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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/
  • Feb 25

    West Virginia Legislature Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

    West Virginia Legislature Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
    MetroNews: Fetal pain abortion bill heads to Governor, by Hoppy Kercheval: The state Senate Wednesday passed 29-5 legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks. The bill has already cleared the House and will next go to Governor Tomblin, who…
  • Feb 24

    Colorado Bill Would Provide $5 Million to Continue Free Contraception for Teenager

    Colorado Bill Would Provide $5 Million to Continue Free Contraception for Teenager
    The Denver Post: Colorado House committee passes bill providing state money for contraception, by Joey Bunch: A House committee gave its approval Tuesday to a bill to put state money behind a contraception program that supporters say has been…
  • Feb 24

    Man Sues Vermont Claiming Insurance Plans' Abortion Coverage Violates His Religious Belief

    Man Sues Vermont Claiming Insurance Plans' Abortion Coverage Violates His Religious Belief
    Vermont Free Press: Lawsuit targets Vermont over abortion, by Elizabeth Murray: Alan Lyle Howe says his opposition to abortion is more than just a moral belief — it's a religious conviction. But Vermont's state-offered health plans force…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 100

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: 149

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: 289

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 19

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?, New York Times Well Blog In The Popular Press: Just a Bit of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains, NPR Shots Blog Your Brain Is Primed To...
  • Feb 19

    "Does the Theory of Insurance Support Awarding Pain and Suffering Damages in Torts?"

    "Does the Theory of Insurance Support Awarding Pain and Suffering Damages in Torts?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Edw Elgar Research Handbook in the Law & Economics of Insurance (2015)): "Does the Theory of Insurance Support Awarding Pain and Suffering Damages in Torts?" RONEN AVRAHAM, University…
  • Feb 19

    "Exposing the Myth of Consent"

    "Exposing the Myth of Consent"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in the Indiana Health Law Review (2015)): "Exposing the Myth of Consent" JENNIFER ANN DROBAC, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law OLIVER R. GOODENOUGH, Vermont Law School Consent, a…
Rank this Week: 276

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    ASBH Call for Proposals Ends March 6

    ASBH Call for Proposals Ends March 6
    The ASBH 17th Annual Meeting will be October 22-25, 2015 in Houston.  The call for proposals will close at 11:59 pm Pacific Time, Friday, March 6, 2015. ASBH represents the intersection of bioethics and humanities. It is a…
  • Feb 24

    Who Gets To Decide When To End Life Support?

    Who Gets To Decide When To End Life Support?
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, is on life support after being found unconscious in her Georgia home. As the media speculates over her condition, who should get to decide when to take a patient off life support?…
  • Feb 22

    Rasouli v. Cuthbertson - Part II

    Rasouli v. Cuthbertson - Part II
    On Friday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed Hassan Rasouli family's appeal in a lawsuit separate from, though closely related to, the October 2013 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Rasouli v. Cutbertson. In October, 2010, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 526

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Feb 6

    Lessons from the Anthem breach

    Lessons from the Anthem breach
    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
  • Feb 3

    ONC, Interoperability, and the 2/6/2015 #HITsm Tweetchat

    ONC, Interoperability, and the 2/6/2015 #HITsm Tweetchat
    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 30

    Privacy and Security and the Internet of Thing

    Privacy and Security and the Internet of Thing
    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: 397

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: 540

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/
  • Feb 26

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application
    CMS has announced that it is holding series of meetings in May 2015 to discuss pending  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) applications. The meeting dates are as follows: May 7 & 8 --…
  • Feb 26

    Upcoming House Hearing on 340B Program

    Upcoming House Hearing on 340B Program
    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Thursday, March 5, 2015 on “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program,” focusing on the functionality of the program and the extent to which it meets its…
  • Feb 25

    Ways and Means Committee to Markup Medicare Fraud, Competitive Bidding, and other Medicare Policy Bill

    Ways and Means Committee to Markup Medicare Fraud, Competitive Bidding, and other Medicare Policy Bill
    On February 26, 2015, the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to vote on the following bills: H.R. 1021, “Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2015” – a sweeping bill to promote Medicare program integrity and…
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • Feb 26

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
  • Feb 5

    Improvements in FDA Approval Timeline

    Improvements in FDA Approval Timeline
    According to a third party report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decreased the standard review time for new drugs, biologics, and devices. The report indicates the standard review time in 2009 was…
  • Feb 3

