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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jan 29

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance

    Comparing States' Unintended Pregnancy Rates Based on Abortion Stance
    The Washington Post (The Fix blog): States that are more opposed to abortion rights have fewer abortions — but not fewer unintended pregnancies, by Aaron Blake: Abortion in America is an extremely divisive issue, splitting Republicans and…
  • Jan 29

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp
    The New York Times (Taking Note blog): Tim Ryan’s Switch on Abortion Rights, by Dorothy Samuels: Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who previously opposed abortion rights, has officially changed sides. He’s very welcome in the…
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 195

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval
    Three years ago, I blogged about the Victorino Noval case.  The case (actually multiple cases) are still being litigated.  An appellate decision issued a few days ago summarizes the key alleged facts.   Three siblings,…
  • Jan 29

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure
    Last year, I blogged about the 2014 Oklahoma  Medical Treatment Laws Information Act.   This law was enacted to educate clinicians about their duties, and patients about their rights, under the 2013 Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in…
  • Jan 28

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session

    Texas Advance Directives Act - 2015 Legislative Session
    The 2015 legislative session (the 84th) in Texas has just begun and some are getting ready to again tackle the Advance Directives Act. TADA was last amended in 2003.  Multiple bills were advanced in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Jan 29

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15
    In a Technical Alert dated January 28, 2015, CMS issued a reminder that October 1, 2015 is the date to remember for reporting ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, but for most RREs, testing can be completed now. Prior to October 1, 2015, RREs are…
  • Jan 14

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement
    Louisiana courts continue to lead the nation in opining on MSA issues. In a declaratory judgment rendered this week, the court found that plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence from his treating physicians (one of which was a dentist) to…
  • Jan 7

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”
    I have been waiting for over seven years since In re Sanchez for another bankruptcy court to tell us whether or not MSA funds would be excluded assets in bankruptcy. Today I finally found out that they are not, but the point is kind of…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Jan 27

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Jim Beck (aka “Bexis”) makes a case for adding an explicit ascertainability requirement to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (Rule 23), presently under examination by the federal…
  • Jan 26

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing
    This post was written by Colleen Davies and Lisa Baird. The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea…
  • Jan 21

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed
    This post was written by Gary Jeffrey and Charlene Chen. On December 29, 2014, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (“PhRMA”), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”), and the Generic…
Rank this Week: 402

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million

    Talking to Media Costs Whistleblowers $1.6 Million
    U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg recently fined two whistleblowers $1.6 million for sending e-mails to two reporters in Atlanta about their pending False Claims Act case while it was under seal.  The case at issue was filed under the…
  • Jan 27

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million
    According to the South Florida Business Journal, a California judge has approved the $68.5 million settlement of a whistleblower’s case against Office Depot alleging violations of the California False Claims Act. Office supply giant…
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 581

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: 548

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/
  • Jan 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Writing Your Way to Happiness, New York Times In The Popular Press: Violent Psychopaths Don’t Register Punishment, Study Says, TIME Unconscious Thought Not So Smart After All, Nature News…
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
Rank this Week: 730

Physician Law

Physician Law

Features news, updates, and tips on legal issues affecting physicians and non-institutional providers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 29

    Physicians Go On Strike

    Physicians Go On Strike
    According to various news outlets, physicians at the University of California student health centers (as many as 150 physicians in all) went on strike this week in protest of what they believe are unfair labor practices by the…
  • Jan 29

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015

    CMS May Modify Meaningful Use Program Requirements in 2015
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it intends to adopt regulations modifying the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EH R) Meaningful Use Program requirements as early as the Spring of 2015. …
  • Jan 27

    HHS to Shift 90% of Fee-For Service Payments to Performance-Based Payments by 2018

    HHS to Shift 90% of Fee-For Service Payments to Performance-Based Payments by 2018
    Yesterday the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally announced HHS’ intention to shift 90% of all traditional Medicare payments from fee-for-service (FFS) to quality or value-based payments by 2018. The…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 811

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/
  • Jan 30

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Darren S. Tucker, Gregory F. Wells, Emerging Competition Issues Involving Follow-On Biologics, 29 Antitrust Mag. 100 (2014). Paul F. Rothstein, Ambiguous-Purpose Statements of Children and Other Victims of Abuse under the Confrontation…
  • Jan 28

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?
    In announcing the federal government’s approval of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, Governor Mike Pence invoked common sense in defending his insistence that beneficiaries shoulder a share of their health care premiums. But relying on common…
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health Today, the Washington Post ran an interview with Laurence Tribe about the King v. Burwell subsidy litigation (recall that oral arguments are scheduled for March 4). Tribe speculated that Chief Justice Roberts…
Rank this Week: 802

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 979

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 841

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Dec 23

    ATTENTION MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASES COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

