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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: 61

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: 106

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: 188

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/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 228

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Norman Cantor's Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia

    Norman Cantor's Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia
    Law professor Norman Cantor has a superb post over at Bill of Health:  "My Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia."  He defends VSED over some other exit options.
  • Apr 26

    Future of End-of-Life Care (NPR)

    Future of End-of-Life Care (NPR)
    On Friday, Minnesota Public Radio News' Kerri Miller moderated an hour-long discussion on the future of end-of-life care with three experts:Susan Wolf: McKnight presidential professor of law, medicine and public policy at the University of…
  • Apr 25

    The Unbefriended - NYC HHC Annual John Corser Ethics Conference

    The Unbefriended - NYC HHC Annual John Corser Ethics Conference
    The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is the largest municipal  health care system in the United States.  This year, its John Corser Ethics Conference is tackling one of the biggest, yet perennially neglected, topics in…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 246

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: 292

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 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
  • Apr 21

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review
    In 2013, almost $4 billion in improper Medicare payments were identified and returned.[1] This staggering number can be attributed to the work of the Recovery Audit Program. The Recovery Audit Program was initially authorized by the Medicare…
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
Rank this Week: 381

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/
Rank this Week: 385

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: 377

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 23

    “Objective” Evidence of Disability

    “Objective” Evidence of Disability
    Frequently disability insurance companies and benefit plans will deny a claim for benefits on the ground that the claimant hasn’t provided “objective evidence” of disability. “Objective evidence” typically means…
  • Apr 15

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You
    As one of the few firms in California who handle long term care disputes, Kantor & Kantor frequently sees long term care claims which were denied on the basis that the facility or caregiver were not “eligible” under the…
  • Apr 8

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership
    When purchasing life insurance, the policyholder usually nominates a beneficiary, as the person who will receive the money should something happen to the policyholder. Usually, if a beneficiary is not nominated, the spouse or closest heir…
Rank this Week: 477

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 20

    NJ Medical Marijuana Program Director Resign

    NJ Medical Marijuana Program Director Resign
    According to a recent article from NJ.com, the director of New Jersey's medical marijuana program has resigned his position. This occurred approximately three-and-a-half years after he was hired with much official and popular support. His…
  • Apr 18

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls for Medical Marijuana Revolution

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls for Medical Marijuana Revolution
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been a long-time contributor to CNN. He has become a household name, and America has come to value his opinion on medical issues. According to a recent article, Gupta says it is time in this country for a medical…
  • Apr 15

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam
    A doctor who prescribed marijuana to patients for whom he never actually examined was not acting out of greed, but rather compassion, his attorney said following his sentencing hearing. The 58-year-old Michigan physician conceded he knew he…
Rank this Week: 593

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Two Testing Labs Agree to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    The Justice Department announced that two cardiovascular testing laboratories, Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (“HDL”) and Singulex, Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the Anti-Kickback Stature and the…
  • Apr 10

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million

    Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Case for $4.41 Million
    The Justice Department announced that Medtronic plc and its affiliates, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc. (collectively “Medtronic”) have agreed to settle three whistleblowers’ qui tam…
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
Rank this Week: 487

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 501

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group
    WALTHAM, MA — Noted trial attorney John Tumilty has joined the Waltham-based law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC as a member and will chair the firm’s newly-expanded Business Litigation Group. Formerly a partner at Edwards…
  • Feb 26

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking
    BOSTON, MA — Lubin & Meyer PC has received two "Tier One" Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2015. The firm was recognized in two practice areas receiving "Tier…
Rank this Week: 600

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 21

    A NY Court Decides Chimps Can Challenge Detention

    A NY Court Decides Chimps Can Challenge Detention
    See here, and see my 2001 paper on legal personhood for apes.
  • Apr 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
Rank this Week: 621

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation
    Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act (the "Act") requires providers and suppliers who have received an overpayment from the Federal health care programs to report and return the overpayment within 60 days of identifying the overpayment…
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi
    House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that they agreed to advance a bill to permanently fix the payment system for Medicare physicians. Details of the bill have yet to be released, but multiple news…
  • Mar 17

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying
    In an effort to combat and draw attention to the seriousness of Bullying, OCMS partnered with Marlene Seltzer, MD, Director of the Beaumont Children's Hospital NoBLE Anti-Bullying Program and Rob Iwrey, Esq. (and staff) at The Health Law…
Rank this Week: 755

