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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/
  • Feb 9

    In Texas, A Hospital Ethics Panel - Not the Patient or Family - Decides Whether to End Care

    In Texas, A Hospital Ethics Panel - Not the Patient or Family - Decides Whether to End Care
    A new story in the Houston Press covers the operation of dispute resolution procedures in the Texas Advance Directives Act. I cover this in more detail in a forthcoming long article in 16(1) QUT Law Review.
  • Feb 8

    Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope

    Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope
    In this 20-minute TEDx talk Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Head of Palliative Care at the University of Virginia, identifies misplaced "hope" as a key cause of non-beneficial medical interventions.   Blackhall argues that accepting dying as a…
  • Feb 7

    "That Dragon, Cancer" - A Journey of Hope in the Shadow of Death [EOL in Art 199]

    "That Dragon, Cancer" - A Journey of Hope in the Shadow of Death [EOL in Art 199]
    “That Dragon, Cancer” is a new video game about Joel Green, a terminally ill 5-year-old, and his parents.  It sounds more (meaningfully) sad than fun.  For example, the game withholds some control from the player as an…
Rank this Week: 91

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    CMS May Finally Be Forced to Address Medicare Appeal Backlog

    CMS May Finally Be Forced to Address Medicare Appeal Backlog
    On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned the December 2014 dismissal of a suit by the American Hospital Association against DHHS for unreasonable delays in processing RAC appeals. At the…
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
  • Feb 1

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide has been issued. The revised guide, version 2.4, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide only has one update, which specifically addresses ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…
Rank this Week: 110

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 115

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: 124

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 182

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 215

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 10

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie
    Guttmacher Institute (Feb. 3, 2016): Adolescents in Developing Countries Face Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services, by Rebecca Wind: This week, the Guttmacher Institute released a fact sheet on barriers to adolescents seeking…
  • Feb 9

    Bioethicists Approve '3 Parent' Embryo

    Bioethicists Approve '3 Parent' Embryo
    The Washington Post (Feb. 3, 2016): Ethicists approve ‘3 parent’ embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains, by Joel Achenbach: An advisory panel called together by the US Food and Drug Administration concluded, this week,…
  • Feb 8

    More Progressive Reproductive Policies from the Pentagon

    More Progressive Reproductive Policies from the Pentagon
    New York Times (Feb. 4, 2016): Pentagon to Offer Plan to Store Eggs and Sperm to Retain Young Troops, by Michael S. Schmidt: In an effort to retain troops on active duty by making the military more family friendly, the...
Rank this Week: 587

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) spends more than $1.5 billion annually to fund the National School Lunch Program.   The USDA enters into contracts with thousands of vendors to purchase food products ranging from…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
Rank this Week: 340

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Medicare Appeals Delay Case Moves Forward

    Medicare Appeals Delay Case Moves Forward
    As many hospitals, as well as other health care providers and suppliers with pending requests for ALJ hearing are acutely aware, lengthy adjudication delays exist within the Medicare appeals process. These delays are most significant at the…
  • Jan 22

    2016 Top Health Care Lawyer

    2016 Top Health Care Lawyer
    The HLP is proud to announce that two of its attorneys, Robert S. Iwrey and Alan G. Gilchrist, were recently named as 2016 Top Lawyers in Health Care Law by Detroit's premier business journal, DBusiness. DBusiness conducted a peer review…
  • Dec 15

    Broad Cross-Section of Medical Professionals Prescribing Prescription Opioid

    Broad Cross-Section of Medical Professionals Prescribing Prescription Opioid
    Researchers have examined Medicare claims from 2013 to see which doctors prescribed opioids (including OxyContin, morphine and codeine) and how many prescriptions they filled. Research found that these drugs are being prescribed by a broad…
Rank this Week: 305

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 8

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)

    The Implementation of Neurocorrectives: Coercion, Medical Ethics, and Penal Aims (Guest Post: Jonathan Pugh)
    In my previous post, I considered whether there were any significant moral differences between neurocorrectives and existing penal measures such as incarceration. I also suggested that unless there is a morally significant difference between…
  • Feb 6

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—and Almost Lost His Mind, Wired Magazine In The Popular Press: The Problem with Human Head Transplants, The Conversation Government Seeks High-Fidelity…
  • Feb 5

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law): "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy" ADAM J. KOLBER, Brooklyn Law School For centuries, our thought privacy has been…
Rank this Week: 534

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: 370

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/
  • Feb 3

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA
    We’ve blogged about medical device cybersecurity topics here and most recently here. The topic is in the news yet again with the FDA issuing a draft guidance outlining postmarket recommendations for medical device manufacturers to…
  • Feb 3

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA
    We’ve blogged about medical device cybersecurity topics here and most recently here. The topic is in the news yet again with the FDA issuing a draft guidance outlining postmarket recommendations for medical device manufacturers to…
  • Jan 28

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.…
Rank this Week: 483

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Covers RACs, MACs, and Medicare and Medicaid court cases. By David S. Dessen of Dessen, Moses & Rossitto.

