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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/
  • Jun 25

    Report: Los Angeles Tops State in Medical Marijuana Sale

    Report: Los Angeles Tops State in Medical Marijuana Sale
    According to a recent news article from Bloomberg, local municipalities are putting the finishing touches on their local regulation of recreational marijuana sales.  Industry experts believe that areas with more successful medical…
  • Jun 23

    Legal Recreational Marijuana Use and Employment Issue

    Legal Recreational Marijuana Use and Employment Issue
    For a long time, people have been wondering how medical marijuana use will affect their employment and what happens if they get a drug test. That is a complicated issue, and it depends a lot on your employer.  With marijuana being legal…
  • Jun 21

    Medical Marijuana Patients in Los Angeles Concerned About Possible Price Hike

    Medical Marijuana Patients in Los Angeles Concerned About Possible Price Hike
    In January, any adult in Los Angeles will be able to walk into a marijuana shop or dispensary and purchase marijuana for any use they see fit.  They can use it as a medicine or for recreational use. While California was the first state…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jun 21

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.
    The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an injured worker who asserted that the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process was unconstitutional.  This is good news for California payers,…
  • Jun 9

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market
    On June 8, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals withdraw Opana ER from the market, citing concerns of ongoing misuse and abuse of the drug. As you will recall from our prior blog post, in March…
  • Jun 5

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   
    We are currently four months away from CMS implementing their new workflows for Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), which outline how they will handle bills when there is a Liability Insurance Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (LMSA) or…
Rank this Week: 406

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Wall of Shame: Apparently OCR is…

    Wall of Shame: Apparently OCR is considering some changes to the website listing of all large breaches, based on concerns expressed by a congressman (who also happens to be a doctor) that the listing is too punitive to entities that did no…
  • Jun 14

    St. Luke's-Roosevelt's Faxing Problem: An…

    St. Luke's-Roosevelt's Faxing Problem: An NYC hospital has been fined $387,000 for two misdirected faxes.  That's a big fine.  Why? Three reasons: One, all fines are big these days.  OCR still feels it needs to make an impression, and if…
  • Jun 12

    Hospital Cybersecurity in Critical…

    Hospital Cybersecurity in Critical Condition: So says a report by HHS' Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.  Not particularly surprising.
Rank this Week: 414

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: 316

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: 486

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: 482

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Jun 24

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women
    TIME (Jun. 22, 2017): 4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women, by Amanda MacMillan The newly unveiled Senate health care bill intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a name: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of...
  • Jun 23

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health
    Ms. Magazine (Jun. 21, 2017): Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health, by Meliss Arteaga: Last week, members of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a maternal health advocacy committee organized by SisterSong, briefed…
  • Jun 22

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court
    Texas Observer (Jun. 20, 2017): How Texas' Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court, by Sophie Novack: Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law, "an omnibus measure that mandates…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Jun 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation – Has Neuroscience’s Holy Grail Been Found? Discovery: Neuroskeptic Beyond the Five Senses, The Atlantic Studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them, Quartz…
  • Jun 20

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract
    **CALL FOR ABSTRACTS** Deadline: 7 July 2017 NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Researchers, practitioners, clinicians and other…
  • Jun 15

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Older Kids Are More Likely to Confess to Bad Deeds, Scientific American How the brain stores traumatic images and triggers flashbacks, The Guardian Scientists are finding more genes linked to IQ. This doesn’t mean we can predict…
Rank this Week: 791

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jun 23

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)
    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
  • Jun 23

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)
    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
  • Jun 9

    Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry

    Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry
    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: 759

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: 709

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: 825

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 639

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
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey
    June 9, 2014 Komlodi v. Picciano, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014)This new decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court restated the rule that denies the comparative negligence defense to doctors who negligently fail to guard…
Rank this Week: 753

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 554

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: 648

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jun 24

    Another accounting of the big drop in traffic stops after marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington

    Another accounting of the big drop in traffic stops after marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington
    In this recent post I noted The Marshall Project article discussing data showing many fewer traffic stops after marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. This new NBC News article, headlined "Police Searches Drop Dramatically in…
  • Jun 22

    "A Principled Approach to Taxing Marijuana"

    "A Principled Approach to Taxing Marijuana"
    The title of this post is the title of this terrific (and lengthy) article in National Affairs authored by Jonathan Caulkins. Every serious student of marijuana reform ought to read the whole piece, and here are excerpts that highlight just a…
  • Jun 22

    Insurance institute analysis finds increase in car crash claims in legalization state

    Insurance institute analysis finds increase in car crash claims in legalization state
    As reported in this industry article, the Highway Loss Data Institute has completed an interesting analysis of car crash claims data in marijuana legalization states. Here are the basics from the article: Legalizing recreational marijuana use…
Rank this Week: 1908

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2290

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: 3788

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/
  • Jun 23

    Hull Speed, Codgers, and Pre-Existing Conditions: What Does the Senate Bill Do?

