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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
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Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

https://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Sep 13

    Dentists File Class Action Lawsuit Against 3M over Faulty Dental Crown Material

    Dentists File Class Action Lawsuit Against 3M over Faulty Dental Crown Material
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In April and May 2016, dentists from Florida, Georgia and Texas filed a class action lawsuits. Six suits have been filed in federal ……
  • Aug 19

    Former Connecticut Dentist Ordered To Pay $700k For Medicaid Billing Scheme

    Former Connecticut Dentist Ordered To Pay $700k For Medicaid Billing Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 11, 2016, a former dentist in Connecticut and his practice were ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution and civil ……
  • Jul 26

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid

    Former Oral Surgeon Gets House Arrest for Defrauding Medicaid
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 14, 2016, a former oral surgeon in Oklahoma was sentenced to six months’ house arrest for fraudulently billing Medicaid for…
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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: 3272

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/
Rank this Week: 3350

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/
  • Sep 30

    Hospital Fraud – Inpatient Admission

    Hospital Fraud – Inpatient Admission
    In America today, many hospitals are owned and controlled by massive corporations that operate large chains of hospitals throughout the country.  As a result, your local hospital may not be locally owned or controlled.  Instead, it…
  • Sep 23

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!
    While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates…
  • Sep 14

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?
    Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care.   Protecting patient privacy is a big deal.  Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker…
Rank this Week: 3419

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.
Rank this Week: 3500

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/
Rank this Week: 3645

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: 3647

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: 3883

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/
  • Sep 19

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case
    Violet Moseson, a 97-year-old resident of an assisted living facility, was mandated to be checked on every morning. The facility was to perform safety checks each morning for this resident and others. At the time of this occurrence, the…
  • Sep 15

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer
    Ms. Doe, 78, suffered from blindness and mild dementia. Her nursing home care plan called for her to receive assistance from at least two people during any type of physical transfer. This would mean transfer from her bed or transfer from a…
  • Aug 19

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case
    In a confidential settlement, a nursing home paid $475,000 to a seriously injured resident. The resident was listed and charted as being at a high risk for falling. However, several nursing assistants placed the resident at the edge of her…
Rank this Week: 4210

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/
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 4218

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

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: 4358

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 30

    "Are Religious People Less Likely to Support Marijuana Legalization?"

    "Are Religious People Less Likely to Support Marijuana Legalization?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this interesting article reporting on some interesting new research. Here are the details: People who believe that the Bible should be taken as the literal word of God may be much less…
  • Sep 30

    Noting the good being done with huge tax revenues from marijuana reform in Colorado

    Noting the good being done with huge tax revenues from marijuana reform in Colorado
    This new Huffington Post article, headlined "Colorado To Use Pot Tax To Fund Anti-Bullying Programs In Schools," reports on state tax developments that I strongly believe marijuana reform advocates ought to be highlighting and…
  • Sep 28

    "Racial Disparity in Marijuana Policing in New Orleans"

    "Racial Disparity in Marijuana Policing in New Orleans"
    The title of this post is the title of this recent report from the Vera Institute of Justice. (The report was released a couple months ago, but I just saw it today.) Here is an overview of the report from this Vera website: In national…
Rank this Week: 4467

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: 4570

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/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie

    Pending Increases for False Claims Act Civil Penaltie
    The False Claims Act (“FCA”) creates a civil penalty for any person that knowingly submits for payment a false or fraudulent claim to the federal government. This usually includes any government contractor, but will often arise in…
  • May 3

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System

    Nebraska Legislature Adopts Stronger Prescription Drug Monitoring System
    by M. Tom Langan, II A recently adopted law in Nebraska calls for the state to create a prescription drug monitoring system designed to help prevent the misuse of controlled substances, namely prescription pain medicine.  The system will…
Rank this Week: 4707

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: 4819

HealthLaw Offices Blog

HealthLaw Offices Blog

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

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4879

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 4839

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 4

    Mivacron = Mitochron

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