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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 110

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Religiously Affiliated ICU Patients Receive More Aggressive End-of-Life Care

    Religiously Affiliated ICU Patients Receive More Aggressive End-of-Life Care
    A study just published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Surgical Research finds that religiously affiliated intensive care unit patients receive more aggressive end-of-life care in the ICU. Yet this high-intensity care does not…
  • Aug 29

    Jahi McMath Still Responding to Verbal Command

    Jahi McMath Still Responding to Verbal Command
    Jahi McMath was declared dead both by multiple neurologists and by a California court in December 2013.   Yet, just days ago her mother made the following announcement to the crowd at the New Beginnings Community Center's summer gala…
  • Aug 28

    Providence Institute for Human Caring

    Providence Institute for Human Caring
    Providence Health & Services is establishing the Providence Institute for Human Caring under the leadership of Dr. Ira Byock.   Based at Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance, Calif., the new institute will support…
Rank this Week: 334

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization
    One of the positive consequences of legalization is the eradication of the black market. Reduced crime rates, taxes on once prohibited products, and transparency in the law can smooth regulatory practices and reduce risks. Despite…
  • Aug 27

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County
    A sweeping drug bust in San Bernardino County resulted in 14 arrests and the seizure of approximately 5000 marijuana plants. According to law enforcement authorities, the drug bust was part of the crackdown on illegal marijuana cultivation in…
  • Aug 27

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use
    In the past few years, medical marijuana use has gained momentum with widespread approval by voters, legislators, and lobbyists. For many of those who are passionate about medical usage, recreational use can be a distraction, potentially…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Aug 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
Rank this Week: 247

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: 271

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: 525

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 371

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: 429

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: 390

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Aug 27

    Extendicare Announces Significant 2014 Profit

    Extendicare Announces Significant 2014 Profit
    It is surprising to hear long term care push the fiction that Medicare and Medicaid don’t pay enough with profits like this. …
  • Aug 21

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie
    Acquiring continuing care—in a community setting—requires a major financial investment by both the consumer and the provider. For the consumer, doing so may involve spending most or all of a lifetime of savings; and for the…
  • Aug 11

    A Call for Action to Address Abuse of Older American

    A Call for Action to Address Abuse of Older American
    Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a framework for tackling the challenges to elder-abuse prevention and prosecution. In doing so, the departments called on all…
Rank this Week: 819

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/
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
  • Aug 1

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate
    On July 31, 2014, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced the Senate version of H.R. 1982. Currently co-sponsored only by Senator Rob Portman, the bill was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and then the Senate promptly began…
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
Rank this Week: 923

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: 795

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: 937

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 956

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: 586

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is…
  • Dec 18

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14
    The latest advancements in the medical world include devices that are focused on invasive, internal uses of technology to limit surgical trauma and improve the function of implanted instruments. These accomplishments have recently received…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and…
Rank this Week: 809

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/
  • Aug 29

    Reports Show Increase in Individuals Participating in Employer-Based Health Plan

    Reports Show Increase in Individuals Participating in Employer-Based Health Plan
    Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, much of the media focus has been on individuals who were previously denied coverage because of preexisting conditions or financial barriers. Now, studies are…
  • Aug 26

    Community Health Systems to Pay $98.15 million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Community Health Systems to Pay $98.15 million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    On August 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that CHS knowingly billed Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE…
  • Aug 22

    OCR Announces Start of HIPAA Audit Program Phase 2

    OCR Announces Start of HIPAA Audit Program Phase 2
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently announced that it will be initiating Phase 2 of the compliance audits mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health…
Rank this Week: 3631

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1765

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    BCBSM Places Limits on Quantity of Highly Abused Narcotic

    BCBSM Places Limits on Quantity of Highly Abused Narcotic
    With the fight against prescription drug abuse reaching an all-time high, health insurance plans are now taking a proactive role in attempting to reduce the quantity of some of the most abused drugs in the marketplace. As of September 2,…
  • Aug 14

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure
    On August 12, 2014, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") posted new guidance for contractors self-disclosing violations of federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations or violations of the…
  • Jul 16

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case
    One of the most widely viewed False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed against a hospital is coming to an end--Florida hospital, Halifax Health, is preparing to pay $1 million to settle a $73 million dollar Medicare overbilling case. Potentially,…
Rank this Week: 4198

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health On September 9 Apple is hosting its ‘Wish We Could Say More’ event. In the interim we will be deluged with usually uninformed speculation about the new iPhone, an iWatch wearable, and who knows what...
  • Aug 28

