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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: 54

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: 239

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: 286

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 27

    Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31k HIPAA Penalty

    Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31k HIPAA Penalty
    On April 20, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced that it had reached a settlement with the Center for Children’s Digestive Health (the Center) regarding the Center’s…
  • Mar 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
  • Mar 9

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) fraud section released new guidance for healthcare entities titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The new guidelines do not change any of the…
Rank this Week: 338

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 26

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control
    FiveThirtyEight (April 24, 2017): Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control, by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux: As we wait to see whether the Trump Administration will get rid of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 539

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 20

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a fine time to talk about the organization that provides information, support and education for those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as it provides a wealth of…
  • Apr 7

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider

    In-Network versus Out-of-Network: What you need to know when selecting a medical provider
    One of the first questions we ask clients calling about the denial of medical benefits is whether the provider (i.e. hospital, treatment center, doctor) was an in-network or ­out-of-network provider. Some insurers use different terms such…
  • Mar 30

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE

    WORKPLACE DISABILITY MORE COMMON THAN WORKERS BELIEVE
    A 2014 study of Canadian workers revealed that most individuals vastly underestimate the likelihood that they will become disabled. While nearly half of workers surveyed believe that disability occurs rarely, in reality over 14% of Canadians…
Rank this Week: 475

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: 391

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: 410

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: 1285

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 27

    "Addiction Doesn't Exist, But it is Bad for You"

    "Addiction Doesn't Exist, But it is Bad for You"
    "Addiction Doesn't Exist, But it is Bad for You" by Owen Flanagan has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract There is a debate about the nature of addiction, whether it is a result of brain damage,...
  • Apr 26

    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?"

    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?"
    "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?" by Robert R. Clewis has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The author examines whether Kantian ethics would condone the use of pharmaceutical drugs to…
  • Apr 26

    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate"

    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate"
    "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate" by Sabine Müller, Merlin Bittlinger, and Henrik Walter has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics Abstract Decisions about brain surgery pose…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 779

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: 1284

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Maine Psychiatric Center: Sorry, I've been…

    Maine Psychiatric Center: Sorry, I've been busy recently and haven't had the chance to blog about this; still don't, really, but need to get something out there.  Thanks to @DissentDoe for taking the lead on this (if you're on Twitter, read…
  • Apr 25

    "First Ever HIPAA Settlement with a…

    "First Ever HIPAA Settlement with a Wireless Health Service!"  Feh.  This is just an unencrypted laptop theft by someone without a good Risk Analysis story to tell. CardioNet provides remote monitoring of patients with severe…
  • Apr 21

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not…

    It's Hard to Violate HIPAA When You're Not Covered By It: A New York trial court has ruled that the New York Organ Donor Network can't refuse to hand over records to a whistleblower because of HIPAA.  A disgruntled ex-employee, who claims…
Rank this Week: 815

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/
  • Apr 6

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?
    Despite controlling the presidency, and both houses of Congress, the Republican’s bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed. The Republican’s replacement bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - was pulled…
  • Mar 15

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?
    Late in the afternoon on March 6, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would replace and repeal significant portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or…
  • Mar 7

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017
    Significant changes to practice by physician assistants in Michigan will take effect on March 22, 2017. Any physicians (medical, osteopathic and podiatric), health facilities, and health agencies that work with PAs should take the steps…
Rank this Week: 1235

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: 1042

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

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

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

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

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

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

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

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 1188

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: 628

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1079

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: 903

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 2266

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 27

    "Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for States"

    "Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for States"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable newly updated report with newly updated statistics about the road-safety problems created by drugged driving. Here is a part of the report's introduction and background: This report,…
  • Apr 26

    "Osbeck and Bromberg's Marijuana Law in a Nutshell"

    "Osbeck and Bromberg's Marijuana Law in a Nutshell"
    The title of this post is how West Academic Publishing is promoting its latest notable nutshell publication authored by Mark Osbeck and Howard Bromberg. In part because I think it is near impossible to summarize modern marijuana law in short…
  • Apr 26

