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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    NHS Seeks to Limit Two-Year-Old's Treatment to Palliative Care over Parents's Objection

    NHS Seeks to Limit Two-Year-Old's Treatment to Palliative Care over Parents's Objection
    Mrs Justice ParkerCongratulations to the United Kingdom for adjudicating medical futility disputes in a transparent way that provides guidance to clinicians.  Dozens of these cases have already been publicly reported, more than in the…
  • May 1

    Health Care Costs, Futile Treatment and Patient’s Right

    Health Care Costs, Futile Treatment and Patient’s Right
    Earlier this week, Professor Colleen Cartwright, did a webinar for ISQua titled "Health Care Costs, Futile Treatment and Patient’s Rights." The presentation did not break a lot of new ground but provided a nice general overview of…
  • Apr 30

    Dying Fast and Slow: Improving Quality of Dying and Preventing Untimely Deaths (video)

    Dying Fast and Slow: Improving Quality of Dying and Preventing Untimely Deaths (video)
    Earlier this month, a day-long conference at Saint Louis University engaged ongoing ethical and legal questions about policies and practices that hinder effective communication about dying, impact utilization and quality of services that…
Rank this Week: 298

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: 301

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/
  • Apr 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 177

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    NAACP Seeks More Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

    NAACP Seeks More Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry
    According to a recent news feature from the San Francisco Weekly, NAACP leaders in California are pushing for more back ownership of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. While there are many black workers in the medical cannabis…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve
    If one goes to a local pharmacy and applied for a job as a technician, there is obviously no requirement that the prospective employee personally take any of the drugs with which he or she will be working. It would be rather ridiculous to…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve
    If one goes to a local pharmacy and applied for a job as a technician, there is obviously no requirement that the prospective employee personally take any of the drugs with which he or she will be working. It would be rather ridiculous to…
Rank this Week: 117

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’
    Under a law enacted in Illinois in August 2015, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Facilities Act became effective on Jan. 1, 2016. Under its provisions, residents and their roommates have the right to consent to having a video…
  • Mar 22

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population
    According to recent reports by the National Center on Elder Abuse — Administration of Aging (Department of Health and Human Services), America’s expanding elderly population has led to an increase in elder abuse. It is predicted…
  • Mar 18

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case
    In a shocking video that was shown to the jury at trial, two nursing home aides appeared to stuff a latex glove into the mouth of a 96-year-old nursing home resident. The resident was sitting in a wheelchair. The undercover video helped…
Rank this Week: 337

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: 111

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: 2871

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1508

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/
  • May 2

    Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Breaches for Patient-Employee Record

    Tips on Avoiding HIPAA Breaches for Patient-Employee Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were featured again by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her article in the April 2016 issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “5 safeguards to take with patient-employee health…
  • Apr 10

    A Checklist to Get Ready for the HIPAA Audits (Part 2)

    A Checklist to Get Ready for the HIPAA Audits (Part 2)
    Jessica Forbes Olson and T.J. Lang write: In Part 1, we noted that on March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced it will launch a second round of HIPAA audits this year. As with the first round of audits, in…
  • Apr 7

    HIPAA Audits: Ready or Not Here They Come! (Part 1)

    HIPAA Audits: Ready or Not Here They Come! (Part 1)
    Jessica Forbes Olson and T.J. Lang write: On March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced it will launch a second round of HIPAA audits during 2016. As with the first round of audits, in round two OCR will be…
Rank this Week: 855

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/
  • May 2

    CMS Proposes Update to Medicare Hospice Payment Rules for FY 2017

    CMS Proposes Update to Medicare Hospice Payment Rules for FY 2017
    CMS has published a proposed rule that would update the Medicare hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2017. CMS estimates that the proposed rule would increase overall Medicare payments to hospices by about…
  • May 2

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Address Opioid and Drug Abuse Epidemic

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Address Opioid and Drug Abuse Epidemic
    The House Energy & Commerce Committee has approved several more bipartisan public health bills, including a series of bills intended to combat opioid abuse and drug addiction. Specifically, the Committee approved: H.R. 4586, Lali’s…
  • May 2