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech
    Reversing its previous deference to corporate speech interests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit came down in favor of consumer protection in a July 29 decision. In American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the…
  • Aug 27

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery
    (Warning: this post discusses the pilot episode of the Lottery, a show that debuted on Lifetime in mid-July. If you want to be surprised by the basic plot elements of the show, perhaps hold off on reading this…). I have...
Rank this Week: 2181

Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Pennsylvania gets Federal Approval for Medicaid Expansion

    Pennsylvania gets Federal Approval for Medicaid Expansion
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to permit Pennsylvania to expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover low income adults whose incomes exceed the federal poverty level. …
  • Aug 12

    It’s Official (at least for now): ICD-10 Implementation Date is Now October 1, 2015

    It’s Official (at least for now): ICD-10 Implementation Date is Now October 1, 2015
    According to a final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 4, 2014, providers will be required to use  the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision for diagnosis coding starting on…
  • Jul 31

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement

    OIG Publishes Fraud Alert on Physician Lab Arrangement
    Physician ancillary service joint ventures continue to proliferate and not surprisingly, federal and state regulators are on the lookout for arrangements which may violate fraud and abuse laws .  In its recent “Special Fraud Alert:…
Rank this Week: 1745

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Kevin S. Little P.C.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2121

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/
  • Aug 28

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline
    On August 28, 2014, CMS announced the latest changes to the deadlines associated with the Sunshine Act “Open Payments" System review and dispute process resulting from additional system down-time. Specifically, because the system…
  • Aug 26

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial
    This post was written by Jennifer Pike and Vicki Morris. Earlier this summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft 42-page "Informed Consent Information Sheet" that provides guidance for institutional review boards (IRBs),…
  • Aug 21

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier
    CMS's long-awaited fingerprint-based background check screening process is underway for certain “high-risk” providers and suppliers participating in federal health care programs (specifically, Medicare, Medicaid, and the…
Rank this Week: 3793

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    OIG Issues Advisory Opinion to Specialty Pharmacy for Support Service Payment

    OIG Issues Advisory Opinion to Specialty Pharmacy for Support Service Payment
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm There is an inherent risk in entering into financial arrangements where payments to a service provider are only made when a referral is generated. On August 15, 2014, the Office ……
  • Aug 18

    Need Last Minute Deposition or Hearing Representation? Call The Health Law Firm

    Need Last Minute Deposition or Hearing Representation? Call The Health Law Firm
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Our office often takes phone calls from pharmacies and pharmacists needing short-notice representation at a Board of Pharmacy hearing or at a…
  • Jul 7

    Florida Legislature Reforms Pharmacy Benefit Manager Audit Practice

    Florida Legislature Reforms Pharmacy Benefit Manager Audit Practice
    According to the Florida Legislature, it’s time for pharmacists to focus on their patients instead of paperwork. On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Florida Senate Bill 702 into law. This law introduces clear guidelines…
Rank this Week: 3564

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
  • Aug 27

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Healthsense Secures $10 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Healthsense Secures $10 Million in Financing
    Healthsense has announced it raised $10 million in financing. Healthsense, headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., is a provider of technology-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum, including remote monitoring, emergency…
  • Aug 22

    HealthQuest Capital Raises $110 Million for Debut Fund

    HealthQuest Capital Raises $110 Million for Debut Fund
    HealthQuest Capital has announced it has raised $110 million for its debut fund. HealthQuest Capital (HQC) is a Menlo Park, Calif.-based fund sponsored by Sofinnova Ventures. HQC indicated it will focus investments in the medical device,…
  • Aug 18

    Castle Biosciences Secures $11.8 Million in Financing

    Castle Biosciences Secures $11.8 Million in Financing
    Castle Biosciences has announced (pdf) it raised $11.8 million in financing. Castle Biosciences, headquartered in Friendswood, Texas, is a cancer-focused molecular diagnostics company which currently offers prognostic tests for patients with…
Rank this Week: 3626

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Conferences This Fall

    Health Care Conferences This Fall
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 22

    Massive data breach. Time for sports analogies?

    Massive data breach. Time for sports analogies?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 22

    Massive data breach. Time for sports analogies?

