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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/
  • Jan 29

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?
    Beginning in 2016, Code § 6056 requires large employers to complete, file with IRS and deliver to employees a Form 1095-C for each full-time employee offered minimum essential coverage for each 2015 coverage month.  So, who are…
  • Jan 28

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana
    In a January 27, 2015 press release, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced approval of most of an ACA Medicaid expansion proposal called the Healthy Indiana Plan.  Here are highlights of approved elements:…
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
Rank this Week: 2797

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the…

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the MAC

Examines the Medicare administrative appeals process and covers issues related to the appeal of ZPIC, PSC and RAC audits of Medical claims. By Lilies Parker.

http://www.aljappeal.com/
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 21

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.
    (January 21, 2013):  Medicare appeals of denied claims for services are somewhat common.  In years past, both health care providers and members of their staff have represented themselves or their practice in the…
Rank this Week: 2982

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 4295

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
Rank this Week: 3604

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: 470

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own
    While we certainly do not recommend it, you may choose to handle your own short term disability or long term disability claim. If you decide to make a disability claim on your own, there are at least three things you should keep in mind…
  • Dec 17

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’
    On Sunday December 14, 2014, CBS’ 60 minutes reported on the tragic and avoidable death of 15 year old Katherine West. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-illness-health-care-insurance-60-minutes/. Katherine suffered from a severe…
  • Dec 13

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment
    Kantor & Kantor recently helped a client who had been denied health insurance coverage for his life saving cancer treatment. Our client was a participating member of the U.S. Jesco International, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).…
Rank this Week: 2839

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Jan 28

    Federal Judge Weighs in on Federal Marijuana Drug Classification

    Federal Judge Weighs in on Federal Marijuana Drug Classification
    A 1970 federal law classified marijuana as a drug akin in seriousness to LSD and heroin. As such, criminal penalties for possession and sale have been extremely harsh. The move has long been criticized and is becoming even more problematic as…
  • Jan 25

    Risk of Explosions and Home Cultivation of Hash Oil

    Risk of Explosions and Home Cultivation of Hash Oil
    Growing pot at home and in residential areas is posing serious health and property risks in Colorado. According to lawmakers, firefighters, and industry experts, amateur growing of marijuana in kitchens and basements has resulted in the…
  • Jan 23

    Former Real Housewife Plans to Launch "Munchie Free" Marijuana

    Former Real Housewife Plans to Launch "Munchie Free" Marijuana
    These days, it seems like everyone is trying to cash in on the growing marijuana business. While entrepreneurs may have to wait for Congress to loosen restrictions nationwide, piecemeal business plans are already shaping up where pot is…
Rank this Week: 592

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Illinois Law Aimed at Reducing Unlawful or Fraudulent Transfers to Unrelated Caregivers of the Elderly or Disabled

    Illinois Law Aimed at Reducing Unlawful or Fraudulent Transfers to Unrelated Caregivers of the Elderly or Disabled
    The Illinois Probate Act was recently amended to include a new section entitled, “Presumptively Void Transfers.” 755 ILCS 5/4(a) et seq. The effective date of the statute was Jan. 1, 2015. The intended purpose of the legislation…
  • Jan 21

    Nursing Home Transfer of Liabilities Considered Fraudulent

    Nursing Home Transfer of Liabilities Considered Fraudulent
    The owners of a chain of nursing homes housed in multiple states around the United States have been held to have committed fraudulent transactions in an attempt to transfer liabilities to a “shell company.” The owners of…
  • Oct 8

    Resident’s Fall at Nursing Home Leads to $1.25 Million Settlement

    Resident’s Fall at Nursing Home Leads to $1.25 Million Settlement
    John Tully, 80, had a history of an unsteady gait. He was living at a nursing home owned and managed by the California Department of Veteran Affairs. Tully had fallen twice within a 10-day period and, as a result of his last fall, he…
Rank this Week: 2602

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1853

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: 808

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: 1245

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 509

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 214

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3422

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/
  • Apr 1

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home
    DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is…
  • Apr 1

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award
    Do you know a volunteer providing exemplary service to an older person or an individual with a disability? Please nominate that individual or group for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 2014 Vision Awards.…
  • Apr 1

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program
    The purpose of the letter is to provide direction to Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) on updating Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers’ budgets to accommodate the new payment rate, effective March 1, 2014, for…
Rank this Week: 3280

GovtFraudLawyer

GovtFraudLawyer

Addresses issues related to the False Claims Act, with a focus on health care fraud. By Dan Hargrove.

http://www.govtfraudlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2029

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

Presents business and legal resources for long term acute care hospitals.