    ATTENTION MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASES COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released Compliance Guidance for use by Transportation providers. The routine identification of compliance risk areas, relating to the particular type of services being…
  • Dec 23

    ATTENTION MEDICAID DENTAL PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASED AUDIT PROTOCOLS

    ATTENTION MEDICAID DENTAL PROVIDERS: OMIG RELEASED AUDIT PROTOCOLS
    The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released its final audit protocols for Dental providers in the Medicaid program. These protocols became effective October 1, 2014 and are the OMIG’s audit tool that…
  • Dec 22

    US DOJ Sets New Record for Fraud and False Claims Recoveries in FY2014

    US DOJ Sets New Record for Fraud and False Claims Recoveries in FY2014
    As 2014 comes to a close, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has many reasons to celebrate as it reflects on the year that was. In FY2014, the DOJ recovered $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments resulting from…
Rank this Week: 863

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 29

    Better, Smarter, Healthier: Medicare and Value Based Purchasing

    Better, Smarter, Healthier: Medicare and Value Based Purchasing
    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
  • Jan 6

    2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflection

    2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflection
    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
  • Dec 11

    Disruptive Innovation or "Woo"?

    Disruptive Innovation or "Woo"?
    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: 1311

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Reporting Breaches of Less Than 500…

    Reporting Breaches of Less Than 500 Individuals: Don't forget that for "small" breaches (those involving less than 500 people), even though you need not report to OCR at the same time you report to the patient, you must still report…
  • Jan 26

    Not again: Indianapolis dentist throws…

    Not again: Indianapolis dentist throws un-shredded medical records in dumpster.
  • Jan 26

    Health Apps: How does HIPAA apply to…

    Health Apps: How does HIPAA apply to health apps?  It seems pretty easy to me (follow the trail from the covered entity -- plan, provider, or clearinghouse -- to see if the app provider is a BA, subcontractor BA, etc.), but apparently…
Rank this Week: 1938

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1681

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network

    NH Insurance Department Issues Updated List of Health Care Provider Network
    2015 Marketplace Will Offer Five Insurers and More Plans Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department has updated its listing of health care provider networks that will be available through 2015 insurance plans sold on the…
  • Nov 14

    Concord Law Firm Announces "Best Law Firms" Rankings in 7 Area

    Concord Law Firm Announces "Best Law Firms" Rankings in 7 Area
    Concord, NH law firm Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC announces metropolitan first-tier rankings by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® in the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm received first-tier rankings in…
  • Oct 6

    Driving in Vermont? Put Down the Phone!

    Driving in Vermont? Put Down the Phone!
    Driving while using a hand-held device is now illegal in Vermont. As of October 1, 2014, drivers may not use hand-held cell phones, music players, or computers. Drivers may use some mobile devices if they employ hands-free technology such as…
Rank this Week: 1154

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: 1682

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1462

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: 1778

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: 1483

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: 4045

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/
  • Jan 29

    Medical Record Disposal: Handle With Care to Avoid HIPAA Violation

    Medical Record Disposal: Handle With Care to Avoid HIPAA Violation
    Multiple news outlets recently reported on a case involving the dumping of patient dental records in a church dumpster in Indiana.  The records originated from a dentist who had lost his dental license due to fraudulent billing. The…
  • Jan 22

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement
    As recently reported by Modern Healthcare, the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act brought about changes to the physician supervision requirements for nurse practitioners in New York with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice experience.…
  • Jan 12

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program
    A non-profit charitable organization’s proposal to provide assistance in the form of partial or full coverage of copayment for certain financially needy patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis received a favorable…
Rank this Week: 4518

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/
  • Jan 29

    Starting This Year, Health Care Providers Will Be Short Changed in Medicaid Reimbursement

    Starting This Year, Health Care Providers Will Be Short Changed in Medicaid Reimbursement
    Here's a situation: If it costs a physician one dollar to care for a patient, and he/she is only getting 60 cents in reimbursements, the physician is actually paying to take care of a patient. This hypothetical situation begs the…
  • Jan 12

    It's Winter Time and Flurries of Subpoenas Are Flying on Medicare and Medicaid Case

    It's Winter Time and Flurries of Subpoenas Are Flying on Medicare and Medicaid Case
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Here it is: the New Year. We all want to start it off on the right foot, with bills from last year paid and realistic resolutions made. Then…
  • Dec 24

    CMS Proposes Equal Rights Changes to Same-Sex Couple

    CMS Proposes Equal Rights Changes to Same-Sex Couple
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Under a new proposed rule hospitals and other health care facilities would have to give equal rights to the spouse of same sex and straight patients as long as the marriages are legal somewhere…
Rank this Week: 3955