    Hull Speed, Codgers, and Pre-Existing Conditions: What Does the Senate Bill Do?
    Many other things being equal, the longer the sail boat, the faster it can go before its bow wave defeats further speed increase.  However, as any boat approaches its “hull speed,” an increasing amount of energy is required…
  • Jun 22

    Get Ready for “On The Motion to Amend the Amendment of the Amendment of the Amendment …”

    Get Ready for “On The Motion to Amend the Amendment of the Amendment of the Amendment …”
    The “Discussion Draft” released June 22, 2017 by the Senate Budget Committee carries the House Bill number (H.R. 1628) of the American Health Care Act, and kills taxes like the House bill, but there are major…
  • Jun 22

    “But Officer, He Came Out of Nowhere!”

    “But Officer, He Came Out of Nowhere!”
    Lots of wrecks happen because drivers, staring at what’s directly in front of them, are unaware of dangers coming from other directions. This is an ACA blog, so right now we’re staring at the ACA changes being proposed by the…
Rank this Week: 2788

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/
Rank this Week: 3163

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/
  • Jun 23

    Court Finds Attorney May Not Receive Attorney’s Fees in His Own Qui Tam Case

    Court Finds Attorney May Not Receive Attorney’s Fees in His Own Qui Tam Case
    To encourage private citizens to come forward regarding fraud against the government, qui tam cases entitle the citizen, also called the relator, to a portion of any settlement or jury award that arises from his or her evidence and…
  • Jun 16

    Answers to Your Qui Tam Question

    Answers to Your Qui Tam Question
    Qui tam suits often make the news, though you may not be sure of what they are and why they matter. Qui tam suits have to do with fraud against the federal or a state government. In recent years, the U.S. and individual states have made a…
  • Jun 9

    US Joins Qui Tam Suit Against LA

    US Joins Qui Tam Suit Against LA
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on June 7 that the U.S. is intervening in a qui tam suit against Los Angeles and CRA/LA, formerly known as the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, regarding allegations that the…
Rank this Week: 2092

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: 2288

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 2107

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/
Rank this Week: 2413

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3635

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Tips for Talking to a Lawyer

    Tips for Talking to a Lawyer
    There may come a time in your life when you will need to consult with a lawyer – whether it be good news or bad news. We routinely speak with individuals who have had life, health, and disability claims denied by their insurance…
  • May 30

    The latest on “Discretionary Clauses” in California (Insurance Code section 10110.6)

    The latest on “Discretionary Clauses” in California (Insurance Code section 10110.6)
    On May 11, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Orzechowski v. Boeing Co. Non-Union LTD Plan, et al., Case No. 14-55919 (9th Circ. May 11, 2017) upholding the application of the California law which…
  • May 19

    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.”

    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.”
    “There used to be considerable skepticism that Fibromyalgia was a real disease. No more.” —Kennedy v. The Lilly Extended Disability Plan, –F.3d–, 2017 WL 2178091 (7th Cir., 2017) It has been said that disability…
Rank this Week: 1261

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/
  • Jun 15

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review
    The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan – most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies. For instance, the OIG now intends to examine the following Medicare and Medicaid topics…
  • Jun 15

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program
    House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following: A Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing on “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How…
  • Jun 15

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie
    The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects its investigative recoveries during the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to top $2.04 billion – which is down from $2.77 billion for the first half of FY 2016. During this period, the…
Rank this Week: 3900

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: 3083

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Jun 13

    AMA Announces Physician Ownership of Medical Practices Drops Below 50%

    AMA Announces Physician Ownership of Medical Practices Drops Below 50%
    Traditionally a hallmark of success for many physicians, physician ownership of medical practices continues to decline, for now, according to a recent study by the American Medical Association (AMA).  The AMA recently issued the results…
  • May 9

