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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 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...
  • Feb 7

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia
    New York Times (Feb. 5, 2016): Female Genital Cutting: Not Just "an African Problem," by Pam Belluck and Joe Cochrane: New documentation shows that female genital cutting is widespread in Indonesia, one of the most populous…
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 229

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 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)…
  • Jan 22

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice
    For anyone following the ongoing saga of Kent Takemoto’s final attempt to cash in on the insurance industry’s obligations to Medicare, we have finally reach the conclusion. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the…
Rank this Week: 253

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: 312

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 6

    Room for Death [EOL in Art 198]

    Room for Death [EOL in Art 198]
    A new study in Social Science and Medicine, researchers report on data from a project teaming artists and craftspeople together to create prototypes of space for difficult conversations in end-of-life settings.  These prototypes were…
Rank this Week: 320

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 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…
  • Jan 30

    Florida Citizens Pushing for Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

    Florida Citizens Pushing for Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
    Every year, we see additional states legalizing medical marijuana. In some states and the District of Columbia, we have actually had votes for full legalization of marijuana, even for recreational purposes. This definitely seems the way…
  • Jan 28

    Medical Marijuana Laws in CA More Liberal than in NY

    Medical Marijuana Laws in CA More Liberal than in NY
    There has been a huge increase in the support for medical marijuana legalization across the nation since California legalized medical marijuana 20 years ago. However, it has been in the past 10 years that we have seen such a large surge of…
Rank this Week: 361

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 404

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: 416

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: 485

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: 500

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: 535

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/
  • Feb 8

    Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claim

    Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claim
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred), the largest skilled therapy provider in the nation, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that…
  • Feb 8

    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…
  • Feb 8

    It’s Official: Medical Marijuana Will Be on the Ballot For 2016 in Florida

    It’s Official: Medical Marijuana Will Be on the Ballot For 2016 in Florida
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical use of marijuana in Florida will be back on the ballot in November of 2016. On Wednesday,…
Rank this Week: 554

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: 728

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: 814

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: 979

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 9

    AFIRM Act Seeks to Improve the Medicare Audit and Appeals Proce

    AFIRM Act Seeks to Improve the Medicare Audit and Appeals Proce
    On December 9, 2015, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced Senate Bill 2368, the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare (AFIRM) Act of 2015. The…
Rank this Week: 1143

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…
  • 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.…
  • Jan 26

    Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule Issued….Finally!

    Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule Issued….Finally!
    As previously discussed here and over on Health Industry Washington Watch here, this past Thursday, CMS and OMB issued the final, 600+ page Medicaid Rebate Program Final Rule. The pre-Federal Register version of the final rule may be accessed…
Rank this Week: 1712

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: 1638

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: 1647

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

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

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained
    In July Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill modernizing and simplifying New Hampshire’s Banking Laws. The new laws go fully into effect on October 1, 2105, although some went into effect in July. NH banking attorney John Funk…
  • Jul 28

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year
    CONCORD, NH — Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. congratulates Primary Bank and its Organizers for forming a new bank, raising over $25 million in capital, and opening its doors for business. The Bedford, NH-based bank is the first…
  • Apr 9

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference
    BOSTON — The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) has announced new sales and service awards for the legal industry. The awards — Sales & Service Team of the Year and Sales & Service Executive of the Year — will recognize…
Rank this Week: 1490

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: 2060

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: 1798

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 4

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog
    TNearly three years ago, having spent hundreds of hours immersed in ACA minutiae, we anticipated that clients would not react well to fees for services that consisted principally of telling them that they had asked the wrong question. So we…
Rank this Week: 2006

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1994

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: 2487

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 8

    Comptroller: NYSDOH Leaves $95 Million of Drug Rebates on the Table

    Comptroller: NYSDOH Leaves $95 Million of Drug Rebates on the Table
    This week, the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, issued audit findings which claimed that the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) failed to capture $95,100,000 in prescription drug rebates it was eligible to…
Rank this Week: 2990

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 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)…
  • Feb 6

    Decertifying and De-allocating Medicaid Beds that are Not Available for Use

    Decertifying and De-allocating Medicaid Beds that are Not Available for Use
    DADS is issuing this provider letter to remind providers that DADS will decertify and de-allocate Medicaid beds that are intended for use in bedrooms that have been converted to other uses if the rooms are not being used for bedroom occupancy…
Rank this Week: 2828

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: 2689

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: 2583

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: 2920

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: 2425

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: 2889

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: 2908

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: 2568

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 13

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida
    Ambulance fraud is on the rise in Florida, and taxpayers are paying the bill.   In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report titled Inappropriate…
Rank this Week: 2964

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: 2397

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: 2590

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…
Rank this Week: 2495

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…
Rank this Week: 2726

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: 2645

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: 2334

Partial Hospitalization Program…

Partial Hospitalization Program Claims

Focuses on the health law issues and challenges faced by Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) around the country. By Liles Parker.

http://www.partialhospitalization.com
Rank this Week: 2852

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: 3830

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 3480

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: 4385