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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/
  • Jul 29

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized and applauded the agency’s internal Fraud Prevention System for the identification or prevention of $820 million in improper payments during the program’s…
  • Jul 27

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015
    Last week the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees released their 2015 Annual Reports, recommending “prompt corrective action by lawmakers.” In their Message to the Public, the most urgent action was called for the…
  • Jul 22

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that all strengths of Avinza (morphine sulfate) extended release capsules have been discontinued. Avinza is a Schedule II long acting opioid medication indicated for the treatment of severe…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 112

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 241

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: 214

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Grace Before Dying - Photographs of the Hospice Program at Louisiana State Penitentiary [EOL in Art 82]

    Grace Before Dying - Photographs of the Hospice Program at Louisiana State Penitentiary [EOL in Art 82]
    Grace Before Dying is an award-winning photographic documentary by Lori Waselchuk that chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, in Angola.  Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Prison hospice…
  • Aug 1

    Decision Making for Unknown & Vulnerable Patients: A Survey

    Decision Making for Unknown & Vulnerable Patients: A Survey
    Please participate in this survey on medical decision making for Unknown and Unrepresented Patients. The Community Ethics Committee (CEC) has become a valued resource for the ethics leadership of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston…
  • Jul 31

    Nominate this Blog for the ABA Blawg 100

    Nominate this Blog for the ABA Blawg 100
    If you find this blog of value, please consider nominating it for the American Bar Association's 100 best legal blogs. Nominations are due here by August 16, 2015.
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Jul 29

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation

    CMS Releases Proposed Stark Law Regulation
    As previously discussed on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician…
  • Jul 21

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform

    House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reform
    On July 10, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with an overwhelming majority (344-77), the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 6), a high-profile bipartisan bill intended to speed up and improve the process for approving innovative…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement

    Is Your SEM FDA Compliant? New Google SEM Policy Forces Pharmaceutical Industry to Adjust Paid Search Advertisement
    Upcoming changes to Google AdWords’ ad formats will have a significant impact on pharmaceutical companies that engage in paid search advertising. In a letter to its major media agencies last month, Google announced that it will be…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Jul 31

    Blue Ribbon Commission Report Offers Road Map to Legal Marijuana

    Blue Ribbon Commission Report Offers Road Map to Legal Marijuana
    A panel headed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome has released a report urging California legislators and voters to proceed cautiously with legalization of marijuana for recreation. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, which was founded…
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Senate Committee Favors Marijuana Banking Bill

    U.S. Senate Committee Favors Marijuana Banking Bill
    Ever since the beginning of medical marijuana legalization, a central issue has vexed the industry: Banking. Because the drug remains illegal under federal law, federally-insured banks (pretty much all of them) could not open accounts for…
  • Jul 26

    TV Anchor Fired for Testing Positive for Marijuana

    TV Anchor Fired for Testing Positive for Marijuana
    Although possession, use and distribution of marijuana has been made legal in various forms throughout the country, many employers have policies that do not reflect this. Take for example the television news anchor in Oregon who was fired…
Rank this Week: 400

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: 513

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/
  • Aug 1

    The US 2020 HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Limits of ACA

    The US 2020 HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Limits of ACA
    On July 30, the White House announced the updated 2020 HIV/AIDS strategy. The admirable vision of the strategy is that “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, every person,...
  • Jul 27

    Payments to Egg "Donors"

    Payments to Egg "Donors"
    Interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about a lawsuit over limits on payments by fertility clinics to women who supply eggs for infertile couples. Under influential, though not mandatory, guidelines issued by the American…
  • Jul 22

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS

    Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Session on Medicaid at the AALS
    A reminder that a call for papers has been issued for the session of the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care at the 2016 AALS meeting. Here's the information about the session: Our section program for the 2016 meeting...
Rank this Week: 585

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Social Media and HIPAA: I haven't given a…

    Social Media and HIPAA: I haven't given a speech on medical use of social media in a couple of years so I haven't been thinking about it, but it seems to keep coming up.  Here's a decent article highlighting the risk that what you think is…
  • Jul 28

    Bleg (blog-based beg): If you like the…

    Bleg (blog-based beg): If you like the blog, go here and nominate it for the niche/specialty category.
  • Jul 27

    Georgia CCSP Breach: A state senior…

    Georgia CCSP Breach: A state senior services organization suffered a data breach, apparently when an email was sent, that included diagnosis data for about 3,000 people. Apparently no social security numbers of other ID-theft type of data…
Rank this Week: 584

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 30

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit
    On July 30, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based spinal device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc., had agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle civil claims, originally brought by a former employee turned whistleblower, that the…
  • Jun 16

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
  • Jun 16

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook
    The sponsor of this blog, The Vernia Law Firm, has arranged the publication of Volume I (Federal Laws) of the 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook, a compilation of federal civil and criminal statutes,…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Jul 10

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed
    The CY 2015 proposed physician fee schedule which will be published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, contains a proposal to include separate reimbursement for advance care planning, including the discussion of advance directives by…
  • Jun 10