    National District Attorneys Association releases report on "Marijuana Policy: The State and Local Prosecutors' Perspective"

    National District Attorneys Association releases report on "Marijuana Policy: The State and Local Prosecutors' Perspective"
    In this post a few months ago, I praised the National District Attorneys Association for forming a diverse working group to address modern marijuana laws and polices. As detailed in this local article, though, it does not seem all the diverse…
Rank this Week: 2089

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Recent Whistleblower Developments at McEldrew Young

    Recent Whistleblower Developments at McEldrew Young
    Last spring was a pretty busy time for whistleblower news at McEldrew Young.  It has been the same this year! McEldrew Young received a positive decision for our clients on Pfizer’s motion to dismiss the second amended complaint in…
  • Apr 21

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored

    How 700 Bank Whistleblowers Get Ignored
    Like much of America, we have been following the story of Wells Fargo’s sales tactics and the government response to it. We haven’t discussed this matter in depth yet here on our blog (just a brief comment about its implications…
  • Apr 19

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement

    Tax Day Debate at Supreme Court Over Time for SEC Disgorgement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission defended its ability to disgorge illegal profits from wrongdoers before the Supreme Court yesterday in Kokesh v. SEC. It was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s second day of oral arguments.  An opinion is…
Rank this Week: 2272

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Charge to U.S. Ethics Committees and IRB

    Charge to U.S. Ethics Committees and IRB
  • Apr 27

    40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference

    40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference
    If you teach health law, come to the 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, June 8-10, 2017, at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.  Here is the schedule: Thursday, June 8, 20178:00-12:00 AM Tour of the Centers for…
  • Apr 26

    Kathleen Sebelius - Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care (video)

    Kathleen Sebelius - Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care (video)
    The Center for Practical Bioethics has posted videos from its annual dinner and symposium that included Kathleen Sebelius speaking about the new Aspen Institute report on Improving Care at the End of Life. The Center is a nonprofit,…
Rank this Week: 4589

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.

https://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 2

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 2
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Our firm is frequently retained to act to obtain the release of individuals erroneously confined and held involuntarily under the Baker Act. We…
  • Apr 20

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1

    Florida’s Baker Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law At The Health Law Firm, we are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously held under Florida’s Baker Act. An…
  • Apr 17

    It is Always a Bad Idea for a Doctor, Nurse or Health Professional to . . . .

    It is Always a Bad Idea for a Doctor, Nurse or Health Professional to . . . .
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law My experience in representing doctors, nurses and other licensed health professionals in disciplinary cases has lead me to conclude, us to…
Rank this Week: 3782

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2253

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Apr 26

    US HHS OIG and HCCA Release Compliance Program Effectiveness Resource Guide

    US HHS OIG and HCCA Release Compliance Program Effectiveness Resource Guide
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) released Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide on March 27, 2017 (“the…
  • Apr 21

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort

    Medicaid Program Integrity: US GAO Finds CMS Needs Work to Develop More Effective Oversight Effort
    On April 17, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report about the current state of Medicaid program integrity. GAO conducted a study of the Medicaid program due to concerns about improper payments and was…
  • Apr 20

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan

    The OMIG Releases its 2017-2018 Work Plan
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has released its annual Work Plan for fiscal year 2017-18.  The annual Work Plan offers providers insight into OMIG’s areas of focus in the New York…
Rank this Week: 3075

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2882

HealthLaw Offices Blog

HealthLaw Offices Blog

Features news items related to health care regulatory developments and other information of interest to health law attorneys and health care providers. By Fehn, Robichaud and Colagiovanni, PLLC d/b/a HealthLaw Offices.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2292

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4962

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 25

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction
    Those in favor of legalizing marijuana – or at least in protecting the state-level freedoms they have now – are fearing federal sanctions from an unfriendly new administration. Even though politicians on both sides of the aisle…
  • Apr 23

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III
    While there have been drug laws on the books for many years, it was the inclusion of marijuana as a Schedule I drug on the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (USCSA) that has been the biggest obstacle to the cannabis business being…
  • Apr 21

