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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: 137

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 20

    Relationships are transcendental and compelling

    Relationships are transcendental and compelling
    When I began studying energy healing and morphing from my career as a Wall Street lawyer into a legal academic, then medical academic, then healthcare & FDA attorney, I could not have imagined the way all these threads would…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 212

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    More Visibility and Awareness of VSED & VRFF Option to Hasten Death

    More Visibility and Awareness of VSED & VRFF Option to Hasten Death
    I recently published my second legal analysis of VSED (VRFF) as a legal and comfortable means to hasten death.  (Here is the first.)  I am pleased to see the mainstream media devoting more attention to VSED.   I blogged about…
  • Apr 22

    Hospital Patients’ End-of-Life and Care Wishes Now Part of Electronic Medical Record

    Hospital Patients’ End-of-Life and Care Wishes Now Part of Electronic Medical Record
    Lumināt today announced a development partnership with UMass Memorial Health Care for an advance care planning technology platform to integrate patients' end-of-life directives into their electronic medical records…
  • Apr 21

    Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240)

    Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240)
    I recently blogged about the Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240).  I have since heard quite a few bioethicists criticize this bill.     Much of this criticism seems appropriate.  There are a…
Rank this Week: 320

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/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 334

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/
Rank this Week: 361

Health Care Fraud Blog

Health Care Fraud Blog

Covers durable medical equipment fraud, HIPAA violations, insurance fraud, medicaid fraud, and medicare fraud. By Robert David Malove.

http://www.healthcarefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme
    DETROIT, MI (March 5, 2014) - Jose Mercado-Francis, 60, a former Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in violation of 1371…
  • Feb 14

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud
    On December 16, 2014, a Houston psychiatrist was arrested on charges related to her alleged participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Sharon Iglehart, 56, of Houston, was…
  • Dec 19

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud
    LOUISVILLE, KY. - How does a doctor get convicted of money laundering, health care fraud and doling out prescription drugs like jelly beans and then sentenced to 230 years in prison with a fine of $10.2 million? By not having a health care…
Rank this Week: 388

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: 395

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: 535

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/
  • Apr 23

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"
    Recently posted to SSRN (and published in Arizona State Law Journal): "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements" SUSAN A. BANDES, DePaul University - College of Law JESSICA M.…
  • Apr 22

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"
    Recently posted to SSRN: "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'" JACQUELYN SHAW, Dalhousie University Abstract: Death is a phenomenon that resists simple explanation. While the…
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
Rank this Week: 811

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 854

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/
  • Apr 23

    OIG Audit Finds Federal Database of Terminated Medicaid Providers Needs Improvement

    OIG Audit Finds Federal Database of Terminated Medicaid Providers Needs Improvement
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a process for sharing information about terminated Medicaid providers. The federal…
  • Apr 16

    Use Caution in USMLE Step Exam Preparation

    Use Caution in USMLE Step Exam Preparation
    By Catherine T. Hollis, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Bulletin of Information outlines several…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Requests the Agency for Health Care Administration to Inspect Florida’s VA Hospital

    Governor Requests the Agency for Health Care Administration to Inspect Florida’s VA Hospital
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In response to recent deaths at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals throughout Florida and the rest of the nation, on April 1, 2014, Governor ……
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • Apr 22

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: To Be "Clearly Established" or Not "Clearly Established": That Is the Question

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: To Be "Clearly Established" or Not "Clearly Established": That Is the Question
    Our guest author of this is article is Steve Friedman, a legal research attorney with National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. The doctrine of qualified immunity shields governmental officials "from liability for civil…
  • Apr 21

    Physicians React to the Release of Medicare Reimbursement

    Physicians React to the Release of Medicare Reimbursement
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law For years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) kept private its records on Medicare reimbursement payments made to physicians,…
  • Apr 15

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue
    Our guest author of this is article is Charlene Hicks, a legal research attorney with National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. Forum-selection clauses are commonly used in contracts to specify the location in which the…
Rank this Week: 786

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: 706

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/
Rank this Week: 1031

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 22

    HIPAA Marketing Rule Guidance: Better Than Nothing

    HIPAA Marketing Rule Guidance: Better Than Nothing
    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
  • Apr 10

    HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?

    HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?
    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
  • Apr 7

    FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach

    FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach
    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: 1050

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/
  • Apr 22

    Medical Marijuana and Drug Bans in Pro Sport

    Medical Marijuana and Drug Bans in Pro Sport
    Marijuana is banned in most professional sports leagues, including the National Basketball Association (NBA). However, as laws related to marijuana use have been relaxed and the benefits of medical marijuana have become more apparent, many…
  • Apr 20

    Long Beach Moves to Tax Medical Marijuana

    Long Beach Moves to Tax Medical Marijuana
    And where would we be without a marijuana law blog on 4/20? The Long Beach city counsel does not yet have regulations in place to govern the sale of medical marijuana. Despite the fact that medical marijuana is not legal for sale in Long…
  • Apr 18

    Federal Government Claims Medical Marijuana Law Used as a "Ruse"

    Federal Government Claims Medical Marijuana Law Used as a "Ruse"
    The federal government has indited 37 people as part of an alleged marijuana grow operation that spanned multiple counties. The government accuses defendants of using the medical marijuana laws in the state of Michigan as a cover for…
Rank this Week: 1073

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: 946

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: 1090

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1005

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

By Tom Mayo.

http://healthlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Good article in

    Good article in
    Good article in today's NY Times comparing the Obama health reform plan to the Massachusetts experience, including a nifty graphic that summarizes the similarities and differences nicely.I think Obama's initial emphasis on cost-control is…
Rank this Week: 875

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1446

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.
    A recently published patient survey found that those with chronic Lyme disease experience significantly lower health quality status compared to those with other chronic diseases. In a study of over 3,000 patients with chronic Lyme disease,…
  • Apr 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage
    We represent a number of clients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other rheumatic conditions. Recently, the American College of Rheumatology posted a blog on its website advising the newly diagnosed to ask the…
  • Apr 14

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
Rank this Week: 1342

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: 1477

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform
    The final budget bill was recently passed in New York State containing several provisions for Out-of-Network ("OON") reforms. The major changes related to OON reform include: 1) transparency provisions requiring the reestablishment of…
  • Apr 8

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced in a Federal Register notice that it is creating a new data-collection program for hospice quality reporting called the Hospice Item Set ("HIS") System. The HIS System,…
  • Apr 8

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information
    On April 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced its intent to publish data on its payments to individual physicians. Beginning on April 9, 2014, CMS plans to release information regarding the charges for…
Rank this Week: 1516

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1246

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle

    Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle
    Recently received in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox: Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age (2011) (available at http://amzn.to/RaceBottle):
Rank this Week: 1208

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: 1414

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/
Rank this Week: 1626

PVW Health Care Law Blog

PVW Health Care Law Blog

Covers Health Care Reform, HIPAA compliance and practice management for health care practitioners. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwhealthcarelaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    FDA Releases New Report on Health IT Oversight

    FDA Releases New Report on Health IT Oversight
    The FDA, in conjunction with other administrative agencies, has released a new report that describes its strategic plan for regulating health IT devices. The report suggests three different categories of health IT, based on the risks…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Providers Should Use Caution on Continued Use of Windows XP

    Medical Providers Should Use Caution on Continued Use of Windows XP
    Microsoft’s recent announcement that it will stop providing support for its Windows XP operating system could cause an increased HIPAA risk to certain medical providers. HIPAA generally requires medical providers to adequately safeguard…
  • Apr 8

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed at Least 1 Year

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed at Least 1 Year
    The implementation deadline for ICD-10 has been delayed to at least October 1, 2015.  Congress has previously pushed back the deadline several times, most recently to October 1st, 2014.  The law provides that the implementation date…
Rank this Week: 2194

