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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/
Rank this Week: 197

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: 205

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/
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
  • Dec 20

    Relationships are transcendental and compelling

    Relationships are transcendental and compelling
    When I began studying energy healing and morphing from my career as a Wall Street lawyer into a legal academic, then medical academic, then healthcare & FDA attorney, I could not have imagined the way all these threads would…
Rank this Week: 270

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

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

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
Rank this Week: 391

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 417

Health Care Fraud Blog

Health Care Fraud Blog

Covers durable medical equipment fraud, HIPAA violations, insurance fraud, medicaid fraud, and medicare fraud. By Robert David Malove.

http://www.healthcarefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme
    DETROIT, MI (March 5, 2014) - Jose Mercado-Francis, 60, a former Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in violation of 1371…
  • Feb 14

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud
    On December 16, 2014, a Houston psychiatrist was arrested on charges related to her alleged participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Sharon Iglehart, 56, of Houston, was…
  • Dec 19

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud
    LOUISVILLE, KY. - How does a doctor get convicted of money laundering, health care fraud and doling out prescription drugs like jelly beans and then sentenced to 230 years in prison with a fine of $10.2 million? By not having a health care…
Rank this Week: 424

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    DHHS Will Pay You $75 to Register Your Advance Directive

    DHHS Will Pay You $75 to Register Your Advance Directive
    Under the Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240), which was introduced this month, the Department of Health & Human Services will pay Medicare beneficiaries $75 to register their advance directives.   As I have…
  • Apr 19

    10 Common Questions (and their Answers) on Medical Futility

    10 Common Questions (and their Answers) on Medical Futility
    Four Mayo Clinic physicians have just published a high level overview of medical, ethical, legal, financial, and policy issues relating to medical futility.  Here are the 10 questions.  Read the article for the answers.What is the…
  • Apr 16

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day
    IT’S HERE!  Today is the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day!  ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES:  Even if you have your own resources, please also direct patients, residents, clients, and the public to…
Rank this Week: 433

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: 527

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 546

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/
  • Apr 15

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue
    Our guest author of this is article is Charlene Hicks, a legal research attorney with National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. Forum-selection clauses are commonly used in contracts to specify the location in which the…
  • Apr 14

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12
    By Christopher E. Brown, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Tip 28-Verify That the Relationship Between the Physician and the Employer is Legal. Our…
  • Apr 8

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 17, 2014, Carousel Pediatrics in Austin, Texas, agreed to pay the state a $3.75…
Rank this Week: 619

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: 673

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

By Tom Mayo.

http://healthlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Good article in

    Good article in
    Good article in today's NY Times comparing the Obama health reform plan to the Massachusetts experience, including a nifty graphic that summarizes the similarities and differences nicely.I think Obama's initial emphasis on cost-control is…
Rank this Week: 706

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Federal Government Claims Medical Marijuana Law Used as a "Ruse"

    Federal Government Claims Medical Marijuana Law Used as a "Ruse"
    The federal government has indited 37 people as part of an alleged marijuana grow operation that spanned multiple counties. The government accuses defendants of using the medical marijuana laws in the state of Michigan as a cover for…
  • Apr 15

    The Marijuana Legalization Debate has Changed Dramatically

    The Marijuana Legalization Debate has Changed Dramatically
    Public support for the legalization of marijuana has increased in recent years. Our Los Angeles marijuana lawyers realize that the discussion over marijuana laws is now a more focused and individualized discussion about the details of…
  • Apr 13

    Medical Marijuana may Alleviate Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosi

    Medical Marijuana may Alleviate Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosi
    The medical uses for marijuana are varied and new medicinal uses are being established frequently. Recently, our Los Angeles marijuana lawyers have seen information regarding how medicinal marijuana may help patients with multiple…
Rank this Week: 762

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/
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
Rank this Week: 881

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 16

    Use Caution in USMLE Step Exam Preparation

    Use Caution in USMLE Step Exam Preparation
    By Catherine T. Hollis, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Bulletin of Information outlines several…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Requests the Agency for Health Care Administration to Inspect Florida’s VA Hospital

    Governor Requests the Agency for Health Care Administration to Inspect Florida’s VA Hospital
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In response to recent deaths at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals throughout Florida and the rest of the nation, on April 1, 2014, Governor ……
  • Apr 7

    Duke University Health System Pays $1 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims in Whistleblower Lawsuit

