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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/
  • Oct 13

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs, The Conversation My Sudden Synaesthesia: How I Went Blind and Started Hearing Colours, Mosaic Science Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains, The Atlantic…
  • Oct 12

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"

    "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee" GENE M. HEYMAN, Boston College - Department of Psychology SCOTT O. LILIENFELD, Emory University - Emory College of Arts and Sciences STEPHEN…
  • Oct 11

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"

    "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability"
    Recently posted on SSRN: "Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability" CHRISTOPHER SLOBOGIN, Vanderbilt University - Law School Most scholars who have written about the role of…
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Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

https://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com
  • Oct 2

    Miami Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Illegal Silicone Injection Scheme

    Miami Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Illegal Silicone Injection Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 20, 2017, a Florida federal judge sentenced a Florida woman to more than four years in prison for her part in … Continue…
  • 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…
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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
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention
    On August 2nd 2017, the USPTO hosted a Bicoastal Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership that focused on the USPTO’s current thinking on patent-eligibility. The meeting followed the USPTO’s June 25th, 2017…
  • 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”)…
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Pharmacy Law Blog

Pharmacy Law Blog

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

http://pharmacylawblog.wordpress.com/
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Physician Law

Physician Law

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

http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/
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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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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/
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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
  • Oct 3

    Florida Government Officer Charged in Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud

    Florida Government Officer Charged in Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Health Care Administrator Accepts Bribes. An alleged $1 billion health care scheme has lead to the first known prosecution against a Florida Agency…
  • 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…
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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/
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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/
  • Oct 25

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now

    Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now
    USA Today (Oct. 20, 2017): Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now, by Richard Wolf: A federal appeals court sought a compromise solution Friday in a dispute between a 17-year-old undocumented teenager who wants an abortion and…
  • Oct 23

    New bill would protect employees from discrimination regarding reproductive health choice

    New bill would protect employees from discrimination regarding reproductive health choice
    New York Daily News (Oct. 16, 2107): Councilman to introduce bill to protect employees from discrimination when it comes to reproductive health, by Jillian Jorgensen: New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams plans to introduce a bill to…
  • Oct 22

    U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

    U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen
    The Washington Post (Oct. 18, 2017): U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen, by Maria Sacchetti: Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented, pregnant minor…
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Salvi Law - Chicago Lawyer Blog

Salvi Law - Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

https://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Patrick Salvi Jr. discusses motorcycle crash fatalities with Chicago Tribune

    Patrick Salvi Jr. discusses motorcycle crash fatalities with Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO (October 23, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Chicago Managing Partner Patrick Salvi Jr. was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about a rise in motorcycle crash fatalities in older riders. Please click here to read the…
  • Oct 19

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town
    CHICAGO (October 19, 2017) – Old Town resident Lauren Lammy says her car was crushed by a rusted light pole that fell on LaSalle Street. Luckily, she was not in the car at the time of the incident. But, Lauren can... The post…
  • Oct 19

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse
    WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2017) – A former nursing home aide has been sentenced to at least 23 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping women at North Carolina nursing homes. According to FOX 8 News, 58-year-old…
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Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

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

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

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

http://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.…
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Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • 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…
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

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

https://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers 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/
  • Oct 13

    6 Charged In Florida Chiropractic PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme

    6 Charged In Florida Chiropractic PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On October 4, 2017, federal prosecutors charged six Florida residents with running a multi-million dollar insurance fraud scheme through a…
  • Oct 5

    CMS Woes: Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) Criticized for Oversight in Fraud Investigation

    CMS Woes: Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) Criticized for Oversight in Fraud Investigation
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC) are private companies or business entities, that have contracted with the Centers for Medicare and…
  • Oct 2

    Miami Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Illegal Silicone Injection Scheme

    Miami Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Illegal Silicone Injection Scheme
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 20, 2017, a Florida federal judge sentenced a Florida woman to more than four years in prison for her part in a conspiracy to…
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
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The 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/
  • Oct 16

    Another Michigan Spine Case

    Another Michigan Spine Case
    Opinion out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan reported on October 13, 2017 shows that the Michigan Spine and Brain Institute is at it again. You may recall that in 2013, there were a series of opinions stemming…
  • Oct 13

    Class Action MAO Recoveries Are Continuing

    Class Action MAO Recoveries Are Continuing
    On August 10, 2017, MSP Recovery Claims, LLC filed a class action complaint against Safeco Insurance Company of America in a Florida Circuit Court.  Yesterday, the Defendants filed a request for removal of the matter to Federal…
  • Oct 9

    New Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contract Awarded

    New Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contract Awarded
    On October 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Performant Financial Corporation the Commercial Recovery Center (CRC) contract.  The contract was previously awarded to CGI Federal two years ago, when the CRC…
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von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Oct 9

    Adding Clarity to the Elimination of Domestic Partner Benefits for Local Government Employer

    Adding Clarity to the Elimination of Domestic Partner Benefits for Local Government Employer
    The response to our October 4 Legal Update has been overwhelming. Many of our clients and friends have responded with a variety of questions, and some misunderstandings, about this new law and the applicable effective dates.…
  • Oct 8

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Require Action

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Require Action
    This article originally appeared in Wisconsin Lawyer, October 2017 issue. Significant changes to the way entities taxed as partnerships are audited and the tax from audit adjustments is collected generally become effective for…
  • Oct 3

    Governmental Entities Now Prohibited From Offering Benefits to Domestic Partners of Employee

    Governmental Entities Now Prohibited From Offering Benefits to Domestic Partners of Employee
    One of the many significant changes resulting from the official passage of the 2017-2019 biennial budget is the creation of Wis. Stat. § 66.0510, which prohibits all municipalities, counties, and school districts from offering employee…
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Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

Covers health law, recovery audit contractors, compliance and medicare. By Wachler & Associates, P.C.

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    AHA v Burwell Questioned by DC Circuit Court

    AHA v Burwell Questioned by DC Circuit Court
    On August 11, 2017, a further development came in the Medicare appeals backlog saga, as the D.C. Circuit Court reached a decision on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) appeal to the case American Hospital…
  • Jul 31

    OIG Reveals Plans to Scrutinize EHR Incentive Payment

    OIG Reveals Plans to Scrutinize EHR Incentive Payment
    In July 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed its plans to review the $14.6 billion in incentive payments the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made to hospitals between…
  • Jun 12

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre
    In early June 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its second status report on the Medicare appeals backlog. The December 2016 case American Hospital Association v Burwell, in addition to dictating that HHS clear the…
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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…
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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…
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