    CMS Proposes Update to Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2017

    CMS Proposes Update to Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2017
    CMS has published its proposed rule to update Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for FY 2017, which begins October 1, 2016. CMS estimates that rates would increase by 1.6% overall…
Rank this Week: 3761

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 2

    Ninth Circuit approves enhanced sentences for “abuse of trust” in health care fraud case

    Ninth Circuit approves enhanced sentences for “abuse of trust” in health care fraud case
    In a decision that could have wider ramifications for sentencing in health care fraud cases, a Ninth Circuit panel last week affirmed a lower court’s sentencing enhancement, applied because the defendants were found to have abused a…
  • Apr 29

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model
    On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would implement changes to reimbursement under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
  • Apr 28

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight
    On April 27, 2016, CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the Federal Register. Highlights from the…
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • May 2

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place, NPR Shots In The Popular Press: The Neural Precursors of Spontaneous Thoughts, Discover Magazine Brain's 'Atlas' of Words Revealed, BBC News…
  • May 1

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)
    Hey N&LB Readers, This week I'm blogging about whether neuroscience can escape our own preconceived notions about an issue. Noted blogger Neuroskeptic notes that society is thinking and talking about the brain more than ever…
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
Rank this Week: 2173

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/
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
  • Apr 29

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion
    NBC News (April 29, 2016): Abortion in Europe: Rebecca Gomperts Takes Entrepreneurial Approach, by Cassandra Vinograd: Ten years ago, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, a ship that sailed to countries where abortion was illegal to…
  • Apr 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
Rank this Week: 653

Garlo Ward Blog

Garlo Ward Blog

Covers Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life, HIPAA, medicaid, medicare, nursing homes, and physicians.

http://www.garloward.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Medical Level of Need Increase in the Home and Community-based Services Program

    Medical Level of Need Increase in the Home and Community-based Services Program
      Effective May 1, 2016, an HCS program provider may request Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) increase an individual’s level of need (LON) to the next higher LON if the individual: • has a LON 1, LON 5,…
  • Apr 28

    Police Your Computers!

    Police Your Computers!
    This is the story of a successful lab company brought down by an employee using LimeWire file-sharing on her work computer.  She unwittingly left open her documents folder containing patient information.  Because LimeWire is a…
  • Apr 27

    Facility Responsibility in Discharges and Transfer

    Facility Responsibility in Discharges and Transfer
    The purpose of this letter is to clarify the difference between transferring and discharging a resident from a NF. The determining factor that differentiates a transfer from a discharge is the assumption of responsibility for a…
Rank this Week: 2645

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: 3517

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2514

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3474

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: 572

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: 3719

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    FAQ: WTF? Sorry, @HHSOCR, this FAQ is a…

    FAQ: WTF? Sorry, @HHSOCR, this FAQ is a thousand times wrong.  NOTHING in HIPAA prevents a covered entity from allowing a media company from accessing PHI, as long as the use or disclosure in connection with that access is permitted by…
  • Apr 27

    NY Med Fine: Earlier this month I noted…

    NY Med Fine: Earlier this month I noted that a NY court had thrown out half of a lawsuit brought by Mark Chanko's family against ABC, NY Presbyterian Hospital and some ER physicians over the reality TV show NY Med.  The show filmed Mr.…
  • Apr 22

    WOW!  Lots (and I mean lots, or I'm just…

    WOW!  Lots (and I mean lots, or I'm just lucky) of physicians, dentists, hospitals, vendors, and others seem to be getting notices from OCR today indicating that they are on the audit list for the Phase II audits.  Is today "match…
Rank this Week: 2103

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 3831

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

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

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On April 15, 2016, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Accu Therapy Massage, a massage parlor in Odessa, Texas, suspected of…
  • Aug 31

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
Rank this Week: 3362

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: 3463

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: 2619

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Apr 27

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Apr 27

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
    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: 608

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

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

    $2 Million+ HIPAA Settlement, FAQ Warn Providers Protect PHI From Media, Other Recording Or Use

