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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/
Rank this Week: 621

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Kevorkian "Coma" [EOL in Art 111]

    Kevorkian "Coma" [EOL in Art 111]
    In "Coma" Jack Kevorkian depicts an unconscious patient being slowly pulled into the mouth of a macabre death mask. Helpless. The death's head resembles the opening of a CAT scan machine, a symbol of modern medical technology.
  • Aug 30

    New Futility Case: Siner v. Kindred Hospital Indianapoli

    New Futility Case: Siner v. Kindred Hospital Indianapoli
    The Court of Appeals of Indiana issued a decision that allows a family to proceed with its medical malpractice action alleging that a hospital's unilateral DNR order caused the patient's death.  Facts"October 26, 2007,…
  • Aug 29

    Kevorkian "Very Still Life" [EOL in Art 110]

    Kevorkian "Very Still Life" [EOL in Art 110]
    In "Very Still Life," Jack Kevorkian's message, "though somewhat capricious, nebulous and indefinable, is clearly underscored by intense feeling. Brilliant colors highlight the melancholoy age-old balance between the warmth of life and the…
Rank this Week: 1097

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: 1137

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: 965

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/
  • Aug 28

    Physicians Watch Out: "Disruptive Physicians" Rising on Board of Medicine's Radar

    Physicians Watch Out: "Disruptive Physicians" Rising on Board of Medicine's Radar
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 7, 2015, the Florida Board of Medicine heard a presentation on "disruptive physicians" from psychiatrist Martha Brown, M.D. It was…
  • Aug 24

    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,…
  • Aug 21

    Amarin Pharma, Inc., Wins Injunction Against FDA's Off-Label Marketing Ban

    Amarin Pharma, Inc., Wins Injunction Against FDA's Off-Label Marketing Ban
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a preliminary injunction to Amarin Pharma, Inc. (Amarin), prohibiting the Food and…
Rank this Week: 1331

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: 1130

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 27

    "Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes"

    "Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Huffington Post article. Here is how it gets started: The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax…
  • Aug 25

    In Oregon, weddings with marijuana bringing new meaning to wedded bli

    In Oregon, weddings with marijuana bringing new meaning to wedded bli
    Marijuana reforms often say they would like marijuana to be treated just like alcohol, and this new article from Oregon suggests that at least a one couple started their marriage in a manner that makes such treatment a reality in one…
  • Aug 25

    Marijuana reform efforts in Ohio (finally) starting to generate lots of newsy buzz

    Marijuana reform efforts in Ohio (finally) starting to generate lots of newsy buzz
    Throughout much of this year, I had been intrigued (but not all that surprised) that efforts to reform marijuana laws through ballot initiative in Ohio had not received all that much attention even as one well-funded group, ResponsibleOhio,…
Rank this Week: 2987

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3742

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: 1894

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: 4087

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    Texting in the Healthcare Environment:…

    Texting in the Healthcare Environment: Here's a pretty good article highlighting the benefits and risks in texting in healthcare, with some pretty good tips as well on how to text safely and correctly if you're going to do it.  Key point:…
  • Aug 24

    UCLA and Medical ID Theft: An interesting…

    UCLA and Medical ID Theft: An interesting article from the LA Times.  If the intro paragraphs are indicative of how UCLA has handled this breach, I'd be awfully concerned if I ever got care at a UCLA facility.  Hate to say that, but one…
  • Aug 20

    Highlights of 4 recent breaches shows how…

    Highlights of 4 recent breaches shows how the data breach scene is a big worry in the healthcare space these days.
Rank this Week: 1652

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: 4050

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far
    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
  • Aug 26

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far
    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
  • Aug 3

    Pan Mass Challenge 2015

    Pan Mass Challenge 2015
    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: 1168

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
  • Aug 25

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
    The continued development and refinement of personalized medicine (PM) has offered an opportunity to revolutionize medical practice and improve outcomes by providing treatments for patients with the notion that “this drug is for…
  • Aug 24

