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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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 117

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: 121

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: 204

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/
  • Dec 17

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal
    Not so long ago, medical researchers had a habit of using themselves as guinea pigs. Many scientists saw self-experimentation as the most ethical way to try out their ideas. By going first, researchers could test their hypotheses and see…
  • Dec 12

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David Bardey, Philippe De Donder, Cesar Mantilla, Adverse Selection vs Discrimination Risk with Genetic Testing. An Experimental Approach, SSRN. Bernadette M. McSherry, Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?, 40 Monash U. L. Rev.175 (2014).
  • Dec 10

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight
    Professionals like researchers, doctors, ethicists, and lawyers are largely responsible for the regulations and ethical guidelines that govern human subject research. Nearly everyone appointed to the groups that develop and apply research…
Rank this Week: 270

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Medical Futility Lawsuit in Philadelphia Proceed

    Medical Futility Lawsuit in Philadelphia Proceed
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania just permitted a plaintiff's medical futility lawsuit (including claims for punitive damages) to proceed against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and several individual…
  • Dec 16

    DRW v. University of Wisconsin - Facilitating Surrogates' "Illegal" Decisions to Stop Life-Sustaining Treatment

    DRW v. University of Wisconsin - Facilitating Surrogates' "Illegal" Decisions to Stop Life-Sustaining Treatment
    I blogged about this case over five years ago when it was first filed.  Disability Rights Wisconsin sued the University of Wisconsin and several individual physicians over their "plan of noncare" for several patients.…
  • Dec 15

    Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospital - Duty to Consult

    Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospital - Duty to Consult
    The December 2014 issue of Clinical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) includes a nice summary of the impact and implications of the UK Court of Appeal's judgment in Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospital.  Under prior UK cases like…
Rank this Week: 304

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • 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
  • Dec 3

    Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation

    Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation
    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: 313

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: 328

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Dec 7

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation
    On December 3, the Department of Justice announced that Rite-Aid Corp. had agreed to pay $2.99 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company violated the antikickback statute and submitted false claims by handing out…
  • Dec 7

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000
    On December 2, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia announced that a Dublin, Georgia hospice, had agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, of false Medicare claims…
  • Dec 7

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k
    On December 3, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Texas otolaryngology practice had paid over $200,000 to resolve allegations that it had submitted false claims to federal health care programs.…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Dec 14

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A…

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Law and Neuroscience.' Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov, Swansea University Neurolaw is a burgeoning field. This Swansea University College of Law conference brought many controversies to the…
  • Dec 13

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"
    Gregg Caruso on "The Dark Side of Free Will":
  • Dec 12

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Scientific American In The Popular Press: Special K, a Hallucinogen, Raises Hopes and Concerns as a Treatment for Depression, New York Times A Crowd Of…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 562

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/
Rank this Week: 661

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: 654

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan
    On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Fiscal Year ("FY") 2015 Work Plan summarizing its new and ongoing investigative, enforcement, and compliance…
  • Dec 9

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog
    In a letter dated December 4, 2014, the American Hospital Association ("AHA") submitted comments in response to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals ("OMHA") request for information on current and potential initiatives to resolve the…
  • Dec 9

    AMA Urges CMS to Make Changes to the RAC Program

    AMA Urges CMS to Make Changes to the RAC Program
    In a letter dated December 3, 2014, the American Medical Association ("AMA") urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") to resolve the two-year backlog of Medicare and Medicaid appeals. The AMA noted that while it…
Rank this Week: 873

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: 778

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/
  • Dec 17

    Omnibus Spending Bill Promises Increased Funding for Ebola Response in FY 2015

    Omnibus Spending Bill Promises Increased Funding for Ebola Response in FY 2015
    The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, an omnibus spending bill that provides funding for many areas of federal government in the remainder of FY 2015, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama…
  • Dec 16

    EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Releases Guidelines Stemming from Google Spain Case

    EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Releases Guidelines Stemming from Google Spain Case
    Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog features a post on a recent set of guidelines issued by the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party outlining how EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) intend…
  • Dec 12

    OCR Settlement Reflects Continued Emphasis on HIPAA Security Rule Safeguard

    OCR Settlement Reflects Continued Emphasis on HIPAA Security Rule Safeguard
    This post was written by Brad Rostolsky and Jeremy Alexander. On December 8, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has agreed to settle potential HIPAA Security Rule violations with Anchorage Community Mental Health…
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • Nov 29

    New Study Linking Addiction and Marijuana

    New Study Linking Addiction and Marijuana
    There are many drugs that are known for their highly addictive qualities: cocaine, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, even cigarettes. Addiction and chemical dependency are dangerous and can threaten the health and quality of life for users, but…
  • Nov 27

    Marijuana Legalization and the Real Estate Market

    Marijuana Legalization and the Real Estate Market
    Legalization of marijuana has changed not only the market for marijuana, but has impacted other industries as well. As the trend of legalization sweeps through the U.S., those in the real estate business have had to take note. New marijuana…
  • Nov 25

    Flying with Pot: Is it Legal?

