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Clinton: SCOTUS Myriad Genetics Decision 'Terrific'
PODCAST - Inside Law - HIPAA Changes Overview by Emily Wey
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Accused in Heart Attacks
Lawsuits Claim SSRIs Can Cause Severe Birth Defects
Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
Hot Companies in Digital Health
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Obamacare May Be Headed Back to Supreme Court As Contraception Mandate Comes Under Fire
Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not Human Genes Are Patentable
Election results and the Affordable Care Act – What can employers do now?
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Will New Marijuana Laws Go Up In Smoke?
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
On June 3, AG Schneiderman announced an agreement with a credit card issuer to resolve an investigation into alleged consumer protection concerns arising from the offering of credit cards through medical care providers. ...more
In March 2013, the National People’s Congress of China formally changed the name of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), elevating it back to a ministerial-level...more
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." The release of charges billed by some 3,337 Medicare hospitals for 100 of the most common inpatient diagnosis related...more
On May 3, the FTC approved a final order settling charges against a California-based cord blood bank firm alleged to have violated the FTC Act by failing to use reasonable and appropriate procedures for handling customers’...more
The national nonprofit organization Leapfrog Group (“Leapfrog”) recently released its updated Hospital Safety ScoreSM, a searchable database of patient safety scores for over 2,500 acute care hospitals. The safety scores,...more
Yesterday, we reported that FDA had announced its intentions of reclassifying sunlamp products and requiring labeling changes to include warnings discouraging young people from using them....more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published on its website a series of factsheets designed to educate consumers unfamiliar with their rights under the Health Insurance...more
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intended to release a guidance document explaining how it will regulate industry’s use of social media to advertise products or communicate with...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance document that could potentially require medical device manufacturers to report a wide variety of device improvements, ranging from routine updates...more
Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more
On March 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it would increase the amount of information available online by posting a nursing home’s three (3) preceding standard health surveys and...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Stryker Hip
Recall Help (http://www.strykerhiprecallhelp.com/). Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and...more
In This Issue:
- A Magician Speaks Out About Fooling People
- Science Is the Tortoise...
- ...Alternative Medicine Is the Hare
- Resources for Sorting Fact from Fiction
- Recent Health Care News You Should...more
Michigan is going through a significant boom in its alcoholic beverage manufacturing. In a video produced by Crain's Detroit Business and Miller Canfield, lawyer Joe Infante discusses what this means for Michigan and...more
BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more
On February 22, 2013, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an interim final rule concerning the whistleblower protection provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s whistleblower provisions may present a hazard for unsuspecting employers. On February 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an...more
The application of medical technology in the pediatric setting must serve the best interest of the child. Genetic testing of children and infants presents unique challenges. In contrast to the testing of adult patients, most...more
In This Newsletter:
- A Quick Survey of What's Involved
- Why People Turn to CAM
- Does This Stuff Ever Work?
- Recent Health Care News You Should Know About
- Check Out Our Previous Tips
- Excerpt from...more
In This Issue:
- A Baker's Dozen of Significant Changes From the HIPAA/HITECH Rule
1. Business Associates and Subcontractors
2. Breach Notification
3. Covered Entity Organizational Structures
As the 2014 implementation date for the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws closer, most businesses are focused on ensuring that their group health plans meet the ACA's requirements. But there...more
To comply with the HITECH breach notice requirements, HIPAA covered entities are required to report all small breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”) that occurred in calendar year 2012 to the U.S....more
The following is a summary of the major changes to HIPAA under the new Final Rule:
1. Breach Notification Standard Lowered — In perhaps the most significant change under the Final Rule, the new regulations considerably...more
On February 22, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued draft guidance explaining when a change to a medical device constitutes a medical device recall as opposed to a “product enhancement.” This draft guidance...more
On February 19, 2013, FDA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, re-proposing amendments regarding information about pediatric subpopulations that must be submitted for certain medical...more
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