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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

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

    CMS Admits to Backlog Due to Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload Transition

    CMS Admits to Backlog Due to Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload Transition
    On February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Alert regarding the status of the transition of Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)…
  • Feb 10

    CMS May Finally Be Forced to Address Medicare Appeal Backlog

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

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
Rank this Week: 116

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: 137

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

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

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

    Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope

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

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

    "That Dragon, Cancer" - A Journey of Hope in the Shadow of Death [EOL in Art 199]
    “That Dragon, Cancer” is a new video game about Joel Green, a terminally ill 5-year-old, and his parents.  It sounds more (meaningfully) sad than fun.  For example, the game withholds some control from the player as an…
Rank this Week: 177

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 205

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 12

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain
    New York Times (Feb. 2, 2016): Britain Allows New Method to Edit Genes, by Nicholas Wade: Gene editing refers to cutting and pasting DNA in and out of human embryos, eggs and sperm. Used for reproductive purposes, these alterations would...
  • Feb 11

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument
    The Center for Reproductive Rights is organizing a rally in D.C. on March 2 for the Supreme Court argument of Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Cole). The case challenges a Texas law which will result in the closure of...
  • Feb 10

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie
    Guttmacher Institute (Feb. 3, 2016): Adolescents in Developing Countries Face Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services, by Rebecca Wind: This week, the Guttmacher Institute released a fact sheet on barriers to adolescents seeking…
Rank this Week: 246

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: 262

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: 295

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent

    California Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Proposed 15 Percent
    A recently-introduced bill would impose a 15 percent tax on the sales of medical marijuana, which would in turn be funneled into state enforcement initiatives, rehabilitation programs and park services. The proposed Marijuana Value Tax Act…
  • Feb 10

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed

    California's First Medical Marijuana Chief Appointed
    As part of a push to wrangle state control of a pot industry that has largely been subject to localized oversight, legislators last year approved the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. And now, they have a person set to…
  • Feb 9

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?

    What Will Legalization Mean for Medical Marijuana Doctors?
    The medical community has had a tumultuous relationship with marijuana. Decades ago, they warned of the many supposed dangers, particularly when it came to consumption by younger people. The failed War on Drugs was fueled at least partially…
Rank this Week: 370

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 8

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

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

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

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

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law): "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy" ADAM J. KOLBER, Brooklyn Law School For centuries, our thought privacy has been…
Rank this Week: 397

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 411

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower

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

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

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

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

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
Rank this Week: 678

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 638

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

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

    New Hampshire's New Banking Laws Explained

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

    Primary Bank: NH Welcomes First New Bank in Seven Year

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

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

    New Legal Sales and Service Awards To Be Awarded at RainDance Conference
    BOSTON — The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) has announced new sales and service awards for the legal industry. The awards — Sales & Service Team of the Year and Sales & Service Executive of the Year — will recognize…
Rank this Week: 598

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 752

Garlo Ward Blog

Garlo Ward Blog

Covers Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life, HIPAA, medicaid, medicare, nursing homes, and physicians.

http://www.garloward.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medicaid Hospice Service Intensity Add-on Payment

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

    Revised Disclosure Section of Form 3720-N

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

    Paid Feeding Assistant Requirement

    Paid Feeding Assistant Requirement
      This letter updates two items of information relative to paid feeding assistant program requirements. The definition of “licensed health professional: is now located at 40 TAC §19.101(58) rather than 40 TAC §19.101(56)…
Rank this Week: 1015

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: 835

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: 1001

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Rochester Update: I previously reported on…

    Rochester Update: I previously reported on the NY AG fining University of Rochester Medical Center a pittance ($15,000) for a pretty minor patient privacy violation involving a departing employed provider taking medical records of patients…
  • Feb 5

    Lincare (home health agency) loses: Rarely…

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

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

    This is sad.  6-8 people took pictures of this woman in the ER.  You'd think it would be common sense not to do that.
Rank this Week: 1659

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

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

    Illinois Supreme Court Considers Reviewing Nursing Home Case

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

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

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

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

    $10.2 Million Jury Verdict for the Death of a 15-Year-Old Boy at a Residential Care Facility
    A 15-year-old boy, Kevin Barr, who had cerebral palsy and seizure disorder, lived at a residential care facility. Early one morning, staff at the home found Kevin unresponsive. Emergency personnel were called one hour later. However, Kevin…
Rank this Week: 1475

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    Medicare Appeals Delay Case Moves Forward

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

    2016 Top Health Care Lawyer

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

    Broad Cross-Section of Medical Professionals Prescribing Prescription Opioid

    Broad Cross-Section of Medical Professionals Prescribing Prescription Opioid
    Researchers have examined Medicare claims from 2013 to see which doctors prescribed opioids (including OxyContin, morphine and codeine) and how many prescriptions they filled. Research found that these drugs are being prescribed by a broad…
Rank this Week: 1130

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Feb 5

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy
    Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine. For example, the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (see post of January 26, 2016)…
  • Jan 25