    FQHC Suffers Monetary Consequences for HIPAA Violation

    FQHC Suffers Monetary Consequences for HIPAA Violation
    A Denver area Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) must pay $400,000 in fines and implement a corrective action plan for HIPAA violations that resulted from a hacker’s breach into the health center’s employee emails.  The…
  • Apr 26

    Convictions Will Stand for Mental Health Employees in $200 million Medicare Fraud Case

    Convictions Will Stand for Mental Health Employees in $200 million Medicare Fraud Case
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal and upheld the convictions of a physician assistant and a patient recruiter in Florida for their actions in allegedly defrauding the Medicare program of $200 million in false claims. Both…
Rank this Week: 2331

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/
  • Jun 12

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre
    In early June 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its second status report on the Medicare appeals backlog. The December 2016 case American Hospital Association v Burwell, in addition to dictating that HHS clear the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4018

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
  • Jun 10

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort
    The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the “All of Us” research program. Initially branded as the “Precision Medicine Initiative®” Cohort Program,…
  • May 21

    Federal Circuit’s Primer on Equivalence Infringement of Chemical Process Patent

    Federal Circuit’s Primer on Equivalence Infringement of Chemical Process Patent
    In an appeal characterized as “unusual,” the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of a preliminary injunction, holding it likely that plaintiff patent holder would succeed on the merits its claim of infringement of a patent claiming…
  • May 1

    Breaking Down Barriers Between Pre-clinical and Clinical Adoption of Personalized Medicine

    Breaking Down Barriers Between Pre-clinical and Clinical Adoption of Personalized Medicine
    Personalized medicine will change how health care is delivered and disease is prevented and treated. But first, how disease and health is defined, as well as the clinical development and adoption of new therapies must align with current…
Rank this Week: 4032

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/
  • Jun 10

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana
    As previously reported on our Physician Law Blog (see our post here), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued draft “temporary” regulations regarding physician registration and certification of medical marijuana on April 11,…
  • May 31

    New York man sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in $26 million “billing mill”

    New York man sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in $26 million “billing mill”
    Earlier this month, a New York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly operating a $26 million scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The defendant allegedly established 6 medical clinics in Brooklyn that paid elderly people…
  • May 30

    Keeping an Eye on Non-Compete Law

    Keeping an Eye on Non-Compete Law
    USA Today, New York Times, BNA, and several other news outlets have been reporting over the last few weeks about non-competition agreements and non-compete laws especially related to low-wage workers.  There have been interesting changes…
Rank this Week: 4437

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    No to CHOICE Act on SEC whistleblower culpability

    No to CHOICE Act on SEC whistleblower culpability
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved banking reforms in the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 that would, if adopted, “gut many of the key banking reforms implemented after the financial crisis” according to a CNBC…
  • May 24

    Remove Medical Malpractice Reform from Trump Budget

    Remove Medical Malpractice Reform from Trump Budget
    The Trump Administration’s budget proposal for 2018 includes another attempt to pass tort reform for medical malpractice lawsuits. We strongly oppose this effort to weaken compensation for injury victims and urge you to inform your…
  • May 23

    CFTC Completes Whistleblower Program Rule Change

    CFTC Completes Whistleblower Program Rule Change
    The CFTC has issued final rules based on its previously proposed changes to the CFTC whistleblower program. The changes have left the core of the program intact while strengthening the whistleblower retaliation protections, harmonizing the…
Rank this Week: 2229

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4466

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/
  • Jun 5

    CMS Releases 2018 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule

    CMS Releases 2018 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule
    On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3140

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: 3016

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
  • Jun 5

    Jury Convicts Doctor and Medical Billing Company Owner for $28 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Jury Convicts Doctor and Medical Billing Company Owner for $28 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 1, 2017, a federal jury in Michigan found a Detroit-area doctor and owner of a medical billing company guilty of perpetrating ……
  • May 29

    What You Need to Know About Preparing and Responding to an Initial Medicaid Audit Request

    What You Need to Know About Preparing and Responding to an Initial Medicaid Audit Request
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Health care providers in Florida who service Medicaid patients are at a higher risk for audits than anywhere else in the country. The ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3714

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: 5072

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: 3716

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3717

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/
Rank this Week: 2850