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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/
  • Sep 22

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?

    Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?
    Huffington Post (Sept. 17, 2017): Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?, by Kimberly Seals Allers 33-year-old Monique Hidalgo is mom to a 5-week old baby. Her child's father brings their infant to visit her on the…
  • Sep 21

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion
    Tribunal Constitucional de Chile (Aug. 21, 2017): A Chilean court has upheld a law decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape, fatal fetal impairment, and when a woman's life is in danger. A group of conservative senators representing more…
  • Sep 14

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left
    The Nation (September 13, 2017): My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left, by David M. Perry: An advocate for disability argues that the right to bodily autonomy can unite groups on the "left."...
Rank this Week: 36

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    What You Need To Know If Insurance Denies Coverage For Your Prescription Medication

    What You Need To Know If Insurance Denies Coverage For Your Prescription Medication
    Many people know that at Kantor & Kantor, LLP we help clients when their insurance company denies coverage life insurance claims, long-term disability claims, and eating disorder treatment claims. At Kantor & Kantor, LLP we also…
  • Aug 16

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right
    Why should I appeal? By appealing a claims denial, you are challenging the insurance company’s decision to deny benefits. Even if you think your appeal will not be approved, you should still appeal: To get treatment records considered.…
  • Aug 14

    Chronic Pain is disabling

    Chronic Pain is disabling
    Many of our clients suffer from chronic pain. For some, chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying condition, and for others it is the main condition.  In in either case, chronic pain can be and often is disabling. Because so many…
Rank this Week: 125

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog

    Even More Healthcare Posts at the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare & FDA Law Blog
    For regular readers of the CAM Law Blog, we're adding new articles to our updated blog on our law firm website.For more details, see the Michael H Cohen Law Group Healthcare and FDA Law Blog. You'll find articles on topics such…
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 219

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Lawsuit Challenging Texas' Futile Care Law Goes before Judge

    Lawsuit Challenging Texas' Futile Care Law Goes before Judge
    Later today, there is a major hearing in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives Act.  The Houston Chronicle provides good, balanced…
  • Sep 22

    Dying in the Americas 2018

    Dying in the Americas 2018
    Another major end-of-life policy conference is scheduled from March 21 to 25, 2018 outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Confirmed Keynote Speakers:Dr. Zubin Damania - health care pioneer in new ways of considering healthcare delivery and conversations.…
  • Sep 22

    7 Pathways to Legalize Medical Aid in Dying

    7 Pathways to Legalize Medical Aid in Dying
    Today, I am participating in a law review symposium at the University of New Mexico.  My presentation is "Legal History of Medical Aid in Dying: Physician Assisted Death in U.S. Courts and Legislatures."   I review 7 pathways…
Rank this Week: 269

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 19

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP
    On September 18, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the state of Alaska over its use of federal nutrition assistance funds. According to DOJ’s press release: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS)…
  • Sep 13

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation
    On September 13, the Department of Justice announced that New York city-based MediSys Health Network, Inc., has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s suit alleging Stark Law violations for $4 million. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Sep 11

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit
    A chain of family practice clinics in South Carolina, and related individuals and companies, have agreed to pay $2 million to settle a whistleblower’s civil fraud lawsuit, the Department of Justice announced on September 11. According…
Rank this Week: 300

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Sep 13

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion
    The viral video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient brought into the public view a legal conundrum faced by health care providers. The ensuing public conversation generated abundant concern…
  • Sep 5

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving
    After a November injunction delayed the implementation of the Department of Labor's new rule for exempt employee classification, an even more serious setback was handed down last week when a Texas federal District Court declared the rule…
  • Aug 28

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update
    The health care industry is familiar with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") annual Work Plan as a helpful compliance tool. While we are familiar with the annual release…
Rank this Week: 290

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: 362

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: 380

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 433

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    PeaceHealth Data Breach: another…

    PeaceHealth Data Breach: another "employees behaving badly" breach.  Over about 5-6 years, the employee accessed about 2000 records he/she had no need to access.  No apparent social security skimming, so not likely to be ID…
  • Sep 6

    Nurses behaving badly.  I guess "Mr.…

    Nurses behaving badly.  I guess "Mr. Big" died.  This is mildly humorous, but somehow I think the reaction would be outrage if the victim were female instead of male. H/T Ron Holtsford.
  • Aug 31