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

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

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine
    Personalized medicine can be described as the science of targeted therapies. Advances in diagnostic and molecular medicine have made it possible to more precisely identify alternative treatment options for patients based on their unique…
Rank this Week: 1508

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: 1096

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Feb 3

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA

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

    Postmarket Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices Issued by the FDA

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

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.…
Rank this Week: 1211

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 20

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba

    Miami Medicare Fraud Fugitive Returns After Hiding in Cuba
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On Friday, a Miami pharmacy owner charged in a Medicare fraud scheme, surrendered to U.S. authorities after hiding in Cuba for over two ……
  • Jan 11

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year

    FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has great influence on a vast array of issues impacting the medical industry in the U.S. The ……
  • Jan 8

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

    2015 Proved to Be a Good Year in Medicine as FDA Approvals of First-Of-A-Kind Drugs Continued to Escalate
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law It’s been 19 years since anyone has seen the approval of more first-of-a-kind drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …
Rank this Week: 1755

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Jan 14

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare

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

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

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

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home
    Often, elderly people are prescribed blood thinners, otherwise known as anti-coagulants, like Coumadin and several others. While these drugs can significantly help with conditions such as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis) and strokes, they also…
Rank this Week: 1182

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1179

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1206

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

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

http://www.medicaremedicaidblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1483

Partial Hospitalization Program…

Partial Hospitalization Program Claims

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

http://www.partialhospitalization.com
Rank this Week: 1035

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Feb 12

    Flu Prevalent, and Masks Required

    Flu Prevalent, and Masks Required
    New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared that the influenza virus is prevalent in the state.  This announcement means that health care workers who have not received the flu show must wear masks in areas where…
  • Feb 11

    CMS Releases Final Rule on 60-day Medicare Overpayment Reporting Obligation

    CMS Releases Final Rule on 60-day Medicare Overpayment Reporting Obligation
    This morning, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) made available a copy of a final rule clarifying the obligations of providers and suppliers to report and return Medicare overpayments within 60 days…
  • Feb 10

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

    O&A Offers Healthcare Payment Cycle and Financial Consulting for Challenging Market
    In the post-recession world of tighter credit, the close management of payment cycles, accounts receivable, payables, debt and financing obligations, and cash flow has become even more critical to maintaining healthy businesses. Management of…
Rank this Week: 3377

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3962

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Feb 10

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction

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

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

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

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
Rank this Week: 2891

PVW Health Care Law Blog

PVW Health Care Law Blog

Covers Health Care Reform, HIPAA compliance and practice management for health care practitioners. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwhealthcarelaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 9

    Final rule on Medicaid Prescription Drug Program

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

    Changes Coming to Meaningful Use

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

    IRS issues final regulations on employer sponsored health insurance

    IRS issues final regulations on employer sponsored health insurance
    In December of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations that addressed some of the questions pertaining to whether employer sponsored health insurance meets the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act minimum value…
Rank this Week: 2456

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: 3239

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
  • Feb 8

    Health Care Deal Trends Emerge From JP Morgan 2016

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

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

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

    Legal Considerations for Retail Clinic

    Legal Considerations for Retail Clinic
    Retail clinics have grown substantially in number and popularity since their emergence in the early 2000s. Retail clinics are limited healthcare clinics that operate outside of physician offices and hospitals, typically in pharmacies, grocery…
Rank this Week: 3950

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Feb 7

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

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

    Redesigned OCR Website Launched

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

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

    Providers Get More Flexibility To Report Mental Health Patients To Gun Data Base Under New Privacy Rule
    As part of the broader series of regulatory and executive actions that President Obama says the Obama Administration is taking in hopes of deterring gun violence, the Department of Health & Human Service Office of Civil Rights…
Rank this Week: 4933

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

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

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

    IRAP (-)

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

    Evonik = Evontru

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

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical
    Das Recht auf rechtliches Gehör ist nicht schon dadurch verletzt, dass das Gericht in seiner Entscheidungsbegründung nicht ausdrücklich auf jedes Parteivorbringen eingeht. Auch die Beurteilung der Zeichenähnlichkeit sowie…
Rank this Week: 2041

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/
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Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2357

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 2

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue

    Dentists File Lawsuits Against Supply Distributors Alleging Violations of Antitrust Statue
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Several dentists have joined together to file suits against leading dental supply distributors in New York and Texas federal courts alleging the…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise

    FTC Drills Dental Software Provider For Deceptive Encryption Promise
    By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A leading dental office management software provider has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) claims that…
  • Aug 27

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic

    Dentists and Dental Hygienists Beware: Know Who Actually Owns Your Clinic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida has long been a state that does not prohibit the corporate practice of medicine, unlike many other states. However, it does prohibit…
Rank this Week: 3633

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3237

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 2

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

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

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

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

    Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended

    Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended
    In the last few days of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published welcomed relief for employers who are struggling to understand their reporting obligations under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"): extended deadlines. …
Rank this Week: 3039

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4056

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

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

https://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3736

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3733