    $2 Million+ HIPAA Settlement, FAQ Warn Providers Protect PHI From Media, Other Recording Or Use
    Physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses (Covered Entities) and their business associates should review and tighten policies for allowing members of the media and even other staff,…
  • Apr 21

    Provider Pays $750K To Settle HIPAA Business Associate Rule Breach Charge

    Provider Pays $750K To Settle HIPAA Business Associate Rule Breach Charge
    Health care providers as providers and as health plan sponsors, health care clearinghouses and their business associates should reconfirm and ensure they can prove they have all required business associate agreements in place and otherwise…
  • Mar 31

    CDC Public Health Intership Opportunities Announced

    CDC Public Health Intership Opportunities Announced
    By:  Cynthia Marcotte Stamer The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Law Program (PHLP) is inviting students enrolled in masters-level programs earning degrees in public health, public policy, public administration,…
Rank this Week: 4832

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: 860

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: 4233

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

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

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Chicago-Area Doctor Convicted of Violating Federal Anti-Kickback Statute

    Chicago-Area Doctor Convicted of Violating Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
    In March, a federal jury convicted a Chicago-area physician on ten counts related to violations of the federal anti-kickback statute (AKS). According to a release by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi is…
  • Apr 18

    CMS Releases Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment

    CMS Releases Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment
    On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited Final Rule regarding the reporting and returning of Medicare overpayments. The Final Rule requires providers and suppliers receiving funds…
  • Mar 1

    HHS Modifies HIPAA to Allow for Easier Firearm Background Check

    HHS Modifies HIPAA to Allow for Easier Firearm Background Check
    In January, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule, which modifies HIPAA privacy rules to allow for easier sharing between certain HIPAA covered entities and the National…
Rank this Week: 3743

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/
  • Apr 21

    Delay Announced in CMS Star Rating System for Hospital

    Delay Announced in CMS Star Rating System for Hospital
    Originally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intended to release a star rating system on hospitals, beginning April 21, 2016. However, CMS recently announced plans to delay the rating system until July, or potentially…
  • Apr 18

    New Nebraska Law Creates Mandatory Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions for 2017

    New Nebraska Law Creates Mandatory Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions for 2017
    The over-prescribing of an opioid drug can create significant criminal and civil liability for a prescriber, as illustrated in the recent People v. Tseng decision and the proposed $1.1 billion White House initiative to combat prescription…
  • Apr 7

    Public Policy in Physician Non‐Competition Agreement

    Public Policy in Physician Non‐Competition Agreement
    Non‐competition agreements take many forms and arise in virtually every industry, but many will encounter these agreements in employment contracts. Generally, in Nebraska, should the employer draft the non‐competition agreement…
Rank this Week: 2522

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
  • Apr 8

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California
    On October 30, 2015, Kantor & Kantor LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California. Later we amended the complaint to include “California Physicians’ Service doing business as Blue Shield of…
Rank this Week: 1360

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/
  • Apr 19

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

    A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation
    CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has…
  • Apr 18

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Additional Updates to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide was just issued today.  The revised guide, version 2.5, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide has two minor updates, both of which CMS has been addressing in the past couple of…
  • Mar 30

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2011 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2011 Life Table
    CMS has yet to issue a notification or alert regarding use of an updated life table.  However, the CMS WCMSA web portal, where we upload our CMS submissions, has alerted authorized web portal users that as of March 31, 2016, CMS will…
Rank this Week: 4519

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/
  • Apr 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
  • Apr 4

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?
    The 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C tell Applicable Large Employers how to furnish and file corrections to incorrectly filed Forms 1095-C. They don’t answer these two questions that arise between the March…
  • Mar 16

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel

    Heffalumps, Woozles and Limited Non-Assessment Periods: Very Confusel
    They’re far they’re near they’re gone they’re here. They’re quick and slick, they’re insincere. Beware, beware, be a very wary bear. A Heffalump or Woozle is very confusel. “Heffalumps and…
Rank this Week: 2295

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
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101
    In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law of nature.…
  • Feb 28

