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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/
  • Sep 25

    The Look-Back Measurement Consequences of Job Change

    The Look-Back Measurement Consequences of Job Change
    For plan eligibility purposes, ongoing employees, and those hired without expectation of full-time service, may have their ACA “full-time employee” status determined under a “look-back measurement method.” …
  • Sep 19

    Expanded Cafeteria Plan Election Change

    Expanded Cafeteria Plan Election Change
    Yesterday, the IRS issued Notice 2014-55 which expanded the permitted change rules for health coverage under cafeteria plans.  The Notice added two specific situations under which an individual can make changes to their health coverage…
  • Sep 15

    Automatic Enrollment?

    Automatic Enrollment?
    ACA § 1511 added new § 18A to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 218A, requiring employers of more than 200 full-time employees to “automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the plans…
Rank this Week: 3608

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: 2036

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: 1143

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: 3519

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: 685

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: 1297

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: 141

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/
  • Sep 28

    Retail Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana Sales in Colorado

    Retail Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana Sales in Colorado
    Since recreational pot shops opened in Colorado in January, sales have topped medical marijuana sales for the first time. According to recent tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9%…
  • Sep 26

    Berkeley Ordinance Mandates "Welfare Weed"

    Berkeley Ordinance Mandates "Welfare Weed"
    Berkeley City Council has passed an ordinance that will require medical marijuana dispensaries to distribute 2 percent of their stash to those making less than $32,000 per year or $46,000 per family. Those residents with a prescription who…
  • Sep 24

    Pot Brownies Send San Francisco Students to Hospital

    Pot Brownies Send San Francisco Students to Hospital
    Parents, school officials, health care advocates, as well as legislators have pointed to the dangers of edible products when ingested by children and teens. While regulatory changes and some precautions can be taken to keep edibles safe and…
Rank this Week: 934

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: 3506

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3511

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: 412

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: 1353

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 185

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: 494

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: 4169

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: 2161

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: 3832

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1680

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
  • Sep 29

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Roundup: Jiff, iHealth, CVRx and Zyga Technology Secure Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Roundup: Jiff, iHealth, CVRx and Zyga Technology Secure Financing
    Over the past week, Jiff, iHealth Lab, CVRx and Zyga Technology have all separately announced completion of financing rounds. Jiff, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based digital health technology company, announced an $18 million series B round led by…
  • Sep 18

    Tech Investors Eye Healthcare Data Firm

    Tech Investors Eye Healthcare Data Firm
    Technology investors, including VC firms and portfolio managers of large mutual funds, are increasingly targeting healthcare data firms as new sources for investments. A recent Reuters report highlights this trend with interesting detail.…
  • Sep 12

    Investors: Note Health Expenditure Projections for 2013-2023

    Investors: Note Health Expenditure Projections for 2013-2023
    On September 3, 2014, the CMS Office of the Actuary published a report in Health Affairs spelling out its projections for health care expenditure growth over the next ten years. The authors of the report expect health spending growth to…
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Sep 23

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back
    "It's a war we're in." That's how John Halamka, the chief information officer of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the current state of affairs between the health care industry and the hackers and identity thieves…
  • Sep 15

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?
    The Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule ("Final Rule"), published January 25, 2013, contains several new requirements for business associate ("BA") agreements. While the requirements went into effect on September 23, 2013, grandfathered BA agreements…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage
    Michigan legislators Gretchen Whitmer (D- East Lansing) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) plan to introduce a bill in the Senate and House this week entitled the "Reproductive Health Coverage Information Act," which would require employers…
Rank this Week: 774

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: 3282

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: 3385

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: 1865

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    OIG Warns Pharma Manufacturers to Prevent Copayment Coupon Use for Part D Drug Purchase

    OIG Warns Pharma Manufacturers to Prevent Copayment Coupon Use for Part D Drug Purchase
    Pharmaceutical manufacturers risk sanctions unless they take appropriate steps to ensure that their copayment coupons intended to reduce patient out of pocket costs for purchase for specific brand name drugs do not induce improperly the…
  • Aug 7