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
  • Jan 29

    Investors Should Note U.S. Medical Research Funding Slow

    Investors Should Note U.S. Medical Research Funding Slow
    Investments by the federal government in medical research has declined in recent years, according to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. U.S. funding had increased 6% per year from…
  • Jan 26

    Agenda Announced for 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference

    Agenda Announced for 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference
    The agenda for the McGuireWoods & McGladrey 12th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity and Lending Conference has been announced. To view the agenda, click here (pdf). The conference will be held February 17-18 at The Ritz…
  • Jan 23

    Novartis and Qualcomm Form Digital Health Investment Company

    Novartis and Qualcomm Form Digital Health Investment Company
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals has announced it has formed a joint investment company with Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment group of Qualcomm. The company — dRx Capital AG — will invest up to $100 million to support early stage…
Rank this Week: 3882

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jan 29

    "Medical or Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving"

    "Medical or Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable and timely new article by Paul Larkin now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Beginning in the 1920s and lasting for seventy years, state and federal law treated marijuana as a…
  • Jan 29

    "DeWine: Marijuana legalization a 'stupid idea'"

    "DeWine: Marijuana legalization a 'stupid idea'"
    The title of this post is the headline of this local article from Ohio. Here are excerpts: Ohio's top cop was blunt about his opinion on legalizing marijuana in Ohio: "I think it's a stupid idea." Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine…
  • Jan 29

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch says she does not support marijuana legalization

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch says she does not support marijuana legalization
    This NPR report provides details on the brief discussion of federal marijuana law and policy during her first day of confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: [S]he was asked about marijuana, and whether she supports…
Rank this Week: 2513

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 29

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?
    Beginning in 2016, Code § 6056 requires large employers to complete, file with IRS and deliver to employees a Form 1095-C for each full-time employee offered minimum essential coverage for each 2015 coverage month.  So, who are…
  • Jan 28

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana
    In a January 27, 2015 press release, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced approval of most of an ACA Medicaid expansion proposal called the Healthy Indiana Plan.  Here are highlights of approved elements:…
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
Rank this Week: 2860

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/
  • Jan 29

    HHS Sets Timelines for Focus of Reimbursement to Shift from Quantity to Quality

    HHS Sets Timelines for Focus of Reimbursement to Shift from Quantity to Quality
    On January 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), for the first time ever, announced a timeline and corresponding goals to shift the basis of Medicare reimbursement away from the quantity of care provided towards…
  • Jan 28

    CMS Announces New RAC Contract for DME, Home Health and Hospice Claim

    CMS Announces New RAC Contract for DME, Home Health and Hospice Claim
    On December 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they had awarded the Region 5 Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) to Connolly, LLC. CMS contracts with RACs to identify and correct improper payments. …
  • Jan 13

    House Republicans Release Proposal to Eliminate Two-Midnight Rule

    House Republicans Release Proposal to Eliminate Two-Midnight Rule
    In November 2014, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives circulated a "discussion draft," which proposed significant reforms to the process by which Medicare reimburses hospitals for short stays. Perhaps most notably, the GOP…
Rank this Week: 3907

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/
  • Jan 28

    Federal Judge Weighs in on Federal Marijuana Drug Classification

    Federal Judge Weighs in on Federal Marijuana Drug Classification
    A 1970 federal law classified marijuana as a drug akin in seriousness to LSD and heroin. As such, criminal penalties for possession and sale have been extremely harsh. The move has long been criticized and is becoming even more problematic as…
  • Jan 25

    Risk of Explosions and Home Cultivation of Hash Oil

    Risk of Explosions and Home Cultivation of Hash Oil
    Growing pot at home and in residential areas is posing serious health and property risks in Colorado. According to lawmakers, firefighters, and industry experts, amateur growing of marijuana in kitchens and basements has resulted in the…
  • Jan 23

    Former Real Housewife Plans to Launch "Munchie Free" Marijuana

    Former Real Housewife Plans to Launch "Munchie Free" Marijuana
    These days, it seems like everyone is trying to cash in on the growing marijuana business. While entrepreneurs may have to wait for Congress to loosen restrictions nationwide, piecemeal business plans are already shaping up where pot is…
Rank this Week: 4679

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own
    While we certainly do not recommend it, you may choose to handle your own short term disability or long term disability claim. If you decide to make a disability claim on your own, there are at least three things you should keep in mind…
  • Dec 17

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’
    On Sunday December 14, 2014, CBS’ 60 minutes reported on the tragic and avoidable death of 15 year old Katherine West. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-illness-health-care-insurance-60-minutes/. Katherine suffered from a severe…
  • Dec 13

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment
    Kantor & Kantor recently helped a client who had been denied health insurance coverage for his life saving cancer treatment. Our client was a participating member of the U.S. Jesco International, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).…
Rank this Week: 2149

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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!
  • Nov 29

    What does a winning streak tell us?

