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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: 2591

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Simon's Law - Not in Kansas Anymore

    Simon's Law - Not in Kansas Anymore
    Simon CrosierThe Kansas Legislature failed to enact Simon's Law before the end of the session.   S.B. 437 would have prohibited healthcare facilities, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, and medical staff from withholding or restricting…
  • May 4

    What Is "Chronic Critical Illness"?

    What Is "Chronic Critical Illness"?
    Check out the latest New York Times Well blog post by Daniela Lamas: "When the Patient Won’t Ever Get Better" "In the early moments of critical illness, the choices seem relatively simple, the stakes high – you live or you die.…
  • May 3

    Brain Death Case - Kaiser Continues to "Treat" Israel Stinson

    Brain Death Case - Kaiser Continues to "Treat" Israel Stinson
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has extended the TRO mandating Kaiser to "treat" Israel Stinson until May 11.  That is the day scheduled for a hearing on the preliminary injunction. Dr. Chris Palkowski,…
Rank this Week: 869

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1992

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 4

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland
    Irish Examiner (Mar. 20, 2016): Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues State, by Ann O'Loughlin: An asylum seeker who arrived in Ireland pregnant as a result of a kidnapping and rape in her country of origin but was refused an abortion...
  • May 3

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth
    Center for Reproductive Rights Press Release (Apr. 1, 2016): Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria: With support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy group has filed suit in...
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • May 4

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?
    The Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) is as program established as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  A proposed rule addressing the MIPS program was released on April 25, 2016 and is…
  • Apr 25

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly
    The lack of a business associate agreement recently resulted in a $750,000 settlement for alleged HIPAA violations. According to a post on the Department of Health and Human Services website, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic  released x-ray…
  • Apr 7

    Recent 3.9 Million HIPAA Settlement Over Improper Disclosure of Research Participant PHI Highlights Need for HIPAA Compliance

    Recent 3.9 Million HIPAA Settlement Over Improper Disclosure of Research Participant PHI Highlights Need for HIPAA Compliance
    On March 17, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $3.9 million settlement with Feinstein Institute for Medical Research for potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rules. OCR began an…
Rank this Week: 1318

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2284

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 4

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law
    Great MSP case reported out of Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016 involving what the MSP does not do, in particular, preempt state law under any circumstances. From the brief facts presented in the background,  it is clear that the parties…
  • May 3

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016
    In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an…
  • Apr 19

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation
    CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • May 4

    KEY HHSC Updates!

    KEY HHSC Updates!
      HHSC has submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an initial 15-month extension of the 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. Please see the Waiver Renewal page for additional information. (4/15/16)…
  • May 3

    Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Training Required for New Employee

    Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Training Required for New Employee
      Effective May 1, 2016, new ICF/IID employees who will serve on a person’s interdisciplinary team — or otherwise work with a person to carry out the person’s individual program plan — must complete TIC training…
  • May 2

    Medical Level of Need Increase in the Home and Community-based Services Program

    Medical Level of Need Increase in the Home and Community-based Services Program
      Effective May 1, 2016, an HCS program provider may request Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) increase an individual’s level of need (LON) to the next higher LON if the individual: • has a LON 1, LON 5,…
Rank this Week: 3017

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: 4349

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: 3851

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Medical Marijuana Recalled over Pesticide Use

    Medical Marijuana Recalled over Pesticide Use
    Medical marijuana is very much a drug that can help millions of patients who often have tried many United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs and saw no major relief.  However, marijuana is not like these…
  • May 1

    Medical Marijuana is Kosher for Passover

    Medical Marijuana is Kosher for Passover
    According to a recent news feature from The Right Prospective, the head Rabbi of Orthodox Judaism in New York City has declared that smoking medical marijuana, or eating medical marijuana products is kosher for Passover. The first thing to…
  • Apr 30

    DEA Moves to Recognize Smoking Marijuana as Medical Research

    DEA Moves to Recognize Smoking Marijuana as Medical Research
    While it may seem to odd to most people that U.S. law considers medical marijuana and cannabis in general to be among the most dangerous and addictive drugs available, much of that has to do with fact that Congress was (and still…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 1147

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • May 3

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • May 3

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • May 3

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016

    MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2016
    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: 1474

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 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…
  • Apr 21

    Delay Announced in CMS Star Rating System for Hospital

    Delay Announced in CMS Star Rating System for Hospital
    Originally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intended to release a star rating system on hospitals, beginning April 21, 2016. However, CMS recently announced plans to delay the rating system until July, or potentially…
  • Apr 18