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability
    In Akamai Techs. Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., (August 13, 2015 Fed. Cir.) an en banc Federal Circuit unanimously held that direct infringement under Section 271(a) can occur: ”where all steps of a claimed method are performed by or…
  • Aug 2

    Inventorship, Ownership Issues Cause Dismissal of Suit

    Inventorship, Ownership Issues Cause Dismissal of Suit
    On July 22, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a long standing patent infringement suit brought by StemCells, Inc. against Neuralstem, Inc., on the ground that all those with an ownership interest in the…
Rank this Week: 3884

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/
  • Aug 25

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload
    On August 25, 2015, CMS held a webinar outlining the changes in workload processes and procedures in preparation for certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity to transition from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center…
  • Aug 20

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule
    On August 14, 2015, the Superior Court of Delaware used the Stayton decision to rule that future medical damages for Medicare beneficiaries should also be limited by the “amount of projected Medicare write-off.” In this suit…
  • Aug 13

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion & ORM Termination

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion & ORM Termination
    On August 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued instructions for the Shared Systems and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to follow when a Medicare Residual Payment must be paid on Workers’…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
  • Aug 25

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey
    On August 18, 2014, we posted our, “First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software.” It’s time for an update. We invited less than a dozen vendors to answer these twenty-two questions. With respect to each 2015 ALE coverage…
  • Aug 12

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809
    At about the same time as last year, the IRS has released draft ACA coverage information reporting Forms and Instructions to be used early next year. There are many small differences and one HUGE difference. The IRS decided not to enforce the…
  • Aug 7

    When is an overpayment “identified?”  THE ANSWER IS IN

    When is an overpayment “identified?”  THE ANSWER IS IN
    In a highly anticipated ruling in Kane ex rel United States, et al. v. Health First, Inc., et al., a New York federal judge has issued the first judicial interpretation of the sixty-day overpayment return provision in the Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 2266

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies Extended

    Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies Extended
    On July 29, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it is extending the temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new home health agencies, subunits, and branch locations ("HHA") and part B ambulance…
  • Aug 19

    OIG Scrutinizes Overlap Between Physician-Owned Hospitals and Physician-Owned Distributor

    OIG Scrutinizes Overlap Between Physician-Owned Hospitals and Physician-Owned Distributor
    The government does not like Physician-Owned Hospitals ("POH"). The government also does not like Physician-Owned Distributors ("POD"). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") and the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") have…
  • Aug 17

    OIG Issues Two Reports on Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Part D

    OIG Issues Two Reports on Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Part D
    In June, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") issued two new reports on Medicare Part D titled: Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D (available here) and Questionable Billing and Geographic Hotspots Point to Potential Fraud and Abuse…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • Aug 25

    Texas HHSC – Healthcare Partnership

    Texas HHSC – Healthcare Partnership
    Tools and Guidelines for Regional Healthcare Partnership Participants 3-Year Project Change Requests for DY5 (Plan Modification Requests and Technical Change Requests)Please find links below to the 3-Year Project Change Request files. …
  • Aug 24

    HHSC – Learning Collaborative Summit

    HHSC – Learning Collaborative Summit
    HHSC has posted information on the August 27th – 28th Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit, including the livestream link and agenda, on the Dates and Deadlines page.   Visit us at Garlo Ward, PC The post HHSC –…
  • Aug 20

    ICF/IID – Reimbursement Rates Effective September 1, 2015 – ACTION REQUIRED

    ICF/IID – Reimbursement Rates Effective September 1, 2015 – ACTION REQUIRED
    Rider 40 of the 2016-2017 General Appropriations Act (Article II, House Bill 1, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015) appropriated funds for rate increases non-state Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3154

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: 460

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Aug 25

    The Continuing Trend of Physician Employment

    The Continuing Trend of Physician Employment
    A recent survey by search agency The Medicus Firm shows steady continuation of the national trend toward employment of physicians.  In representing employers and employees, our Georgia physician practice law firm follows physician…
  • Aug 14