    What does a winning streak tell us?
    Bill Miller is one of the most closely watched money managers in the industry, so it was big news when he announced his decision last week to step down as portfolio manager of Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust (LMVTX) early next year.…
Rank this Week: 4766

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/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare ACO Claims Data Sharing and Opt-Out, Take 2

    Medicare ACO Claims Data Sharing and Opt-Out, Take 2
    I had an interesting conversation with Mike Barrett, Chairman of the National Association of ACOs, as a result of my January 7th post on the Medicare beneficiary opt-out process described in Medicare Shared Savings Program…
  • Jan 20

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015

    HIPAA Compliance Trends for 2015
    As she had done in 2014, Marla Durben Hirsch interviewed my partner Elizabeth Litten and me for her annual Medical Practice Compliance Alert article on compliance trends for the New Year.  While the article, which was entitled “6…
  • Jan 13

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA

    New NJ Standard More Stringent than HIPAA
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill (S.562) into law on January 9, 2015 that will impose a standard more stringent than HIPAA on health insurance carriers authorized (i.e., licensed) to issue health benefits plans in New…
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement
    The Medicaid program, a public insurance program serving approximately 66 million low-income Americans, is at risk for losing participating providers who claim they are not being compensated fairly for their services. On January 19, 2015, the…
  • Jan 12

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation
    Reduced reimbursements. A shift toward global payment. A demand for integration, quality of care and medical specializations. In order to compete amidst today’s healthcare market pressures, independent hospitals in Michigan and around…
  • Dec 23

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you so much for checking out the Foster Swift Health Care Law Blog. We are taking a short break from posting and look forward to providing you the latest news and information in 2015. Happy Holidays! Tags: News & Event
Rank this Week: 3122

Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 2666

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
  • Jan 25

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine

    President Obama Revisits Interest in Personalized Medicine
    President Obama announced during his 2015 State of the Union Address that he is launching a new “precision” or personalized medicine initiative to advance personalized, effective therapies for the American public. As reported by…
  • Jan 3

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part II
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
  • Dec 28

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I

    FDA Considering New Regulatory Approaches for NGS – Part I
    The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a workshop to be held February 20th, 2015, entitled “Optimizing FDA’s Regulatory Oversight of Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Tests” to obtain public input…
Rank this Week: 3897

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 23

    Nursing Home Guilty of Abuse Pushes to Change Rules Limit Legal Exposure

    Nursing Home Guilty of Abuse Pushes to Change Rules Limit Legal Exposure
    Many times, in the world of nursing home litigation and medical malpractice, you hear things like “caps on damages,” “tort reform,” of “medical review panels.”  These measures are presented as ways to…
  • Jan 7

    Stark & Stark Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Guest Speak at Local Radio Station

    Stark & Stark Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Guest Speak at Local Radio Station
    Have you ever wondered about the difference between for profit and not for profit nursing homes? Listen to Stark & Stark Shareholders, David Cohen and Michael Brusca, along with Associate, Eric Dakhari, as they explain the difference and…
  • Dec 30

    Arbitration – Unnecessarily Giving up Your Right

    Arbitration – Unnecessarily Giving up Your Right
    In my practice, I am currently responding to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit because of a forced arbitration document that was slipped into admission paperwork.  “Arbitration” is basically something written in the fine print…
Rank this Week: 4410

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/
Rank this Week: 3316

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3747

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie
    On January 20, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published two draft guidance documents that revealed its way of thinking on the regulation of low risk general wellness products and regulation of medical device…
  • Jan 15

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment
    According to a new report from the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published on January 13, 2015, the OIG is concerned with the financial incentives created by the current Medicare payment system with regard to hospice beneficiaries in…
  • Dec 30

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015
    The 2015 Home Care Prospective Payment Final Rule (effective January 1, 2015), relaxes the face-to-face encounter regulations as set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). During an open door forum held on…
Rank this Week: 4204

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/
  • Jan 21

    FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Starts New Office for Monitoring Drug Quality

    FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Starts New Office for Monitoring Drug Quality
    On January 12, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) started a new office for monitoring drug quality. The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) will focus on drug application reviews,…
  • Jan 19

    FDA Proposed Guidance for 2015

    FDA Proposed Guidance for 2015
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of all the planned guidance for issuance in 2015. This list includes new guidance for items within Biopharmaceutics, Drug Safety, Pharmaceutical Quality, and other categories. The…
  • Jan 16

    Medicare Adds Payment for Chronic Care Management

    Medicare Adds Payment for Chronic Care Management
    By M. Thomas Langan II. Beginning January 1, 2015, health care providers can submit claims to Medicare for staff time used for developing and implementing a care plan for a patient with at least two chronic conditions. This addition is in…
Rank this Week: 2152

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: 3320

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: 4863