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: 641

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: 770

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 636

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: 801

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Mar 27

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed

    Fix to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Delayed
    According to usatoday.com, The U.S. Senate will not act on legislation to fix the 21% pay cut under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule before it goes into effect on April 1.  Although the House passed legislation earlier this week which…
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut
    As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
Rank this Week: 818

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 23

    New Enterprise Associates Closes New $2.8 Billion Fund

    New Enterprise Associates Closes New $2.8 Billion Fund
    New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has announced it has closed its fifteenth fund — New Enterprise Associates 15 LP — with $2.8 billion in committed capital. An additional $350 million is committed for NEA 15 Opportunity Fund, a…
  • Apr 13

    Health Diagnostics Laboratory Agrees to Pay $47 Million to Settle Claim

    Health Diagnostics Laboratory Agrees to Pay $47 Million to Settle Claim
    Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL) of Richmond, Va., has agreed to pay $47 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by compensating physicians for ordering tests, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news…
  • Apr 10

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Livongo Health Secures $20 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Livongo Health Secures $20 Million in Financing
    Livongo Health has announced it has secured $20 million in series B funding. Livongo, with offices in Chicago and Mountain View, Calif., is a developer of chronic disease management tools, including a cloud-enabled glucose…
Rank this Week: 1285

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: 1461

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/
  • Apr 15

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp
    Placing someone in a long-term care facility is a very difficult decision to make. Many times, this decision is not due to physical limitations, but mental ones. Older folks who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s may be physically…
  • Mar 20

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent
    Harborview, a defendant in a case we took to trial last year, is back in the news.  During the trial, the ownership and management spoke of the facility in glowing terms – terms that were contradicted by state inspections and other…
  • Mar 5

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
Rank this Week: 1516

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1839

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Kevin S. Little P.C.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Cell Phones and Medical Malpractice

    Cell Phones and Medical Malpractice
    Post by Guest Author: Gyalia Rutledge RN, LNC Attorneys are increasingly becoming aware of distractions caused by cell phones, tablets and other technology in the clinical setting and how they play a role in medical malpractice cases. In…
  • Feb 26

    Georgia Medical Practices: Not Having a Compliance Program is AT YOUR FINANCIAL PERIL

    Georgia Medical Practices: Not Having a Compliance Program is AT YOUR FINANCIAL PERIL
    Some critical details of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) are often omitted from the political rhetoric and other noise during public debate about whether the ACA is a “good” or “bad” thing. One such detail – and a…
  • Feb 19

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now
    While implementation of ICD-10 may have been previously delayed, and it is uncertain as to whether there will be another, all physician practices and hospitals should still continue preparing for the new code set. Hoping for another delay and…
Rank this Week: 1195

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

Provides legal and financial information for Pennsylvania physicians. By Dennis Hursh.

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
  • May 9

    My new book

    My new book
    It seems like I've been waiting for years, but my book, The Final Hurdle - A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement is finally out!
Rank this Week: 1782

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: 1419

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: 1513

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: 1562

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 25

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine
    California sees opportunities in personalized medicine. Earlier this month, Governor Brown announced the creation of a two year initiative – California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to “begin building infrastructure and…
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
Rank this Week: 4754

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 24

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016

    CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016
    On April 23, 2015, CMS released its proposed rule to update Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for FY 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. CMS estimates that rates would increase by…
  • Apr 24

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie

    CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Advantage/Part D Drug Plan Rates and Policie
    CMS has released the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Rate Announcement and Call Letter.  According to a CMS fact sheet, the final policies increase Medicare Advantage rates by 1.25% (compared to an earlier forecast of a 0.95%…
  • Apr 24

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad

    FDA Draft Guidance on Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Abroad
    As discussed on our Life Sciences Legal Update blog, the FDA has released draft guidance clarifying its acceptance of medical device clinical data from studies conducted outside of the United States. The draft guidance highlights special…
Rank this Week: 4990

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Apr 24

    Pharmacists: Aren’t You Really Providers Already? Part Two

    Pharmacists: Aren’t You Really Providers Already? Part Two
    The first part of this article discussed pharmacist provider status and arguments both for and against it. Today’s post now turns to regulatory hurdles, developments towards provider status and the acknowledgment of changing roles in…
  • Apr 23

    Pharmacists: Aren’t You Really Providers Already?