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 267

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3776

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Feb 10

    O&A Offers Healthcare Payment Cycle and Financial Consulting for Challenging Market

    O&A Offers Healthcare Payment Cycle and Financial Consulting for Challenging Market
    In the post-recession world of tighter credit, the close management of payment cycles, accounts receivable, payables, debt and financing obligations, and cash flow has become even more critical to maintaining healthy businesses. Management of…
  • Feb 8

    SAMHSA Submits Proposed Changes to 42 C.F.R. Part 2

    SAMHSA Submits Proposed Changes to 42 C.F.R. Part 2
    Alcoholism, substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment providers should be aware that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) has promulgated proposed changes to regulations regarding the…
  • Jan 21

    Billing Agent for Healthcare Provider Settles for $500,000 to Resolve TRICARE False Claims Act Case

    Billing Agent for Healthcare Provider Settles for $500,000 to Resolve TRICARE False Claims Act Case
    Today, the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York announced a settlement with Medical Reimbursement Systems, Inc. (“MRSI”) to resolve allegations that it violated the false claims…
Rank this Week: 3077

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Illinois Supreme Court Considers Reviewing Nursing Home Case

    Illinois Supreme Court Considers Reviewing Nursing Home Case
    In 2014 the case of Mary Slepicka was contested wherein it was claimed in the lawsuit that Holy Family Villa Nursing Facility incorrectly billed her during her stay. The key issue in the appeal was venue. The court in 2014 ruled that she was…
  • Feb 8

    $650,000 Jury Verdict for Nursing Home’s Failure to Prevent and Treat Bed Sore

    $650,000 Jury Verdict for Nursing Home’s Failure to Prevent and Treat Bed Sore
    Genevieve Thompson, 74, was hospitalized and required assistance with all activities of daily living due to her long list of health problems. One of them included morbid obesity. During her hospitalization, she developed a Stage II pressure…
  • Feb 3

    $10.2 Million Jury Verdict for the Death of a 15-Year-Old Boy at a Residential Care Facility

    $10.2 Million Jury Verdict for the Death of a 15-Year-Old Boy at a Residential Care Facility
    A 15-year-old boy, Kevin Barr, who had cerebral palsy and seizure disorder, lived at a residential care facility. Early one morning, staff at the home found Kevin unresponsive. Emergency personnel were called one hour later. However, Kevin…
Rank this Week: 1657

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 10

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction
    Since our earliest postings, we have warned of a notion, prevalent among employee counsel, that an employer plan sponsor unlawfully retaliates against an employee by reducing her work hours in order to deprive her of ACA…
  • Jan 26

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016
    This post is intended to be a brief reminder of some of the 2016 deadlines. As originally described in our December post the following are the updated dates for Forms 1094 and 1095. Forms Original IRS Due Date Updated IRS Due Date Forms…
  • Jan 25

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
Rank this Week: 2433

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/
  • Feb 9

    Medicaid Hospice Service Intensity Add-on Payment

    Medicaid Hospice Service Intensity Add-on Payment
      The purpose of this information letter is to inform Medicaid Hospice providers of the addition of a service intensity add-on (SIA) payment authorized under the “FY 2016 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice…
  • Feb 8

    Revised Disclosure Section of Form 3720-N

    Revised Disclosure Section of Form 3720-N
    The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is re-issuing this letter to update contact information. DADS has implemented revised forms 3736, 3720-N and 3720, which incorporate changes to disclosure items 8, 9, and 10…
  • Feb 7

    Paid Feeding Assistant Requirement

    Paid Feeding Assistant Requirement
      This letter updates two items of information relative to paid feeding assistant program requirements. The definition of “licensed health professional: is now located at 40 TAC §19.101(58) rather than 40 TAC §19.101(56)…
Rank this Week: 2681

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 9

    Final rule on Medicaid Prescription Drug Program

    Final rule on Medicaid Prescription Drug Program
    In January of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on covered outpatient drugs. The rule changes the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the…
  • Jan 26

    Changes Coming to Meaningful Use

    Changes Coming to Meaningful Use
    The government program providing incentives to health providers for meaningful use of electronic health records continues to be troubled as the final rule for stage 3  has been delayed until 2018. Coupled with recent comments by the…
  • Jan 14