    Duke University Health System Pays $1 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims in Whistleblower Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 21, 2014, Duke University Health System in Raleigh, North Carolina, settled a whistleblower/qui tam lawsuit, according to the Department…
Rank this Week: 877

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform
    The final budget bill was recently passed in New York State containing several provisions for Out-of-Network ("OON") reforms. The major changes related to OON reform include: 1) transparency provisions requiring the reestablishment of…
  • Apr 8

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced in a Federal Register notice that it is creating a new data-collection program for hospice quality reporting called the Hospice Item Set ("HIS") System. The HIS System,…
  • Apr 8

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information
    On April 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced its intent to publish data on its payments to individual physicians. Beginning on April 9, 2014, CMS plans to release information regarding the charges for…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
Rank this Week: 913

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    CPA CPE Forum Slated for June 12 in Manchester, NH

    CPA CPE Forum Slated for June 12 in Manchester, NH
    MANCHESTER, NH — Eldridge Investment Advisors will host it annual CPA CPE Forum on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at The Derryfield in Manchester, NH. The keynote speaker will be Natalie B. Choate, a leading speaker on estate and distributuion…
  • Jan 27

    Trends: NH Legal Services Landscape

    Trends: NH Legal Services Landscape
    The New Hampshire Business Review explores the changing legal services landscape in the state interviewing a handful of attorneys in the state for their opinions on what is shaping the market for local and regional law services. The article…
  • Dec 11

    Robert Shea To Be Chair of SBANE Board

    Robert Shea To Be Chair of SBANE Board
    The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has announced that Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Robert Shea has been elected chair of its board of directors for a two-year term. Shea is a partner at Morse, Barnes-Brown &…
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Mar 14

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'
    Alzheimer’s can be a devastating illness that we see in many of our cases.  Good news from the front against this disease is that a new blood test was developed that can accurately predict the development of the disease. …
  • Mar 13

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry
    QuickPost | System Overview | LexBlog Publishing Platform As can be seen from the blog-post below, it is alleged that on the same day that he dramatically reduced a jury's award to the victim of nursing home abuse, the judge received an…
  • Feb 20

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle
    If you’re over 60, the next time someone tells you to “take a hike” it might not be a bad idea.    A new study shows how problematic a sedentary lifestyle can be.  The study found that adults over the age…
Rank this Week: 959

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1127

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/
  • Mar 19

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case
    Dear Readers:Joining the growing number of courts that limit or phase discovery in False Claims Act cases ("FCA"), the Southern District of Mississippi recently rejected attempts by the relators to obtain "unfettered discovery" so that they…
  • Mar 3

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation
    Dear Readers:I recently came across another interesting example of a court refusing to permit the False Claims Act ("FCA") to be used as remedy for a technical regulatory violation that was unrelated to a claim for payment submitted to the…
  • Feb 5

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim
    Perhaps everyone knows this, but I didn't: a relator may bring a False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claim in state court.  Recently, in Driscoll v. Superior Court of Madera County, 2014 WL 333411 (January 30, 2014, Cal. App. 5 Dist.),…
Rank this Week: 1206

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

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: 1297

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
  • Dec 22

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is…
  • Dec 18

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14

    Medical Device Patent News for November 14
    The latest advancements in the medical world include devices that are focused on invasive, internal uses of technology to limit surgical trauma and improve the function of implanted instruments. These accomplishments have recently received…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week

    Medical Device Patent News of the Week
    Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and…
Rank this Week: 1419

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
  • Apr 16

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing
    Tendyne has announced (pdf) it has secured $25 million in series C financing. Tendyne Holdings, headquartered in Roseville, Minn., is a clinical stage medical device company focused on the development of minimally invasive therapies for the…
  • Apr 9

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing
    Adaptive Biotechnologies has announced it has completed a series C financing round and completed a newly created series D round of financing with a $105 million investment from Viking Global Investors. Adaptive Biotechnologies, based in…
  • Apr 7

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015
    The following alert was authored by our McGuireWoods colleagues Kimberly J. Kannensohn and John C. Saran. On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (the Act) into law, thereby delaying until at…
Rank this Week: 1561

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
  • Nov 21

    Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle

    Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle
    Recently received in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox: Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age (2011) (available at http://amzn.to/RaceBottle):
Rank this Week: 1452

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Covers healthcare arbitration and mediation, end-of-life decisions, and medical malpractice claims. By Healthcare Neutral.

http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?
           I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number of uninsured patients seen at most tax exempt hospitals in…
  • Sep 10