    New Nebraska Law Creates Mandatory Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions for 2017

    New Nebraska Law Creates Mandatory Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions for 2017
    The over-prescribing of an opioid drug can create significant criminal and civil liability for a prescriber, as illustrated in the recent People v. Tseng decision and the proposed $1.1 billion White House initiative to combat prescription…
Rank this Week: 2945

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: 1352

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

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

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 2

    Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Breaches for Patient-Employee Record

    Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Breaches for Patient-Employee Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were featured again by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her article in the April 2016 issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “5 safeguards to take with patient-employee health…
  • Apr 10

    A Checklist to Get Ready for the HIPAA Audits (Part 2)

    A Checklist to Get Ready for the HIPAA Audits (Part 2)
    Jessica Forbes Olson and T.J. Lang write: In Part 1, we noted that on March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced it will launch a second round of HIPAA audits this year. As with the first round of audits, in…
  • Apr 7

    HIPAA Audits: Ready or Not Here They Come! (Part 1)

    HIPAA Audits: Ready or Not Here They Come! (Part 1)
    Jessica Forbes Olson and T.J. Lang write: On March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced it will launch a second round of HIPAA audits during 2016. As with the first round of audits, in round two OCR will be…
Rank this Week: 4329

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 2

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place, NPR Shots In The Popular Press: The Neural Precursors of Spontaneous Thoughts, Discover Magazine Brain's 'Atlas' of Words Revealed, BBC News…
  • May 1

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)
    Hey N&LB Readers, This week I'm blogging about whether neuroscience can escape our own preconceived notions about an issue. Noted blogger Neuroskeptic notes that society is thinking and talking about the brain more than ever…
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 427

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2844

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: 145

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: 3711

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    FAQ: WTF? Sorry, @HHSOCR, this FAQ is a…

    FAQ: WTF? Sorry, @HHSOCR, this FAQ is a thousand times wrong.  NOTHING in HIPAA prevents a covered entity from allowing a media company from accessing PHI, as long as the use or disclosure in connection with that access is permitted by…
  • Apr 27

    NY Med Fine: Earlier this month I noted…

    NY Med Fine: Earlier this month I noted that a NY court had thrown out half of a lawsuit brought by Mark Chanko's family against ABC, NY Presbyterian Hospital and some ER physicians over the reality TV show NY Med.  The show filmed Mr.…
  • Apr 22

    WOW!  Lots (and I mean lots, or I'm just…

    WOW!  Lots (and I mean lots, or I'm just lucky) of physicians, dentists, hospitals, vendors, and others seem to be getting notices from OCR today indicating that they are on the audit list for the Phase II audits.  Is today "match…
Rank this Week: 2567

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 489

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • 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,…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
Rank this Week: 3628

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: 3723

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1392

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 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 375

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    $2 Million+ HIPAA Settlement, FAQ Warn Providers Protect PHI From Media, Other Recording Or Use

    $2 Million+ HIPAA Settlement, FAQ Warn Providers Protect PHI From Media, Other Recording Or Use
    Physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses (Covered Entities) and their business associates should review and tighten policies for allowing members of the media and even other staff,…
  • Apr 21

    Provider Pays $750K To Settle HIPAA Business Associate Rule Breach Charge

    Provider Pays $750K To Settle HIPAA Business Associate Rule Breach Charge
    Health care providers as providers and as health plan sponsors, health care clearinghouses and their business associates should reconfirm and ensure they can prove they have all required business associate agreements in place and otherwise…
  • Mar 31

    CDC Public Health Intership Opportunities Announced

    CDC Public Health Intership Opportunities Announced
    By:  Cynthia Marcotte Stamer The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Law Program (PHLP) is inviting students enrolled in masters-level programs earning degrees in public health, public policy, public administration,…
Rank this Week: 4937

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 791

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 22

    Chicago-Area Doctor Convicted of Violating Federal Anti-Kickback Statute

    Chicago-Area Doctor Convicted of Violating Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
    In March, a federal jury convicted a Chicago-area physician on ten counts related to violations of the federal anti-kickback statute (AKS). According to a release by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi is…
  • Apr 18

    CMS Releases Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment

    CMS Releases Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment
    On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited Final Rule regarding the reporting and returning of Medicare overpayments. The Final Rule requires providers and suppliers receiving funds…
  • Mar 1

    HHS Modifies HIPAA to Allow for Easier Firearm Background Check

    HHS Modifies HIPAA to Allow for Easier Firearm Background Check
    In January, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule, which modifies HIPAA privacy rules to allow for easier sharing between certain HIPAA covered entities and the National…
Rank this Week: 1477