    More Window Envelope issues: now it's CVS…

    More Window Envelope issues: now it's CVS with a problem letting PHI leak out envelope windows.
Rank this Week: 500

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: 527

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: 529

Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Michael H. Cohen Law Group

Covers healthcare, FDA and FTC law.

http://michaelhcohen.com/
  • Sep 22

    Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issue

    Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issue
    Are you planning to break away from your current employment to form your own medical or healthcare practice? Be sure to understand some of the insurance legal basics. The post Breaking Away Into Your New Practice and Common Insurance Issues…
  • Sep 15

    Off-Label Promotion Has Legal Limit

    Off-Label Promotion Has Legal Limit
    While recent legal developments have loosened legal strictures around truthful, non-misleading, off-label promotion of drugs, there are legal limits to an off-label promotion strategy. Here are several key limits to off-label drug…
  • Sep 8

    Rock Your Practice with an MSO—MSO Compliance vs. using Independent Contactor Practitioner

    Rock Your Practice with an MSO—MSO Compliance vs. using Independent Contactor Practitioner
    Growing Pains in Your Healthcare Practice or Healthcare Venture? We’ve had many clinical practices and healthcare ventures come to us asking how to mitigate risk of anti-kickback and fee-splitting enforcement as their healthcare clinic,…
Rank this Week: 633

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
  • Sep 21

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power
    Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based…
  • Sep 21

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre
    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these:…
  • Sep 21

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging
    Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal…
Rank this Week: 612

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Update on Overtime and Minimum Wage in PA

    Update on Overtime and Minimum Wage in PA
    At the end of August only a few days before Labor Day, a federal judge struck down the new rule issued by the Labor Department during the Obama administration to make more than 4 million workers eligible for time and a half overtime by…
  • Sep 12

    NTSB Details Tesla’s Role in First Self-Driving Car Fatality

    NTSB Details Tesla’s Role in First Self-Driving Car Fatality
    The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing today concerning the Florida self-driving car accident in May 2016 that resulted in the nation’s first fatality involving an auto-driving system. According to media reports, the…
  • Sep 12

    Precious Metals Fraud Takes Customers for $290 Million

    Precious Metals Fraud Takes Customers for $290 Million
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action against one of the largest precious metals fraud cases in its history. In light of that action, we thought it important to remind victims and industry professionals…
Rank this Week: 731

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/
  • Aug 7

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa
    One of the most important healthcare bills to come out of the 85th regular Texas legislative session is Senate Bill 1107. This bill, which has been signed by Governor Abbott, resets the playing field for telemedicine and brings Texas law more…
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • Sep 21

    Legal Concerns in California Cannabis Advertising

    Legal Concerns in California Cannabis Advertising
    While voters in 26 states plus the District of Columbia have given the green light to laws that legalize marijuana in some form, questions still remain about the legality of certain cannabis advertising campaigns. Recently, the Los Angeles…
  • Sep 19

    Federal Oversight of Marijuana Safety?

    Federal Oversight of Marijuana Safety?
    A U.S. Senate panel with considerable power in the federal government is pressing federal agencies to wade into the marijuana industries in ways that some might find surprising. Specifically, there is a request that federal safety testing be…
  • Sep 17

    California: No Marijuana Delivery With Drone

    California: No Marijuana Delivery With Drone
    Internet distribution sites like Amazon are on the verge of delivering products – including food and beer – via drone. However, marijuana isn’t soon to be on the short list, at least not in California. The California Bureau…
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • Sep 21

    Concierge Medical Services Bring Cash With Few Hassles to Physician

    Concierge Medical Services Bring Cash With Few Hassles to Physician
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law What is concierge medical services? A concierge medical service or practice is a similar to having a primary care provider such as a family…
  • Sep 18

    Embezzling Administrator of Pediatric Clinic Faces Health Care Fraud Sentencing

    Embezzling Administrator of Pediatric Clinic Faces Health Care Fraud Sentencing
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law An administrator of a Louisiana pediatric clinic has recently pleaded guilty in a health care fraud case. She faces up to 10 years in prison…
  • Sep 7

