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The Week in Health Law

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Nicolas Terry and his guests discuss the significant health law and policy issues of the week

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Nicolas Terry and his guests discuss the significant health law and policy issues of the week

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87 Ratings
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Love it!

By angry89 - Apr 03 2017
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A must listen for a healthcare attorney

Incredibly interesting podcast

By RahmCom - Jan 12 2017
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Really brilliant guests, know health law and policy inside and out...bravo!

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
3
2
2
1

Love it!

By angry89 - Apr 03 2017
Read more
A must listen for a healthcare attorney

Incredibly interesting podcast

By RahmCom - Jan 12 2017
Read more
Really brilliant guests, know health law and policy inside and out...bravo!
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The Week in Health Law

Latest release on May 28, 2020

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Nicolas Terry and his guests discuss the significant health law and policy issues of the week

Rank #1: 8: Guest Thad Pope

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Guest Thad Pope, Dietary Supplements, VSED & other end-of-life issues, and Information Blocking

Apr 14 2015

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Rank #2: 185. George #covidlawbriefing. Federalism, Wendy Parmet, Elizabeth Weeks and Nicolas Terry.

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Apr 08 2020

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Rank #3: 168. I'm Not Actually Supposed to Be Here. Guest, Matthew Cortland.

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My guest is Matthew Cortland, a patient and healthcare rights advocate from Massachusetts. He received his graduate training in public health from Boston University and earned a JD from George Mason University School of Law. He is disabled and chronically ill, but a superbly effective lawyer, writer, and speaker as well as a well-known healthcare and disability rights activist. We recently staged a one day Symposium at the law school entitled Getting Real About Health Care for All. Matt was kind enough to join us and add his compelling thoughts about what healthcare for all should look like for those in the disability community and the dangers members of that community face during periods of transition in financing and delivery models. It was touch and go whether we would hear from him, not only did the airline and TSA conspire against him but he picked up a horrible cough and cold—something that most of us can throw off, but not someone on his drug regimen. As a result, his presentation was punctuated by coughs, sniffles, and much drinking of tea, but all covered up by Matt’s own self-deprecating humor. In case you don’t listen all the way through the acknowledgements at the end of the show please consider visiting Matt’s Patreon page
https://www.patreon.com/mattbc and sponsor his health. Towards the end of his talk Matt asked for a breather, help, “his reasonable accommodation” from the audience in the form of questions. I include two, the first from our friend Matthew Lawrence who is a health law professor at Penn State’s Dickinson Law school and then one from my colleague Ross Silverman who is on the faculty at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University and also serves as a Professor of Public Health at our law school.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #4: 170. Inclusive Health Care? Guests,Melissa Keyes, Heather Walter-McCabe, Stacey Tovino, & Ruqaiijah Yearby.

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This episode was recorded at our recent conference entitled Getting Real About Health Care for All. An outstanding panel at the conference asked the question Can We Make Health Care Inclusive? To answer that question we welcomed Melissa Keyes, Heather Walter-McCabe, Stacey Tovino, and Ruqaiijah Yearby. They approached the question from the perspective of those commonly excluded from quality healthcare; those along the capacity spectrum, members of the LGBTQ communities, those suffering from mental health or substance use disorders, and those requiring home or facility-based long-term care.

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #5: 167. You Got Me On The Wrong Day.

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I am joined by Professor Wendy Mariner, Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. We thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of the current health law and policy stories with a lightning round. We discussed the latest abortion case to be granted cert., the current state of play in Medicaid work requirements, the new Tennessee block grant proposal, the latest on the opioid litigation, the current state of play on the public charge rule, the latest on the Safehouse safe injection facility litigation in Philadelphia, potential wellness programs on the exchanges, and surprise billing.

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #6: 126. The Old Healthcare System and the Sea. Guest, Carl Ameringer.

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A first time visit from Dr. Carl Ameringer, professor of health policy and politics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. A lawyer with a PhD in political science, he is an expert on issues surrounding our national debate on health care reform. We discuss his latest book “US Health Policy and Health Care Delivery: Doctors, Reformers, and Entrepreneurs” published by Cambridge University Press.

Feb 06 2018

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Rank #7: 163. Trouble in Texas. Guest, Elizabeth Weeks.

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Recorded at the 2019 annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Professor Elizabeth Weeks, Associate Dean for Faculty Development & the J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law discusses the latest high profile ACA case, Texas v. U.S. Professor Weeks is a highly regarded health law scholar whose teaching and research interests include torts, health law, health care financing and regulation, and public health law.

Aug 23 2019

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Rank #8: 178. Germline Ethics. Guest, Françoise Baylis.

