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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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 77

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/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 126

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 220

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: 223

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Feb 6

    Lessons from the Anthem breach

    Lessons from the Anthem breach
    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: 271

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: 282

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

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/
  • Mar 17

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?

    Wow! Did You Know That There Were All of These Different Medical and Dental Examination and Specialty Boards out There?
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Did you know there are many different medically-related examination and specialty board out there screening applicants’ credentials and…
  • Mar 4

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before

    More Medicare Audits Now Than Ever Before
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law A Medicare audit, whether it is performed by a contractor of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), or…
  • Feb 23

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider

    The Ins and Outs of Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session for Health Care Provider
    George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law Committees are busy in Tallahassee as the 2015 Legislative Session is set to begin on March 3, 2015. For Florida ……
Rank this Week: 403

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 465

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/
  • Mar 19

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?

    Should Health Lawyers Pay Attention To The Administration’s Privacy Bill?
    Cross Posted from Health Affairs Blog Health care lawyers justifiably ignored the 2012 Obama administration consumer privacy framework because it expressly and broadly exempted entities subject to HIPAA, stating “To avoid creating…
  • Mar 17

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor

    Symposium-Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor
    The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Hall Center for Law and Health and Indiana Health Law Review Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. This year's topic is: Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and…
  • Mar 12

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry This week Lindsay Wiley joins us to discuss "New Public Health" and we debate the value and validity of wellness plans. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length…
Rank this Week: 549

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: 597

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Mar 25

    HHS Looks to Collect $12 Million from New York State for Unallowable Continuous 24-Hour Personal Care Service

    HHS Looks to Collect $12 Million from New York State for Unallowable Continuous 24-Hour Personal Care Service
    In 2011, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“HHS OIG”) investigated New York City’s Medicaid claims for continuous 24-hour personal care services, an area that previous…
  • Mar 12

    Seventh Circuit Decision Highlights Scope of Anti-Kickback Statute

    Seventh Circuit Decision Highlights Scope of Anti-Kickback Statute
    This month’s article from the Albany County Bar Association Newsletter offers brief summary of the recent decision in U.S. v. Patel, in which a physician was found to have violated the federal Anti-Kickback statute for an improper…
  • Mar 9

    New York State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Number

    New York State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Number
    Medicaid Fraud Control Units (“MFCUs”) have a responsibility to combat Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect.  Toward that end, each MFCU maintains statistical data as to the number of investigations, indictments, and…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
  • Mar 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    f 1,429 PEBS Neuroethics Roundup: Mar 12, 2015 Web Clip CNN.com Recently Published/Updated - CNN Student News - March 17, 2015 - 1 hour ago Inbox x Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics alanr@jhu.edu via mail77.wdc01.mcdlv.net Mar 12 (4…
Rank this Week: 675

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: 715

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/
  • Mar 25

    California Lawmakers Lay Off Marijuana DUI - For Now

    California Lawmakers Lay Off Marijuana DUI - For Now
    California state lawmakers will be mulling a myriad of issues related to marijuana in the coming months. In all, there are approximately 20 bills that address the drug in some form or another. Those measures were all filed before the…
  • Mar 23

    Lawsuits Seek to Open Doors to Costa Mesa Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Lawsuits Seek to Open Doors to Costa Mesa Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    Two lawsuits against the City of Costa Mesa, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleges the city blocked a special election on a medical marijuana initiative for purely political reasons, violating state election law. City officials…
  • Mar 21

    Marijuana Reformers Boycott Hotel for Federal Anti-Pot Lawsuit

    Marijuana Reformers Boycott Hotel for Federal Anti-Pot Lawsuit
    Those who advocate for safe, legal access to marijuana for adults are calling for a boycott against New Vision Hotels Two, the company that owns Holiday Inn, after the company filed a lawsuit aiming to challenge legal marijuana in Colorado.…
Rank this Week: 947

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: 836

Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 25

    CMS Prepares for Physician Fee Schedule Cut

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

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial

    Pennsylvania Senate Bill would Limit Retroactive Denial
    These days, more often than not, physicians and up on the short end of the stick when it comes to new health care legislation. However, last month a bill was introduced by Senator David Argall which, if passed, would give physicians and other…
  • Mar 16

    Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws Apply to Medicare Advantage Too

    Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws Apply to Medicare Advantage Too
    Many physicians mistakenly believe that federal healthcare fraud and abuse statutes only apply to the Medicare fee-for-service program. However, physicians need to be aware that many federal healthcare statutes apply to any program or plan…
Rank this Week: 1264

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: 1138

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: 1087

Law Links | Health Links

Law Links | Health Links

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

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

    John Tumilty Joins MBBP as Chair of Business Litigation Group

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

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

    Boston Personal Injury Law Firm Lubin & Meyer Receives "Best Law Firms" Ranking
    BOSTON, MA — Lubin & Meyer PC has received two "Tier One" Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2015. The firm was recognized in two practice areas receiving "Tier…
  • Feb 23

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton

    Noted VC Attorney John Hession Joins Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton
    WALTHAM, MA - Veteran Boston-area attorney, John Hession has joined business and IP law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC (MBBP). Hession is a noted VC and attorney serving the technology and life science sectors who served…
Rank this Week: 1173

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the…

ALJ Hearings and Appeals to the MAC

Examines the Medicare administrative appeals process and covers issues related to the appeal of ZPIC, PSC and RAC audits of Medical claims. By Lilies Parker.

http://www.aljappeal.com/
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 29

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.