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/
  • Apr 22

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its second statutorily-mandated report regarding implementation of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) accreditation requirement for Medicare suppliers…
  • Apr 22

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated
    On April 11, 2014, President Obama formally nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Burwell currently is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).…
  • Apr 22

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)
    CMS is hosting a provider call on May 19, 2014 regarding the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP), which is a new, voluntary quality-control option for laboratories performing…
Rank this Week: 2065

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://steinmedicalmalpractice.com
  • Apr 20

    Medical Malpractice or General Negligence? A Redux

    Medical Malpractice or General Negligence? A Redux
     April 20, 2014Dawkins v. Union Hospital District, --- S.E.2d ----, 2014 WL 1386880 (S.C. 2014)Whether a tort action sounds in “medical malpractice,” as opposed to “general negligence,” or vice versa, is often…
  • Apr 18

    Mental Therapist’s Duty to Prevent Patient’s Crime

    Mental Therapist’s Duty to Prevent Patient’s Crime
    April 18, 2014Connecticut Supreme Court in Greenwald v. Van Handel, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 1388181 (Conn. 2014)A clinical social worker hears from his patient about the patient’s interest in child pornography, but does nothing to solve…
  • Apr 6

    Implications of the NAF Fiasco for Nursing Home Agreement

    Implications of the NAF Fiasco for Nursing Home Agreement
     April 6, 2014Until recently, the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) was a designated arbitrator in thousands of nursing home agreements. When a nursing home resident complained about medical malpractice or other mistreatment, her…
Rank this Week: 2106

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/
  • Apr 18

    When the Long Arm of HIPAA Reaches into Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales of Health Care Practice

    When the Long Arm of HIPAA Reaches into Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales of Health Care Practice
    Michael J. Coco writes: If you have ever bought or sold a business, or you have experience with the process, you are aware of the due diligence efforts and multiple agreements required to close the deal. Transactions involving the sale or…
  • Apr 16

    Wild West Data Breach Sheriff Wins a Round Back East

    Wild West Data Breach Sheriff Wins a Round Back East
    LabMD is not the only company that has tried to buck the FTC’s assertion of authority over data security breaches. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. has spent the past year contesting the FTC’s authority to pursue enforcement actions based…
  • Mar 18

    The Wild West of Data Breach Enforcement by the Fed

    The Wild West of Data Breach Enforcement by the Fed
    Imagine you have completed your HIPAA risk assessment and implemented a robust privacy and security plan designed to meet each criteria of the Omnibus Rule.  You think that, should you suffer a data breach involving protected health…
Rank this Week: 1678

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

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

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule
    With the "doc-fix" bill extending the enforcement delay of the two-midnight rule to March 31, 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has decided to use that time challenging the new inpatient admission rules. Earlier this week, AHA…
  • Apr 14

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement
    In a report released on Thursday, April 10, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") found that, thus far, there has been limited compliance with the face-to-face documentation requirement for home health providers. As a result, the OIG…
  • Apr 8

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability
    On Wednesday, March 12, Moody's Investor Services released a report predicting that Medicare's new inpatient admissions policy, the "Two-Midnight rule", will negatively affect hospitals' bottom lines. The Two-Midnight rule instructs…
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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
  • Apr 16

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing
    Tendyne has announced (pdf) it has secured $25 million in series C financing. Tendyne Holdings, headquartered in Roseville, Minn., is a clinical stage medical device company focused on the development of minimally invasive therapies for the…
  • Apr 9

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing
    Adaptive Biotechnologies has announced it has completed a series C financing round and completed a newly created series D round of financing with a $105 million investment from Viking Global Investors. Adaptive Biotechnologies, based in…
  • Apr 7

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015
    The following alert was authored by our McGuireWoods colleagues Kimberly J. Kannensohn and John C. Saran. On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (the Act) into law, thereby delaying until at…
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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/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
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Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

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

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
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Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    CPA CPE Forum Slated for June 12 in Manchester, NH