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1760

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
  • Jan 29

    Investors Should Note U.S. Medical Research Funding Slow

    Investors Should Note U.S. Medical Research Funding Slow
    Investments by the federal government in medical research has declined in recent years, according to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. U.S. funding had increased 6% per year from…
  • Jan 26

    Agenda Announced for 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference

    Agenda Announced for 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference
    The agenda for the McGuireWoods & McGladrey 12th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference has been announced. To view the agenda, click here (pdf). The conference will be held February 17-18 at The Ritz…
  • Jan 23

    Novartis and Qualcomm Form Digital Health Investment Company

    Novartis and Qualcomm Form Digital Health Investment Company
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals has announced it has formed a joint investment company with Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment group of Qualcomm. The company — dRx Capital AG — will invest up to $100 million to support early stage…
Rank this Week: 1454

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1603

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement
    The Medicaid program, a public insurance program serving approximately 66 million low-income Americans, is at risk for losing participating providers who claim they are not being compensated fairly for their services. On January 19, 2015, the…
  • Jan 12

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation
    Reduced reimbursements. A shift toward global payment. A demand for integration, quality of care and medical specializations. In order to compete amidst today’s healthcare market pressures, independent hospitals in Michigan and around…
  • Dec 23

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you so much for checking out the Foster Swift Health Care Law Blog. We are taking a short break from posting and look forward to providing you the latest news and information in 2015. Happy Holidays! Tags: News & Event
Rank this Week: 3246

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Anaylsis, comments and thoughts on health care legal, regulatory and compliance issues, HIPAA privacy & security, stark & fraud, and technology. By Bob Coffield of Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso PLLC.

http://healthcarebloglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse
    On April 11, 2012, the West Virginia Health Care Authority announced a new policy regarding the testimony for witnesses from the public before the Authority at certificate of need and rate hearings. The policy statement issued by James L.…
  • Mar 14

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement of $1.5M with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) relating to potential violations under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. According to the OCR press release, the…
  • Mar 10

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home
    The latest West Virginia Health Care Association e-News Update announced that the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) has put into place a new Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (IIDR) review of disputed…
Rank this Week: 730

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

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: 1559

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/
  • Jan 28

    CMS Schedules Provider Calls on Medicare Payment, Quality, Coding & Program Integrity Topic

    CMS Schedules Provider Calls on Medicare Payment, Quality, Coding & Program Integrity Topic
    CMS has scheduled a series of provider calls in February and March on the following topics: February 3: Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy model to be implemented in…
  • Jan 28

    FTC/DOJ Workshop on Health Care Competition (Feb. 24).

    FTC/DOJ Workshop on Health Care Competition (Feb. 24).
    On February 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division will hold a public workshop on health care provider organization and payment model developments that may affect competition in the provision…
  • Jan 26

    HHS Sets Ambitious Goals for Medicare Quality/Value-Based Purchasing, Alternative Payment Model

    HHS Sets Ambitious Goals for Medicare Quality/Value-Based Purchasing, Alternative Payment Model
    Today HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced ambitious plans to move from “volume to value in Medicare payments” by accelerating the share of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments that are tied to quality and value and…
Rank this Week: 1974

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 3801

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie
    On January 20, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published two draft guidance documents that revealed its way of thinking on the regulation of low risk general wellness products and regulation of medical device…
  • Jan 15

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment
    According to a new report from the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published on January 13, 2015, the OIG is concerned with the financial incentives created by the current Medicare payment system with regard to hospice beneficiaries in…
  • Dec 30

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015
    The 2015 Home Care Prospective Payment Final Rule (effective January 1, 2015), relaxes the face-to-face encounter regulations as set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). During an open door forum held on…
Rank this Week: 1447

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 3506

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

By Tom Mayo.

http://healthlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    American University's 7th annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute

    American University's 7th annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute
    From Matthew W. Pierce, Associate Director of American University's Health Law & Justice Program, comes an announcement about the school's upcoming Health Law & Policy Summer Institute: “American University Washington College…
  • Mar 21

    It's obviously been

    It's obviously been
    It's obviously been a while since I posted to this blog. Between directing an ethics center and maintaining a pretty heavy teaching and consulting load, the blog simply took a back seat to more pressing concerns. Since September 2009, a lot…
  • Sep 27

    Dallas Morning News' excellent series on health care costs (and other things that matter)

    Dallas Morning News' excellent series on health care costs (and other things that matter)
    Hooray to the Dallas Morning News for its week-long series on health care and the systemic issues that have contributed to the crisis we are now in. Free registration may be required to view all of these articles. . . .Sun., 9/27: High…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Jan 22

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement
    As recently reported by Modern Healthcare, the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act brought about changes to the physician supervision requirements for nurse practitioners in New York with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice experience.…
  • Jan 12

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program
    A non-profit charitable organization’s proposal to provide assistance in the form of partial or full coverage of copayment for certain financially needy patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis received a favorable…
  • Dec 29