    ZPIC Audits Involving Extrapolated Damages Can Bankrupt Your Practice.
    (January 30, 2013): The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (also referred to as “BIPA”), amended Section 1869 of the Social Security Act, resulting in a number of significant changes to…
  • Jan 21

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.

    Medicare Appeals Have Become More Complex Than Ever.
    (January 21, 2013):  Medicare appeals of denied claims for services are somewhat common.  In years past, both health care providers and members of their staff have represented themselves or their practice in the…
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
  • Mar 24

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 2

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 2
    The February issue of the American Health Lawyers Association’s AHLA Connections features a list of the top ten issues that will impact healthcare law in 2015. We summarized the first five topics in a previous blog. (Miss our summary of…
  • Mar 16

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 1

    “Top 10 Healthcare Law Trends in 2015” – Part 1
    The February issue of the American Health Lawyers Association’s AHLA Connections features a top-ten list of the issues that will impact healthcare law in 2015. This two-part series discusses these important trends. Here are…
  • Feb 17

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014
    Since the approval of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, hospital consolidation has been on the rise and according to a report detailed in a recent Chicago Tribune article, 2014 followed suit with a “flurry of mergers, acquisitions and…
Rank this Week: 1880

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Mar 20

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule

    HHS Proposes Stage 3 Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs & 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria Rule
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on March 20, 2015 announced the release of the Stage 3 notice…
  • Mar 7

    More PQRS Guidance Released

    More PQRS Guidance Released
    On March 6, 2015, MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1508, “Guidance on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2013 Reporting Year and 2015 Payment Adjustment for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health…
  • Mar 5

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement

    Former National Quality Forum Committee Co-Chair Pays $1M, Excluded From Medicare In Fraud Settlement
    A former co-chair of the National Quality Forum Safe Practices Committee, patient safety consultant Dr. Charles Denham, will pay $1 million to settle Justice Department allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and…
Rank this Week: 1348

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/
  • Mar 20

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent

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

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

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
  • Feb 10

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home
    Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint among families with a mom or dad in long-term care.  UTIs can be dangerous.  First, UTIs can become a serious infection if untreated.  However, UTIs also lead to falls,…
Rank this Week: 1737

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi

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

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying
    In an effort to combat and draw attention to the seriousness of Bullying, OCMS partnered with Marlene Seltzer, MD, Director of the Beaumont Children's Hospital NoBLE Anti-Bullying Program and Rob Iwrey, Esq. (and staff) at The Health Law…
  • Feb 4

    Outpatient "Observation" Battle Continue

    Outpatient "Observation" Battle Continue
    On January 22, 2015, in the case of Barrows v. Burwell, No. 3:11-cv-1703, 2015 WL 264727 (2nd Cir., January 22, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Medicare beneficiaries be granted the opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 1811

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 2112

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 1596

GovtFraudLawyer

GovtFraudLawyer

Addresses issues related to the False Claims Act, with a focus on health care fraud. By Dan Hargrove.

http://www.govtfraudlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1935

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: 1524

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/
  • Mar 26

    CMS Publishes Corrections to 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

    CMS Publishes Corrections to 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
    CMS has published corrections to its final 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule rule. Among other things, the rule reflects a previously-announced correction to the conversion factor for the first quarter of 2015 ($35.7547), revises the April…
  • Mar 26

    CMS Proposed Rules in the Pipeline

    CMS Proposed Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS recently sent several major proposed rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget for regulatory clearance – the last step before publication in the Federal Register. OMB is reviewing proposed rules to update the skilled…
  • Mar 26

    CMS Proposes Removing Two NCDs under Expedited Proce

    CMS Proposes Removing Two NCDs under Expedited Proce
    In 2013, CMS adopted an expedited administrative process to remove certain national coverage determinations (NCDs) older than 10 years since their most recent review. In December 2014, CMS removed seven NCDs under this process. On…
Rank this Week: 2457

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Medical Identity Theft: yet another story…

    Medical Identity Theft: yet another story on how it's the fastest growing type of identity theft.  Some good points about your strategy for preventing it: it should include Encryption: at least consider it, but realize that sometimes --…
  • Mar 24

    A "Security Culture": does your…

    A "Security Culture": does your hospital have one?  Here are four traits common to hospitals with a security culture, at least according to Sue Schade of FierceHealth IT.  Although I think the middle two have a whiff of…
  • Mar 23

    2015: Year of the Healthcare Data…

    2015: Year of the Healthcare Data Breach.  It's sure in the news a lot right now. 
Rank this Week: 2400

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: 2557

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/
  • Mar 24

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record

    Doctor is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Thousands of Patient Record
    Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent article in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Doctor is Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Patient Records.”  While…
  • Mar 19