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician
    As reported by Modern Healthcare, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners across the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to practice independently of physicians, regardless of the state law where they are…
  • Jun 5

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case
    While HIPAA criminal cases are rare, KTVA in Alaska recently reported that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to two concurrent 24 month prison terms.  The case is being reported as the first prosecuted HIPAA criminal case in the state.…
Rank this Week: 788

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
    On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule containing major provisions relating to the Physician Self-Referral Law (i.e., the Stark Law) and its exceptions. CMS states that the purpose of…
  • Jul 9

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche
    On April 20, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General, in partnership with the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, published Practical Guidance for…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act
    June 25, 2015 On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of King, et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., upholding federal subsidies for taxpayers who buy health insurance on the federal…
Rank this Week: 575

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: 751

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: 691

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: 700

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/
  • Aug 1

    "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law"

    "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook on Law and Technology): "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law" ROBIN BRADLEY KAR, University of Illinois College of Law JOHN...
  • Jul 26

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"

    "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy): "No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities?" SEEMA MOHAPATRA, Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist, The Atlantic In The Popular Press: Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News The Desserts Looked Delicious. Then Scientists Rewired Their Brains To…
Rank this Week: 1003

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

HIPAA, HITECH & HIT

Covers legal issues, developments, and other pertinent pertinent information relating to the creation, use, and exchange of electronic health records. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://hipaahealthlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1104

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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
  • Jul 27

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    The Operating System for Value-Based Care
    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: 908

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/
Rank this Week: 1087

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1278

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 1

    Could medical marijuana developments in Nevada and New York be game-changers?

    Could medical marijuana developments in Nevada and New York be game-changers?
    Marijuana reform advocacy groups and many others tend to focus these days particularly on the handful of jrisdictions experimenting with full legalization of marijuana. But I continue to think that the broad spread of state medical marijuana…
  • Aug 1

    "D.A.R.E. accidentally endorses marijuana legalization"

    "D.A.R.E. accidentally endorses marijuana legalization"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new Washington Times article, which I find esepcially amusing because I did not think it was possible to "accidentally endorse" anything. Impossibilities notwithstanding, here are the…
  • Jul 31

    Is Congress in the midst of a "summer fling with marijuana"?

    Is Congress in the midst of a "summer fling with marijuana"?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this lengthy new Politico article, headline "Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana:How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed." Here is an excerpt from the first part of…
Rank this Week: 2493

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: 4872

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Comments on health care law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2726

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jul 31

    Medical Marijuana License Winners Announced

    Medical Marijuana License Winners Announced
    The New York State Department of Health announced the winners of five licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana today.  The winners as well as the final scoring for applicants were posted to the Department of Health website,…
  • Jul 14

    A Boston hospital pays when its employees neglect HIPAA

    A Boston hospital pays when its employees neglect HIPAA
    After two investigations by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston-based hospital, has agreed to a Resolution Agreement with…
  • Jul 13

    47 State Attorneys General Ask Congress Not to Preempt State Data Breach Law

    47 State Attorneys General Ask Congress Not to Preempt State Data Breach Law
    In a letter to Congress, dated July 7, 2015, the majority of State Attorneys General made some noteworthy points that illustrate the differing perspectives on data breaches between states and the federal government. With Congressional passage…
Rank this Week: 3374

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Jul 31

    CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight

    CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight
    On July 16, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a Proposed Rule with new standards that will have a sweeping effect on the long-term care industry. This new Rule is the first comprehensive review and update to…
  • Jul 17

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender

    Think Twice About DEA Voluntary Surrender
    It can be an intimidating experience, to be sure.A DEA agent or Diversion Investigator, on an unscheduled visit to your office, confronts you with a KASPER, a KBML complaint or some other state regulatory action and alleges violations of the…
  • Jul 10

    The Compounding Regulations Surrounding Drug Compounding

    The Compounding Regulations Surrounding Drug Compounding
    Drug compounding as a practice has, until recently, been met with far looser regulation than the manufacture of drugs. This practice serves to meet the needs of individuals who require certain formulations not available in manufactured form,…
Rank this Week: 1595

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/
  • Jul 30

    Responding to Medicaid Audits - Practical Tip

    Responding to Medicaid Audits - Practical Tip
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) —Office of Inspector General and Bureau of Medicaid Program…
  • Jul 24

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Department of Health is experiencing an…
  • Jul 24

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert

    DOH Issues a New Abandoned Medical Records Alert
    By Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Florida Department of Health is experiencing an…
Rank this Week: 3861

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: 2358

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/
  • Jul 29

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?