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie
         For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff Drucker, Manager of the ADR…
  • Sep 4

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform
         The New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: "Health Reform Is Alive And Well...Sort Of...The View From Providers And Insurers." It begins…
Rank this Week: 1507

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/
  • Apr 18

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942
    From one of our good friends and supporters, Ross Levin, owner of Aviation Art Hanger I post this wonderful remembrance and tribute: Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Seventy-two years ago today, on 18 April…
  • Feb 20

    Our Past Defines Our Future

    Our Past Defines Our Future
    At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good. The biggest change has been the addition of the…
  • Dec 30

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.
    To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you…
Rank this Week: 1665

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: 1618

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/
  • Apr 1

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home

    HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Home
    DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is…
  • Apr 1

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award

    DADS Accepting Nominations for 2014 Vision Award
    Do you know a volunteer providing exemplary service to an older person or an individual with a disability? Please nominate that individual or group for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 2014 Vision Awards.…
  • Apr 1

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program

    Consumer Directed Services Budget Workbook Revisions to Accommodate Rate Changes for the CBA Program
    The purpose of the letter is to provide direction to Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) on updating Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers’ budgets to accommodate the new payment rate, effective March 1, 2014, for…
Rank this Week: 1765

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 1710

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 18

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.

    Is Chronic Lyme Disease More Debilitating Than Other Chronic Illnesses? New CDC Survey says Yes.
    A recently published patient survey found that those with chronic Lyme disease experience significantly lower health quality status compared to those with other chronic diseases. In a study of over 3,000 patients with chronic Lyme disease,…
  • Apr 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage
    We represent a number of clients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other rheumatic conditions. Recently, the American College of Rheumatology posted a blog on its website advising the newly diagnosed to ask the…
  • Apr 14

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
Rank this Week: 1923

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/
  • Apr 16

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement
    A recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for Health and Human Services (HHS), is calling upon CMS to increase scrutiny of home health claims – specifically the required face-to-face documentation.  According to a…
  • Apr 9

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a calculator for providers to measure whether they can meet the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.  Similar to the HIPAA Security Risk…
  • Apr 7

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported a marked increase by providers in participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program.   The CMS press release on…
Rank this Week: 1917

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/
  • Apr 15

    IT Contract Review

    IT Contract Review
    As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently to enter into software or other IT contracts.  While many health care providers sign these agreements without reviewing them,…
  • Apr 10

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that certain health insurance providers pay an annual fee based on the net premiums they wrote during the preceding calendar year. The providers required to pay this fee include health…
  • Apr 2

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment
    Maybe you have determined you're a Business Associate (or a subcontractor of a Business Associate) or maybe you’re a Covered Entity for purposes of HIPAA and have not gotten around to conducting or updating your risk assessment. Now is…
Rank this Week: 1963

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1952

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 25

    Out-of-State Compounding Pharmacies May Need a Permit To Do Business in Florida

    Out-of-State Compounding Pharmacies May Need a Permit To Do Business in Florida
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beginning on October 1, 2014, out-of-state compounding pharmacies may be required to hold a compounded sterile product permit. That’s because the Regulated Industries Committee of the…
  • Feb 25

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Updates Record Retention Rules for Pharmacie

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Updates Record Retention Rules for Pharmacie
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm At its meeting held on February 12, 2014, the Florida Board of Pharmacy voted to approve language changes to a number of rules. Specifically, those changes were put into effect to ……
  • Feb 18

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Approves Change to Destruction of Controlled Substances Rule

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Approves Change to Destruction of Controlled Substances Rule
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm At its meeting held in Orlando, Florida, on February 12, 2014, the Florida Board of Pharmacy approved final changes to Rule 64B16-28.303, Florida Administrative Code. This rule governs the…
Rank this Week: 2022

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 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…
  • Jan 21

    Medicare Administrative Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.

