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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 102

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 147

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Oakland Fights Feds to Keep Medical Marijuana Dispensary Open

    Oakland Fights Feds to Keep Medical Marijuana Dispensary Open
    The City of Oakland has been fighting to keep open a medical marijuana dispensary operating, according to a recent news report from the Weed Blog. The city has unfortunately been unsuccessful its efforts, and the medical marijuana dispensary…
  • Aug 29

    Medical Marijuana as a Safer Alternative to Conventional Medication

    Medical Marijuana as a Safer Alternative to Conventional Medication
    For decades in the U.S., those opposed to the legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes have been talking about the dangers of the drug. They call marijuana the "gateway" drug, stoking fears it will ultimately lead young…
  • Aug 27

    Fish Fertilizer and Medical Marijuana

    Fish Fertilizer and Medical Marijuana
    Medical marijuana is now generally accepted as a legitimate and essential form of medicine in California and across the nation. However, it differs from many other forms of widely-used medications in that it is a plant and can be grown (where…
Rank this Week: 203

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 334

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: 359

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Michael LaVecchia - Brain Dead Boy Still Showing Signs of Life

    Michael LaVecchia - Brain Dead Boy Still Showing Signs of Life
    Nearly three weeks after being declared brain dead at New Jersey's St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, 13-year-old Michael LaVecchia is still showing signs of life, his mother said.  (NJ Record) Lavecchia is…
  • Sep 4

    Gramp & VSED [EOL in Art 116]

    Gramp & VSED [EOL in Art 116]
    In Mark and Dan Jury's 1976 photography book Gramp, they chronicle the death of their grandfather.  He apparently hastened his death by VSED. "Throughout Gramp's last few weeks, Dee was determined to give him every chance to change…
  • Sep 3

    Euthanasia 2016 (May 2016)

    Euthanasia 2016 (May 2016)
    NVVE and the World Federation of Right to Die Societies are organizing this biennial international conference, Euthanasia 2016, from May 11-14, 2016 in Amsterdam.  In a world with a growing demand for legalized euthanasia and (physician)…
Rank this Week: 429

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/
  • Sep 1

    "Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively? Moral Foundations, Moral Reasoning, and Political Disagreement"

    "Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively? Moral Foundations, Moral Reasoning, and Political Disagreement"
    "Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively? Moral Foundations, Moral Reasoning, and Political Disagreement" by Hanno Sauer has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Can’t we all disagree more…
  • Aug 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk, New York Magazine: Science of Us In The Popular Press: Aphantasia: A Life Without Mental Images, BBC News Why Did A Woman See Donald Trump In Her Butter?...
  • Aug 29

    "Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?"

    "Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?"
    "Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?" by Farah Focquaert, and Maartje Schermer has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract One of the reasons why moral enhancement may be controversial, is because the…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 557

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/
  • Sep 3

    Cybersecurity Concerns for Medical Device Companies: A Risk Mitigation Checklist

    Cybersecurity Concerns for Medical Device Companies: A Risk Mitigation Checklist
    Cybersecurity issues are nothing new to those operating in the health care industry. But while these issues have most commonly been faced by hospitals and health care providers, medical device companies must now take note. As reported…
  • Sep 3

    Federal Departments and Agencies Release Proposed Rule to Modernize Regulations Under Common Rule

    Federal Departments and Agencies Release Proposed Rule to Modernize Regulations Under Common Rule
    As discussed on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog here, on September 2, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  along with fifteen other federal departments and agencies, released a proposed rule to modernize…
  • Sep 3

    FDA to Hold Upcoming Medical Device Patient Labeling Workshop

    FDA to Hold Upcoming Medical Device Patient Labeling Workshop
    The FDA announced that it will be holding a public 2-day workshop on September 29-30, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. titled, “Medical Device Patient Labeling.” The purpose of the public workshop is to discuss issues associated…
Rank this Week: 935

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: 664

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/
  • Sep 3

    Oncology Group Fined $750,000 Over Stolen Backup Media, Lax Compliance Effort

    Oncology Group Fined $750,000 Over Stolen Backup Media, Lax Compliance Effort
    Cancer Care Group, P.C., a 13-physician radiation oncology practice in Indiana (group), has agreed to pay $750,000 and implement a comprehensive corrective action plan in a settlement resulting from the theft of a laptop and backup media…
  • Aug 29

    Six Tips for Physicians to Protect Patient Data on the Internet

    Six Tips for Physicians to Protect Patient Data on the Internet
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were once again quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent articles in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Misapplication of Internet Application Triggers $218,400…
  • Aug 13