    Flying with Pot: Is it Legal?
    Drug sniffing dogs at the airport and other security measures to prevent illegal trafficking and smuggling make flying with drugs seem like an unquestionably illegal activity. But, now that more states have legalized marijuana, residents…
Rank this Week: 994

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert
    ALL: The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a: Veteran’s Day Concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center, 21000 Franz Road, Katy. Enjoy, The Law Office of…
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
Rank this Week: 925

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1153

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: 1146

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Dec 17

    Holiday PSA-SSDP Sets Up Student Job Board for Cannabis Job

    Holiday PSA-SSDP Sets Up Student Job Board for Cannabis Job
    Students for Sensible Drug Policy has created a soon to be up and running job board to match students with cannabusiness employers and advocacy groups. You can read more about this program in this Marijuana Business Daily interview with…
  • Dec 17

    Interesting debate in Anchorage over proposed (and now rejected) local marijuana sales ban

    Interesting debate in Anchorage over proposed (and now rejected) local marijuana sales ban
    The Alaska Dispatch News has this new and notable article about a local legislative hearing that took place earlier this week. The extended article is headlined "Assembly kills proposal to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage," and here…
  • Dec 16

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new USA Today article reporting on new data that seems likely to be trumpted by those advocating for continued reform of marijuana laws. Here are the basics: Marijuana use among teens…
Rank this Week: 1329

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/
  • Dec 17

    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: Legislative Developments. President Obama has signed a government funding bill with health…
  • Dec 17

    President Signs Government Funding Bill with Health Spending/Policy Provision

    President Signs Government Funding Bill with Health Spending/Policy Provision
    On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds most government agencies through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015 (funding for the Department of Homeland Security is funded through…
  • Dec 17

    CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Payment Regulation

    CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Payment Regulation
    On December 8, 2014, CMS published a proposed rule that would revise the regulations governing the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which is intended to encourage physicians, hospitals, and certain other types of providers and suppliers to…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
  • Dec 12

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The Justice Department announced that defense contractors Supreme Foodservice GmbH, Supreme Foodservice FZE, and their subsidiaries (collectively “Supreme”) have agreed to settle criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower…
  • Dec 9

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    OtisMed Corporation (“OtisMed”) has agreed to pay over $80 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam suit that it and one of its former executives violated the False Claims Act and Food,…
Rank this Week: 1516

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/
  • Dec 12

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
    The official U.S. government website for Medicare provides a tool that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It is called Nursing Home Compare, and contains quality-of-care information on every Medicare- and…
  • Dec 10

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”
    A recent series of disturbing stories by NPR report finding with objective data what many of us practitioners know already – that in many substandard facilities residents are over medicated with sometimes dangerous medications just to…
  • Dec 4

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian
    I’ve noticed in my practice a dangerous and burgeoning phenomenon. That is, the emergence of non-disparagement clauses for people who know the dangerous secrets of the worst of the worst long-term care facilities. I am finding that the…
Rank this Week: 1638

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/
  • Dec 11

    CMS Expands Medicare's Authority to Deny and Terminate Physicians and Other Providers-Why This Matter

    CMS Expands Medicare's Authority to Deny and Terminate Physicians and Other Providers-Why This Matter
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Stop me if you've heard this one before: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased Medicare's authority over…
  • Nov 24

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 2

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 2
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. …
  • Nov 21

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 1

    Office of Inspector General Work Plan 2015: A Provider's Overview-Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Each new fiscal year, the Office of the Inspector General…
Rank this Week: 2186

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Walgreens: Here's a good piece on the…

    Walgreens: Here's a good piece on the implications for employers.
  • Dec 9

    Some Folks are Catching Up at Lexology:…

    Some Folks are Catching Up at Lexology: (i) on the Connecticut decision allowing a state cause of action to proceed using HIPAA as a guide (but acknowledging the lack of a private cause of action under HIPAA itself); and (ii) on the Indiana…
  • Dec 8

    $150,000 fine for Alaska Mental Health…

    $150,000 fine for Alaska Mental Health Agency's Failure to Protect ePHI: Malware on the computer system compromised data of 2,743 patients, but the bigger issue is the failure of the organization to keep its information systems up to date. …
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 2204

