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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/
  • Feb 9

    The City of Fort Myers, Florida Agrees to Pay $149,000 to Settle Dispute With Mental Health Facility

    The City of Fort Myers, Florida Agrees to Pay $149,000 to Settle Dispute With Mental Health Facility
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On February 3, 2017, the city of Fort Myers, Florida, agreed to pay $149,000 to settle a discrimination-related real estate zoning and…
  • Jan 24

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Supreme Court made the decision on November 30, 2016, to dismiss a negligence suit filed against a hospital over the death of a…
  • Jan 24

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit

    Florida High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Supreme Court made the decision on November 30, 2016, to dismiss a negligence suit filed against a hospital over the death of a…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Feb 15

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction
    New York Times (Dec. 11, 2016): Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise "Onslaught" of Tough Restrictions, by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Ohio has new law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is…
  • Feb 14

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle
    (February 14, 2017) The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World's Pro-Choice Battle, by Chelsea Wilson Miller, CUNY Law Student: Last month, millions of women and allies around the world marched in solidarity for women’s rights. We…
  • Feb 13

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch
    New York Times (Feb. 7, 2017): Reading Between the Lines for a Nominee's Views on Abortion, by Adam Liptak: Neil Gorsuch's 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (New Forum Books) may provide a window onto the nominee's...
Rank this Week: 214

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: 264

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Simon's Law Legislation Introduced in Texa

    Simon's Law Legislation Introduced in Texa
    Senator PerryLast week, the Kansas "Simon's Law" bill got a hearing before a Senate committee.  Just two days earlier, a similar bill was introduced in Texas.  S.B. 883 would add two new sections to the Health & Safety…
  • Feb 19

    UK Court Ruling for Clinicians in Medical Futility Dispute

    UK Court Ruling for Clinicians in Medical Futility Dispute
    As we explained in Chest last year, UK courts have issued dozens and dozens of published opinions in medical futility conflicts.  This provides significant guidance and clarity as to how these cases should be resolved.   The latest…
  • Feb 18

    Becoming Mr. Buckley: Intimate End-of-Life Portrait

    Becoming Mr. Buckley: Intimate End-of-Life Portrait
    CBC News has a compelling story on photographer Dan Culberson's moving photo essay of father-in-law's battle with cancer.
Rank this Week: 500

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/
  • Feb 19

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched
    Weddings are often about tradition. There is the dress and the vows and the dance and the tossing of the bouquet. But it appears a growing number of betrothed couples in states where recreational marijuana is now legal are forging a new…
  • Feb 17

    Trump May Nominate Marijuana Advocate to FDA

    Trump May Nominate Marijuana Advocate to FDA
    There has been a lot of uncertainty for some Americans in recent weeks as President Donald Trump has taken office, and that has extended to the question of how the federal government will proceed with regard to legal marijuana. Especially…
  • Feb 15

    Report: Most Police Officers Support Relaxed Marijuana Law

    Report: Most Police Officers Support Relaxed Marijuana Law
    Law enforcement leadership for years were on the side of tighter marijuana laws. But now, it seems there may have been a substantial shift.  A recent poll of 8,000 officers by the Pew Research Center finds that almost two-thirds of them…
Rank this Week: 493

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: 535

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: 369

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/
  • Jan 24

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home
    Jacob Saul was born prematurely with neurological deficiencies. He was later transferred to Cambridge Pediatrics Nursing Home for rehabilitation. Jacob remained at the nursing home. At eight months of age, he was found unconscious and in…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
Rank this Week: 347

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 19

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit

    Forest Labs Agree to Pay $38 Million Settlement to End Whistle Blower’s FCA Suit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 15, 2016, Forest Laboratories agreed to pay $38 million to resolve a whistle blower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving…
  • Feb 12

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim

    South Florida Hospital Agrees To Pay $12 Million To Settle FCA Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 7, 2016, a Miami-area hospital will pay the federal government about $12 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False…
  • Jan 24

    Extensive Bribery Scheme At Dallas’ Forest Park Medical Center

    Extensive Bribery Scheme At Dallas’ Forest Park Medical Center
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Founders and investors of a physician-owned health care facility in Dallas, Texas, known as the Forest Park Medical Center, were charged on…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
  • Feb 12

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program
    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program The Neuroscience and Law Center presents Reconstructing Criminal Justice: Brain Dysfunction & The Courtroom Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Fordham Law School Costantino Room 150 West…
Rank this Week: 603

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/
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
  • Feb 9

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?
    Since late December, 2016, many Applicable Large Employer Members have received IRS Letter 5699 from a Tax Compliance Officer at an address in Florence, Kentucky.  The “Dear Taxpayer” letter is headed: “Request for…
  • Feb 6

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5
    Nothing resembling a repeal/replace consensus bill emerged from any committee in either chamber during the survey period.  Instead, in a Fox News interview broadcast just before the Super Bowl, the President confessed that ACA repeal may…
Rank this Week: 681

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/
  • Feb 12

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie
    On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final rules that establish minimum standards for home health agencies (the “Rules”). According to CMS, the Rules are intended to…
  • Dec 20

    HHS OIG Report Identifies Non-Compliance in Hospice Documentation

    HHS OIG Report Identifies Non-Compliance in Hospice Documentation
    Hospice care is intended to help terminally ill beneficiaries continue living with minimal disruptions and to provide support for a beneficiary’s family and caregivers. In a recent report, the Department of Health and Human Services…
  • Dec 5

    CMS Announces New Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilitie

    CMS Announces New Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) updating the Medicare Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) for long-term care (“LTC”)…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
       Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which means the…
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Feb 10

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised, Again.

