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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: 126

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/
  • May 19

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal
    On May 17, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule, specifying the timeline and process for expansion of the current Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal. The Final Rule, entitled Medicare…
  • May 13

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA
    On May 11, 2016, Circuit Judge Steven Coms in Pike County, Kentucky, ruled to unseal records related to a 2007 suit brought by the State’s Attorney General against OxyContin manufacturer Perdue Pharma. The suit was settled in December…
  • May 11

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again
    In the Fourth Circuit, Humana is currently pursuing reimbursement from the attorneys representing a passenger in a motor vehicle action under the persons in receipt of settlement funds provision of the MSP in yet another attempt to get the…
Rank this Week: 132

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: 342

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Defining Death: The Case for Choice

    Defining Death: The Case for Choice
    Distinguished bioethicists Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross have adapted the first several chapters of their fabulous Transplantation Ethics to be a separate volume from Georgetown University Press: Defining Death: The Case for…
  • May 28

    Court Permits Hospital to Evict Patient

    Court Permits Hospital to Evict Patient
    Earlier this month, the Lee County Circuit Court permitted Lee Memorial Health System to evict an incapacitated patient who no longer needed acute care services. The patient, Jason Degraaf, had been admitted on April 15, 2015.  By…
  • May 27

    Three New Technologies for Self Deliverance

    Three New Technologies for Self Deliverance
    To the extent that I focus on end-of-life issues, I focus (in articles, conferences, medically-managed means of hastening death:policy counsel) onWithholding/Withdrawing Treatment Voluntary Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED) Medical Aid in…
Rank this Week: 381

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/
  • May 29

    Los Angeles City Council Considers Expanding Marijuana Industry Through Legislation

    Los Angeles City Council Considers Expanding Marijuana Industry Through Legislation
    In the City of Los Angeles, there has been a mixed history in terms of government support for medical marijuana.  Since the state of California approved medical marijuana through a 1996 law, there have been efforts to allow for patients…
  • May 27

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible
    When people think of marijuana edibles, things like pot brownies are likely to come to mind. Today, however, there are many more marijuana menu choices, according to a recent news feature from The Washington Post. Some of these…
  • May 25

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran
    There are many veterans being treated at one of the nation’s Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers that would probably benefit from medical cannabis in one form or another.  These are patients who have fought bravely for our nation…
Rank this Week: 500

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/
  • May 24

    Stoel Rives Law Firm Allegedly Assisted Tri-Med’s $17M Ponzi Scheme

    Stoel Rives Law Firm Allegedly Assisted Tri-Med’s $17M Ponzi Scheme
    By Miles Indest, J.D./M.B.A.; Law Clerk, The Health Law Firm On May 6, 2016, investors filed a securities class action lawsuit against law firm Stoel Rives, Charles Corces, CPA, and affiliated individuals for allegedly helping Tri-Med Corp…
  • May 18

    Walgreens Announces Expansion of Mental Health Services to Raise Awarene

    Walgreens Announces Expansion of Mental Health Services to Raise Awarene
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 10, 2016, Walgreens announced it will expand its mental health services, including access to behavioral health treatment via telemedicine,…
  • May 12

    Quality of Care: New Study Finds That Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

    Quality of Care: New Study Finds That Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A new study by patient safety researchers revealed that common medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US, after heart…
Rank this Week: 623

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/
  • May 27

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor
    Unfortunately, many hospitals commit fraud against the federal government in the way they pay doctors and physicians. To understand this type of fraud, you have to understand how hospitals bill the Medicare system.  Generally, bills can…
  • May 17

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government
    The national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, heroin and a host of synthetic drugs has fueled the demand for all aspects of addiction treatment, including sober homes.  As of 2015, Florida had an estimated 1,200 sober homes housing…
  • May 16

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan
    The Government Accountability Office recently released a report finding that Medicare paid out $14.1 billion to private insurance companies for improper claims in 2013 alone.  The report, entitled “Medicare Advantage: …
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • May 26

    Please Join Us For A Reed Smith Webinar On Telehealth Policy Update

    Please Join Us For A Reed Smith Webinar On Telehealth Policy Update
    The Reed Smith Life Sciences Health Industry Group will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar “Telehealth Policy Update: Keep Calm, Changes Are Coming” on June 8, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. PT and 1:00 p.m. ET. Reed Smith presenters Paul…
  • May 25

    Upcoming Reed Smith Webinar On The General Data Protection Regulation

    Upcoming Reed Smith Webinar On The General Data Protection Regulation
    The Reed Smith Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Group will be hosting an upcoming webinar “The Biggest Shake Up of European Data Protection Law in 20 Years: What Your Organisation Needs to Do to Comply with the…
  • May 17