    HHS Announces Goal of Tying Medicare Payments to Quality of Service

    HHS Announces Goal of Tying Medicare Payments to Quality of Service
    On January 26, 2015, Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new goal of tying Medicare payments to the quality of service provided through the use of alternative payment models. According to HHS, this is the first time Medicare has ever…
Rank this Week: 1279

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: 1067

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 25

    Marijuana Dispensary Owners File Lawsuit Against Police for Raid

    Marijuana Dispensary Owners File Lawsuit Against Police for Raid
    There has been extensive coverage over the last several years of incessant police raids and seizure of private property under an arcane federal law intended to deprive drug lords of their assets. Now, one couple from Michigan is fighting…
  • Feb 24

    IRS Enforcing Colorado Dispensary Fines Over Electronic Payment

    IRS Enforcing Colorado Dispensary Fines Over Electronic Payment
    Under federal law, certain kinds of taxes have to be paid electronically. This has proven a major problem for many marijuana dispensaries because they are unable to find a bank willing to allow those organizations to set up an account. Banks…
  • Feb 23

    Federal Marijuana Prohibition Could End if Two House Bills Pa

    Federal Marijuana Prohibition Could End if Two House Bills Pa
    Quietly, two congressmen separately filed two bills in the House recently that, together, would effectively spell the end of federal marijuana prohibition. The bills, introduced by two Democrats - one from Colorado, the other from Oregon -…
Rank this Week: 1282

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 24

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live
    For our fellow ACA junkies who can’t wait for the Supreme Court of the United States to post the March 4, 2015 oral argument on its web site, several organizations, including the Cato Institute,  are advertising their plans to…
  • Feb 20

    The Stand-Alone HRA Is Undead!

    The Stand-Alone HRA Is Undead!
    Sort of, temporarily, for some of you.  It’s complicated.  You’ll want to read this to the end. The enforcement agencies (DOL, HHS, IRS) have warned, repeatedly and consistently, that employer pre-tax…
  • Feb 19

    Except the Unexcepted (Benefits, That Is)

    Except the Unexcepted (Benefits, That Is)
    On February 13, 2015, new “FAQs” (there was only one question, but it was still pluralized) were prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively the…
Rank this Week: 954

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to the bankruptcy court to try to extinguish the burden of these fines and coming judgments. The…
  • Feb 6

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home
    It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities operating in the United States. Too many times these facilities are understaffed or staffed with…
  • Feb 2

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case
    As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing homes are likely the most vulnerable members of this aging society. Nursing home cases should…
Rank this Week: 1124

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

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

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton
    WALTHAM, MA - Veteran Boston-area attorney, John Hession has joined business and IP law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC (MBBP). Hession is a noted VC and attorney serving the technology and life science sectors who served…
  • Feb 12

    NH Mediator Charles Bauer Selected "Lawyer of the Year" 2015 for Mediation

    NH Mediator Charles Bauer Selected "Lawyer of the Year" 2015 for Mediation
    Charles P. Bauer, a New Hampshire litigation attorney and mediator, has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Mediation - Concord, NH. As one of the Granite State's foremost trial attorneys, Charlie's law practice includes…
  • Nov 15

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network
    2015 Marketplace Will Offer Five Insurers and More Plans Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department has updated its listing of health care provider networks that will be available through 2015 insurance plans sold on the…
Rank this Week: 992

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1214

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Feb 19

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now
    While implementation of ICD-10 may have been previously delayed, and it is uncertain as to whether there will be another, all physician practices and hospitals should still continue preparing for the new code set. Hoping for another delay and…
  • Feb 12

    Georgia Healthcare Providers Prepare: More HIPAA Audits in 2015

    Georgia Healthcare Providers Prepare: More HIPAA Audits in 2015
    HIPAA Audits 2015 Auditing is to Increase; Increased Contractors; Business Associates at Risk By: Brian L Tuttle, CHP, CHA, CPHIT, CBRA, CCNA, CISSP   Well D-Day in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) world…
  • Feb 2

    FQHCs AND HOSPITALS: EXPECT MORE SECTION 340B AUDITS THIS YEAR

    FQHCs AND HOSPITALS: EXPECT MORE SECTION 340B AUDITS THIS YEAR
    While various types of regulatory and insurance "audits" are on the radar of any prudent Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or hospital, as health care providers, Section 340B audits are a relatively new and unknown animal. The…
Rank this Week: 1153

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1187

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: 634

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: 683

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

Presents business and legal resources for long term acute care hospitals.