    Recommendations For Physicians Who Receive Notice of Investigation From the ABIM

    Recommendations For Physicians Who Receive Notice of Investigation From the ABIM
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In 2010, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) sanctioned 139 physicians for seeking out and sharing board examination questions…
Rank this Week: 933

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • Sep 15

    Novo Nordisk to Pay $58 Million Settlement

    Novo Nordisk to Pay $58 Million Settlement
    In early September, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. has agreed to pay $58.65 million for failing to comply with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated Risk Evaluation and…
  • Sep 8

    CHRISTUS Health Care Companies to Pay $12.24 Million in FCA Settlement

    CHRISTUS Health Care Companies to Pay $12.24 Million in FCA Settlement
    CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and CHRISTUS Health, located in Irving, Texas, have agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations of violating the federal False Claims Act…
  • Sep 1

    Whistleblower Fails to Get a New Judge in Case

    Whistleblower Fails to Get a New Judge in Case
    Whistleblower George Gage has made it clear he is not happy with the current judge for his qui tam case, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks. Gage claims that throughout his False Claims Act (FCA) case against Rolls-Royce North America Inc., Judge…
Rank this Week: 865

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    OIG Gives Green Light to Pharmacy Discount Program Under CMP and AKS

    OIG Gives Green Light to Pharmacy Discount Program Under CMP and AKS
    In its recent Advisory Opinion No. 17-05, OIG stated that the Proposed Arrangement (“Arrangement”) would not violate the anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) nor would it prompt administrative sanctions under the Civil…
  • Jul 12

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement
    Home Health Agencies will now have an additional 6 months to comply with a new CMS rule intended to advance the quality of patient care. CMS published a final rule on July 10th delaying the effective date for its rule addressing conditions of…
  • May 5

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi
    The Health Law Partners (HLP) is proud to be part of the upcoming Physician Legal Issues Conference co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society.  The conference will take place at the…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
Rank this Week: 760

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1161

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    Health Care Fraud Puts Miami Man in Jail

    Health Care Fraud Puts Miami Man in Jail
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law 4.5 Year Sentence for Role in Fraud. A Miami Man voluntarily returned to Miami from Cuba and was immediately met with a 4.5-year … Continue…
  • Aug 29

    Inmates Family Sues Jail After Improper Care

    Inmates Family Sues Jail After Improper Care
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Orange Country Jail Sued. A wrongful death suit has been filed against Orange County Jail due to what some are saying was a … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Department of Health and Law Enforcement Investigate School Providing Nurse Practitioner Course

    Florida Department of Health and Law Enforcement Investigate School Providing Nurse Practitioner Course
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A subpoena purportedly issued by the Clerk of Court for Seminole County, Florida, recently requested academic records on advanced registered nurse…
Rank this Week: 1291

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
  • Sep 18

    CMS Approves Five Year Extension of Florida Medicaid Managed Care Demonstration

    CMS Approves Five Year Extension of Florida Medicaid Managed Care Demonstration
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a five-year extension of Florida’s Managed Medical…
  • Sep 13

    Avoid Being Labeled as a “Disruptive Physician” at All Cost

    Avoid Being Labeled as a “Disruptive Physician” at All Cost
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Although “old news” at this point, on July 9, 2008, the Joint Commission (TJC) published the following alert to health care…
  • Sep 4

    Jury Awards $4.4 Million To Chicago Anesthesiologist Defrauded By Business Associate

    Jury Awards $4.4 Million To Chicago Anesthesiologist Defrauded By Business Associate
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 9, 2017, a jury in Illinois awarded a Chicago-area anesthesiologist nearly $4.4 million. The jury unanimously agreed that his business…
Rank this Week: 1383

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

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

http://slphealthcareupdate.wordpress.com
  • Sep 11

    Novo Nordisk Pays $58M+ For Not Giving FDA-Required Warnings ABout Victoza Cancer Risk

    Novo Nordisk Pays $58M+ For Not Giving FDA-Required Warnings ABout Victoza Cancer Risk
    Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc.’s $58.65 million settlement resolving charges it failed to comply with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for its Type II diabetes…
  • Sep 11

    Christus Pays $12.24M Settlement Resolves False Claims Act Charges From “Donations” To New Mexico

    Christus Pays $12.24M Settlement Resolves False Claims Act Charges From “Donations” To New Mexico
    CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), have agreed to pay $12.24 million, plus interest and take other corrective action to resolve charges by the U.S. Department of Justice…
  • Sep 8

