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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 3

    "The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity"

    "The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new NPR Morning Edition segment. Here is the piece's textual teaser: The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are…
  • Jul 2

    Louisiana now with broadest (and least functional?) medical marijuana laws in South

    Louisiana now with broadest (and least functional?) medical marijuana laws in South
    As effectively reported in this local article, headlined "One word could render Louisiana's medical marijuana law useless, advocates say," there is big marijuana reform news in the Bayou. But, as the article also explains, the…
  • Jul 1

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notabel new AP piece, which includes these passages: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first…
Rank this Week: 2297

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    For Independence Day weekend, I am happy…

    For Independence Day weekend, I am happy to announce that: The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) recently expanded its agenda to include The End of Life Liberty Project, to protect and expand the liberties of persons approaching end of…
  • Jul 3

    The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living [EOL in Art 53]

    The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living [EOL in Art 53]
    Damien Hirst's 1991 "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" forces the viewer out of their element by introducing into a gallery setting, a shark that was real enough to frighten you.  The work consists of a…
  • Jul 2

    Jahi McMath - Re-litigating the Determination of Death

    Jahi McMath - Re-litigating the Determination of Death
    Jahi McMath Death CertificateIn March 2015, the family of Jahi McMath brought a medical malpractice action against Oakland Children's Hospital and several individual clinicians. I recently blogged about the defendants' demurrers.…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
Rank this Week: 4589

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: 1451

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 2

    Amarin Pharma v. FDA – More Briefs Filed Regarding Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment

    Amarin Pharma v. FDA – More Briefs Filed Regarding Off-Label Promotion And The First Amendment
    Our prior  posts  looked at the Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit, which raises issues regarding the First Amendment and how it applies to speech by drug and device manufacturers regarding…
  • Jun 26

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit
    As we mentioned in our prior post, the Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York raises interesting issues regarding the First Amendment and how it applies to speech…
  • Jun 24

    Texas Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty To Making A HITECH Act False Statement

    Texas Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty To Making A HITECH Act False Statement
    The HITECH Act—including the HITECH Final Rule’s provisions about HIPAA, data privacy, security, and breach notification—is an issue we have covered in detail previously. According to a June 17, 2015 press release, the…
Rank this Week: 4604

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: 1299

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Cybersecurity: The New Front Line in the…

    Cybersecurity: The New Front Line in the HIPAA Security War?  Some recent headlines have indicated that a majority of HIPAA breaches are now the result "intentional" or "criminal" actions; that may be true, but the…
  • Jun 24

    UC Irvine: apparently this was just a…

    UC Irvine: apparently this was just a bored employee snooping on about 5 random patients a day.  Seems like no harm/no foul; but it would be really interesting to hear what the employee thought he/she was doing.  
  • Jun 20

    Medical Identity Theft: There's certainly…

    Medical Identity Theft: There's certainly been a lot of talk about medical identity theft (here and elsewhere) lately, but now we know that it's on the rise: according to the Ponemon Institute, these types of thefts are up 22% over the…
Rank this Week: 2850

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 1

    Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

    Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload
    Following the 2013 transition of most Group Health Plan (GHP) recovery activity to the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), CMS has announced that certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity will also be transitioned to the CRC in…
  • Jun 24

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?
    This article by Jennifer Jordan, general counsel at MEDVAL, was recently published in the William Mitchell Law Review. It’s an in-depth analysis of the current state of Medicare Advantage recovery rights and provides a well-reasoned…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware
    On June 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Delaware rendered a decision in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corporation, et al. opining that the collateral source rule would not apply in the recovery sought by the plaintiff. The case involves a 76 year…
Rank this Week: 409

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 Proposes Revisions to Medicaid Managed Care Rule

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Medicaid Managed Care Rule
    Recently, on June 1, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long anticipated Medicaid managed care proposed rules. This is the first time CMS proposed revisions to the Medicaid managed care regulations since 2002.…
  • May 20

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program

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

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog
    On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to address the rising Medicare appeals claims backlog. At the hearing, Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1796

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/
  • Jun 30

    What is Your Strategic Plan?