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 12

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beware: selling cigarettes could burn a hole in your pocket. The CVS Health Corporation (CVS), the nation’s second-largest drug store, is currently in the midst of launching a tobacco-free…
  • Oct 6

    Florida Toughens Up Drug Compounding Law for Out-of-State Pharmacie

    Florida Toughens Up Drug Compounding Law for Out-of-State Pharmacie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A new, stricter law on Florida’s compounding pharmacy industry took effect October 1, 2014. The new law increases the restrictions for…
  • Sep 17

    DEA Offers New Prescription Drug Return Policy

    DEA Offers New Prescription Drug Return Policy
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Looking to improve the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced September 8,…
Rank this Week: 1964

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/
  • Oct 30

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm On November 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promulgated the interim final rule on fraud and abuse waivers for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in…
  • Oct 21

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit
    Coming to a medical practice near you. . . It’s scary, it’s horrible, and it could cost you a lot of money! It’s the dreaded Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) audit. The Horror! The Horror! First Coast Service Options,…
  • Oct 8

    “Doctor of Death” Trial Could Ignite Stricter Oversight in the Healthcare Industry

    “Doctor of Death” Trial Could Ignite Stricter Oversight in the Healthcare Industry
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On paper, one Detroit-area oncologist appeared to be a wildly successful professional with impeccable medical credentials. According to his medical…
Rank this Week: 2196

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 1

    $13.2 Million Jury Verdict in Inadequate Staffing Case at Nursing Home

    $13.2 Million Jury Verdict in Inadequate Staffing Case at Nursing Home
    Mary Dwyer was 87 years old when she was admitted to Harbor View Heath Care Center for a short-term rehabilitation after she had surgery. During the following three months, she lost 20 pounds and developed multiple pressure sores, including a…
  • Sep 16

    Nursing Home Resident Suffers Fractures and Settles for $1.5 Million for Injurie

    Nursing Home Resident Suffers Fractures and Settles for $1.5 Million for Injurie
    Peter Piel, 62, resided at the Mirajoy Home. When a nurse’s aide attempted to transfer Piel from his bed to a shower chair, he fell, hitting his head, fracturing his left hip and injuring his right leg. He required surgery for the hip…
Rank this Week: 1534

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2006

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1566

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 1917

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: 2126

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Features analysis of recent legislation and case law impacting the successful pursuit of False Claims Act qui tam actions involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud. By Daniel W. Whitney.

http://whitneyonhealthcarefraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Pleading Medicare Fraud

    Pleading Medicare Fraud
    Depending on where suit is filed may determine whether the complaint is subject to dismissal for failure to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). Circuit courts are divided in their interpretation of the specificity requirement of Rule 9(b). See…
  • May 6

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower
    People may witness Medicare or Medicaid fraud but choose to look the other way. That may be entirely understandable, but is that the most we should expect from our fellow citizens? If health care fraud becomes ever more rampant, should any…
  • Apr 19

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense
    Courts have dismissed countless False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, lawsuits based on the “public disclosure bar.” This defense jurisdictionally barred claims that had been “publicly disclosed” under certain…
Rank this Week: 1943

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • 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).…
  • Dec 2

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor & Kantor Client!

    A Grateful Thanksgiving for another Kantor & Kantor Client!
    We represented Mr. Polnicky, who was employed as a Reserve Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo. He suffered from back and neck pain and was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, chronic lumbago, hamstring contractures and generalized anxiety and…
Rank this Week: 4419

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 5000

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/
  • Dec 17

    Connecticut “Opens Floodgates” for HIPAA Litigation

    Connecticut “Opens Floodgates” for HIPAA Litigation
    My partner Elizabeth Litten and I were recently interviewed for an article entitled “Connecticut ‘opens floodgates’ for HIPAA litigation” published in “Privacy this Week” by DataGuidance. The full text of…
  • Dec 9

    Celebrities’ Health Information Compromised by Sony Hacking

    Celebrities’ Health Information Compromised by Sony Hacking
    Fox Rothschild partner Scott Vernick recently appeared as a guest on the Willis Report to discuss fallout of the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Click here to view the segment.  Celebrities’ individually identifiable…
  • Nov 18

    Michael Kline’s “List of Considerations” for Indemnification Provisions in Business Associate Agreement

    Michael Kline’s “List of Considerations” for Indemnification Provisions in Business Associate Agreement
    I strongly urge every covered entity and business associate faced with a Business Associate Agreement that includes indemnification provisions to read Michael Kline’s “List of Considerations” before…
Rank this Week: 4944

