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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: 234

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: 238

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: 248

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 26

    Legal Marijuana = Fewer Opioid Prescriptions, Addictions and Death

    Legal Marijuana = Fewer Opioid Prescriptions, Addictions and Death
    As if you needed another reason to support the availability of legal marijuana, here’s another one: Legal marijuana means there are fewer reports of public health problems associated with prescription opioid use.  A new study…
  • Jul 24

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?
    One of the ongoing threats to California marijuana dispensaries, growers and users is the ongoing federal prohibition on the drug.  To this day, despite the increasing research findings proving the medicinal and societal benefits of…
  • Jul 22

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele
    Taxation of legalized marijuana is slated to boost funds for homeless services in L.A. County. That’s if a ballot measure, just approved  by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, is green-lighted by local voters.  Following a…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Jul 27

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right
    News Deeply (Jul. 18, 2016): Zika Spotlights Latin America's Reproductive Rights, by Christine Chung: There is a disconnect between the World Health Organization's advice to women in Zika-threatened countries to refrain from reproducing and…
  • Jul 26

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice
    Cosmopolitan.com (Jul. 18, 2016): Police Violence Is a Reproductive Justice Issue, by Leslie Watson Malachi: In this piece, Malachi reflects on mothers who have lost their sons to violent police officers. Police violence is a reproductive…
  • Jul 25

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group
    Buzzfeed (July 12, 2016): Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group, by Meredith Talusan: Jillian Weiss was just named the new executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. With a…
Rank this Week: 390

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 431

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: 716

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Jul 20

    Is Your Facility a PokéStop? (A what?)

    Is Your Facility a PokéStop? (A what?)
    Are strangers wandering around your health care facility with their noses buried in their smartphones? And if so, what should you do about it? They’re playing Pokémon GO, a location-based augmented reality mobile game that was…
  • Jul 15

    “I Want My PHI”, Part 2 – OCR Audits Will Focus on Individual Access Right

    “I Want My PHI”, Part 2 – OCR Audits Will Focus on Individual Access Right
    We blogged on this back in early May, but compliance with individuals’ rights to access their PHI under HIPAA is even more critical now that OCR has announced that its current HIPAA audits will focus on an audited Covered Entity’s…
  • Jun 30

    Lack of Preparedness and Government Access Top Data Security Agenda

    Lack of Preparedness and Government Access Top Data Security Agenda
    The private sector is still not prepared – and generally lacks the knowledge – to respond effectively to a major cyber breach, according to 80 percent of respondents in a survey released by Fox Rothschild LLP.…
Rank this Week: 532

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 15

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court

    MSPA Claims 1, LLC cases Remanded Back to State Court
    In the ongoing pursuit of PIP reimbursements with double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, two MSPA Claims 1 cases have been remanded back to state court. Because early cases failed in federal court on the basis of plaintiff…
  • Jul 14

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand

    A Reminder that there is no MSP Reimbursement Obligation Until CMS Makes a Demand
    While always entertained by pro se plaintiffs who take on the man, an interesting MSP opinion came out of the Eastern District of NY on July 11, 2016. Upon receipt of a conditional payment letter, indicating that Medicare had paid $678.60 for…
  • Jun 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 627

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

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

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 665

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Unilateral Do Not Resuscitate Order

    Unilateral Do Not Resuscitate Order
    Meredith Miceli, an Associate General Counsel for the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, published an article in the summer 2016 Ochsner Journal: "Unilateral Do Not Resuscitate Orders." Ms. Miceli observes that Louisiana has no legal…
  • Jul 26

    Law, Perception, and Cultural Cognition Near the End of Life

    Law, Perception, and Cultural Cognition Near the End of Life
    My colleague Kathy Cerminara has published the following article in the Washburn Law Review: "Law, Perception, and Cultural Cognition Near the End of Life."  From the introduction: In the decade since Schiavo, neuroscience has…
  • Jul 25

    Euthanasia: Pro and Con Podcast

    Euthanasia: Pro and Con Podcast
    A new Podcast series objectively examines pro and con perspectives on euthanasia. Recent guests have included Margaret Somerville and Derek Humphry.
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jul 26

    "Nudges That Fail"

    "Nudges That Fail"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Nudges That Fail" CASS R. SUNSTEIN, Harvard Law School Why are some nudges ineffective, or at least less effective than choice architects hope and expect? Focusing primarily on default rules, this essay emphasizes…
  • Jul 26

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays, Vice In The Popular Press: Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions, New York Times Why Emotional Abuse in Childhood May…
  • Jul 22

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)
    There is influential neuroscientific data which shows that that the level of neural activity in cognitive brain areas (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe) correlate positively with the characteristically…
Rank this Week: 1111

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 26

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 14, 2016, a former oral surgeon in Oklahoma was sentenced to six months’ house arrest for fraudulently billing Medicaid for…
  • Jul 18

    Health Care Providers: PLEASE Talk to an Attorney Before You Talk to an Investigator!