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I welcome Dr. Françoise Baylis, University Research Professor at the NTE Impact Ethics interdisciplinary research team based at the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2017 she was awarded the Canadian Bioethics Society Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a distinguished researcher and prolific scholar with 200 or so books, refereed publications and chapters to her name. Her latest book published by Harvard University Press is Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing, which has just been nominated for an Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Excellence (or PROSE) award.

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #9: 186. George #covidlawbriefing. Protecting the Vulnerable Substance Use Population, Deborah Reid, Nicolas Terry and Leo Beletsky.

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Apr 09 2020

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Rank #10: 122. Is there a Care Worker Win-Win? Guest, Paul Osterman.

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Frank and I welcome labor economist Paul Osterman, Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His most recent book is “Who Will Care For Us: Long Term Care and the Long Term Workforce,” which is the basis for our discussion. He argues that the expansion of the role of direct care workers “will save the system money, both by obtaining better health outcomes—thereby reducing visits to emergency rooms, hospitals, and nursing homes—and by shifting some tasks to lower-paid occupations.” Our discussion covers the demographics of care workers, scope of practice issues, the role of Medicare and Medicaid, possible technological innovations, and quality regulation.

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #11: 162. Fortnite Healthcare. Guest, Fazal Khan.

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This episode was recorded at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools during a panel reviewing the year in healthcare financing. This episode features a talk by Professor Fazal Khan who teaches Health Law & Policy, Bioethics, Public Health Law and International Products Liability at the University of Georgia School of Law. His current research focuses on several major themes:  reform of the American health care system, the effect of globalization on health care and the challenge of regulating emerging biotechnologies. His talk was on the financing of telemedicine and the slow alignment of the technologies with health care value and other models.

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #12: 143. Nicole Huberfeld: Health Reform, Medicaid and Health Care Federalism

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These four episodes were recorded at the 2018 SEALS conference. Four of us got together as a panel to discuss Healthcare in the Era of the Trump Administration. I was joined by Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Health Law, Policy & Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health, Zack Buck, Assistant Professor of Law and Wilkinson Junior Research Professor at the University of Tennessee, and Jennifer Bard, Professor of Law in the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati with a joint appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at the College of Medicine. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for Local and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. This was a panel, not a typical studio recording so to get the most out of it you may wish to download our slides that are linked at TWIHL.com

Aug 21 2018

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Rank #13: 172. Naughty or Nice 2019? Guests, Zack Buck, John Cogan, and Jennifer Oliva.

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Ho-ho-ho! It’s the return of “Who’s Been Naughty or Nice?,” TWIHL’s infamous Holiday show. This year’s festive appreciation of healthcare law and policy features the seasonal vocalizations of Zack Buck, John Cogan, and Jennifer Oliva. Nominees for both naughty and nice include a wealth of administration moves, plenty of good and bad Medicaid news, drug pricing, and a whole lot more to fill our stockings and remind us that the consumption of prodigious amounts of egg nog is increasingly a quid pro quo for health law and policy work.

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #14: 136. Diseases of Despair (1): Public Health

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In April, 2018 the Northeastern University School of Law held a conference titled “Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law.” TWIHL was asked to be the event’s podcast partner and we roped in Leo Beletsky, our friend and one of the conference organizers to act as co-host for two special TWIHL episodes. We recorded two shows, this, the first, concentrated on public health aspects. TWIHL thanks all the conference attendees and the organizers for their help and a wonderful conference.

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #15: 128. Barriers to Enrollment. Guest, Nicole Huberfeld.

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Pod favorite and BU public health and law professor Nicole Huberfeld makes a welcome return. We discuss Medicaid work requirements, lockouts, and health literacy testing and reflect on the new CMS-imagined Medicaid space. As CMS blows past its traditional guardrails we ask, what are the limits for post-ACA Medicaid, a tightly controlled welfare benefit rather than universality-enabling health insurance? We end our discussion by weighing the possible legal challenges to the recent Section 1115 waiver plans. Also, we try to stay cheerful!

Feb 21 2018

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Rank #16: 123. “Be Strong, Be Well, Be of Value.” Guest, Zack Buck.

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We welcome back our good friend Zack Buck, Professor of Law and Wilkinson Junior Research Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He teaches bioethics and public health, torts, health care finance and organization, health care regulation and quality, and fraud and abuse. He is producing really interesting scholarship relating to our seemingly ever-present and intractable healthcare price and cost issues. Our conversation includes some compelling “lightning” stories, including wellness plans, the Health Affairs retirement of the great Tim Jost, and Medicaid work requirements. Then Zack demonstrated his true mettle, answering questions about MACRA/MIPS, value bundle reimbursement models, and state law attempts to reel in drug costs.

Jan 17 2018

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Rank #17: 173. Before the End of the Next Administration. Guest, Kirk Nahra.