    IRS issues final regulations on employer sponsored health insurance

    IRS issues final regulations on employer sponsored health insurance
    In December of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations that addressed some of the questions pertaining to whether employer sponsored health insurance meets the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act minimum value…
Rank this Week: 2373

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: 3524

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: 2906

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 8

    Health Care Deal Trends Emerge From JP Morgan 2016

    Health Care Deal Trends Emerge From JP Morgan 2016
    “We’re looking for a symbiotic platform that will have a disruptive effect in a rapidly expanding ecosystem.” A private equity colleague of ours described this conversation, which he overheard at the most recent J.P. Morgan…
  • Feb 5

    Less Than Three Weeks Until 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference

    Less Than Three Weeks Until 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference
    The McGuireWoods & RSM US 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference is less than three weeks away. Register today! This two-day healthcare-focused private equity, lending and finance conference which…
  • Feb 3

    Legal Considerations for Retail Clinic

    Legal Considerations for Retail Clinic
    Retail clinics have grown substantially in number and popularity since their emergence in the early 2000s. Retail clinics are limited healthcare clinics that operate outside of physician offices and hospitals, typically in pharmacies, grocery…
Rank this Week: 3730

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 7

    OCR’s 2nd-Ever HIPAA CMP Nails Lincare For$239,000

    OCR’s 2nd-Ever HIPAA CMP Nails Lincare For$239,000
    Home respiratory care, infusion therapy, and medical equipment provider Lincare, Inc. (Lincare) must pay the $239,000 second-ever civil monetary penalty (CMP) imposed under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Jan 7

    Redesigned OCR Website Launched

    Redesigned OCR Website Launched
    Design changes to the Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) website at www.hhs.gov/ocr may make it easier for health care providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses, their…
  • Jan 6

    Providers Get More Flexibility To Report Mental Health Patients To Gun Data Base Under New Privacy Rule

    Providers Get More Flexibility To Report Mental Health Patients To Gun Data Base Under New Privacy Rule
    As part of the broader series of regulatory and executive actions that President Obama says the Obama Administration is taking in hopes of deterring gun violence, the Department of Health & Human Service Office of Civil Rights…
Rank this Week: 4819

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Feb 7

    IRAP (-)

    IRAP (-)
    Der Begriff „IRAP“ ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Waren und Dienstleistungen der Klassen 1, 5, 10, 42 und 44 nicht eintragungsfähig. Der im vorliegenden Fall allein relevante Fachverkehr versteht das Zeichen als…
  • Jan 24

    Evonik = Evontru

    Evonik = Evontru
    There exists likelihood of confusion between the word marks Evonik and Evontrus with regard to pharmaceutical and medicinal preparations and substances. Background The applicant, Glaxo Group Limited, filed a UK trade mark application for…
  • Jan 5

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical
    Das Recht auf rechtliches Gehör ist nicht schon dadurch verletzt, dass das Gericht in seiner Entscheidungsbegründung nicht ausdrücklich auf jedes Parteivorbringen eingeht. Auch die Beurteilung der Zeichenähnlichkeit sowie…
Rank this Week: 1792

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 6

    Marijuana Sales in Colorado Nearly $1B in 2015

    Marijuana Sales in Colorado Nearly $1B in 2015
    Colorado has been seeing more green than ever since it granted approval of recreational marijuana. The Colorado Department of Revenue has reported regulated and licensed marijuana stores in the state sold nearly $1 billion worth of medical…
  • Feb 4

    Emergency Marijuana Rule Fix Signed by California Governor

    Emergency Marijuana Rule Fix Signed by California Governor
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed an emergency bill that resulted from a legislative drafting error that had dozens of cities across California scrambling to enact bans on the cultivation of medical marijuana. AB21, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Wood…
  • Feb 2

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana

    New Statewide Regs Push for Local Bans on Medical Marijuana
    Since medical marijuana was legalized in the State of California back in the mid 1990s, there has been a lack of statewide regulation for the most part. The state did not want to get involved, so, for that reason, people often compared the…
Rank this Week: 4475

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Lincare (home health agency) loses: Rarely…

    Lincare (home health agency) loses: Rarely do entities fined by OCR challenge their fines, but when they do, it's an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who decides the case.  Lincare was fined by OCR when an employee took home patient records…
  • Jan 29

    This is sad.  6-8 people took pictures of…

    This is sad.  6-8 people took pictures of this woman in the ER.  You'd think it would be common sense not to do that.
  • Jan 28

    You don't have to be a healthcare company…

    You don't have to be a healthcare company to have a health data breach.  Lots of companies have health data, and if your company has an ERISA employee health benefit plan, the plan is a covered entity, even if the company has nothing to do…
Rank this Week: 2111