    Massive data breach. Time for sports analogies?
    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: 2500

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/
Rank this Week: 2841

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

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

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    FBI Warning Comes True: Healthcare Companies Targeted by Hacker

    FBI Warning Comes True: Healthcare Companies Targeted by Hacker
    Reuters recently reported that the FBI issued a “Flash” alert to the healthcare industry about hackers targeting them.  Flash alerts are private notices sent to businesses and not generally public notices.  According to…
  • Aug 21

    GAO Report Identified Problems with CMS Contractors’ Postpayment Review Procedure

    GAO Report Identified Problems with CMS Contractors’ Postpayment Review Procedure
    A recent report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) uncovered numerous issues related to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services” (CMS) general lack of oversight of its multiple contractors who conduct…
  • Aug 18

    Physician Liable Under Contract To Repay Income Guarantee and Attorneys’ Fee

    Physician Liable Under Contract To Repay Income Guarantee and Attorneys’ Fee
    The need for physicians to carefully review and understand contract language before signing an employment contract was highlighted in a recent Kentucky Court of Appeals unpublished decision.   The decision, Alzadon v Highlands Hospital…
Rank this Week: 4273

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    I keep hearing this, but not seeing it:…

    I keep hearing this, but not seeing it: Industry bracing for a "flood" of HIPAA fines.  I don't know if it will come to fruition, but I'm definitely scared of it happening.
  • Aug 22

    Consumer EMR Q&A: Here's an…

    Consumer EMR Q&A: Here's an interesting, if elementary, Q&A article from Kaiser Health on electronic medical records.
  • Aug 19

    ICYMI: Rhode Island Hospital Pays Mass. AG…

    ICYMI: Rhode Island Hospital Pays Mass. AG for HIPAA Breach: In a rare cross-border reach, the Massachusetts attorney general fined a Rhode Island hospital (and the hospital paid the fine) for breaching the security of PHI of a bunch of…
Rank this Week: 2180

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million
    Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CMS”) has agreed to settle several whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits  that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Law. According to its website, CMS is one the nation’s…
  • Aug 21

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor
    The United States government has intervened in a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging that military contractors Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”), Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. (“Sikorsky…
  • Aug 13

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?
    In order to determine if you have a whistleblower claim, you should ask yourself these 5 basic questions.
Rank this Week: 2471

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1111

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    The ABCs of IRB

    The ABCs of IRB
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm The field of scientific research presents many challenges to academics. When research is performed on human subjects in a health care setting, the stakes are even higher. …
  • Aug 21

    Has Healthcare Compliance Gone Too Far?

    Has Healthcare Compliance Gone Too Far?
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm From large hospital systems to solo practitioners, there is no escaping healthcare compliance in the industry. The concept of compliance can spark different thoughts in different people. For…
  • Aug 19

    Warning: Texting Patients' Sensitive Information Could Have Serious Consequence

    Warning: Texting Patients' Sensitive Information Could Have Serious Consequence
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm I regularly lecture to residents and interns of local hospital residency programs. I like to discuss life skills for health care professionals that they may not learn in a classroom. At the…
Rank this Week: 3678

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Aug 24

    Will the USPTO Respond to Public Feedback of Its Eligibility Guidance?

    Will the USPTO Respond to Public Feedback of Its Eligibility Guidance?
    Periodically, the USPTO holds open meetings with the public to discuss its thinking on current topics relating to the patent procurement process. Late last week, the Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership of the…
  • Aug 20

    Yamanaka iPSC Patent Challenged

    Yamanaka iPSC Patent Challenged
    Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. John B. Gurdon for their respective discoveries that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of…
  • Aug 6

    Managing IP Risk in the Age of Personalized Medicine

    Managing IP Risk in the Age of Personalized Medicine
    As discussed on Foley’s  Health Care Law Today blog, personalized medicine treatment trends and innovations are leading diagnostic and therapeutic companies to form complex arrangements and partnerships with the ultimate goal of…
Rank this Week: 3608

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3504

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Aug 20

    FDA Issues Guidance for Drug & Device Companies’ Social Media Interaction

    FDA Issues Guidance for Drug & Device Companies’ Social Media Interaction
    In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two draft guidance documents for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries related to social media. The guidance is part of an asserted effort by FDA to provide more clarity…
  • Aug 13

    Upcoming HIPAA Deadlines for Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plan

    Upcoming HIPAA Deadlines for Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plan
    September 22, 2014, Deadline for Certain Business Associate AgreementsThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) requires a covered entity, including an employer-sponsored group health plan subject to HIPAA,…
  • Jul 29

    Update: CMS Issues Revised Guidance on Hospice & Part D Prior Authorization Proce

    Update: CMS Issues Revised Guidance on Hospice & Part D Prior Authorization Proce
    A few weeks ago, we discussed CMS’ newly-issued guidance establishing a prior authorization process for Hospice and Part D providers (read more here). As our previous blog post emphasized, soon after its March 10 implementation,…
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 20

    Cyber Attack at Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients-Could This be a New Trend?

