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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward

    Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward
    The spring 2017 issue of the American Society on Aging's flagship journal  GENERATIONS includes over 100 pages on "Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward." Closing the Care GapBill Novelli and Raca…
  • Apr 24

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe

    DC Court Allows Guardian to Withdraw Life Support WITHOUT Evidence of Patient Wishe
    D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell CananThe Superior Court of the District of Columbia has issued an innovative order in an end-of-life treatment conflict. In June 2014, YP suffered cardiac arrest following a drug overdose.…
  • Apr 23

    Texas Considers Opt-Out Organ Donation Nudge

    Texas Considers Opt-Out Organ Donation Nudge
    In the United States nobody is an organ donor unless they or their surrogate make an affirmative decision choosing donation.  But a new Texas bill proposes to flip that, making Texas citizens donors by default unless they opt…
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Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

Medicare-Medicaid Audit World

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

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

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?
    According to CMS, between October 2010 and December 2012, the RACs collected $3.8 billion in overpayments. As the nearby chart makes clear, the volume of amount collected each quarter has continued to increase, the result of the ever…
  • Feb 8

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?

    Will CMS Double Down on the Success of the Recovery Audit Program?
    According to CMS, between October 2010 and December 2012, the RACs collected $3.8 billion in overpayments. As the nearby chart makes clear, the volume of amount collected each quarter has continued to increase, the result of the ever…
  • Dec 17

    Appeals of Recovery Audit Contractor Decisions are Overwhelming the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeal

    Appeals of Recovery Audit Contractor Decisions are Overwhelming the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeal
    If a Medicare provider's claim for payment is denied or if a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) determines that a past payment was made improperly, the provider may appeal the denial. Medicare provides a 5-level appeal process that begins with…
Rank this Week: 3866

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/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 1931

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/
Rank this Week: 240

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
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Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
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Partial Hospitalization Program…

Partial Hospitalization Program Claims

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

http://www.partialhospitalization.com
Rank this Week: 3933

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
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Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
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pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

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

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

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo
    Die Zeichen Umckaloabo und Afrokulabo weisen markante Unterschiede auf, die selbst bei identischen Waren und nur durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit eine Verwechslungsgefahr ausschließen. Der Umstand, dass es sich jeweils um lange und…
  • Feb 7

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen
    Wenn das Fachpublikum innerhalb eines Gesamtkennzeichens einen Bestandteil (hier „Robugen“) als Herstellerkennzeichnung versteht, dann kann der andere Zeichenbestandteil (hier „Diacaro“) als eigentliche…
  • Jan 29

    BasenCitrate (-)

    BasenCitrate (-)
    Die Wortmarke „BasenCitrate“ ist unabhängig von der Frage, ob das Zeichen bereits sachbeschreibend verwendet worden ist, aufgrund absoluter Eintragungshindernisse schutzunfähig. Sachverhalt Die Entscheidung betrifft die…
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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: 1732

Physician Law and Finance

Physician Law and Finance

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

http://physicianlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital

    Selling Your Medical Practice to the Hospital
    When selling your medical practice to the hospital there are a few things to consider to maximize the value you receive.https://pahealthlaw.com/7309-selling-your-practice-to-the-hospital/#sellingyourmedicalpractice  #medicalpracticesale
  • Feb 25

    I've Moved my Stuff

    I've Moved my Stuff
    Come see my new website and blog for more information on physician contracts and physician prosperity in general.
  • Jan 26

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract

    Letters of Intent in Physician Contract
    There is a post on letters of intent in physician contracts in my Physicians Contracts Blog that may interest you.To read the post, click here: Letters of Intent in Physician Contracts.
Rank this Week: 3492

Physician Law Blog

Physician Law Blog

Covers legal issues for physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, and other health professionals. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://physicianlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4988

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

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

https://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3032

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/
  • Nov 9

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule

    Another Delay in Implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Rule
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule in March 2014 that required healthcare providers prescribing medication, where the prescription is paid for by a Medicare Part D plan, to enroll in Medicare as a prescriber. The…
  • Oct 26

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice

    Healthcare Entities Required to Post New Non-Discrimination Notice
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits health care entities from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The ACA prohibition on discrimination applies to covered entities,…
  • May 20

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program

    Final Regulations Issued for Non-Discrimination in Health Program
    Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue regulations pertaining to non-discrimination. Earlier in May of 2016, the Secretary of HHS issued such…
Rank this Week: 4728

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/
Rank this Week: 78

SCG Healthcare Blog

SCG Healthcare Blog

By State Capital Group.

http://healthcare.scglegal.com/
  • Mar 20

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction

    Supreme Court Rejects Private Suits to Challenge Medicaid Rate Reduction
    One of the areas of healthcare affected heavily by the Great Recession beginning in 2007 was Medicaid reimbursement. Cash-strapped states, in an attempt to alleviate budgetary issues, reduced Medicaid provider reimbursement rates. These rates…
  • Oct 12

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?

    Primary Care Providers: Are You Feeling the Pinch?
    It was nice while it lasted. Due to a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, services furnished by certain primary care providers were subject to an enhanced payment rate for calendar years 2013 and 2014. These PCPs had…
  • Sep 20

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector

    FCC Guidance on Cellphones Puts the Squeeze on Medical Debt Collector
    In July, the FCC released an order it touted as strengthening “consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts.” It was a series of rulings based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act meant to clarify the use of…
Rank this Week: 4276

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
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STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://steinmedicalmalpractice.com
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey
    June 9, 2014 Komlodi v. Picciano, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014)This new decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court restated the rule that denies the comparative negligence defense to doctors who negligently fail to guard…
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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/
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
  • Oct 2

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy
      It should go without saying given the Texas Medical Board’s recent aggressive regulatory stance on the treatment of chronic pain, Texas physicians involved in the practice of testosterone and hormone replacement therapy should be…
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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
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
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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: 1120

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/
Rank this Week: 742

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 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
  • Mar 9

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) fraud section released new guidance for healthcare entities titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The new guidelines do not change any of the…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
Rank this Week: 1821

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 3259

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Whitney on Health Care Fraud

Features analysis of recent legislation and case law impacting the successful pursuit of False Claims Act qui tam actions involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud. By Daniel W. Whitney.

http://whitneyonhealthcarefraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Pleading Medicare Fraud

    Pleading Medicare Fraud
    Depending on where suit is filed may determine whether the complaint is subject to dismissal for failure to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). Circuit courts are divided in their interpretation of the specificity requirement of Rule 9(b). See…
  • May 6

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower

    Relief From Retaliation Against False Claims Act Whistleblower
    People may witness Medicare or Medicaid fraud but choose to look the other way. That may be entirely understandable, but is that the most we should expect from our fellow citizens? If health care fraud becomes ever more rampant, should any…
  • Apr 19

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense

    The Diminished Public Disclosure Defense
    Courts have dismissed countless False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, lawsuits based on the “public disclosure bar.” This defense jurisdictionally barred claims that had been “publicly disclosed” under certain…
Rank this Week: 2433