    Health Care Providers: PLEASE Talk to an Attorney Before You Talk to an Investigator!
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law At The Health Law firm, we often receive calls from new clients and from potential clients, after they have already spoken to and … Continue…
  • Jul 6

    Texas Federal Court Rules Dentists Can Advertise As “Specialists” in Dentistry

    Texas Federal Court Rules Dentists Can Advertise As “Specialists” in Dentistry
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On January 21, 2016, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, ruled that the Texas State Board ……
Rank this Week: 731

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jul 26

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”
    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 26

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”
    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 13

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.
    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: 748

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

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

https://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 25

    U. S. Surgeon General Names Mental Health Third “Critical Pillar” Of Wellness and Health

    U. S. Surgeon General Names Mental Health Third “Critical Pillar” Of Wellness and Health
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In a recent interview, U. S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that mental health is the third “critical pillar” of wellness, along…
  • Jul 21

    Gunman Accused of Killing Two at Titusville Hospital Was Waiting For Mental Health Evaluation

    Gunman Accused of Killing Two at Titusville Hospital Was Waiting For Mental Health Evaluation
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The gunman accused of shooting and killing two women at a Titusville hospital on July 17, 2016, was awaiting a court-ordered mental evaluation,…
  • May 16

    Walgreens To Expand Mental Health Services to Raise Awarene

    Walgreens To Expand Mental Health Services to Raise Awarene
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 10, 2016, Walgreens announced it will expand mental health services, including access to behavioral health treatment via telemedicine, to…
Rank this Week: 881

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 25

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe
    In Central United Life Ins. Co. v. Burwell, D.C. Cir. No. 15-5310 (July 1, 2016), a D.C. Circuit panel affirmed, 3-0, a trial court injunction barring enforcement of the 2014 HHS regulation permitting individual fixed-indemnity policies to be…
  • Jul 20

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed
    Jed, employed by Drysdale LLC, a janitorial contractor, recently began working nights at the National Bank of Commerce, supervised by the Bank’s Chief of Security.  Jed’s family had health insurance until his wife lost her…
  • Jul 8

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward
    On June 30, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published an interim final rule to adjust the civil monetary penalties on employer-sponsored plans.  The DOL published the interim final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil…
Rank this Week: 1329

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1100

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Health & Human Services (HHS) Release New Actions to Address Opioid Crisi

    Health & Human Services (HHS) Release New Actions to Address Opioid Crisi
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services has new actions planned to address the opioid crisis. The buprenorphine rule has been finalized, which allows physicians who have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine products (e.g.,…
  • Jul 6

    Spikes in Fraud Penalties under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act

    Spikes in Fraud Penalties under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act
    New rules published on June 30th, 2016 in the Federal Register could dramatically change the regulatory enforcement landscape for healthcare providers, with fraud penalties nearly doubling under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act.…
  • Jun 23

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability

    The U.S. Supreme Court issues decision that could expand False Claims Act Liability
    On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that recognizes implied certification as a viable theory under which to pursue False Claims Act cases against healthcare providers. Implied certification can impose liability if a…
Rank this Week: 1145

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Senate Finance Committee Proposes Changes to STARK Law

    Senate Finance Committee Proposes Changes to STARK Law
    In a Senate Finance Committee Majority Staff Report (the Senate Report) entitled, “Why Stark, Why Now?”, the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Orrin Hatch, argues that changes are needed to Stark Law. Georgia Stark Law and…
  • Jul 1

    General Accounting Office Issues Findings Regarding Medicare Appeals Backlog

    General Accounting Office Issues Findings Regarding Medicare Appeals Backlog
    Earlier this month, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) issued its monthly anticipated report (the Report) to Congress about the status of the Medicare Appeals backlog.  The Report states on the first page,…
  • Jun 6

    Fraud and Abuse Update: OIG Reports Big Recoveries from Provider

    Fraud and Abuse Update: OIG Reports Big Recoveries from Provider
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Semiannual Report to Congress regarding the OIG’s success in detecting and obtaining recoveries as a result of fraud, waste…
Rank this Week: 1248