    What is Your Strategic Plan?
    This is the second in a series of posts on practical and legal considerations for physicians in deciding whether to sell, merge or stay the same. Before making any major practice decision along those lines, physicians should engage in some…
  • May 30

    Practice Planning in Uncertain Time

    Practice Planning in Uncertain Time
    These are uncertain times for physicians.  The future of healthcare is uncertain for everyone involved, from payors to providers to consumers.  In fact, there may be only one universal certainty about the future of healthcare:…
  • May 27

    Pennsylvania Health Care Name Badge Law

    Pennsylvania Health Care Name Badge Law
    A new provision in the Pennsylvania Health Care Facilities Act will take effect on June 1, 2015 requiring healthcare facility personnel, physicians in private practice and their employees to wear name badges while treating patients. …
Rank this Week: 4548

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
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
Rank this Week: 1803

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/
  • Jun 29

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS recently sent several major proposed Medicare CY 2016 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance – the last step before publication in the Federal Register. Specifically, OMB is…
  • Jun 29

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS recently sent several major proposed Medicare CY 2016 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance – the last step before publication in the Federal Register. Specifically, OMB is…
  • Jun 29

    CMS Releases CY 2016 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule

    CMS Releases CY 2016 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule
    On June 26, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule to update the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2016. CMS anticipates that the…
Rank this Week: 2013

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • Jun 29

    The US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act will not Change Employers' Responsibilitie

    The US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act will not Change Employers' Responsibilitie
    On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Act") in the case of King v Burwell. The issue that the Court addressed was whether tax credits were…
  • Jun 17

    Health Care Trend

    Health Care Trend
    Rural hospitals across the United States struggling to stay open According to the National Rural Health Association, approximately 50 hospitals in the rural United States have closed since 2010. The number of annual closures is growing.…
  • Jun 9

    New Legislation Makes Concierge Medicine a Viable Business Model In Michigan

    New Legislation Makes Concierge Medicine a Viable Business Model In Michigan
    The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes the innovative payment model referred to as direct primary care, and more commonly known as “concierge medicine.” Under the direct primary care model, patients can access comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 4716

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/
  • Jun 29

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment
    For October 1 fiscal year employers, it’s budget season. Calendar year employers aren’t far behind. Those doubting their employer mandate compliance need to accrue reserves for non-deductible assessments that the IRS may impose in…
  • Jun 25

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.
    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a 6-3 margin, removed the last legal obstacle to employer mandate tax enforcement. Because the HHS had authority under Code § 36B to subsidize insurance plans bought through…
  • Jun 19

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg
    Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The June 2015 regulations…
Rank this Week: 3166

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jun 29

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful
    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
  • Jun 29

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful
    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
  • Jun 22

    Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You

    Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You
    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: 572

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/
  • Jun 28

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"
    I recently wrote a guest post for the Value of Suffering Project. I encourage you to read the post and to read about the project more generally.
  • Jun 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Rise of Cognitive Enhancers Is a Mass Social Experiment, The Conversation US In The Popular Press: Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times…
  • Jun 22

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"

    "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in New Criminal Law Review): "American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime" MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John…
Rank this Week: 874

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
  • Jun 28

    Yosoi

    Yosoi
    Für die Auslegung, ob die mit der Marke gekennzeichnete Ware unter einen Warenbegriff des Verzeichnisses fällt, ist von der natürlichen Bedeutung des Begriffs nach dem allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch sowie von der bei der…
  • Jun 26

    ILAPO = DIAPO

    ILAPO = DIAPO
    Besteht ein Zeichen aus einem beschreibenden Element (hier: deutsche internet apotheke) und einer als solchen nicht sofort erkennbaren, graphisch herausgestellten Kurzform desselben (hier: diapo), so ist in Kollisionsfällen vorrangig auf…
  • Jun 14

    Pentasa = Pensa

    Pentasa = Pensa
    Zwischen den Arzneimittelmarken PENTASA und PENSA besteht Verwechslungsgefahr. Beim Warenvergleich kommt es grundsätzlich auf die Warenverzeichnisse und nicht die tatsächliche oder beabsichtigte Markennutzung an. Der Begriff…
Rank this Week: 2456

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/
  • Jun 27

    California Cannabis Cup: State's Biggest Marijuana Festival

    California Cannabis Cup: State's Biggest Marijuana Festival
    With increased support for medical marijuana legalization and complete marijuana legalization, the medical cannabis industry has not only become a legitimate business but also a potentially very profitable business. While not too many…
  • Jun 25

    Study: Legalized Marijuana Doesn't Increase Teen Use

    Study: Legalized Marijuana Doesn't Increase Teen Use
    One of the most damaging claims of those who are against legalization of medical marijuana or even decriminalization is that doing so would make it easier for teens to get their hands on marijuana. Saying something will corrupt children has…
  • Jun 23

    Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulation in California on the Table

    Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulation in California on the Table
    In 1996, California led the way in medical marijuana legalization. This was a very big step, and it was done at a time when the federal government and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had every intention of arresting and…
Rank this Week: 416

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
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidie

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its King v. Burwell (pdf) decision regarding the validity of premium assistance issued by federally run insurance marketplaces. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld subsidies for the millions of people…
  • Jun 23

    Will Increased Consolidation in the Insurance Industry Yield Opportunities or Challenges for Investors?