    New Rules Make it Easier for CMS to Revoke Medicare Enrollment

    New Rules Make it Easier for CMS to Revoke Medicare Enrollment
    On December 3, 2014, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced several new rules aimed at strengthening oversight of Medicare providers and protecting the Medicare Trust Fund. These rules could have a significant impact on Medicare…
Rank this Week: 2158

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/
  • Jan 28

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?
    In announcing the federal government’s approval of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, Governor Mike Pence invoked common sense in defending his insistence that beneficiaries shoulder a share of their health care premiums. But relying on common…
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health Today, the Washington Post ran an interview with Laurence Tribe about the King v. Burwell subsidy litigation (recall that oral arguments are scheduled for March 4). Tribe speculated that Chief Justice Roberts…
  • Jan 20

    2012 All Over Again

    2012 All Over Again
    In 2012, the Supreme Court heard two important Medicaid cases, one in January of 2012 pertaining to payment rates (Douglas v. ILC), and the other in March 2012 pertaining to the ACA's Medicaid expansion (NFIB v. Sebelius). In Douglas, the...
Rank this Week: 897

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Dec 23

    ATTENTION MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASES COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

    ATTENTION MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASES COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released Compliance Guidance for use by Transportation providers. The routine identification of compliance risk areas, relating to the particular type of services being…
  • Dec 23

    ATTENTION MEDICAID DENTAL PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASED AUDIT PROTOCOLS

    ATTENTION MEDICAID DENTAL PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASED AUDIT PROTOCOLS
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released its final audit protocols for Dental providers in the Medicaid program. These protocols became effective October 1, 2014 and are the OMIG’s audit tool that…
  • Dec 22

    US DOJ Sets New Record for Fraud and False Claims Recoveries in FY2014

    US DOJ Sets New Record for Fraud and False Claims Recoveries in FY2014
    As 2014 comes to a close, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has many reasons to celebrate as it reflects on the year that was. In FY2014, the DOJ recovered $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments resulting from…
Rank this Week: 1108

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 6

    2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflection

    2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflection
    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
  • Dec 11

    Disruptive Innovation or "Woo"?

    Disruptive Innovation or "Woo"?
    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
  • Dec 9

    Farzad Mostashari on the Proposed ACO Regulation: The future of the Medicare Shared Savings Program examined in an interview with David Harlow

    Farzad Mostashari on the Proposed ACO Regulation: The future of the Medicare Shared Savings Program examined in an interview with David Harlow
    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: 1060

Healthcare Integration Advisors

Healthcare Integration Advisors

Covers health care compliance, fraud, HIPAA, and laws. By Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP.

http://www.healthcareintegrationadvisors.com
  • May 21

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmHealth provider compliance officers may soon have another cause for busy days and sleepless nights.  CMS recently issued a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise its little-used Medicare Incentive…
  • May 7

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmUnder federal regulations, a hospital patient has the right to determine who can visit during the hospital stay.  Hospitals may not prevent “non-traditional” family members or any others from…
  • Apr 23

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013
    Posted by Linda TernerPatient-focused health care providers understand that privacy is important to patients.  Providing patients with an explanation of their health information privacy rights has been a standard part of provider office…
Rank this Week: 1516

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Covers healthcare arbitration and mediation, end-of-life decisions, and medical malpractice claims. By Healthcare Neutral.

http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?
           I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number of uninsured patients seen at most tax exempt hospitals in…
  • Sep 10

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie
         For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff Drucker, Manager of the ADR…
  • Sep 4

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform
         The New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: "Health Reform Is Alive And Well...Sort Of...The View From Providers And Insurers." It begins…
Rank this Week: 2578

HealthReformStat

HealthReformStat

"Translates" various provisions of the 2010 Health Reform law into English. By Jennifer Stiller.

http://healthreformstat.com/whats-in-the-bills/
  • Jan 16

    Issues the Supreme Court will consider

    Issues the Supreme Court will consider
    What exactly are the issues that the Supreme Court will decide in its review of the Affordable Care Act?  The best summary I’ve found is here.
  • Jun 8

    INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD

    INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD
    One of the most far-reaching innovations in the PPACA is the creation of an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which will allow changes in Medicare reimbursement rules to be fast-tracked starting in 2015.  The purpose of the IPAB is…
  • Jun 5

    Provider reimbursement – reduction in market basket update

    Provider reimbursement – reduction in market basket update
    Effective immediately, the annual market basket updates are being reduced for 15 different types of Medicare services.  The statute expressly provides, as to each of the following services that, as a result of these adjustments, a…
Rank this Week: 3095

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    Reporting Breaches of Less Than 500…

    Reporting Breaches of Less Than 500 Individuals: Don't forget that for "small" breaches (those involving less than 500 people), even though you need not report to OCR at the same time you report to the patient, you must still report…
  • Jan 26