    CPA CPE Forum Slated for June 12 in Manchester, NH
    MANCHESTER, NH — Eldridge Investment Advisors will host it annual CPA CPE Forum on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at The Derryfield in Manchester, NH. The keynote speaker will be Natalie B. Choate, a leading speaker on estate and distributuion…
  • Jan 27

    Trends: NH Legal Services Landscape

    Trends: NH Legal Services Landscape
    The New Hampshire Business Review explores the changing legal services landscape in the state interviewing a handful of attorneys in the state for their opinions on what is shaping the market for local and regional law services. The article…
  • Dec 11

    Robert Shea To Be Chair of SBANE Board

    Robert Shea To Be Chair of SBANE Board
    The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has announced that Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Robert Shea has been elected chair of its board of directors for a two-year term. Shea is a partner at Morse, Barnes-Brown &…
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Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Long-Term Healthcare Plan Denied for Care in Assisted Living Facilitie

    Long-Term Healthcare Plan Denied for Care in Assisted Living Facilitie
    Marie Gardiner purchased a long-term care policy from insurance company giant CNA in 1993.  The idea was to have security in knowing that in the event of her need for a nursing home or an assisted living facility to take care of her, she…
  • Jan 27

    Crucial Internal Documentation in Litigating Nursing Home Case

    Crucial Internal Documentation in Litigating Nursing Home Case
    The internal documentation that is recorded and housed by the owners and/or management companies responsible for operation of a nursing home is vitally important in litigating against a nursing home. This internal documentation may be…
  • Jan 7

    Jury Verdict for $132,000 for Noncompliance with Physician’s Feeding Orders in Nursing Rehab Center

    Jury Verdict for $132,000 for Noncompliance with Physician’s Feeding Orders in Nursing Rehab Center
    Jesse Harvey Sr. reached the age of 99. While hospitalized he underwent a pharyngogram. This is essentially a radiographic procedure of the pharynx.  Mr. Harvey was a resident of Arcadian Rehabilitation & Nursing…
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Legal Blasts (and Unrelated…

Legal Blasts (and Unrelated Baseball Opening Day Memories)

Covers business litigation, arbitration, and privacy law issues. By Raines Feldman LLP.

http://www.legalblastsandopeningday.com/
  • Dec 23

    Holiday Greeting/New Beginnings/Holiday Blog

    Holiday Greeting/New Beginnings/Holiday Blog
    As this will be the final edition of my Opening Day blog for 2013, I first wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season. I hope you will be doing something relaxing and enjoyable, whether it be at home…
  • Dec 11

    Blog #67 (Al Leiter)

    Blog #67 (Al Leiter)
    This week there is no legal section of the blog. Now for the Opening Day memory: Although left handed starting pitcher Al Leiter began and ended his career with the New York Yankees in 1987 and 2005, respectively, his real major league…
  • Nov 27

    Blog #66 (Glenn Hoffman)

    Blog #66 (Glenn Hoffman)
    This week there is no legal section of the blog. Now for the Opening Day memory: Probably more well known for being the older brother of San Diego Padres star reliever Trevor Hoffman, Glenn Hoffman played shortstop in the majors for 9 years…
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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: 2046

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…
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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…
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The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter
    As a result of Gould and Lamb’s continued advocacy with CMS Central Office, WCRC, and Regional Offices, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submitters will see a light at the end of the tunnel. Based on direct conversations,…
  • Apr 11

    Self Administration Toolkit for WCMSA

    Self Administration Toolkit for WCMSA
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added a Self Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements on April 11
  • Mar 28

    House Passes Measure to Delay ICD-10 Transition

    House Passes Measure to Delay ICD-10 Transition
    By voice vote on Thursday, March 27, the House approved another temporary (one-year) fix to prevent steep cuts in Medicare’s physician reimbursement scheduled to take effect March 31. It now moves to the Senate which is expected to take…
Rank this Week: 3345

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
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