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 796

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 919

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: 1298

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 946

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    All Covered Entities Should Learn Lessons From Mississippi Medical Center’s $2.75 Million HIPAA Resolution Agreement

    All Covered Entities Should Learn Lessons From Mississippi Medical Center’s $2.75 Million HIPAA Resolution Agreement
    Health care providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses (covered entities) and their business associates should reevaluate the adequacy of their practices and procedures for the protection of electronic protected health information…
  • Jul 27

    Chandy New Head Of HHS OCR Civil Rights Division

    Chandy New Head Of HHS OCR Civil Rights Division
      Sunu Chandy is the new Deputy Director of the Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR).  Chandy took over as the new Deputy Director for Civil Rights effective Monday, July 25, 2016.  Chandy…
  • Jun 22

    11 Texans Charged In Record $900M HEAT Healthcare Fraud Take down

    11 Texans Charged In Record $900M HEAT Healthcare Fraud Take down
    Eleven North Texans are included in the 301 individuals charged with faults billing and other healthcare fraud  in the largest ever healthcare fraud take down in history announced today by the Department of Justice(DOJ), the Department…
Rank this Week: 4948

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
Rank this Week: 3870

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 27

    "Legalizing and Regulating Marijuana in Canada: Review of Potential Economic, Social, and Health Impacts"

    "Legalizing and Regulating Marijuana in Canada: Review of Potential Economic, Social, and Health Impacts"
    The title of this post is the title of this short essay authored by Mohammad Hajizadeh and now available via this link on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Notwithstanding a century of prohibition, marijuana is the most widely used illicit…
  • Jul 26

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude
    This new USA Today article, headlined "Study examines evolving rates, perceptions of marijuana use," reports on some new data on marijuana consumption and related topics in the United States. Here are excerpts from the press report…
  • Jul 25

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie
    Last month in this post, I highlighted that, at Marijuana.com, Tom Angell does a great job covering news on the marijuana reform law and politics front. The latest posts from this past week highlight why serious marijuana reform students…
Rank this Week: 1903

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: 2510

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 27

    Boosts in Ransomware Attacks Spark Multiple Government Agency Response

    Boosts in Ransomware Attacks Spark Multiple Government Agency Response
    Following a recent U.S. government interagency report indicating that, on average, there has been an alarming 300 percent spike in daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 as compared with 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
  • Jul 15

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.
    The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been adopted by the European Commission. On July 12, 2016, following a positive vote from the member states (the Article 31 Committee) on July 8, the EU College of Commissioners formally adopted the Privacy…
  • Jul 12

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference
    Two members of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry (LSHI) group will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Conference on Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law taking place in Boston on July 27-29, 2016.…
Rank this Week: 1509

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/
Rank this Week: 2887

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Medical Device Security: I still think…

    Medical Device Security: I still think this is in the realm of TV shows and movies (I've been binge-watching Mr. Robot lately), but while the likelihood is slim, the possibility of hacking a medical device should certainly concern the…
  • Jul 22

    No, No, No.  No, @HealthPrivacy, you…

    No, No, No.  No, @HealthPrivacy, you cannot draft regulations via guidance.  This is just plain wrong.  If a covered entity has, in the course of a reasonable risk analysis, determined that emailing of unencrypted PHI is not secure, then…
  • Jul 21

    Ransomeware: 4 steps for fighting it.…

    Ransomeware: 4 steps for fighting it.  I'd add my own 4 steps, if I haven't already: Patch management and current virus software: whenever vulnerabilities are discovered in software, the developers usually send out patches.  Make sure…
Rank this Week: 2448

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

https://massagelawblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint

    Florida Massage Therapist Charged in Sexual Battery Case Following Several Complaint
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 24, 2016, a South Florida massage therapist was charged with sexual battery after being accused of assaulting a client during a ……
  • Apr 27

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting

    Texas Massage Worker Arrested For Offering Sexual Services During Undercover Police Sting
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On April 15, 2016, law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at Accu Therapy Massage, a massage parlor in Odessa, Texas, suspected of…
  • Aug 31

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam

    Orlando Chiropractor Faces 50 Years in Prison for PIP Scam
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An Orlando health clinic owner and one other person were recently arrested on charges of defrauding multiple insurance companies and payers,…
Rank this Week: 3536

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/
Rank this Week: 1546

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 18

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

    Mivacron = Mitochron
    Zwischen den Zeichen MIVACRON und MITOCHRON besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 5 – trotz erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Anmelderin meldete die Marke…
  • May 18

