Trial Advocacy "Master Advocate" award. Find out…
  • Dec 28

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016
    Planning on using a storage unit in 2016? Renting a storage unit now? If you live in Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, chances are above-average that you or someone you know uses a storage unit. Do you know how to protect yourself if…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

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