    Oklahoma Nursing Home Settles HHS HIV Discrimination Charge

    Oklahoma Nursing Home Settles HHS HIV Discrimination Charge
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, LLC (Heritage Hills) that resolves a HHS complaint…
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 1306

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/
  • Sep 5

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded
    Finally, a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) award has been issued.  This news comes after several months of work being completed by Provider Resources, the incumbent contractor, under an expired contract. …
  • Aug 3

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement
    Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations.  If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of…
  • Aug 1

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued
    As you may be aware, on July 10th, here on our blog we announced the quiet release of a change to CMS’ re-review process.  However, as we noted at that time, this process was not formalized by CMS, and had simply been…
Rank this Week: 1071

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jul 16

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
  • Jun 25

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program
    On June 29th, 2016, the USPTO announced the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program to allow expedited examination of patent applications that pertain to cancer immunotherapy. Under the Program and after proper petition, the USPTO has examined…
  • Jun 10

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort
    The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the “All of Us” research program. Initially branded as the “Precision Medicine Initiative®” Cohort Program,…
Rank this Week: 1187

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: 1259

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: 1163

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: 1010

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 22

    "Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP"

    "Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Rolling Stone article. Here is a snippet: Senator Orrin Hatch ... is among a frustrated set of the nation's policy makers who are up in arms over a Washington Post report that…
  • Sep 22

    Interesting look at women of color in the marijuana industry

    Interesting look at women of color in the marijuana industry
    This new Pacific Standard piece, with the sub-headline "Women across the country are working to build economic empowerment in the fledgling legal marijuana industry for people of color," covers topics I consider quite important for…
  • Sep 21

    AG Sessions' latest (measured?) comments on marijuana legalization

    AG Sessions' latest (measured?) comments on marijuana legalization
    Tom Angell has this Forbes report on the latest comments by Attorney General Jeff Sessions concerning marijuana reform. The piece's headline, "Jeff Sessions Slams Marijuana Legalization (Again)," strikes me as more alarming than…
Rank this Week: 1827

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: 2079

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1649

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1592

Healthcare Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Comments on healthcare law. By Hamil Little.

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

    Pharmaceutical companies will be required to provide additional opioid training for prescriber

    Pharmaceutical companies will be required to provide additional opioid training for prescriber
    The FDA has announced that it will begin requiring opioid manufacturers to provide more training for healthcare providers.  At present, manufacturers must provide training about long-acting, extended release opioids to prescribers. …
  • Aug 25

    FDA Addresses Digital Health Advance

    FDA Addresses Digital Health Advance
    In late 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed to assist the FDA in keeping pace with the rapid changes in health care technology.  Our business and healthcare law firm, follows developments in the healthcare industry. Among other…
  • Jul 28

    Cybersecurity: Is your patient information susceptible to a cyberattack?

    Cybersecurity: Is your patient information susceptible to a cyberattack?
    If you are like most of the healthcare industry, the answer is “yes” according to a recent study by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  The department’s Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task…
Rank this Week: 1632

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 1974

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://www.steinmedicalmalpractice.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    MORE ON THE ECJ VACCINE LIABILITY DECISION

    MORE ON THE ECJ VACCINE LIABILITY DECISION
    My friend and mentor, the former Israeli Chief Justice Aharon Barak, used to say that when neither side likes the court’s decision, chances are that the court was right. This is likely to be the case with the European Court of Justice…
  • Jul 23

    VACCINE LIABILITY IN EUROPE: A NEW DEVELOPMENT

    VACCINE LIABILITY IN EUROPE: A NEW DEVELOPMENT
    On June 21, the European Court of Justice has issued an important ruling on vaccine manufacturers liability. N.W. et al. v. Sanofi Pasteur MSD, C‑621/15. This ruling triggered a hailstorm of criticism from different media outlets,…
  • Jul 23

    President Trump’s Tort Reform

    President Trump’s Tort Reform
    Alex Stein President Trump’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018 proposes a thoroughgoing reform of our medical malpractice system. Executive Office of the President of the United States, Major Savings and Reforms, Budget of the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1590

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: 1542

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2305

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: 1462

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: 1815

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: 1735