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C

    LEMA ≠ Lenah.C
    Die Zeichen LEMA und Lenah.C sind nicht verwechslungsfähig. Dokumente, die erstmals vor dem EuG vorgelegt werden, um zu zeigen, dass der Buchstabe „C“ im Arzneimittelsektor verbreitet als Hinweis auf Vitamin C verwendet wird,…
Rank this Week: 2285

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 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise
    On June 30, the Department of Justice announced that it is adjusting the civil monetary penalties imposed under the False Claims Act, effective August 1, 2016.  This follows a similar increase announced by the Railroad Retirement Board…
Rank this Week: 2026

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
  • Jul 12

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children
    The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s planned rate reductions for Medicaid home health services for severely disabled children, holding that a temporary injunction issued by a…
Rank this Week: 2156

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No
    In an April/May CBA Record article written by attorney Dmitry N. Feofanov, the options for agreeing to confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements were explained. Too often confidentiality agreements seem to show up in settlement…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
Rank this Week: 2684

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

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

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4378

HealthLaw Offices Blog

HealthLaw Offices Blog

Features news items related to health care regulatory developments and other information of interest to health law attorneys and health care providers. By Fehn, Robichaud and Colagiovanni, PLLC d/b/a HealthLaw Offices.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2111

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 6

    Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again

    Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again
    Michigan’s tax on paid health care claims is not preempted by ERISA, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the federal appellate court held…
  • Jul 4

    OCR Begins Phase 2 Audit Program of Covered Entities and Business Associate

    OCR Begins Phase 2 Audit Program of Covered Entities and Business Associate
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that it has begun Phase 2 of its HIPAA audit program. This audit phase will impact covered entities and their business associates.…
  • Jun 29

    HHS Issues Final Rule Implementing ACA Nondiscrimination Provision

    HHS Issues Final Rule Implementing ACA Nondiscrimination Provision
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") recently issued a final rule that implements the nondiscrimination provisions under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (the "Final Rule"). The Final Rule becomes effective July…
Rank this Week: 3074

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
  • Jul 5

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S RECENT PRIMER ON PATENT-ELIGIBILITY
    A method of producing a desired population of multi-cryopreserved hepatocytes was held to be patent-eligible because the challenged claims did not recite a judicial exception. Rapid Litig. v. CellzDirect, Inc.., 2015-1570 (Fed. Cir., July 5th…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review

    Supreme Court Declines Sequenom Review
    Last week the United States Supreme Court denied Sequenom’s petition to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Sequenom Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostic Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (2015) that claims directed to detecting fetal DNA in maternal…
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
Rank this Week: 3886

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/
  • Jun 30

    CMS’ Holds Second Open Door Forum on its Upcoming Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS’ Holds Second Open Door Forum on its Upcoming Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 28, 2016, CMS held its second special open-door forum (ODF) regarding the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for home health services (the “Demonstration”). The Demonstration will take place in six states (Illinois, Florida,…
  • Jun 17

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration

    CMS Holds Open-Door Forum on its Upcoming HHA Pre-Claim Review Demonstration
    On June 14, 2016 between 2 and 3pm EST, CMS had a special open-door forum (ODF) regarding its pre-claim review demonstration for home health services (the “Demonstration”) which will take place in Illinois, Florida, Texas,…
  • Jun 16

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce

    Government Accountability Office Releases Critique of Medicare Appeals Proce
    On June 9, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released its report on the Medicare system, highlighting the deficiencies within the Medicare audit and appeals process; a bill currently in the Senate would address many of…
Rank this Week: 3872

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: 3099

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Jun 16

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case

    SCOTUS Decides Implied Certification Issue in Key False Claims Case
    In a decision that is poised to have resonating implications for health services providers, the Supreme Court of the United States explicitly endorsed the “implied false certification theory of liability” under the False Claims…
  • Jun 13

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?

    Are you a business that has had a data breach? Will your customers be able to sue you?
    Class actions for damages resulting from a data breach are difficult to succeed upon unless there is an identifiable harm.  Once again a court has determined that the mere loss of data is not sufficient to confer standing (Chambliss v.…
  • May 9

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area

    USDA Offers Funding for Healthcare Providers Serving Rural Area
    Rural healthcare providers that seek funding for capital expenditures, equipment, vehicles, or telemedicine infrastructure for their programs should make themselves aware of special funding opportunities through the United States Department…
Rank this Week: 3264