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A COMPENDIUM OF HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH LAW RELATED INTERNET WEB SITES

Michael M. Schmidt, Esquire
Stromberg, Cleveland, Crawford & Schmidt, P.C.
Denver, Colorado

Provided herein is a listing of approximately 85 Internet/World Wide Web sites that may provide the health care lawyer with valuable resources for his or her health care law practice. Subject areas are arranged alphabetically.
 


This list is by no means exhaustive and inclusion does not signify endorsement by the ABA, the Health Law Section, or the author. Also, please note that the World Wide Web is an organic being and changes to sites, their addresses or their existence may have occurred between the time the site was viewed and the date of its publication in The Health Lawyer. If you have a favorite site, send it to Jill Pena at jillpena@staff.abanet.org and we'll update this feature in a future issue of The Health Lawyer.

Court Decisions 
Need to get a copy of a recent federal court decision?

Federal Courts on the Web
www.uscourts.gov

Want to review decisions, briefs or transcripts of proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court?

U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/

Government Health Statistics 
Need some statistics on health care for a speech or proposal?

Census Bureau
www.census.gov

Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/scientific.htm

General Accounting Office
www.gao.gov

National Center for Health Statistics
www.cdc.gov/nchswww

Medicare 
Looking for information on billing Medicare Part B program, or the Part B Reference Manual, Specialty Billing Guides and Publication Library?

Medicare Carrier's Manual
http://www.cms.gov/Manuals/IOM/list.asp

Want to search and print the Medicare Carrier's Manual?

Xact
www.xact.org

Patient and Consumer Information

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.acog.org

BandAides and Blackboards (Joan Fleitas, RN., Ed.D web page)
http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/jfleitas/bandaides/

Children's Hospital of Iowa Virtual Children's Hospital
www.vh.org

The HMO Page
www.hmopage.org

Dr. Koop's Web Page
www.drkoop.com

Medicare Information
www.medicare.gov

Medicare Rights
www.medicarerights.org

National Coalition on Health Care
www.nchc.org

ObGyn.net
www.obgyn.net

Yuckiest Site on the Internet
www.yucky.com

Physician Information 
Need to know if a physician has been sanctioned by the OIG?

Dept. of Health & Human Services Office
http://www.hhs.gov/

Want to know if a contractor or provider has been debarred?

List of Parties Excluded from Federal and Non-procurement Programs
https://www.epls.gov/

Looking for the special specialist?

Administrators in Medicine
www.docfinder.org

American Board of Medical Specialties

http://www.abms.org/

 


Search Engines and Portals

Database of Charitable Organizations (includes IRS Form 990 Information)
www.guidestar.org

Doctor's Guide
www.pslgroup.com/Docguide.htm

General Services Administration - Fedlaw
http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov

Hieros Gamos Guide to Law and Government
www.hg.org

Infomine
www.info-mine.com

MED WEB
www.med-web.com

Medical Matrix
www.medmatrix.org

Patient's Guide
www.pslgroup.com/PTGUIDE.HTM

Pharmulary
www.pharmulary.com

St. Louis University School of Law
http://law.slu.edu/library/ 

Statutes and Regulations

Want to locate and print any federal statute?

United States Code
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ 

Need a copy of the federal budget or a copy of a new HCFA proposed regulation?

US Government Information Publications
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html 

Federal Register
http://www.archives.gov/ 

Federal Register Table of Contents
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html 

Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html 

Want to know where a health care bill is in the Congress? Try these sites:

Federal Legislation (Thomas Legislation Information)
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php

Federal Law - Links to federal statutes and regulations and state laws
http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm 

Trade Associations 
Excellent web sites with links to scientific journals, news and other medical sites.

American Association of Health Plans
www.aahp.org

American Bar Association
http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html 

American Bar Association - Health Law Section
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/health_law.html 

American Health Care Association
www.ahca.org

American Health Lawyers Association
www.healthlawyers.org

American Hospital Association
www.aha.org

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

American Public Health Association
www.apha.org

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

Association of American Medical Colleges
www.aamc.org

Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
www.docboard.org

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
www.bluecares.com

Health Insurance Association of America
www.hiaa.org

Healthcare Financial Management Association
www.hfma.org

Home Care Online

http://www.nahc.org/

Medical Group Management Association
www.mgma.com

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jcaho.org

National Commission for Quality Assurance
www.ncqa.org

U.S. Government Sites

Want to know what physician or hospital combinations have been reviewed and approved? 
Check out these FTC and Department of Justice sites:

FTC Bureau of Competition Advisory Opinions
www.ftc.gov/bc/advisory.htm

Department of Justice Business Review Letters
www.usdoj.gov
www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/busreview/letters.htm

Need some data on health issues or statistics on the role of primary care providers, quality of care improvement or women's health issues?

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
www.ahcpr.gov/clinic

Want copies of worldwide advance reports and articles on emerging infectious diseases? Need general health information or statistical information?

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Looking for an excellent starting point to search many health-oriented federal agencies?

DHHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.os.dhhs.gov

Need to review what the U.S. Department of Justice's position is on an issue?
www.usdoj.gov

Need information on foods, medical devices, human or animal drugs?

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov

Looking for IRS information and 1999 Work Plan?
www.irs.ustreas.gov

Want to print a copy of all OIG Fraud Alerts?

HHS Office of Inspector General
www.dhhs.gov/progorg/oig

Need answers to cancer questions?

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov

Need to beef up a health-related report or grant proposal?

National Center for Health Statistics
www.cdc.gov/nchswww

Looking for diabetes information or an NEI trials database?

National Eye Institute
www.nei.nih.gov

Need information on cancer or AIDS? Seeking a federal grant?

NIH: National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

Excellent listing of studies, informational and research programs.

NLM: National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov

Need charts or statistics on crime, demographics, education and health?

Whitehouse Social Statistics Briefing Room
www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html

Want to review the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Working Group Issue Paper on External Reviews?
http://www.naic.org/splash.htm

Michael Schmidt is a shareholder of the Denver law firm of Yu Stromberg Cleveland, P.C., where he represents physicians, physician groups, networks and IPAs, hospitals, and other health care providers. Mr. Schmidt received his business and law degrees from The Ohio State University, and has represented health care clients for 16 years.