    Are the Days of Private Medical Practice Over?
    According to a recent study published by Accenture, only 1 in 3 physicians will be in independent private medical practice by 2016.  What’s killing the private medical office?  No surprise there —  according to the…
  • Jul 28

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service

    Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital Management Service
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services posted an Advisory Opinion today addressing a hospital system’s proposal to lease administrative employees and to provide operational and management…
  • Jul 20

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege

    Expanded Authority for CMS to Deny Enrollment and Revoke Medicare Billing Privilege
    You may have heard that CMS recently expanded its authority to deny enrollment and revoke the Medicare billing privileges of providers and suppliers.  The new changes could affect any physician, group practice or other Medicare provider…
Rank this Week: 1994

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

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

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
  • Jul 29

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space
    Medical Properties Trust (MPT) has announced it will acquire Capella Healthcare for $900 million in cash. MPT is a Birmingham, Ala.-based self-advised real estate investment trust. Capella is one of the largest for-profit hospital companies…
  • Jul 28

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing
    Oncobiologics has announced it has secured $31 million in funding. Oncobiologics, based in Cranbury, N.J., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing monoclonal antibody biosimilar therapeutics. The investment…
  • Jul 20

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund
    NaviMed Capital has announced (pdf) the closing of its inaugural healthcare private equity fund, NaviMed Partners, LP. The fund has more than $110 million of total capital commitments. NaviMed Capital, based in Washington, D.C., is focused…
Rank this Week: 3982

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: 3180

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

http://lawlinkshealthlinks.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2828

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/
  • Jul 28

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme
    Dr. Farid Fata was sentenced to 45 years in a federal prison by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman. The sentence was greater than the 25 years that the defense advocated for, but well under the 175-year maximum requested by the prosecution. Dr.…
  • Jul 20

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care
    Last month, for the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed revisions to the Medicaid managed care regulations. According to CMS, the proposed rule aims to reflect the changes in…
  • Jul 14

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage
    A very long legal battle may be nearing its final chapter after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System in South Carolina. The judgment is an enormous sum for the…
Rank this Week: 2996

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/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law.  The proposed changes, which are…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)
    On August 27, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to help health care providers prepare for ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS staff will be joined by representatives of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)
    On August 11, 2015, CMS is hosting a provider call to discuss its proposed rule to reform the Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. A question and answer session will follow the CMS…
Rank this Week: 4012

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3742

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
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
  • Jul 12

    Krukenform

    Krukenform
    Der in Rede stehende weiß-rot gefärbte zylindrische Behälter ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft selbst dann nicht als 3D-Marke in das Gemeinschaftsmarkenregister einzutragen, wenn er eine innovative Form aufweist, die sich von…
  • Jul 5

    Sander = Sandter 1953

    Sander = Sandter 1953
    Die Marke SANDER wird trotz geringer Umsatzzahlen rechtserhaltend benutzt. Das Zeichen ist mit der Marke SANDTER 1953 klanglich verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Die NetMed S.à.r.l. aus Luxemburg meldete die Marke SANDTER 1953…
Rank this Week: 1589

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: 3162

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/
  • Jul 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
  • Jul 24

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie

    CMS Reveals Star Ratings for Home Health Care Agencie
    By Matthew J. Effken. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added star ratings to its Home Health Compare website that provides information about Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The new feature is intended to…
  • Jul 10

    Physician Reimbursement for End of Life Planning

    Physician Reimbursement for End of Life Planning
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed regulation, as part of the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, that allows doctors to be reimbursed for end of life planning with patients. These counselling…
Rank this Week: 2702

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/
  • Jul 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
  • Jul 20

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate
    Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate. This mandate requires non-grandfathered plans to cover specific preventive services, such as immunizations, mammograms, and…
Rank this Week: 1559

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/
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
  • Jul 15

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract
    According to the Department of Justice, LB&B Associates, Inc. (“LB&B”) has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging it violated the False Claims Act by claiming it qualified as a Small Disadvantaged Business when it did…
  • Jul 7

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”
    Each year the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.   The list is intended to warn taxpayers against common and trending tax scams.  The complete list for 2015 can be found by clicking here. The 2015…
Rank this Week: 2124

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: 3974

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
  • Jul 8

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough
    Have you been denied medically necessary prescription drug treatment for Hepatitis C? If you have, Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a solution to help navigate you toward insurance carrier approval of Harvoni treatment for Hepatitis C. In…
Rank this Week: 2191

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/
  • Jul 21

    FOR HCS – Disease Transition and DADS Instruction

    FOR HCS – Disease Transition and DADS Instruction
     The purpose of this information letter (IL) is to provide information and guidance to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) program providers and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability…
  • Jul 20

    International Classification of Disease Transition, and Changes to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Form 8578 and Transition Submission Instruction

    International Classification of Disease Transition, and Changes to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Form 8578 and Transition Submission Instruction
     The purpose of this information letter (IL) is to provide information and guidance to Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID) providers and Local Intellectual and…
  • Jul 16

    Use of Electronic Signatures??

    Use of Electronic Signatures??
    Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) accepts electronic or digital signatures on DADS forms submitted by a Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employer to a Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA), including the signature of a…
Rank this Week: 3003

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.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 17

    Baker Act Basic

    Baker Act Basic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously confined under Florida’s Baker Act, Section 394.451, Florida…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
Rank this Week: 3746

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: 2186