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 821

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 679

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: 682

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: 636

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Feb 26

    Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR

    Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR
    CMS Announces Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR (QRDA III format) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that the submission deadlines for the PQRS reporting methods below have…
  • Feb 26

    CMS Announces Extension for EPs…

    CMS Announces Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR (QRDA IIIformat) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that the submission deadlines for the PQRS reporting methods below have been…
  • Feb 9

    Former Houston Area DME Owner To Serve 7+ Years, Pay $1.6 M In Restitution For Health Care Fraud

    Former Houston Area DME Owner To Serve 7+ Years, Pay $1.6 M In Restitution For Health Care Fraud
    On February 2, 2015, U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider sentenced former Ivy Health Care Supply owner Vivian Yusuf to 7 years and 3 months in jail and ordered her to pay $1.6 million in restitution for her September 17, 2014 guilty plea to…
Rank this Week: 4817

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
  • Feb 26

    What King v. Burwell Could Mean for Insurer

    What King v. Burwell Could Mean for Insurer
    Most investors have likely heard about the King v. Burwell case, which addresses whether language in the Affordable Care Act allows the government to provide healthcare insurance subsidies to people across the country or only in those states…
  • Feb 25

    4 Questions Providers Should Consider When Preparing or Responding to an Investigation

    4 Questions Providers Should Consider When Preparing or Responding to an Investigation
    BDO Consulting has published an interesting infographic we think healthcare investors may be interested in. The infographic focuses on “navigating e-discovery in the healthcare datasphere.” It provides four questions providers (as…
  • Feb 17

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Invuity Secures $20 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Invuity Secures $20 Million in Financing
    Invuity has announced it has raised $20 million in equity. Invuity, headquartered in San Francisco, is a surgical photonics company that develops devices to provide visualization of the surgical cavity. Clinical applications include breast…
Rank this Week: 3944

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: 1511

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
Rank this Week: 4690

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: 4507

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2218

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Hippler (East Texas Hospital Data Thief)…

    Hippler (East Texas Hospital Data Thief) Gets 18 Months: Like Gibson years ago, a healthcare worker who stole PHI to use for fraud gets 18 months in jail.  Two interesting points: first, the US Attorney's office isn't saying what hospital he…
  • Feb 18

    Health Data Identity Theft: Interesting…

    Health Data Identity Theft: Interesting article from NPR on the black market for stolen health data.
  • Feb 13

    De-Identification Resources: Looking for…

    De-Identification Resources: Looking for de-identification tools?  Here's a good place to start, with some proprietary and open source options.  Nice to see my hometown UT-Dallas in the mix here.  A big hat tip to Daniel Barth-Jones…
Rank this Week: 2814

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/
  • Feb 24

    ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

    ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast
    Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry are pleased to announce The Week in Health Law Podcast. We (and our guests) enjoy a commuting-length discussion about some of the more thorny issues in Health Law & Policy. Subscribe at iTunes, listen…
  • Feb 24

    Doctors Conducting Peer Review Can Recover Compensatory and Punitive Damages for Confidentiality Violation

    Doctors Conducting Peer Review Can Recover Compensatory and Punitive Damages for Confidentiality Violation
    Hat tip to Alex Stein for the following post: The Supreme Court of New Mexico has recently delivered an important decision protecting peer reviewers’ statutory entitlement to confidentiality. Yedidag v. Roswell Clinic Corp., — P.3d —-…
  • Feb 19

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Edwin Eugene Steussy, Jonathan Eisen, Edward J. Imwinkelried, Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Microbial Forensics: The Biggest Thing Since DNA?, Crim. L. Bull. (Forthcoming). David Orentlicher, Employer-Based Health Care Insurance: Not So Exceptional…
Rank this Week: 2816

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/
  • Feb 23

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure
    On February 2, 2015, the White House released President Obama's budget report for fiscal year 2016. A significant portion of the report is dedicated to healthcare issues. The report proposes several reforms to the Medicare program and…
  • Feb 20

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period
    On January 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it will consider shortening the meaningful use reporting period for electronic health record ("EHR") systems. Specifically, CMS stated that it intends…
  • Feb 17

    CMS Modifies Manual Medical Review Process for Outpatient Therapy Claims Above Cap