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised, Again.
    CMS just issued an additional amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published additional responses to questions by offerors, and also a change in the due date for proposals to 10:00 am February 15, 2017. The…
  • Feb 6

    California Proposition 64, and Other Marijuana Legislation: Are These Legislative Actions the Gateway to Marijuana Inclusion in Medicare-Set Asides?…Not Likely.

    California Proposition 64, and Other Marijuana Legislation: Are These Legislative Actions the Gateway to Marijuana Inclusion in Medicare-Set Asides?…Not Likely.
    In 1996, California became the first state to allow for medical use of marijuana.  Marijuana is and remains classified as a Schedule I drug, which is defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as, “substances with no…
  • Jan 20

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised

    WCRC RFP Due Date Revised
    Yesterday, CMS issued an amendment to the RFP for the WCMSA review contractor. The amendment published responses to questions by offerors, and informed offerors that additional answers to questions will be released on January 25, 2017. The…
Rank this Week: 713

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 700

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”
    Many of the “rules” governing ERISA claims are not contained in the statute itself, but rather are the result of judicial decisions interpreting ERISA. In the landmark case of Firestone v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989), the U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
Rank this Week: 1100

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: 591

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor
    On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule”) codifying new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and…
  • Dec 9

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant
    Relief will (eventually) be granted to Medicare appellants.  After a years-long battle, on December 5, 2016, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted mandamus relief to the American Hospital Association…
  • Dec 8

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie
    The OIG issued a Policy Statement regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries. Under section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
Rank this Week: 1068

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 776

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 666

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: 573

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: 767

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Department of Health and Human Services Nominee

    News from DC – Department of Health and Human Services Nominee
    Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) President Trump’s nominee for the Secretary of HHS, Tom Price (R-GA), was confirmed on February 10, 2017, by a 52-47 Senate vote. As a U.S. Representative, Tom Price had voted…
  • Feb 16

    CMS proposes rule to stabilize health insurance market

    CMS proposes rule to stabilize health insurance market
    On February 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance market by increasing incentives for individuals to maintain enrollment in health…
  • Feb 15

    Fourth circuit declines to rule on the appropriateness of statistical sampling in FCA case

    Fourth circuit declines to rule on the appropriateness of statistical sampling in FCA case
    As expected after oral arguments, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to decide whether parties may use statistical sampling to prove False Claims Act liability in United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, Inc., Nos.…
Rank this Week: 2046

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
  • Feb 20

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE
    Guest Post by Jocelyn Yu, Foley & Lardner, LLP. Apple successfully invalidated three patents for failure to recite patent eligible subject matter. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 2015-1792, 2015-1793 (Fed. Cir. 2016). The patents relate to…
  • Feb 12

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT
    On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (LDTs) (Discussion Paper). The Discussion Paper follows FDA’s late 2016 announcement that, contrary to the…
  • Feb 5

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently reported that for the third year in a row, personalized medicines accounted for more than 25% of all new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).…
Rank this Week: 3990

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/
Rank this Week: 3865

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
Rank this Week: 3687

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Feb 18

    Highlighting free market fuzziness for GOP when marijuana involved

    Highlighting free market fuzziness for GOP when marijuana involved
    This Florida newspaper commentary by John Romano, headlined "Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?," effectively shines a light on the notable fact that the affinity of some Republican leaders for less government…
  • Feb 15

    "Joint Culpability: The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime"

    "Joint Culpability: The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new article posted to SSRN authored by Yu-Wei Luke Chu and Wilbur Townsend. Here is the abstract: Most of the U.S. states have passed medical marijuana laws. In this paper, we study the…
  • Feb 13

    Interesting data and speculations concerning New York's (struggling) medical marijuana program

    Interesting data and speculations concerning New York's (struggling) medical marijuana program
    The local article, headlined "Data: Only half of state's medical marijuana patients are repeat buyers," reports on some interesting patient data concerning New York's medical marijuana program. Here are excerpts: More than…
Rank this Week: 2008

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Another Day, Another Monster Fine: This…

    Another Day, Another Monster Fine: This time it's Memorial Healthcare System (Florida), with a $5.5 million fine for not following access controls and allowing terminated employees to continue accessing medical records after being terminated.…
  • Feb 14

    On the News: Some dude talking about HIPAA…

    On the News: Some dude talking about HIPAA and misdirected faxes.
  • Feb 9

    Interesting case, wrong conclusion:…

    Interesting case, wrong conclusion: University of Pittsburg Medical Center suffered a data breach where 62,000 employees' SSNs and tax data were breached, but a Pennsylvania court has determined that as an employer, it has no duty to its…
Rank this Week: 2347