    Pharmacists: Aren’t You Really Providers Already?
    While the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) ushered in a new era of access to health care, it only served to exacerbate a growing crisis in the provision of health care – lack of providers. As…
  • Apr 7

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part Two

    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part Two
    Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress: Part TwoTuesday’s post discussed the recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC” or the “Commission”) with regard to…
Rank this Week: 3149

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 23

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry
    As highlighted in many prior posts, students in my marijuana law school seminar are in the midst of assembling readings and leading discussions concerning the research topic(s) that are the focal point for class project(s). This week a…
  • Apr 22

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by a number of stories I have seen in the wake of yesterday's news that Michele Leonhart is resigning as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Here are links to some of these…
  • Apr 20

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"
    Regular readers already know that The Brookings Institution has been committed to doing thoughtful and cutting-edge research, reports and blogging on the legal, political and social realities surrounding modern marijuana reform. Today, the…
Rank this Week: 2391

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 22

    Peer Review Protections Apply to Objective Facts in Incident Report

    Peer Review Protections Apply to Objective Facts in Incident Report
    The Michigan Supreme Court has issued an important decision on the scope of peer review protection. In Krusac v Covenant Med Ctr, Inc, the court held that “objective facts gathered contemporaneously with an event” are protected…
  • Apr 13

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement
    On February 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) provided further guidance related to the issue of how certain employer health insurance reimbursement arrangements are treated under the Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 7

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update
    On March 12, 2015 Foster Swift Attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter co-presented the Michigan Health Law Update (“Annual Update”) at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute. The Annual Update provides an overview of the most significant…
Rank this Week: 3764

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 21

    Recent CMS Guidance Clarifies Physician Face-to-Face Home Health Certification Responsibilitie

    Recent CMS Guidance Clarifies Physician Face-to-Face Home Health Certification Responsibilitie
    In MLN Matters Number MM9119 issued on April 10, 2015, CMS published manual updates to the physician certification and recertification requirements for home health care.  CMS stated that it is putting the following three changes to the…
  • Apr 15

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim
    According to a recent Department of Justice press release, two cardiovascular testing laboratories – Health Diagnostic Laboratories (“HDL”) and Singulex – recently entered into a settlement agreement for a combined…
  • Apr 1

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement on March 31, 2015 discussing a recent settlement agreement with Robinson Health System, Inc., based in Ohio. The settlement arose from allegations that the health system had violated both…
Rank this Week: 4346

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: 2466

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/
Rank this Week: 4842

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
  • Apr 18

    Menodoron = Menochron

    Menodoron = Menochron
    MENODORON und MENOCHRON sind verwechselbar ähnlich. Der allgemeine Verbraucher ist nicht in der Lage die Bedeutung des lateinischen Wortstamms MENO, des griechischen Wortstammes CHRON und zudem noch einen kennzeichnenden Hinweis von…
  • Apr 12

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED
    Auch wenn der Zeichenbestandteil „-med“ (wie hier in VAMED und AKTIVAMED) auf den Bereich der Medizin hindeutet, ist es nicht gerechtfertigt, ihm bei der Prüfung der Verwechslungsgefahr eine nur untergeordnete Bedeutung…
  • Apr 1

    Cercon = Ziecon

    Cercon = Ziecon
    Die Hinzufügung eines Bildbestandteils vermag eine Ähnlichkeit der Zeichen nicht auszuschließen. Sachverhalt Die Jyoti Ceramic Industries PVT. Ltd aus Indien (im Folgenden: Jyoti Ceramic) meldete die Wort/-Bildmarke…
Rank this Week: 2667

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 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 3048

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 13

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy
    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
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    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
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
    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: 2092

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 10

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?
      Part 2 Money talks. In other words, offering financial incentives is one way to effect behavior change.  It seems to have worked in getting providers to adopt and use health IT in everyday practice, both in New…
  • Apr 9

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?

    Health Information Technology in NJ – Where Are We Now?
    When I need to travel from the southern part of NJ to northern NJ, I often rely on my car or phone GPS and the relative ease and simplicity of the NJ Turnpike.  If I needed my southern NJ physician to share information with my northern…
  • Mar 24

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Doctor is Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Patient Records.”  While…
Rank this Week: 4541