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A welcome back to Kirk Nahra, a partner at and co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice at WilmerHale in DC. A leader in the privacy bar, Mr. Nahra has been involved in developing the privacy legal field for 20 years. As a founding member and longtime board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he helped establish the organization’s Privacy Bar Section. He has taught privacy issues at several law schools, including serving as an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University and at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, he currently serves as a fellow with the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis and as a fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. We have a broad-ranging discussion about the last year in HIPAA enforcement, HHS-OCR’s apparent interest in access rights likely influenced by a highly publicized Citizen study, the HIPAA RFI, and the health privacy implications of California’s Consumer Privacy Act (or CCPA).

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #18: 196. George #covidlawbriefing. Surveillance, with Annie Boustead, Jennifer Oliva, and Ben Boudreaux.

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Apr 30 2020

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205. George #covidlawbriefing. Vulnerable Workers, with Seema Mohapatra, Ruqaiijah Yearby, and Wendy Parmet.

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May 28 2020

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204. George #covidlawbriefing. Preemption, with Derek Carr, Kim Haddow, and Sabrina Adler.

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May 21 2020

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203. George #covidlawbriefing. The Wisconsin Decision, with Scott Burris, Lance Gable, Wendy E. Parmet, and Nicolas Terry.

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May 18 2020

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202. George #covidlawbriefing. Workplace Safety, with Emily Spieler and Wendy Parmet.

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May 18 2020

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201. George #covidlawbriefing. Food Supply Chain & Shortages, with Steph Tai and Lance Gable.

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May 13 2020

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200. George #covidlawbriefing. Election Concerns, with Rebecca Green, PhilipRocco, and Nicolas Terry.

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May 12 2020

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199. George #covidlawbriefing. Liability Shields, with Nicolas Terry, Timothy Lytton, and Lance Gable.

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May 07 2020

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198. George #covidlawbriefing. Human Subject Research, with Jennifer Bard, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Scott Burris.

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May 07 2020

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197. George #covidlawbriefing. Law Enforcement, with Alexander McClelland and Leo Beletsky.

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May 05 2020

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196. George #covidlawbriefing. Surveillance, with Annie Boustead, Jennifer Oliva, and Ben Boudreaux.

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Apr 30 2020

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195. George #covidlawbriefing. Race and Bias, Dayna Matthew and Scott Burris.

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Apr 29 2020

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194. George #covidlawbriefing. Immigration, Wendy Parmet, Medha Makhlouf, and Nicolas Terry.

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Apr 28 2020

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193. George #covidlawbriefing. Abortion Exceptionalism, Maya Manian, Seema Mohapatra, and Rachel Rebouché.

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Apr 27 2020

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192. George #covidlawbriefing. Laws of Unlocking, Lindsay Wiley and Scott Burris.

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Apr 23 2020

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191. George #covidlawbriefing. Dealing with the Eviction Crisis, Emily Benfer, Anne Kat Alexander and Abraham Gutman.

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Apr 21 2020

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190. Intellectual Property in the Time of COVID. Guests, Jorge Contreras and Mark Lemley.

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Two excellent guests this week. First, and a repeat visitor to the Pod is Jorge Contreras, Professor Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. There he teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, property law and genetics and the law. He has edited six books and published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has recently been named one of the University of Utah's Presidential Scholars, and won his school’s 2018-19 Faculty Scholarship Award. Second, I welcome Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and as affiliated faculty in the Symbolic Systems program. He teaches intellectual property, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, the law of robotics and AI, video game law, and remedies. He is the author of eight books and 179 articles, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. Our discussion begins with broad questions regarding the role of IP in both promoting innovation and protecting against fakes during the pandemic. We take a look at how governments do or do not free up IP during difficult times, the role of WIPO in assuring ready access to medicines and technologies in less well developed countries and how U.S. companies themselves are entering changing their approaches to enforcing their IP rights. In particular, my guests talk about the Open COVID Pledge that they are involved with.

Apr 20 2020

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189. George #covidlawbriefing. Medicaid and the ACA, Nicole Huberfeld, Sidney Watson and Wendy Parmet.

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Apr 16 2020

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188. George #covidlawbriefing. Drug Development, FDA, & Off-Label Use, Michael Sinha and Patricia Zettler.

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Apr 15 2020

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187. George #covidlawbriefing. Cordon Sanitaire, Scott Burris and Ross Silverman.

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Apr 14 2020

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186. George #covidlawbriefing. Protecting the Vulnerable Substance Use Population, Deborah Reid, Nicolas Terry and Leo Beletsky.

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Apr 09 2020

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iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
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Love it!

By angry89 - Apr 03 2017
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A must listen for a healthcare attorney

Incredibly interesting podcast

By RahmCom - Jan 12 2017
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Really brilliant guests, know health law and policy inside and out...bravo!