    Medicare Administrative Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.
    (January 21, 2013):  In years past, many health care providers would have been involved, at least to some extent, in the Medicare administrative claims appeals process. Notably, the hearings conducted in today’s administrative…
Rank this Week: 1993

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://steinmedicalmalpractice.com
  • Apr 20

    Medical Malpractice or General Negligence? A Redux

    Medical Malpractice or General Negligence? A Redux
     April 20, 2014Dawkins v. Union Hospital District, --- S.E.2d ----, 2014 WL 1386880 (S.C. 2014)Whether a tort action sounds in “medical malpractice,” as opposed to “general negligence,” or vice versa, is often…
  • Apr 18

    Mental Therapist’s Duty to Prevent Patient’s Crime

    Mental Therapist’s Duty to Prevent Patient’s Crime
    April 18, 2014Connecticut Supreme Court in Greenwald v. Van Handel, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 1388181 (Conn. 2014)A clinical social worker hears from his patient about the patient’s interest in child pornography, but does nothing to solve…
  • Apr 6

    Implications of the NAF Fiasco for Nursing Home Agreement

    Implications of the NAF Fiasco for Nursing Home Agreement
     April 6, 2014Until recently, the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) was a designated arbitrator in thousands of nursing home agreements. When a nursing home resident complained about medical malpractice or other mistreatment, her…
Rank this Week: 2163

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure
    Health care information technology (health IT) facilitates the delivery of personalized medicine by providing and supporting the infrastructure for patients, consumers and health care providers to communicate and distribute information. The…
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its examiner training materials (Training Materials) for applying ”2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving…
  • Mar 6

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent
    On March 4th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued “2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or…
Rank this Week: 2413

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/
  • Apr 18

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order
    CMS is hosting a series of Special Open Door Forum calls to solicit feedback on data elements for a new “Suggested Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health.” Specifically, CMS seeks input on a list of clinical elements within…
  • Apr 17

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference
    In early April, Reed Smith hosted an enlightening, industry-leading conference on post-acute care in Washington, D.C. The conference, entitled “Reed Smith 2014 Washington Health Care Conference: Focus on Post-Acute Care," brought…
  • Apr 16

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014
    Fingerprint-based background checks intended to “detect bad actors” enrolled or attempting to enroll in federal health programs This post was authored by Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Debra McCurdy. More than three years…
Rank this Week: 2414

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

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

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule
    With the "doc-fix" bill extending the enforcement delay of the two-midnight rule to March 31, 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has decided to use that time challenging the new inpatient admission rules. Earlier this week, AHA…
  • Apr 14

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement
    In a report released on Thursday, April 10, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") found that, thus far, there has been limited compliance with the face-to-face documentation requirement for home health providers. As a result, the OIG…
  • Apr 8

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability
    On Wednesday, March 12, Moody's Investor Services released a report predicting that Medicare's new inpatient admissions policy, the "Two-Midnight rule", will negatively affect hospitals' bottom lines. The Two-Midnight rule instructs…
Rank this Week: 2390

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 2211

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Apr 3

    A New HIPAA Security Risk AssessmentTool for Your Compliance Arsenal

    A New HIPAA Security Risk AssessmentTool for Your Compliance Arsenal
    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new security risk assessment (“SRA”) tool for small and medium size healthcare providers.The downloadable tool (available for free here) is a self-contained,…
  • Mar 26

    FTC: Don’t Limit APRNs Crucial Role in Health Care

    FTC: Don’t Limit APRNs Crucial Role in Health Care
    The Federal Trade Commission recently released a policy paper suggesting that state legislators should be cautious when evaluating legislative proposals to limit the scope of practice of Advance Practice Registered Nurses.  The FTC is…
  • Mar 17

    Secure Text Messaging in a HIPAA World? Part II

    Secure Text Messaging in a HIPAA World? Part II
    In an earlier post, I referred to mobile applications such as TigerText and Doc Halo which are being touted as a method of “HIPAA-compliant” texting. These apps allegedly secure protected health information (PHI) sent via text…
Rank this Week: 2191

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/
  • Apr 18

    When the Long Arm of HIPAA Reaches into Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales of Health Care Practice

    When the Long Arm of HIPAA Reaches into Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales of Health Care Practice
    Michael J. Coco writes: If you have ever bought or sold a business, or you have experience with the process, you are aware of the due diligence efforts and multiple agreements required to close the deal. Transactions involving the sale or…
  • Apr 16

    Wild West Data Breach Sheriff Wins a Round Back East

    Wild West Data Breach Sheriff Wins a Round Back East
    LabMD is not the only company that has tried to buck the FTC’s assertion of authority over data security breaches. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. has spent the past year contesting the FTC’s authority to pursue enforcement actions based…
  • Mar 18

    The Wild West of Data Breach Enforcement by the Fed

    The Wild West of Data Breach Enforcement by the Fed
    Imagine you have completed your HIPAA risk assessment and implemented a robust privacy and security plan designed to meet each criteria of the Omnibus Rule.  You think that, should you suffer a data breach involving protected health…
Rank this Week: 2595