    Hackers: Take My Health Information, But Please Don’t Take My Health

    Hackers: Take My Health Information, But Please Don’t Take My Health
    We know by now that protected health information (PHI) and other personal information is vulnerable to hackers.  Last week, the Washington Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency responsible for…
Rank this Week: 924

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: 927

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 3

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

    South Florida Nursing Home Chain to Pay $17M in Whistleblower Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A Miami-based nursing home chain has agreed to pay a record $17 million to settle a False Claims Act suit that was brought … Continue…
  • May 6

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015

    The American Nurses Association Breathes New Life Into The Nursing Code of Ethics For 2015
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On a daily basis, the average nurse uses knowledge, training and ethical standards to make vital decisions regarding patient health. Nurses are…
  • Feb 17

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida in Health Law The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recently made a presentation regarding its increased investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of…
Rank this Week: 774

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/
Rank this Week: 930

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 4

    Get Your HIPAA House in Order

    Get Your HIPAA House in Order
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 26

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 26

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far

    Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 1096

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: 1010

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/
  • Sep 2

    John B. Scott Leaving the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Returning to Private Sector

    John B. Scott Leaving the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Returning to Private Sector
    Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor today announced John Scott is stepping down as chief operating officer of The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Scott joined HHSC in January, where he served as…
  • Aug 31

    Phone Scam Targeting HHSC Client

    Phone Scam Targeting HHSC Client
      HHSC is warning the public about a scam involving a toll-free number no longer owned by HHSC. People who call the number, 1-800-248-1078, are offered gift cards or other rewards in exchange for their credit card information. HHSC never…
  • Aug 30

    State Launches New Website to Help Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Need

    State Launches New Website to Help Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Need
      The Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs, supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, has launched a new website — NavigateLifeTexas.org — to help families who have children with…
Rank this Week: 1468

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://massagelawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 31

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
Rank this Week: 1639

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Aug 30

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent
    Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) lost a ruling that competitor NOVA Chemical Corporation and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (collectively “NOVA”) infringed claims of two Dow patents when the Federal Circuit applied the U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 25

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

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

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability
    In Akamai Techs. Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., (August 13, 2015 Fed. Cir.) an en banc Federal Circuit unanimously held that direct infringement under Section 271(a) can occur: ”where all steps of a claimed method are performed by or…
Rank this Week: 1574

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
  • Aug 21

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

    Amarin Pharma, Inc., Wins Injunction Against FDA's Off-Label Marketing Ban
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a preliminary injunction to Amarin Pharma, Inc. (Amarin), prohibiting the Food and…
Rank this Week: 1461

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 1487

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Court Upholds Arbitration of Qui Tam Claim

    Ohio Court Upholds Arbitration of Qui Tam Claim
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, in the case of U.S. v. ex rel. Hicks v. Evercare Hospice recently granted a stay on certain qui tam claims pending arbitration. The Relators were registered nurses…
Rank this Week: 1315

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
  • Aug 11

    Abortion and the Fetal Personhood Fallacy

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

    Faculty Hiring--University of Tennessee College of Law

    Faculty Hiring--University of Tennessee College of Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2016. The College is particularly…
Rank this Week: 1028

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Changes and Challenges for Mental and Behavioral Health Provider

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

    CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight

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

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender
    It can be an intimidating experience, to be sure.A DEA agent or Diversion Investigator, on an unscheduled visit to your office, confronts you with a KASPER, a KBML complaint or some other state regulatory action and alleges violations of the…
Rank this Week: 1341

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year
    CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. congratulates Primary Bank and its Organizers for forming a new bank, raising over $25 million in capital, and opening its doors for business. The Bedford, NH-based bank is the first…
  • Apr 9

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference
    BOSTON — The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) has announced new sales and service awards for the legal industry. The awards — Sales & Service Team of the Year and Sales & Service Executive of the Year — will recognize…
  • Mar 6

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
Rank this Week: 1185

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

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

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

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

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

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

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

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 1383

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/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 1115

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: 1294

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1637

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3225

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 4

    "Trademark Laundering, Useless Patents, and Other IP Challenges for the Marijuana Industry"

    "Trademark Laundering, Useless Patents, and Other IP Challenges for the Marijuana Industry"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Sam Kamin and Viva Moffat now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Marijuana law is changing rapidly in the United States today – since 1996, 23 states and the…
  • Sep 4

    Could (and will) women executives become dominant leaders in the marijuana industry?