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU
    CKD 2014 Professional 10/10/14 Symposium Early registration ends September 1! The Professional Symposium scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas, Texas offers 7.5 CMEs/CEUs. Register…
  • Aug 7

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU
    CKD 2014 Professional 10/10/14 Symposium Early registration ends September 1! The Professional Symposium scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas, Texas offers 7.5 CMEs/CEUs. Register…
Rank this Week: 1089

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/
  • Sep 24

    HHS OIG Paints with Broad Brush in Criticizing Drug Manufacturer Coupon Program

    HHS OIG Paints with Broad Brush in Criticizing Drug Manufacturer Coupon Program
    This post was written by Robert Hill, Carol Loepere, and Joseph Metro In its September 19, 2014 Special Advisory Bulletin (SAB), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) noted the…
  • Sep 11

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File
    CMS has posted its October 2014 update to the Medicare average sales price (ASP) drug pricing files, which contain the payment amounts that CMS will use to pay for Part B covered drugs for the fourth quarter of 2014. CMS notes that prices for…
  • Sep 8

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: Regulatory Developments. Recent CMS regulations have addressed the EHR meaningful use timeline…
Rank this Week: 2778

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: 2420

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct
    The Department of Justice's ("DOJ") Criminal Division announced, through its Assistant Attorney General, Leslie R. Caldwell, that the DOJ is closely scrutinizing civil False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits for criminal conduct.…
  • Sep 19

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially set the ICD-10 compliance date for October 1, 2015. Previously, providers and payors had until October 1, 2014 to transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10…
  • Sep 11

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS
    In an attempt to combat prescription drug abuse, on August 22, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") published a final rule (here) elevating Hydrocodone-combination products ("HCPs") to the more restrictive schedule II…
Rank this Week: 3723

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/
  • 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…
  • May 30

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun

    HIPAA Audits Have Begun
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for periodic audits to ensure covered entities and business associates are complying…
Rank this Week: 3454

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: 890

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/
  • Sep 29

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation
    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Caremark, LLC will pay $6 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act.  The U.S. government alleged that Caremark knowingly failed to reimburse Medicaid for…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker
    Following the data breach at Home Depot, Reuters reported that medical information is worth ten times more than credit card information on the black market.  Just last month Reuters reported on an FBI Flash alert to the healthcare…
  • Sep 24

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon
    The HHS Office of Inspector General released a Special Advisory Bulletin regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer copayment coupons, and the potential violations of the anti-kickback statute and False Claims Act when such coupons are used to…
Rank this Week: 1754

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/
  • Sep 24

    HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage

    HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage
    Under HIPAA, patients' spouses and other family members have certain rights to access health information. In an important guidance document in the wake of United States v. Windsor, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS has clarified that…
  • Sep 20

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law
    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a lateral tenured or tenure-track professor in health care law to join our faculty in Fall 2015. Applicants should have significant academic or practice experience in the business…
  • Sep 20

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Karen Jordan, Prehospital Resuscitation Decisions: Assessing the Risk of Legal Liability & Impact of TOR Guidelines, SSRN. Katherine A Curnow, Information, Power and Relationships: Minimising Barriers to Access to Justice for End of Life…
Rank this Week: 887

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Sep 25

    IOM Provides Support that Focus is Needed on Advance Care Planning

    IOM Provides Support that Focus is Needed on Advance Care Planning
    Many studies have been done demonstrating that many individuals have not talked to providers or loved ones about end-of-life care.  However, studies also demonstrate that for individuals who discuss their wishes for decisions to be made…
  • Sep 16

    An Ever Widening Gap: Circuit Split on the Applicable Pleading Standard for the False Claims Act

    An Ever Widening Gap: Circuit Split on the Applicable Pleading Standard for the False Claims Act
    Many areas of the False Claim Act are subject to legal interpretation and have been subject to Circuit splits, sometimes resulting in rulings from the Supreme Court.  In the United States, there are thirteen federal circuit courts that…
  • Sep 4