    When HIPAA Applies to Patient Assistance Programs (and When it Doesn’t), Part 2

    When HIPAA Applies to Patient Assistance Programs (and When it Doesn’t), Part 2
    I posed a question in Part 1 of this post which I will summarize here:  is personal health information provided to a Patient Assistance Program (PAP) in order to help with covering the cost of prescription drugs protected as…
  • Mar 16

    Hacked Health Records Prized for their Black Market Value

    Hacked Health Records Prized for their Black Market Value
    I received a disturbing robo-call over the weekend informing me that someone had attempted to use my credit card number fraudulently in a retail store in the next county. When I called back and verified these were not legitimate charges, my…
Rank this Week: 4897

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document
    Back in December 2013, we announced an early victory we won on behalf of a client under California Insurance Code section 10110.6. Well, we did it again! First, some background. Section 10110.6 was enacted effective January 1, 2012. Its…
  • Mar 23

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim
    Recently, the Commerce Department of Minnesota fined Bankers Life and Casualty Company $20,000, as a result of complaints about the long term care insurer's failure to pay timely claims and pay interest. "Consumers invest in long-term care…
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 4430

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Mar 24

    Basic readings concerning drugged driving realities and law

    Basic readings concerning drugged driving realities and law
    In addition to having a notable guest speaking in my marijuana law school seminar this week (basics here), we are starting a series of weeks in which students are to present to the class some readings and engage in discussion concerning the…
  • Mar 24

    "2016 Will Be the Marijuana Election"

    "2016 Will Be the Marijuana Election"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy Newsweek commentary authored by John Hudak of The Brookings Institute. Here are excerpts: In some ways marijuana policy is the perfect issue for a presidential campaign. It has far…
  • Mar 24

    Calling out political hypocrisy in discussion of marijuana reform

    Calling out political hypocrisy in discussion of marijuana reform
    This recent commentary about marijuana reform from The National Memo, which is headlined "Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All," makes a powerful point about what some politicians say about modern marijuana reform…
Rank this Week: 2824

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/
  • Mar 23

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding

    FDA Invites Public Comments on Drug Compounding
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been working towards implementing the Drug Quality and Security Act (“the act”) since the laws inception in 2013. They have issued multiple notices for input…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Feb 26

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
Rank this Week: 3163

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: 3838

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/
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
  • Mar 4

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen
    Apologizing to our readers for having advertised live audio that wasn’t, you really can find the Wall Street Journal’s live blog entries here.    The Court’s official audio and…
Rank this Week: 3489

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 4782

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Mar 11

    Kentucky’s Evolving Behavioral Health Provider

    Kentucky’s Evolving Behavioral Health Provider
    One of the most important effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is the profound change in the coverage of behavioral health services. Building on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of…
  • Mar 11

    Hospital Mergers and Antitrust Law

    Hospital Mergers and Antitrust Law
    The rapidly-evolving field of health care has been moving lately towards a single-minded goal – coordination of patient care in the name of efficiency and efficacy. Hospital systems are more and more often merging with other medical…
  • Mar 6

    Are Medical Staff By-laws Contracts? Minnesota Supreme Court Says, “Yes”

    Are Medical Staff By-laws Contracts? Minnesota Supreme Court Says, “Yes”
    That sound you just heard was the simultaneous gasp of hospital boards of directors throughout the state of Minnesota.  In Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center v. Avera Marshall, Minnesota’s highest court made…
Rank this Week: 3463

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

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

    Cell Phones and Medical Malpractice

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

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

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

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now

    ICD-10 Implementation: What To Do Now
    While implementation of ICD-10 may have been previously delayed, and it is uncertain as to whether there will be another, all physician practices and hospitals should still continue preparing for the new code set. Hoping for another delay and…
Rank this Week: 3253

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/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie
    In response to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") titled Limited Compliance with Medicare's Home Health Face-to-Face Documentation Requirements, the Centers for Medicare and…
  • Feb 23

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure
    On February 2, 2015, the White House released President Obama's budget report for fiscal year 2016. A significant portion of the report is dedicated to healthcare issues. The report proposes several reforms to the Medicare program and…
  • Feb 20

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period
    On January 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it will consider shortening the meaningful use reporting period for electronic health record ("EHR") systems. Specifically, CMS stated that it intends…
Rank this Week: 2558

Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 27

    Pharmacies May be Liable for Filling Valid Prescription

    Pharmacies May be Liable for Filling Valid Prescription
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D. Florida pharmacies have had their potential liability significantly expanded by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In its recent decision, Oleckna v. Daytona Discount Pharmacy, the appellate court held that a…
  • Nov 12

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beware: selling cigarettes could burn a hole in your pocket. The CVS Health Corporation (CVS), the nation’s second-largest drug store, is currently in the midst of launching a tobacco-free…
  • Nov 12

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel

    Selling Tobacco Can Get You Penalized By Insurance Panel
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm Beware: selling cigarettes could burn a hole in your pocket. The CVS Health Corporation (CVS), the nation’s second-largest drug store, is currently in the midst of launching a tobacco-free…
Rank this Week: 3186