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…
Rank this Week: 1199

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 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
  • Apr 4

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?
    The 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C tell Applicable Large Employers how to furnish and file corrections to incorrectly filed Forms 1095-C. They don’t answer these two questions that arise between the March…
  • Mar 16

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel
    They’re far they’re near they’re gone they’re here. They’re quick and slick, they’re insincere. Beware, beware, be a very wary bear. A Heffalump or Woozle is very confusel. “Heffalumps and…
Rank this Week: 2748

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
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101
    In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law of nature.…
  • Feb 28

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Last week President Obama marked the one year anniversary of his Precision Medicine Initiative (“PMI”) by holding a web-accessible panel discussion where he and interested stakeholders discussed his PMI initiative, its progress…
  • Feb 5

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy
    Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine. For example, the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (see post of January 26, 2016)…
Rank this Week: 3772

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    American Bar Association's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

    American Bar Association's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10, 2016, in Chicago, IL.
    Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., of The Health Law Partners, PC, and Kathleen DeBruhl of DeBruhl Haynes, The Health Law Group, are pleased to announce the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10,…
  • Apr 6

    Adrienne Dresevic and Clinton Mikel Earn the "Pulitzer Prize" of Legal Writing

    Adrienne Dresevic and Clinton Mikel Earn the "Pulitzer Prize" of Legal Writing
    Please join The Health Law Partners, P.C., in congratulating Adrienne Dresevic (a Founding Shareholder), and Clinton Mikel (a Partner), for earning what has been described as the "Pulitzer Prize of Legal Writing". The Burton Award for…
  • Mar 22

    OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

    OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has announced that it will begin the 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program, the next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and…
Rank this Week: 1384

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $1.9 Millions to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Overbilling

    New Jersey Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $1.9 Millions to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Overbilling
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A pharmacy in New Jersey, Cross Roads Pharmacy, agreed to pay over $1.9 million to resolve allegations of its overbillling the Medicaid Program.…
  • Jan 20

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On Friday, a Miami pharmacy owner charged in a Medicare fraud scheme, surrendered to U.S. authorities after hiding in Cuba for over two ……
  • Jan 11

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has great influence on a vast array of issues impacting the medical industry in the U.S. The ……
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Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’
    Under a law enacted in Illinois in August 2015, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Facilities Act became effective on Jan. 1, 2016. Under its provisions, residents and their roommates have the right to consent to having a video…
  • Mar 22

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population
    According to recent reports by the National Center on Elder Abuse — Administration of Aging (Department of Health and Human Services), America’s expanding elderly population has led to an increase in elder abuse. It is predicted…
  • Mar 18

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case
    In a shocking video that was shown to the jury at trial, two nursing home aides appeared to stuff a latex glove into the mouth of a 96-year-old nursing home resident. The resident was sitting in a wheelchair. The undercover video helped…
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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
  • Mar 28

    Lipoderm

    Lipoderm
    The fact that the launch of a pharmaceutical product is delayed due to complex clinical studies and the necessity of patent applications does not constitute a proper reason for non-use of its trademark. Background This case involves a UK…
  • Mar 6

    Transdermal plaster

    Transdermal plaster
    The product appearance of a transdermal plaster is eligible to protection as a figurative mark for pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer type dementia in class 5. Background Novartis AG (“Novartis”) obtained…
  • Feb 14

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA
    Wird eine kennzeichnungsschwache Marke (Dorzo) nur in Kombination mit weiteren Elementen (Vision) benutzt, kann dies einer rechtserhaltenden Benutzung auch dann entgegenstehen, wenn das weitere Element seinerseits einen sachbeschreibenden…
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Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
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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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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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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 2

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Several dentists have joined together to file suits against leading dental supply distributors in New York and Texas federal courts alleging the…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A leading dental office management software provider has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) claims that…
  • Aug 27

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida has long been a state that does not prohibit the corporate practice of medicine, unlike many other states. However, it does prohibit…
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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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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/
Rank this Week: 4354

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained
    In July Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill modernizing and simplifying New Hampshire’s Banking Laws. The new laws go fully into effect on October 1, 2105, although some went into effect in July. NH banking attorney John Funk…
  • Jul 28

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year
    CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. congratulates Primary Bank and its Organizers for forming a new bank, raising over $25 million in capital, and opening its doors for business. The Bedford, NH-based bank is the first…
  • 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…
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