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 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)…
  • Jan 25

    The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative – The First Annual Check-Up

    The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative – The First Annual Check-Up
    Watching President Obama’s recent 2016 State of the Union Address reminded me that one year has passed since the President announced a new “precision” or personalized medicine initiative to advance personalized, effective…
  • Nov 2

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine
    Personalized medicine can be described as the science of targeted therapies. Advances in diagnostic and molecular medicine have made it possible to more precisely identify alternative treatment options for patients based on their unique…
Rank this Week: 3748

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: 995

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    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 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    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 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    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: 2222

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: 4119

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2546

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: 3376

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: 2901

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 2

    OCR Issues Clarifying Guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule Regarding Access to Protected Health Information

    OCR Issues Clarifying Guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule Regarding Access to Protected Health Information
    The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently issued new guidance (“Guidance”) concerning the right of individuals to access their protected health information (“PHI”) under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The OCR…
  • Jan 26

    CMS Releases Draft Plan to Support Transition to Value-Based Payment System

    CMS Releases Draft Plan to Support Transition to Value-Based Payment System
    As part of the continuing transition toward a physician payment system based more on quality than quantity, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released a draft Quality Measure Development Plan (the…
  • Jan 10

    Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended

    Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended
    In the last few days of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published welcomed relief for employers who are struggling to understand their reporting obligations under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"): extended deadlines. …
Rank this Week: 2669

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: 4121

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: 3497

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: 3499

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/
  • Jan 25

    Physicians and Practice Staff Are Not Required to Obtain Child Abuse Clearances in Pennsylvania

    Physicians and Practice Staff Are Not Required to Obtain Child Abuse Clearances in Pennsylvania
    Previously on the Fox Rothschild Physician Law Blog, we reported on the July 2015 amendments to the PA Child Protective Services Law.  See our August 31, 2015 post here:  What You Need to Know about PA’s Child Protective…
  • Jan 8

    Understanding Medicare Overpayment

    Understanding Medicare Overpayment
    Under the federal Affordable Care Act, physicians and other providers have only 60 days to refund overpayments to the Medicare program before they face potential liability under the False Claims Act.  In addition, if CMS or the…
  • Jan 5

    OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on Patient Assistance Charitable Foundation

    OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on Patient Assistance Charitable Foundation
    This week the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published Advisory Opinion 15-16 addressing a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation (the “Requestor”) that would seek donations from third parties (including drug manufacturers) and…
Rank this Week: 993

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • 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 ……
  • Jan 8

    2015 Proved to Be a Good Year in Medicine as FDA Approvals of First-Of-A-Kind Drugs Continued to Escalate

    2015 Proved to Be a Good Year in Medicine as FDA Approvals of First-Of-A-Kind Drugs Continued to Escalate
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law It’s been 19 years since anyone has seen the approval of more first-of-a-kind drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …
Rank this Week: 3498

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/
  • Jan 14

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare
    As I’ve written before, the real drivers of healthcare costs are not lawsuits, which studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine found are less than 1% of healthcare costs. The big costs are a result of fraud. Kindred Healthcare, a large chain of…
  • Jan 6

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement
    Stark & Stark Associate Eric D. Dakhari, member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group, authored the article Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreements, which was published on NJ.com…
  • Dec 30

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home
    Often, elderly people are prescribed blood thinners, otherwise known as anti-coagulants, like Coumadin and several others. While these drugs can significantly help with conditions such as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis) and strokes, they also…
Rank this Week: 1004

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: 1151

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

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

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    CMS Proposes Rule Implementing Discharge Planning Requirement

    CMS Proposes Rule Implementing Discharge Planning Requirement
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") recently announced a proposed rule primarily aimed at discharge planning requirements for hospitals and other service providers, including home health agencies (HHAs). As part of the…
  • Oct 1

    OMHA to Expand the Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot

    OMHA to Expand the Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot
    On October 15, 2015, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will be hosting an open door teleconference to discuss the expansion of its Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) Pilot. The pilot program was originally launched in…
  • Sep 25

    Florida Hospital District Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $69.5 Million

    Florida Hospital District Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $69.5 Million
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a $69.5 million settlement with the North Broward Hospital District (the "District") arising out of allegations that the District violated the federal Stark law and False Claims Act by…
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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: 2114

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: 984

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Changes and Challenges for Mental and Behavioral Health Provider

    Changes and Challenges for Mental and Behavioral Health Provider
    As Kentucky’s Senate Bill 192 highlights, coverage and treatment of substance abuse problems is dramatically changing, as the current penal model is slowly being replaced with a treatment model. Even terminology for what has been called…
Rank this Week: 2432