    Will Increased Consolidation in the Insurance Industry Yield Opportunities or Challenges for Investors?
    A recent flurry of activity in the health insurance industry would seem to indicate that investors can expect significant consolidation in the managed care sector. As The Health Care M&A Information Source reports, it began in May, with…
  • Jun 12

    50 Things to Know About Healthcare Cost

    50 Things to Know About Healthcare Cost
    A new column from Becker’s Hospital Review identifies 50 things to know about healthcare costs. Topics covered include the rise in spending; cost of hospital services; spending on drugs and services; and growing out-of-pocket…
Rank this Week: 2123

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

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: 4949

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/
  • Jun 26

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case
    According to the Department of Justice, a for-profit education company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Education Affiliates (“EA”), has agreed to settle five qui tam cases alleging the company submitted fraudulent claims to the U.S.…
  • Jun 25

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit
    On June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a helpful decision for qui tam whistleblowers in U.S. ex rel Heath v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 14– 7094, 2015 WL 3852180 (D.C. Cir. 2015).…
  • Jun 19

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History
    According to the Justice Department, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force conducted a nationwide operation in 17 cities this week.  The sweep resulted in criminal charges against 243 individuals for their alleged participation in healthcare…
Rank this Week: 2334

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2946

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4464

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/
  • Jun 25

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out

    Hobby Lobby Fall Out
    For those who feared that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision would open the door for employers to block contraceptive access for women in the workplace, welcome reassurance has come this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • Jun 25

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie

    King vs. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidie
    Today, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, handing a major victory to the Obama administration. The decision was 6-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts delivering the court's majority…
  • Jun 24

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd

    Affordable Care, the Supreme Court, and the Wisdom of Crowd
    How will the Supreme Court rule on the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies that help millions of lower- and middle-income Americans afford their health care coverage? According to FantasySCOTUS’s court watchers, who have…
Rank this Week: 859

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5075

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/
  • Jun 24

    Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations Report Mixed Result

    Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations Report Mixed Result
    By Matthew J. Effken. The federal government is touting a recently published study by L&M Policy Research that concludes the 32 “Pioneer” Accountable Care Organizations saved taxpayers $384 million in Medicare expenditures…
  • Jun 17

    More Insurance Coverage For Telemedicine

    More Insurance Coverage For Telemedicine
    MORE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE By Matthew J. Effken. Telemedicine continues to be a growing part of the healthcare delivery system in the United States. According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than 10 million…
  • Jun 15

    DHHS Office of Inspector General Signals Willingness to Sanction Individual Physicians Under the Anti-Kickback Statute

    DHHS Office of Inspector General Signals Willingness to Sanction Individual Physicians Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
    By Matthew J. Effken.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a new fraud alert that shows a willingness to impose financial sanctions directly on individual physicians under the…
Rank this Week: 2761

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jun 19

    New OIG Fraud Alert Focuses on Compensation of Medical Director

    New OIG Fraud Alert Focuses on Compensation of Medical Director
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a short Fraud Alert last week focusing on the anti-kickback implications of certain compensation paid to medical directors. OIG…
  • May 22

    Office of the State Comptroller Issues Medicaid Program Integrity Report

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

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

    Office of The Medicaid Inspector General Releases 2015-2016 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its State Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Work Plan.  The Work Plan is a road map of where the OMIG intends to go in terms of its anti fraud, waste and…
Rank this Week: 3324

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4897

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: 3538

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Jun 10

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician
    As reported by Modern Healthcare, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners across the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to practice independently of physicians, regardless of the state law where they are…
  • Jun 5

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case
    While HIPAA criminal cases are rare, KTVA in Alaska recently reported that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to two concurrent 24 month prison terms.  The case is being reported as the first prosecuted HIPAA criminal case in the state.…
  • May 26

    Guest Post: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me?

    Guest Post: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me?
    Guest Post by Cory Lee, CPA, CVA, of Silverman, Kaplan & Sakwa, CPA’s PC: Client Question: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me? If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.  In general,…
Rank this Week: 4867

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3063

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistant

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

    FDA Issues Guidance for Mobile Medical App

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

    Exclusive Laboratory Arrangements Under Fire

    Exclusive Laboratory Arrangements Under Fire
    The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services recently released Advisory Opinion 15-04 [1], in which the OIG concluded that certain exclusive arrangements between a laboratory and various physician practices…
Rank this Week: 3123

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

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

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

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

Nursing Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
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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…
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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/
  • 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: 4186

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…
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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/
  • 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!
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False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
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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…
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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…
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