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FDA regulates mobile medical apps, medical device data systems, and medical device software as “connected health”

What do we call our emerging futurist healthcare-- digital health, e-health, m-health, mobile medicine, tele-health, or old-fashioned "medicine?" FDA is "hip" with its terms, "connected health."

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Does HIPAA scale for a physician practice? Is HIPAA compliance mandatory?

HIPAA sounds like "hippo" for a reason: it's big, clunky, noisy, and unwieldy. Can, and should, a small physician practice implement HIPAA practices? HIPAA Is it worth the effort?

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Joint Commission Includes Complementary Therapy Approaches in Pain Management Standard

The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, has revised its pain management standard to include complementary [...]

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Navigating spirituality in medical situations – what doctors and patients need to know

Michael H Cohen was quoted in A Sacred Space: Navigating Religion and Spirituality in Medical Situations, in The New Physician, for comments on spirituality in medicine and health care

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Energy drinks raise a monster of FDA and state legal concerns

Energy drinks, like dietary supplements promising energy boosts, weight loss, and other benefits, raise significant FDA legal challenges; how can manufacturers avoid the barrage of FDA and state [...]

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Packaging medical services – is it a legal concierge arrangement, or an illegal kickback?

If you're a medical doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, or other licensed healthcare provider, and you offer your patients "9 sessions, get 1 free," have you violated kickback laws?

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Is it fee-splitting for medical doctors to share revenues with non-medical business owners?

"I provide medical (or acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathic, massage) services on an hourly basis and get paid a percentage of revenues in return.” Is that fee-splitting?

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Michael H Cohen quoted in USA Today on Healthcare Legal Issues

Bay Area / San Francisco and Los Angeles lawyer Michael H Cohen was quoted by CNBC in USA Today on healthcare issues.