    Majority of Georgia Hospitals Face Medicare Penaltie

    Majority of Georgia Hospitals Face Medicare Penaltie
    About two-thirds of Georgia hospitals can expect to be fined for excessive Medicare readmissions, according to a recent article in the Atlanta Journal. According to our Georgia business and healthcare law firm’s research, this places…
  • Jul 31

    FRAUD DON’T PAY: HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS BEWARE CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES LAW

    FRAUD DON’T PAY: HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS BEWARE CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES LAW
    Physicians and other healthcare providers and businesses who seek to stay in the center of the court and avoid fraud allegations often inquire of our Georgia business and healthcare law firm about the applicability of STARK (civil statute) or…
Rank this Week: 1936

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: 1837

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 142

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3839

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: 5028

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/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 2673

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/
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Legislation Would Remove the “Pass-Fail” Approach to Meaningful Use Attestation

    Proposed Legislation Would Remove the “Pass-Fail” Approach to Meaningful Use Attestation
    Legislation introduced on July 30, 2015 by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers seeks to eliminate the “pass-fail” approach to meaningful use attestation.  The proposed Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing…
  • Aug 5

    HHS PUBLISHES FACT SHEET ON HIPAA PRIVACY, SECURITY AND BREACH NOTIFICATION

    HHS PUBLISHES FACT SHEET ON HIPAA PRIVACY, SECURITY AND BREACH NOTIFICATION
    Working in conjunction with CMS, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published a fact sheet on HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. The fact sheet provides general information for HIPAA covered entities, which as noted on the…
  • Aug 3

    Ohio Court Upholds Arbitration of Qui Tam Claim

    Ohio Court Upholds Arbitration of Qui Tam Claim
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, in the case of U.S. v. ex rel. Hicks v. Evercare Hospice recently granted a stay on certain qui tam claims pending arbitration. The Relators were registered nurses…
Rank this Week: 4164

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/
  • Aug 15

    Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics - Marijuana Employment Discrimination

    Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics - Marijuana Employment Discrimination
    As of earlier this year, the official count of registered medical marijuana users exceeded 1.1 million. That figure could easily exceed 2.5 million if marijuana were legal for medicinal purposes in all 50 states plus D.C., as there are an…
  • Aug 14

    Colorado Opens First "Weedery," Akin to Wineries and Brewerie

    Colorado Opens First "Weedery," Akin to Wineries and Brewerie
    Breweries and wineries have long had a lock on the specialty spirits market for those who wish to indulge in a unique, public atmosphere. But now, a Colorado is set to do with marijuana what breweries do for beer and wineries do for aged…
  • Aug 13

    Epileptic Student Not Allowed Medical Marijuana at School

    Epileptic Student Not Allowed Medical Marijuana at School
    Drug-free school zone laws are in place all over the country. In an effort to keep illicit drugs and illegal prescriptions out of the hands of pupils, state laws multiply the fines and penalties for anyone caught violating drug statutes on…
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Abortion and the Fetal Personhood Fallacy

    Abortion and the Fetal Personhood Fallacy
    Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, and other politicians continue to assert a common fallacy about abortion—because human life begins at conception, fetuses are persons, and abortion must be prohibited. Indeed, Huckabee and Rubio claim that the…
  • Aug 5

    Faculty Hiring--University of Tennessee College of Law

    Faculty Hiring--University of Tennessee College of Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2016. The College is particularly…
Rank this Week: 775

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/
  • Aug 14

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule

    First Court Decision on the Medicare/Medicaid 60-day Overpayment Rule
    You may have heard some years ago that the Affordable Care Act established a “60-day overpayment rule” that requires a provider to report and return any overpayment from a federal health care program (such as Medicare or Medicaid)…
  • Jul 29

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
  • Jul 28

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services posted an Advisory Opinion today addressing a hospital system’s proposal to lease administrative employees and to provide operational and management…
Rank this Week: 4445