    Senate Finance Committee Issues Report on POD Industry and its Surgeon Participant

    Senate Finance Committee Issues Report on POD Industry and its Surgeon Participant
    For some time, we have been reporting on issues involving federal government scrutiny of physician-owned distributors (“PODs”). From our blog post here on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector…
Rank this Week: 749

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: 737

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: 922

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 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 1181

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Symantic's Tactical Cyber Security…

    Symantic's Tactical Cyber Security Checklist: this is good advice and easy to do.
  • May 24

    Good News for Data Breach Defendants: a…

    Good News for Data Breach Defendants: a Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a trial court's determination that the class action route is inappropriate for litigation regarding data breaches.  The claims are too individual, particularly…
  • May 23

    Often mentioned possibility comes to…

    Often mentioned possibility comes to fruition: Kansas Heart Hospital got hit by a ransomware attack last week and paid the ransom to get their data back.  The hackers returned for a second bite, but this time the hospital is not paying.…
Rank this Week: 1027

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: 1145

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: 1071

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: 978

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/
  • May 27

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option

    New Guidance on HIPAA Access Issues: Flat Fees Aren’t the Only Option
    HHS recently released a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) clarifying prior guidance on fees that covered entities may permissibly charge individuals for access to the individuals’ electronic medical records. The guidance stated that…
  • May 4

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?

    What are MIPS Scores and Why Should Physicians Care?
    The Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) is as program established as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  A proposed rule addressing the MIPS program was released on April 25, 2016 and is…
  • Apr 25

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly

    Lack of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Proves Costly
    The lack of a business associate agreement recently resulted in a $750,000 settlement for alleged HIPAA violations. According to a post on the Department of Health and Human Services website, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic  released x-ray…
Rank this Week: 1437

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued

    Phase 2 HIPAA audit notices are being issued
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has begun issuing notices for Phase 2 HIPAA Audits applicable to covered entities and their business associates. In Phase 2, OCR will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered…
  • May 18

    Partnerships Audits and the Death of the Tax Matters Partner

    Partnerships Audits and the Death of the Tax Matters Partner
    On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the "Act") (Public Law 114-74). Among the various provisions within the Act is a change in how the IRS audits partnerships, as well as elimination of the…
  • May 10

    Join Clinton Mikel of The Health Law Partners for Politico's "Outside, In: Unhealthy Hacking: Medical Privacy in the Age of Cyber Attacks"

    Join Clinton Mikel of The Health Law Partners for Politico's "Outside, In: Unhealthy Hacking: Medical Privacy in the Age of Cyber Attacks"
    On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Clinton Mikel, a Partner at The Health Law Partners and Chairman of the eHealth, Privacy and Security Interest Group of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, will be a guest speaker at Politico's "Outside,…
Rank this Week: 1475

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: 1480

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1254

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 6

    I Want My PHI! HIPAA Access Rights, Authorizations and HHS Guidance

    I Want My PHI! HIPAA Access Rights, Authorizations and HHS Guidance
    Daily struggles to protect personal data from hacking, phishing, theft and loss make it easy to forget that HIPAA is not just about privacy and security.  It also requires covered entities (CEs) to make an…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1623

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: 1509

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: 1656

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1482

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: 1460

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1661

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 24

    OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting Set for August 22-23, 2016; CMS Moving to One Panel Meeting Per Year

    OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting Set for August 22-23, 2016; CMS Moving to One Panel Meeting Per Year
    CMS is hosting its next meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (Panel) on August 22-23, 2016. The purpose of the Panel is to advise HHS and CMS on ambulatory payment classification clinical integrity and weights and…
  • May 24

    Administration Releases Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda with Timeline for Rulemaking

    Administration Releases Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda with Timeline for Rulemaking
    The Obama Administration has posted its updated 2016 regulatory agenda, which lists major pending or planned rulemaking and the expected timing for action. The latest agenda includes numerous rules in the pipeline impacting HHS policies,…
  • May 17

    Update to Physician-Owned Distributor (POD)

    Update to Physician-Owned Distributor (POD)
    For some time, we have been reporting on issues involving federal government scrutiny of physician-owned distributors (“PODs”). From the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s…
Rank this Week: 2370

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2146

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
  • May 17

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part II)

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part II)
    Private equity interest in the healthcare and life sciences sectors has continued to grow at a rapid pace during recent years. Many investors are becoming increasingly more knowledgeable and comfortable with investments involving direct…
  • May 16

    First-of-its-Kind PACE Acquisition

    First-of-its-Kind PACE Acquisition
    PACE operators may become the next target of interest for healthcare private equity investors following a first-of-its-kind acquisition of a PACE operator by private equity sponsor Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), which plans to…
  • May 4