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law
    According to a recent news article from the Los Angeles Times, the governor has proposed a plan to alter some marijuana laws in California, and this has led to some push back from state lawmakers.  Those who challenge these new measures…
Rank this Week: 4886

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/
Rank this Week: 3879

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/
Rank this Week: 4387

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 24

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy
    Using unusually blunt language, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)  recently noted that it “is increasingly frustrated with the lack of statutory or regulatory action” to lower Medicare skilled nursing facility…
  • Apr 14

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule
    CMS has sent several major proposed Medicare 2018 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance before publication in the Federal Register. OMB has already cleared the proposed fiscal year…
  • Apr 14

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a final rule intended to help improve the risk pool and stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Exchanges for 2018 – even as CMS contends that consumers…
Rank this Week: 3960

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 24

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire CityMD
    Warburg Pincus has announced it will acquire CityMD. CityMD, founded in 2010, is an urgent care provider with more than 68 locations in the greater New York metropolitan area and Seattle. Warburg Pincus, headquartered in New York, is ……
  • Apr 17

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.
    Angelica Corp. has announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of PE firm KKR. KKR will acquire Angelica’s assets for approximately $125 million plus certain assumed liabilities. Angelica indicated it…
  • Apr 4

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million

    Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million
    Shore Capital Partners has announced it has closed it second PE fund (Shore Capital Partners Fund II) at the hard cap of $190 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has approximately $350 million in total capital under ……
Rank this Week: 4080

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant

    FCA Civil Penalties Rose in 2016, Increasing Financial Risk for Defendant
    Individuals and businesses named in qui tam lawsuits alleging fraud against the government based on the False Claims Act (FCA) have always been at risk for significant financial penalties. If the federal government decides to join the qui tam…
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce

    Understanding the Qui Tam Legal Proce
    Qui tam claims are lawsuits filed by private citizens on behalf of the federal government based on allegations that someone violated the False Claims Act (FCA) or another federal statute. Most of the time these types of claims are brought by…
  • Apr 7

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case

    Government Allowed Writs of Attachment and Garnishment Against Defendants in Qui Tam Case
     In the qui tam case of BlueWave Healthcare v. U.S., the government was allowed to execute writs of attachment against both real and personal property and writs of garnishment against bank accounts of the defendants under the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1838

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
Rank this Week: 4085

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3704

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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 17

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster

    ACA Medicaid Expansion Is Not a State Budget Buster
    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: 1807

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
  • Apr 12

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause
    The family of Lola Norton, deceased  brought a wrongful death action against a number of defendants who were affiliated with a nursing home in which Bernard Norton’s wife, Lola  died. Bernard and family claimed that negligent…
  • Apr 11

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack
    Arbitration clauses commanding arbitration in nursing home abuse and neglect cases have been the bane of many lawyers seeking to protect nursing home residents from abuse and injury. Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, arbitration…
  • Apr 4

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home

    $5.2 Million Jury Verdict for Multiple Deaths at Nursing Home
    A federal jury in North Carolina entered its verdict in favor of the families of three nursing home residents who died at Blue Ridge Health Care Center.  The lawsuit filed for the wrongful deaths claimed these deaths were caused by the…
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Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
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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/
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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/
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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Mar 28

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration

    Accused Dental Supply Manufacturers Argue Antitrust Suit Belongs In Arbitration
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 21, 2017, accused dental suppliers in an antitrust suit told the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that a Texas federal ……
  • Dec 20

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 13, 2016, an Arizona appeals court affirmed the suspension of a dentist who allegedly had a history of opioid addiction and ……
  • Nov 29

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Former MetroHealth Medical Center Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Dental Director Edward Hills was charged on October 25, 2016 for running a…
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Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
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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/
  • Mar 27

    The Surprise of Familiarity

    The Surprise of Familiarity
    Watching from afar the Scouts attempting to earn their orienteering merit badges, we could see it on the boys’ faces.  They were lost; they were scared.  They should have reached their destination an hour ago.  Soon,…
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
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