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4952

Physician Law Blog

Physician Law Blog

Covers legal issues for physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, and other health professionals. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://physicianlawblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    HIPAA Update – Reminder for your Clients – 2016 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is 3/1/17

    HIPAA Update – Reminder for your Clients – 2016 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is 3/1/17
    As a helpful reminder, clients need to be aware that the March 1, 2017 deadline for reporting 2016 HIPAA breaches is fast approaching. March 1, 2017 is the Deadline for Reporting 2016 HIPAA Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals by…
  • Feb 10

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I
    Recent actions by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives regarding the admissibility of evidence in civil actions would substantially change the litigation of medical negligence cases.  In this article I discuss…
  • Jan 11

    HIPAA Update – Newest Settlement of $475,000 Results From Untimely Breach Report

    HIPAA Update – Newest Settlement of $475,000 Results From Untimely Breach Report
    Don’t let your clients get caught paying a “big” settlement for failing to report a HIPAA breach! For the first time, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a HIPAA settlement with a provider who failed to provide a…
Rank this Week: 2279

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: 5099

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: 1222

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: 2229

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: 4099

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
  • Feb 12

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo
    Die Zeichen Umckaloabo und Afrokulabo weisen markante Unterschiede auf, die selbst bei identischen Waren und nur durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit eine Verwechslungsgefahr ausschließen. Der Umstand, dass es sich jeweils um lange und…
  • Feb 7

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen
    Wenn das Fachpublikum innerhalb eines Gesamtkennzeichens einen Bestandteil (hier „Robugen“) als Herstellerkennzeichnung versteht, dann kann der andere Zeichenbestandteil (hier „Diacaro“) als eigentliche…
  • Jan 29

    BasenCitrate (-)

    BasenCitrate (-)
    Die Wortmarke „BasenCitrate“ ist unabhängig von der Frage, ob das Zeichen bereits sachbeschreibend verwendet worden ist, aufgrund absoluter Eintragungshindernisse schutzunfähig. Sachverhalt Die Entscheidung betrifft die…
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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/
  • Feb 12

    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 ……
  • Feb 2

    Wisconsin Supermarket Violated FCA With Illegal Kickbacks, Pharmacist Claim

    Wisconsin Supermarket Violated FCA With Illegal Kickbacks, Pharmacist Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 20, 2016, a pharmacist and whistle blower told an Illinois federal court that Wisconsin and Chicago-area chain of grocery stores,…
  • Jan 30

    $785M Pfizer FCA Deal: Whistleblowing Doctor Agrees To Split Fee

    $785M Pfizer FCA Deal: Whistleblowing Doctor Agrees To Split Fee
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Dr. William LaCorte, M.D., a whistleblowing physician in Metairie, Louisiana, helped win a $785 million False Claims Act settlement on November 29,…
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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/
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Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
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HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jan 31

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow

    HIPAA Chat With David Harlow
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 22

    Finding a Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Insurance

    Finding a Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) Insurance
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Countless times, we have been told by the health professionals we represent, especially  advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs),…
  • Nov 30

    Good Professional Liability Insurance with Broad Coverage For Massage Therapist

    Good Professional Liability Insurance with Broad Coverage For Massage Therapist
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Insurance is an essential for all massage therapists whether you’re an independent contractor, an employee of a chiropractor, physician or…
  • Oct 3

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
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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/
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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
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Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

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

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Oct 3

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement
    On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it intends to reopen the hospital inpatient status settlement that was initially released in 2014.  CMS’ announcement means…
Rank this Week: 3988

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/
  • Nov 9

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule in March 2014 that required healthcare providers prescribing medication, where the prescription is paid for by a Medicare Part D plan, to enroll in Medicare as a prescriber. The…
  • Oct 26

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits health care entities from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The ACA prohibition on discrimination applies to covered entities,…
  • May 20

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program
    Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations pertaining to non-discrimination. Earlier in May of 2016, the Secretary of HHS issued such…
Rank this Week: 2788

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

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

    New NH Condo Laws in Effect as of August 1, 2016

    New NH Condo Laws in Effect as of August 1, 2016
    NH real estate attorney Erik Newman has published an update on New Hampshire laws affecting condominium unit owners' associations that may require amending condo bylaws to incorporate the new requirements. In NH Condo Law: Enhanced…
  • Jul 14

    Labiaplastyboston.com: Plastic Surgery Website Focuses on Female Genital Aesthetic

    Labiaplastyboston.com: Plastic Surgery Website Focuses on Female Genital Aesthetic
    Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice for 15 years on Boston’s South Shore, has launched a new website dedicated solely to female genital aesthetic surgery and vaginal…
  • Sep 23

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained
    In July Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill modernizing and simplifying New Hampshire’s Banking Laws. The new laws go fully into effect on October 1, 2105, although some went into effect in July. NH banking attorney John Funk…
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