    CMS Modifies Manual Medical Review Process for Outpatient Therapy Claims Above Cap
    The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 extended the process for exceptions to Medicare's outpatient therapy caps through March 2015. Exceptions to Medicare's outpatient therapy caps are allowed for medically necessary and reasonably…
Rank this Week: 3764

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/
  • Feb 23

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in Philadelphia Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
    Beginning May 13, 2015, employers must provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Philadelphia, per the City of Brotherly Love’s newly enacted Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance. The ordinance will undoubtedly…
  • Jan 29

    Physicians Go On Strike

    Physicians Go On Strike
    According to various news outlets, physicians at the University of California student health centers (as many as 150 physicians in all) went on strike this week in protest of what they believe are unfair labor practices by the…
  • Jan 29

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it intends to adopt regulations modifying the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EH R) Meaningful Use Program requirements as early as the Spring of 2015. …
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
Rank this Week: 3117

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 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
  • Feb 2

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Personalized medicine has a friend in high places. President Obama recently announced an initiative to support “precision” or personalized medicine. In very general terms, the President stated during his 2015 State of the Union…
Rank this Week: 3768

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: 1671

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 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1799

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 17

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014
    Since the approval of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, hospital consolidation has been on the rise and according to a report detailed in a recent Chicago Tribune article, 2014 followed suit with a “flurry of mergers, acquisitions and…
  • Feb 10

    Federal Health IT Coordinator Signs Off on 2017 Interoperability Road Map

    Federal Health IT Coordinator Signs Off on 2017 Interoperability Road Map
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a report on January 29 that identifies optimal healthcare information exchange and implementation standards to enable a nationally interoperable health data information…
  • Feb 3

    Court Decertifies Class Action Suit against Henry Ford Health System for Data Breach

    Court Decertifies Class Action Suit against Henry Ford Health System for Data Breach
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently decertified a class action suit against Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) and its subcontractor, a medical transcription service, for inadvertently disclosing sensitive patient information online. On…
Rank this Week: 2944

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 17

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

    Crack Down on Unlicensed Practice of Nursing by Florida Department of Health
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida in Health Law The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recently made a presentation regarding its increased investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of…
  • Oct 9

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
  • Oct 9

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement

    Join Us for Florida Laws and the Nurse: New Licensure Requirement
    Join Joanne Kenna nurse attorney with The Health Law Firm and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants for: FLORIDA LAWS AND THE NURSE – NEW LICENSURE REQUIREMENT:  Keep Your Patients Safe…
Rank this Week: 3708

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Feb 10

    Charitable Hospitals and Community Health Needs Assessment

    Charitable Hospitals and Community Health Needs Assessment
    In the last days of 2014, the IRS released regulations that finalized the compliance requirements for charitable hospitals. These new 2014 IRS regulations relate to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA or needs assessment) requirements…
  • Dec 11

    Failure to update HPSA and MUA Designations Threatens Rural Health Clinic

    Failure to update HPSA and MUA Designations Threatens Rural Health Clinic
    For Medicare certification as a rural health clinic (“RHC”), the clinic must be located in a rural area that is designated as a shortage area.[1] Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)…
  • Dec 4

    Telehealth/Telemedicine: Opportunity for Physicians & Providers to Add New Service

    Telehealth/Telemedicine: Opportunity for Physicians & Providers to Add New Service
    The cost effectiveness of providing health care via telemedicine or telehealth promises to be an effective tool to increase coverage and reimbursement of healthcare provided remotely or through telehealth. Towers Watson, a national consulting…
Rank this Week: 2348

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/
  • Feb 10

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home
    Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint among families with a mom or dad in long-term care.  UTIs can be dangerous.  First, UTIs can become a serious infection if untreated.  However, UTIs also lead to falls,…
  • Feb 2

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Rank Horribly on the National Stage

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Rank Horribly on the National Stage
    Here’s an editorial from a wonderful advocate, Marilyn Askin, questioning why New Jersey fares so poorly compared to nursing homes in other states.  http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/njs_elder_care_disgrace.html
  • Jan 23

    Nursing Home Guilty of Abuse Pushes to Change Rules Limit Legal Exposure

    Nursing Home Guilty of Abuse Pushes to Change Rules Limit Legal Exposure
    Many times, in the world of nursing home litigation and medical malpractice, you hear things like “caps on damages,” “tort reform,” of “medical review panels.”  These measures are presented as ways to…
Rank this Week: 1673

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4441

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3607

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: 3120