    Could (and will) women executives become dominant leaders in the marijuana industry?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this recent lengthy Newsweek article headlined "Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men." Here are excerpts: It seems…
  • Sep 3

    Noticing how "Pot legalization debate blurs the political lines" in Ohio

    Noticing how "Pot legalization debate blurs the political lines" in Ohio
    The quote in the title of this post comes from the headline of this new Cincinnati Enquirer article, which highlights some of the unique political dynamics that marijuana reform debates can sometimes engender. Here are excerpts: This year’s…
Rank this Week: 2470

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Sep 3

    Updated Proposed Regulations Issued: Inpatient Hospital and Physician Services Must Be Covered

    Updated Proposed Regulations Issued: Inpatient Hospital and Physician Services Must Be Covered
    Tue-++sday the IRS issued proposed regulations that require an employer-sponsored health plan to include substantial coverage of inpatient hospital and physician services in order for the plan be considered as providing minimum value. This is…
  • Sep 2

    Outside Counsel Should Handle Healthcare.gov Subsidy Appeal

    Outside Counsel Should Handle Healthcare.gov Subsidy Appeal
    Here’s the coming dilemma: let IRS assess employer mandate taxes based on errant Healthcare.gov subsidy certifications or appeal those errors to prevent those assessments.  “Where’s the dilemma?” you…
  • Aug 31

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State
    Why should you care? Subsidy certification of even one applicant claiming to be a full-time employee not offered affordable, qualifying 2015 coverage can cause the IRS to assess a non-deductible tax against the applicant’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 3278

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Sep 3

    Agencies Release Proposed Overhaul of the Common Rule

    Agencies Release Proposed Overhaul of the Common Rule
    On September 2, 2015, sixteen federal departments and agencies, including the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to modernize regulations governing human research subjects under the Common Rule (45…
  • Sep 1

    340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance Notice Published by HRSA

    340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance Notice Published by HRSA
    On August 28, 2015, the Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA) published long-awaited 340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance.  Although many aspects of the notice reiterate previous HRSA guidance, several elements will…
  • Sep 1

    OMB Reviewing CMS Proposed Rule on PAMA Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy

    OMB Reviewing CMS Proposed Rule on PAMA Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy
    CMS is finally taking steps to implement the Medicare clinical laboratory payment reforms mandated by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).  Under PAMA, CMS must base Medicare payment rates for clinical laboratory tests…
Rank this Week: 2242

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1819

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    HHS Issues HIPAA “Basics” Fact Sheet

    HHS Issues HIPAA “Basics” Fact Sheet
    The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently released a HIPAA overview called “HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules” (the “Overview”). The Overview is…
  • Aug 24

    Health Insurance Rate Increases Approved for 2016

    Health Insurance Rate Increases Approved for 2016
    On Tuesday, August 18, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (“DIFS”) announced that it has approved health insurance rate increases that average 6.5 percent for the individual market and 1 percent for the…
  • Aug 20

    Government Intervenes in Affordable Care Act 60 day Rule Violation Allegation

    Government Intervenes in Affordable Care Act 60 day Rule Violation Allegation
    In a first-of-its-kind and closely followed case, a U.S. district court denied a New York health system's (Healthfirst’s) motion to dismiss the U.S. government's and State of New York's complaints in intervention under the federal False…
Rank this Week: 4378

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Aug 31

    Choragon ≠ Koragel

    Choragon ≠ Koragel
    Die Zeichen CHORAGON und KORAGEL sind auch im Hinblick auf den deutschen Verbraucher, der die beiden ersten Silben beider Zeichen in der Regel identisch ausspricht, nicht verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Sowohl die…
  • Aug 7

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)

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

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
Rank this Week: 2713

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About PA’s Child Protective Services Law

    What You Need to Know About PA’s Child Protective Services Law
    Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law received a major overhaul after the Penn State child abuse scandal.  On July 1, 2015, Gov. Wolf signed into law the third, and perhaps final, legislation on the matter.  The new…
  • Aug 14

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

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

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
Rank this Week: 4398

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4818

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: 2327

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4577

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3316

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

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

    The Continuing Trend of Physician Employment

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

    Majority of Georgia Hospitals Face Medicare Penaltie

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

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

    FRAUD DON’T PAY: HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS BEWARE CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES LAW
    Physicians and other healthcare providers and businesses who seek to stay in the center of the court and avoid fraud allegations often inquire of our Georgia business and healthcare law firm about the applicability of STARK (civil statute) or…
Rank this Week: 2932

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3077

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

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

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

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

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 2890

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 10

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

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

    Employers are Liable in Tort Actions for HIPAA Violation

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

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 21, a state appeals court in Tallahassee upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida’s medical malpractice law.…
Rank this Week: 4276