    Cyber Attack at Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients-Could This be a New Trend?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar  in Health Law On August 18, 2014, Community Health Systems, a Tennessee-based hospital chain that has 206 hospitals in 29 states, announced that its…
  • Aug 14

    Watch Out for Legal Pitfalls Associated with Telemedicine

    Watch Out for Legal Pitfalls Associated with Telemedicine
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm With all the new technologies, mobile medical applications, expansion of access to health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the emphasis on quality care, telemedicine is at the…
  • Aug 7

    The RACs, They’re Back! The Return of Medicare Recovery Audit

    The RACs, They’re Back! The Return of Medicare Recovery Audit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law All good things must come to an end. This includes the two-month hiatus from Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) that healthcare professionals…
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Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Weak Passwords Put Patients’ EHR at Risk

    Weak Passwords Put Patients’ EHR at Risk
    By M. Thomas Langan II. A recent government report criticized the current electronic health record certification process for failing to require strong passwords.  These vulnerabilities make it easier for hackers to penetrate electronic…
  • Aug 18

    HHS Confirms October 2015 Deadline for ICD-10

    HHS Confirms October 2015 Deadline for ICD-10
    By M. Thomas Langan II. The deadline to implement ICD-10 has been confirmed to be October 1, 2015.  The implementation date was most recently postponed from October 1, 2014 to an undetermined date.  In its statement announcing the…
  • Jul 9

    Medicare and Medicaid Requesting Comment on Proposed Changes to Home Health Regulation

    Medicare and Medicaid Requesting Comment on Proposed Changes to Home Health Regulation
    A proposed rule issued July 1 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (CMS-1611-P) looks to change payment rates for home health agencies and simplify the  face-to-face encounter regulatory requirements. The decrease in…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software
    As we explained last month, employers who want to use the “look-back measurement method” of full-time employee identification should be shopping for IT solutions.  Here are four that we think deserve consideration.  None…
  • Jul 31

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?
    Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee this morning, a GAO executive described a just-published analysis of the disastrous 2013 rollout of www.healthcare.gov.  CMS management had unrealistic expectations and failed to implement…
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
Rank this Week: 1878

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: 1596

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
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Health Care Update

Health Care Update

Provides health care regulatory, legislative, enforcement, legal, and management updates. From Solution Law Press.

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Aug 7

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU

    10/10 Kidney Foundation Professional Symposium Offers 7.5 Hours CME/CEU
    CKD 2014 Professional 10/10/14 Symposium Early registration ends September 1! The Professional Symposium scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas, Texas offers 7.5 CMEs/CEUs. Register…
  • Jul 6

    Parkview Hospital To Pay $800K To Settle HIPAA Charges After Retiring Physician Blows The Whistle

    Parkview Hospital To Pay $800K To Settle HIPAA Charges After Retiring Physician Blows The Whistle
    Health care providers, health plans, heath care clearinghouses and their business associates heed both the lesson about properly protecting protected health information and the more subtle lesson about the role of employees and other…
  • Jun 26

    Whistleblower To Get $17M+ of Omnicare $124M False Claims Settlement

    Whistleblower To Get $17M+ of Omnicare $124M False Claims Settlement
    Former employee turned whistleblower Donald Gale will receive $17.24 million of the $124.24 million that the U.S.’ largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes, Omnicare, Inc. has agreed to pay to settle…
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Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2497

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: 2789

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lubin & Meyer Land Top 3 Largest Verdicts in Massachusett

    Lubin & Meyer Land Top 3 Largest Verdicts in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice law firm Lubin & Meyer tops the list of the largest verdicts of the year as reported in Mass. Lawyers Weekly in its mid-year issue which features the largest verdicts, settlements and government settements from June of…
  • Jul 7

    Stephen Eldridge Recognized as Top Financial Advisor

    Stephen Eldridge Recognized as Top Financial Advisor
    Stephen F. Eldridge, a financial advisor with Eldridge Investment Advisors, Inc. of Manchester, NH, has been recognized as a top financial advisor by LPL Financial. Eldridge is named to the LPL Financial Executive Council, a distinction…
  • Jun 23

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One

    New Hampshire's Distinction: Fewest Health Insurers in Federal Marketplace — One
    A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that people who selected silver plans, the most popular plan type in the federal Marketplace, with tax credits paid an average premium of $69 per month. In the…
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