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 5011

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: 3194

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/
  • Dec 17

    Medicare Pilot Program Requires Prior Authorization for Ambulance Transport Service

    Medicare Pilot Program Requires Prior Authorization for Ambulance Transport Service
    On December 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") launched a three-year pilot program ("the program") in an effort to curb improper Medicare payments to ambulances providers. Under the program, CMS requires prior…
  • Dec 12

    CMS Issues Proposed Rule Postponing ACO Penaltie

    CMS Issues Proposed Rule Postponing ACO Penaltie
    On December 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would postpone penalties against accountable care organizations (ACOs) for three years. The proposed rule is one of the latest measures CMS…
  • Dec 5

    Deadlines for Certification with the American Board of Radiology Approaching Quickly

    Deadlines for Certification with the American Board of Radiology Approaching Quickly
    The American Board of Radiology's ("ABR") Board Eligibility Policy, implemented on January 1, 2012, limited the period of time that may elapse between the completion of residency training and achievement of Board Certification. Because a…
Rank this Week: 2718

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
  • Dec 16

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review
    Post grant inter partes review proceedings have lowered the hurdle to invalidate U.S. patents. The “broadest reasonable construction” of the claims and the lower burden to prove invalidity (by a preponderance of the evidence) of…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
    On December 15th, 2014, the USPTO released its much anticipated revised subject matter eligibility examination guidance to assist patent examiners evaluate inventions that may be related to any one of the three judicial exceptions to subject…
  • Dec 7

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent trilogy of patent-eligibility decisions (Prometheus, Myriad and Alice) have called into question the validity of many U.S. patents on diagnostic medical methods. Nevertheless, legal battles ensue and to…
Rank this Week: 2733

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/
  • Dec 16

    HHS-OCR HIPAA Settlement Bulletin Highlights the Potential Impact of Unpatched and Unsupported Software

    HHS-OCR HIPAA Settlement Bulletin Highlights the Potential Impact of Unpatched and Unsupported Software
    The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a bulletin outlining the terms of a settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) over potential violations of the HIPAA…
  • Dec 11

    ACO Homebound Waiver for Home Health Proposed by CMS

    ACO Homebound Waiver for Home Health Proposed by CMS
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2014 proposes to allow certain Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to waive the “homebound”…
  • Nov 19

    State Court Cases Address Liability for HIPAA Privacy Violation

    State Court Cases Address Liability for HIPAA Privacy Violation
    Several recent state court decisions involving HIPAA privacy violations are raising serious questions regarding liability on behalf of healthcare providers as well as hefty monetary damage awards. While HIPAA itself does not provide a private…
Rank this Week: 3761

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Failure to update HPSA and MUA Designations Threatens Rural Health Clinic

    Failure to update HPSA and MUA Designations Threatens Rural Health Clinic
    For Medicare certification as a rural health clinic (“RHC”), the clinic must be located in a rural area that is designated as a shortage area.[1] Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)…
  • Dec 4

    Telehealth/Telemedicine: Opportunity for Physicians & Providers to Add New Service

    Telehealth/Telemedicine: Opportunity for Physicians & Providers to Add New Service
    The cost effectiveness of providing health care via telemedicine or telehealth promises to be an effective tool to increase coverage and reimbursement of healthcare provided remotely or through telehealth. Towers Watson, a national consulting…
  • Sep 19

    Reminder: Update Your “Grandfathered” HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Now!

    Reminder: Update Your “Grandfathered” HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Now!
    In January 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services published its Final Rule, which significantly increased the privacy and security responsibilities for the “business associates” of “covered entities,” as…
Rank this Week: 3562

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: 3965

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
  • Dec 10

    The Unique Risks Of Investing In Out-Of-Network Provider

    The Unique Risks Of Investing In Out-Of-Network Provider
    Last week we published an article discussing the nuances of investing in a healthcare business with heavy “out-of-network” reimbursement. We get a lot of questions from funds and lenders on this topic as such investments…
  • Dec 8

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Direct Flow Medical Secures $32 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Direct Flow Medical Secures $32 Million in Financing
    Direct Flow Medical has announced it closed a new round of financing totaling $32 million. Direct Flow Medical, headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., is a developer of transcatheter heart valve technologies. The financing rounds includes $17…
  • Dec 1

    Study: Disruptive Changes Could Cost Medical Device Industry $34 Billion by 2020

    Study: Disruptive Changes Could Cost Medical Device Industry $34 Billion by 2020
    A new study conducted by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney identifies five disruptive forces that could cost the medical device industry $34 billion over the next five years. For the study, titled “Medical Devices: Equipped…
Rank this Week: 2724