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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
  • Jan 15

    Look Professional In Your Correspondence. Don’t Diminish Your Professional Reputation: 30 Tips (Part 1 of 3)

    Look Professional In Your Correspondence. Don’t Diminish Your Professional Reputation: 30 Tips (Part 1 of 3)
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law I review many letters, e-mails, memoranda, and other types of correspondence prepared by my physician and nurse clients during the course of my…
  • Jan 11

    Finding Reliable Professional Liability Insurance

    Finding Reliable Professional Liability Insurance
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Many times we have been told by the health professionals we represent, especially  advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs),…
  • Jan 2

    Optometrist Dodges Malpractice Suit for Patient’s Brain Tumor

    Optometrist Dodges Malpractice Suit for Patient’s Brain Tumor
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A New York appeals court freed a Madison Avenue Eye Care Ltd. optometrist Paul Kantrowich from a malpractice suit on November 23, 2016,. ……
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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Dec 20

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription

    Arizona Appeals Court Affirms Dentist’s Suspension Over Questionable Prescription
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 13, 2016, an Arizona appeals court affirmed the suspension of a dentist who allegedly had a history of opioid addiction and ……
  • Nov 29

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy

    Former MetroHealth’s COO Charged In Dental Program Bribery Conspiracy
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Former MetroHealth Medical Center Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Dental Director Edward Hills was charged on October 25, 2016 for running a…
  • Nov 6

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal

    Holding off a Professional License Revocation or Suspension During Appeal
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, massage therapist or other licensed…
Rank this Week: 3214

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

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

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

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

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

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

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

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

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 3266

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
  • Dec 19

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016
      The Department of Justice recently announced its tally of total recoveries for 2016 under the False Claims Act.   The government recovered an astonishing $4.7 billion during this time. The DOJ press release shows the…
  • Dec 9

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?
    Anyone reading this blog probably knows that we represent whistleblowers who file so-called “qui tam” cases under the False Claims Act.  The term “qui tam” is a Latin term derived from the longer and ancient legal…
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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/
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Healthcare Integration Advisors

Healthcare Integration Advisors

Covers health care compliance, fraud, HIPAA, and laws. By Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP.

http://www.healthcareintegrationadvisors.com
  • May 21

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million

    CMS Proposes to Increase Reward for Reporting Medicare Fraud to $10 Million
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmHealth provider compliance officers may soon have another cause for busy days and sleepless nights.  CMS recently issued a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise its little-used Medicare Incentive…
  • May 7

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?

    Who Decides Who Visits a Hospital Patient?
    Posted by Laurie K. ChisolmUnder federal regulations, a hospital patient has the right to determine who can visit during the hospital stay.  Hospitals may not prevent “non-traditional” family members or any others from…
  • Apr 23

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013

    Revise Your Notice of Privacy Practices By September 23, 2013
    Posted by Linda TernerPatient-focused health care providers understand that privacy is important to patients.  Providing patients with an explanation of their health information privacy rights has been a standard part of provider office…
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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.
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Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

http://www.oberhealthinformationtechnology.com/
  • May 23

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
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Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

http://www.healthcarelaw-blog.com/
  • Dec 30

    HHS Complains of Court Order to Fix Medicare Appeals Backlog

    HHS Complains of Court Order to Fix Medicare Appeals Backlog
    The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) says that it cannot meet the requirements of a federal court order to reduce the horrible backlog of Medicare appeals cases that for many years has plagued the United States and adversely…
  • Dec 14

    A Whistleblower Primer: The Georgia False Claims Act

    A Whistleblower Primer: The Georgia False Claims Act
    So much focus is placed on the federal “whistleblower” statute, the Federal False Claims Act, that similar acts, such as various States’ versions of the law, are often not as well known.  All have a common thread: they…
  • Dec 8

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 2

    Closing a Medical Practice, Part 2
    As discussed in part 1 of this post, closing a medical practice can be burdensome and complicated. In the first segment, notification to the licensure board, patients, employees, and DEA was discussed. Some other smaller steps a physician…
Rank this Week: 3638

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…
Rank this Week: 3636

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: 3880

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: 3943

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 4203

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
Rank this Week: 4212

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: 4287

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…
Rank this Week: 4355

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4428

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: 4603

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: 4678

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 4741

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
Rank this Week: 4813

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
  • Dec 22

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN
    Zwischen den Zeichen RETISAN und RENASAN besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 3 und 5 – trotz teilweiser Warenidentität und unterstellter durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – keine…
  • Aug 7

    Salviacur (-)

    Salviacur (-)
    Für das Bestehen eines absoluten Eintragungshindernisses genügt es, dass das als Marke angemeldete Zeichen aus Sicht des Fachverkehrs keine Unterscheidungskraft aufweist. Davon kann bei dem aus dem lateinischen Wort für Salbei…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4867

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/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution
    On November 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services issued an alert notifying providers of a “phishing” email.  According to the alert, the email is being circulated on fake HHS…
  • Sep 28

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance
    Care New England Health System (CNE) recently paid $400,000 to settle allegations of HIPAA violations on behalf of covered entities for which CNE had performed administrative and technical services subject to a business associate…
  • Aug 1

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 10 states chosen for its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative.  Michigan has been chosen for statewide participation.  In addition to…
Rank this Week: 4888

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: 5037