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: 335

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: 2854

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Aug 11

    Changes and Challenges for Mental and Behavioral Health Provider

    Changes and Challenges for Mental and Behavioral Health Provider
    As Kentucky’s Senate Bill 192 highlights, coverage and treatment of substance abuse problems is dramatically changing, as the current penal model is slowly being replaced with a treatment model. Even terminology for what has been called…
  • Jul 31

    CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight

    CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight
    On July 16, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a Proposed Rule with new standards that will have a sweeping effect on the long-term care industry. This new Rule is the first comprehensive review and update to…
  • Jul 17

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender
    It can be an intimidating experience, to be sure.A DEA agent or Diversion Investigator, on an unscheduled visit to your office, confronts you with a KASPER, a KBML complaint or some other state regulatory action and alleges violations of the…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Aug 10

    Foreign Massage Therapists Win First Round Against Private College in Class Action Lawsuit

    Foreign Massage Therapists Win First Round Against Private College in Class Action Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A federal court judge in Orlando, Florida, ruled on July 30, 2015, that a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of … Continue…
  • Aug 5

    Employers are Liable in Tort Actions for HIPAA Violation

    Employers are Liable in Tort Actions for HIPAA Violation
    By Shelby Root and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule, implemented in 2013, modified HIPAA’s privacy…
  • Aug 4

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 21, a state appeals court in Tallahassee upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida’s medical malpractice law.…
Rank this Week: 3298

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Aug 10

    Beware of Broadening Data Security Requirements – A National Trend

    Beware of Broadening Data Security Requirements – A National Trend
    In the wake of some of the largest data security breaches in history, including the massive breach of government computer systems in June that compromised the sensitive information of 21.5 million people, several states have recently amended…
  • Aug 7

    Update: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Federal Case and Identifies When 60-day Clock for Repayment of Overpayments Begins Ticking

    Update: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Federal Case and Identifies When 60-day Clock for Repayment of Overpayments Begins Ticking
    On August 3, 2015, Judge D.J. Ramos of the Southern District of New York denied Healthfirst’s motion to dismiss the United States’ action under the False Claims Act (FCA) and the related state action.  Healthfirst contended…
  • Jul 31

    Medical Marijuana License Winners Announced

    Medical Marijuana License Winners Announced
    The New York State Department of Health announced the winners of five licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana today.  The winners as well as the final scoring for applicants were posted to the Department of Health website,…
Rank this Week: 3480

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
  • Aug 7

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)
    Sind bei einer Wortkombination wie hier „Silicium-Sorbent“ ohne konkreten Produktbezug mehrere Verständnismöglichkeiten gegeben, so ist das Zeichen regelmäßig bereits dann schutzunfähig, wenn eine der…
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
  • Jul 12

    Krukenform

    Krukenform
    Der in Rede stehende weiß-rot gefärbte zylindrische Behälter ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft selbst dann nicht als 3D-Marke in das Gemeinschaftsmarkenregister einzutragen, wenn er eine innovative Form aufweist, die sich von…
Rank this Week: 2312

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/
  • Aug 6

    IRS Issues Notice on PPACA “Cadillac” Tax

    IRS Issues Notice on PPACA “Cadillac” Tax
    On July 30, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-52, addressing issues and seeking public comments on the implementation of the “Cadillac” tax on high-cost health insurance under the Patient Protection and…
  • Jul 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
  • Jul 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
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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.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

    Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Should Report Their Disabilitie

    Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Should Report Their Disabilitie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Many do not realize it, but universities, medical schools, graduate medical education (GME) programs and most other educational programs have…
  • Jul 17

    Baker Act Basic

    Baker Act Basic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously confined under Florida’s Baker Act, Section 394.451, Florida…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
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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/
  • Aug 3

    South Florida Nursing Home Chain to Pay $17M in Whistleblower Suit

    South Florida Nursing Home Chain to Pay $17M in Whistleblower Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A Miami-based nursing home chain has agreed to pay a record $17 million to settle a False Claims Act suit that was brought … Continue…
  • 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…
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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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
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Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

Covers health law, recovery audit contractors, compliance and medicare. By Wachler & Associates, P.C.

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
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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/
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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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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…
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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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