    Not again: Indianapolis dentist throws…

    Not again: Indianapolis dentist throws un-shredded medical records in dumpster.
  • Jan 26

    Health Apps: How does HIPAA apply to…

    Health Apps: How does HIPAA apply to health apps?  It seems pretty easy to me (follow the trail from the covered entity -- plan, provider, or clearinghouse -- to see if the app provider is a BA, subcontractor BA, etc.), but apparently…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare ACO Claims Data Sharing and Opt-Out, Take 2

    Medicare ACO Claims Data Sharing and Opt-Out, Take 2
    I had an interesting conversation with Mike Barrett, Chairman of the National Association of ACOs, as a result of my January 7th post on the Medicare beneficiary opt-out process described in Medicare Shared Savings Program…
  • Jan 20

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015
    As she had done in 2014, Marla Durben Hirsch interviewed my partner Elizabeth Litten and me for her annual Medical Practice Compliance Alert article on compliance trends for the New Year.  While the article, which was entitled “6…
  • Jan 13

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill (S.562) into law on January 9, 2015 that will impose a standard more stringent than HIPAA on health insurance carriers authorized (i.e., licensed) to issue health benefits plans in New…
Rank this Week: 1103

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network
    2015 Marketplace Will Offer Five Insurers and More Plans Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department has updated its listing of health care provider networks that will be available through 2015 insurance plans sold on the…
  • Nov 14

    Concord Law Firm Announces "Best Law Firms" Rankings in 7 Area

    Concord Law Firm Announces "Best Law Firms" Rankings in 7 Area
    Concord, NH law firm Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC announces metropolitan first-tier rankings by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® in the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm received first-tier rankings in…
  • Oct 6

    Driving in Vermont? Put Down the Phone!

    Driving in Vermont? Put Down the Phone!
    Driving while using a hand-held device is now illegal in Vermont. As of October 1, 2014, drivers may not use hand-held cell phones, music players, or computers. Drivers may use some mobile devices if they employ hands-free technology such as…
Rank this Week: 1436

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/
  • Jan 27

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Jim Beck (aka “Bexis”) makes a case for adding an explicit ascertainability requirement to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (Rule 23), presently under examination by the federal…
  • Jan 26

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing
    This post was written by Colleen Davies and Lisa Baird. The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea…
  • Jan 21

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed
    This post was written by Gary Jeffrey and Charlene Chen. On December 29, 2014, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (“PhRMA”), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”), and the Generic…
Rank this Week: 554

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jan 29

    "Medical or Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving"

    "Medical or Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable and timely new article by Paul Larkin now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Beginning in the 1920s and lasting for seventy years, state and federal law treated marijuana as a…
  • Jan 29

    "DeWine: Marijuana legalization a 'stupid idea'"

    "DeWine: Marijuana legalization a 'stupid idea'"
    The title of this post is the headline of this local article from Ohio. Here are excerpts: Ohio's top cop was blunt about his opinion on legalizing marijuana in Ohio: "I think it's a stupid idea." Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine…
  • Jan 29

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch says she does not support marijuana legalization

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch says she does not support marijuana legalization
    This NPR report provides details on the brief discussion of federal marijuana law and policy during her first day of confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: [S]he was asked about marijuana, and whether she supports…
Rank this Week: 2140

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://massagelawblog.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mar 4

    Administrative Law Judge Recommends Dismissal of All Charges Against Massage Therapist

    Administrative Law Judge Recommends Dismissal of All Charges Against Massage Therapist
    FACTS: As reported in the June 2013 edition of DOAH Case Notes, Guiping Diamond graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health (“FCNH”) and became a Florida-licensed massage therapist in 2009. However, FCNH’s former…
Rank this Week: 3201

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is…
  • Dec 18

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14
    The latest advancements in the medical world include devices that are focused on invasive, internal uses of technology to limit surgical trauma and improve the function of implanted instruments. These accomplishments have recently received…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and…
Rank this Week: 1762

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure
    Last year, I blogged about the 2014 Oklahoma  Medical Treatment Laws Information Act.   This law was enacted to educate clinicians about their duties, and patients about their rights, under the 2013 Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in…
  • Jan 28

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session
    The 2015 legislative session (the 84th) in Texas has just begun and some are getting ready to again tackle the Advance Directives Act. TADA was last amended in 2003.  Multiple bills were advanced in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.…
  • Jan 27

    Medical Benefit Is ALWAYS Patient Determined

    Medical Benefit Is ALWAYS Patient Determined
    The value or benefit of any medical intervention can be assessed on two dimensions.  First, the intervention can be assessed physiologically (e.g. does it restore function to an organ).  Second, the intervention can be assessed…
Rank this Week: 388

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Covers RACs, MACs, and Medicare and Medicaid court cases. By David S. Dessen of Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3637