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP
    DocuTAP has announced that it has been acquired by Warburg Pincus. DocuTAP, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a provider of urgent care technology, including software for electronic medical records, practice management and revenue cycle…
Rank this Week: 2390

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: 2236

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: 2465

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 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…
Rank this Week: 2130

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: 1943

Healthcare Integration Advisors

Healthcare Integration Advisors

Covers health care compliance, fraud, HIPAA, and laws. By Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP.

http://www.healthcareintegrationadvisors.com
  • May 21

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmHealth provider compliance officers may soon have another cause for busy days and sleepless nights.  CMS recently issued a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise its little-used Medicare Incentive…
  • May 7

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmUnder federal regulations, a hospital patient has the right to determine who can visit during the hospital stay.  Hospitals may not prevent “non-traditional” family members or any others from…
  • Apr 23

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013
    Posted by Linda TernerPatient-focused health care providers understand that privacy is important to patients.  Providing patients with an explanation of their health information privacy rights has been a standard part of provider office…
Rank this Week: 2398

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the…

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the MAC

Examines the Medicare administrative appeals process and covers issues related to the appeal of ZPIC, PSC and RAC audits of Medical claims. By Lilies Parker.

http://www.aljappeal.com/
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 21

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.
    (January 21, 2013):  Medicare appeals of denied claims for services are somewhat common.  In years past, both health care providers and members of their staff have represented themselves or their practice in the…
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GovtFraudLawyer

GovtFraudLawyer

Addresses issues related to the False Claims Act, with a focus on health care fraud. By Dan Hargrove.

http://www.govtfraudlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

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 29

    "Emotion and False Memory"

    "Emotion and False Memory"
    Recently Published on SSRN (and in Emotion Review, Vol.8, No.1, 2016): "Emotion and False Memory" ROBIN L. KAPLAN, Bureau of Labor Statistics ILSE VAN DAMME, KU Leuven, Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Experimental Psychology LINDA J.…
  • May 27

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: D. Shoemaker, ed., Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility (2017)): "Implicit Bias, Responsibility, and Moral Ecology" MANUEL R. VARGAS, University of San Francisco - School of Law,…
  • May 25

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in PNAS, Vol. 113, No.8, 2016, pp.2047-2050): "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions" STEVEN J. FRENDA, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior SHARI R. BERKOWITZ,…
Rank this Week: 4659

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 29

    1115 Transformation Waiver: Overview

    1115 Transformation Waiver: Overview
    1115 Transformation Waiver: Overview • The 1115 waiver allows Texas to achieve innovative solutions to complex problems. ? Texas Dual Eligible Integrated Care Pilot – March 1, 2015 ? Community First Choice – June 1, 2015 ?…
  • May 28

    Presentation to the House Appropriation

    Presentation to the House Appropriation
    Committee on Article II: Overview of Medicaid Cost Reporting for Long Term Services and Supports Programs Medicaid Rate Setting Methodologies • Methodologies vary based on type of service, whether service has a Medicare equivalent,…
  • May 27

    Statewide Behavioral Health – Strategic Plan

    Statewide Behavioral Health – Strategic Plan
    Behavioral health services in Texas—which encompass both mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs)—have evolved and transformed over the past decade. Much of this transformation is due to the large investment and…
Rank this Week: 4645

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 3659

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 27

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction
    On May 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine as part of a targeted initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA to reduce prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose,…
  • May 25

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label
    Added Sugars are in. Calories From Fat are out. And would the typical American eat the package of food in one sitting? If so, those Americans will now know from the label what they will consume in that sitting. On May 20, 2016, the FDA…
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
Rank this Week: 3400

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4258

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2630

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: 3294

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
  • May 22

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
  • May 6

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
    On May 4, 2016, the USPTO released a “May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update” (“Update”) providing guidance to patent examiners on formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating an…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3156

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/
  • May 20

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program
    Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations pertaining to non-discrimination. Earlier in May of 2016, the Secretary of HHS issued such…
  • May 12

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie
    The False Claims Act (“FCA”) creates a civil penalty for any person that knowingly submits for payment a false or fraudulent claim to the federal government. This usually includes any government contractor, but will often arise in…
  • May 3

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System
    by M. Tom Langan, II A recently adopted law in Nebraska calls for the state to create a prescription drug monitoring system designed to help prevent the misuse of controlled substances, namely prescription pain medicine.  The system will…
Rank this Week: 2640

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
  • May 18

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C
    Die Zeichen LEMA und Lenah.C sind nicht verwechslungsfähig. Dokumente, die erstmals vor dem EuG vorgelegt werden, um zu zeigen, dass der Buchstabe „C“ im Arzneimittelsektor verbreitet als Hinweis auf Vitamin C verwendet wird,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3232