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Capitalizing on Collaboration – The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Last week President Obama marked the one year anniversary of his Precision Medicine Initiative (“PMI”) by holding a web-accessible panel discussion where he and interested stakeholders discussed his PMI initiative, its progress…
  • Feb 5

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy
    Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine. For example, the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (see post of January 26, 2016)…
Rank this Week: 3738

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    American Bar Association's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

    American Bar Association's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10, 2016, in Chicago, IL.
    Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., of The Health Law Partners, PC, and Kathleen DeBruhl of DeBruhl Haynes, The Health Law Group, are pleased to announce the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Physicians Legal Issues Conference on June 9-10,…
  • Apr 6

    Adrienne Dresevic and Clinton Mikel Earn the "Pulitzer Prize" of Legal Writing

    Adrienne Dresevic and Clinton Mikel Earn the "Pulitzer Prize" of Legal Writing
    Please join The Health Law Partners, P.C., in congratulating Adrienne Dresevic (a Founding Shareholder), and Clinton Mikel (a Partner), for earning what has been described as the "Pulitzer Prize of Legal Writing". The Burton Award for…
  • Mar 22

    OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

    OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has announced that it will begin the 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program, the next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and…
Rank this Week: 4137

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $1.9 Millions to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Overbilling

    New Jersey Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $1.9 Millions to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Overbilling
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A pharmacy in New Jersey, Cross Roads Pharmacy, agreed to pay over $1.9 million to resolve allegations of its overbillling the Medicaid Program.…
  • Jan 20

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On Friday, a Miami pharmacy owner charged in a Medicare fraud scheme, surrendered to U.S. authorities after hiding in Cuba for over two ……
  • Jan 11

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has great influence on a vast array of issues impacting the medical industry in the U.S. The ……
Rank this Week: 3475

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
  • Mar 28

    Lipoderm

    Lipoderm
    The fact that the launch of a pharmaceutical product is delayed due to complex clinical studies and the necessity of patent applications does not constitute a proper reason for non-use of its trademark. Background This case involves a UK…
  • Mar 6

    Transdermal plaster

    Transdermal plaster
    The product appearance of a transdermal plaster is eligible to protection as a figurative mark for pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of Alzheimer type dementia in class 5. Background Novartis AG (“Novartis”) obtained…
  • Feb 14

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA

    Dorzo ≠ Dorzo plus T STADA
    Wird eine kennzeichnungsschwache Marke (Dorzo) nur in Kombination mit weiteren Elementen (Vision) benutzt, kann dies einer rechtserhaltenden Benutzung auch dann entgegenstehen, wenn das weitere Element seinerseits einen sachbeschreibenden…
Rank this Week: 1717

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 3061

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

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

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction
    One of the areas of healthcare affected heavily by the Great Recession beginning in 2007 was Medicaid reimbursement. Cash-strapped states, in an attempt to alleviate budgetary issues, reduced Medicaid provider reimbursement rates. These rates…
  • Oct 12

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?
    It was nice while it lasted. Due to a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, services furnished by certain primary care providers were subject to an enhanced payment rate for calendar years 2013 and 2014. These PCPs had…
  • Sep 20

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector
    In July, the FCC released an order it touted as strengthening “consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts.” It was a series of rulings based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act meant to clarify the use of…
Rank this Week: 2415

Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 866

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2866

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 2

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Several dentists have joined together to file suits against leading dental supply distributors in New York and Texas federal courts alleging the…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A leading dental office management software provider has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) claims that…
  • Aug 27

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida has long been a state that does not prohibit the corporate practice of medicine, unlike many other states. However, it does prohibit…
Rank this Week: 3353

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 5

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    An experienced trial advocate can assist you if your legal matter goes to court. Robert B. Goss, founder of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. recently received the National Institute for Trial Advocacy "Master Advocate" award. Find out…
  • Dec 28

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016
    Planning on using a storage unit in 2016? Renting a storage unit now? If you live in Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, chances are above-average that you or someone you know uses a storage unit. Do you know how to protect yourself if…
Rank this Week: 1021

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

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

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

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

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 2102

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: 836