    Expanding Their Arsenal: Criminal Prosecution of HIPAA Breaches on the Rise

    Expanding Their Arsenal: Criminal Prosecution of HIPAA Breaches on the Rise
    Over the past year, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has taken a more aggressive stance in enforcing the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  The largest settlement for a data…
Rank this Week: 1912

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    #ThinkFurther – The Future of Medicine

    #ThinkFurther – The Future of Medicine
    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
  • Sep 17

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?
    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
  • Sep 9

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security
    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: 1084

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: 2793

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: 1778

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: 4117

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated…

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated with the imprecision of HIPAA.  Actually, I'm not sure exactly what relief they are looking for.  HHS is not going to write regs that say, "you can't use PHI except for treatment, payment, or…
  • Sep 16

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits:…

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits: Suits are beginning to be filed in the CHS hacking case.  Class status is being sought.
  • Sep 15

    Temple University Data Breach: This time…

    Temple University Data Breach: This time it was a desktop computer that was stolen, with 3780 patients affected.  Not encrypted, of course.  This shows that, while it's an excellent idea to encrypt all mobile devices, don't forget about…
Rank this Week: 886

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: 4686

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Two Boston-Area CPA Firms Merge

    Two Boston-Area CPA Firms Merge
    Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci LLP (Wakefield, MA) and Hartnett & Company (Winchester, MA) announce the merger of their two accounting firms effective October 1, 2014. The combined firm will operate under the name Johnson…
  • Sep 11

    Granite State Title Services Expand

    Granite State Title Services Expand
    CONCORD, NH — Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A., announces expansion of its title services company Granite State Title Services and the naming of Tenley Callaghan as managing director. Granite State Title Services provides title and closing…
  • Sep 9

    Christopher Maley Named Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year” for Burlington, Vermont

    Christopher Maley Named Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year” for Burlington, Vermont
    Trial attorney Christopher J. Maley has been selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Burlington, Vermont. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review…
Rank this Week: 2640

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: 4681

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    New York Senators and state lawmakers seek federal waiver to import medical marijuana

    New York Senators and state lawmakers seek federal waiver to import medical marijuana
    As reported in this interesting local piece, headlined "U.S. senators join request for medical marijuana waiver: Schumer, Gillibrand back N.Y. in Justice Dept. effort," New York officials are making a concerted effort to aid in…
  • Sep 28

    Supporting the troops with cannabis in Colorado

    Supporting the troops with cannabis in Colorado
    As highlighted in this local article, headlined "About a 1,000 show up in Colorado Springs for veterans marijuana giveaway," showing support for the troops had a unique meaning in one Colorado city this weekend. Here are the…
  • Sep 28

    Illinois already collects $5 million in fees from medical marijuana applicant

    Illinois already collects $5 million in fees from medical marijuana applicant
    As reported in this local AP piece, headlined "Illinois Banks $5 Million in Medical Marijuana Applications: More than 350 groups apply to run cultivation centers and dispensaries," the Prairie State is already seeing an economic…
Rank this Week: 3244

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://massagelawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3507

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: 4683

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Festering Mistrust over Brain Death

    Festering Mistrust over Brain Death
    I was disappointed to see this newsletter article from the Life Issues Institute and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network titled "The Market for Brain Death."   The primary focus seems to be on aid in dying, particularly…
  • Sep 27

    Congress Urges CMS to Adequately Reimburse Physicians for Advance Care Planning

    Congress Urges CMS to Adequately Reimburse Physicians for Advance Care Planning
    This week, 34 Members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, to adopt recommendations that would adequately reimburse Medicare providers…
  • Sep 26

    Australian Medical Association Position Statement on Medical Futility

    Australian Medical Association Position Statement on Medical Futility
    Earlier this month, the Australian Medical Association released a new "Position Statement on End of Life Care and Advance Care Planning 2014." The statement outlines policy on issues such as medical futility, decision making capacity, advance…
Rank this Week: 938

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: 2112