A COMPENDIUM OF HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH LAW RELATED INTERNET WEB SITES
Michael M. Schmidt, Esquire
Stromberg, Cleveland, Crawford & Schmidt, P.C.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll update this feature in a future issue of The Health Lawyer.
Need to get a copy of a recent federal court decision?
Federal Courts on the Web
Want to review decisions, briefs or transcripts of proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court?
U.S. Supreme Court
Government Health Statistics
Need some statistics on health care for a speech or proposal?
Centers for Disease Control
General Accounting Office
National Center for Health Statistics
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
Want to search and print the Medicare Carrier's Manual?
Patient and Consumer Information
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
BandAides and Blackboards (Joan Fleitas, RN., Ed.D web page)
Children's Hospital of Iowa Virtual Children's Hospital
The HMO Page
Dr. Koop's Web Page
National Coalition on Health Care
Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Need to know if a physician has been sanctioned by the OIG?
Dept. of Health & Human Services Office
Want to know if a contractor or provider has been debarred?
List of Parties Excluded from Federal and Non-procurement Programs
Looking for the special specialist?
Administrators in Medicine
American Board of Medical Specialties
Search Engines and Portals
Database of Charitable Organizations (includes IRS Form 990 Information)
General Services Administration - Fedlaw
Hieros Gamos Guide to Law and Government
St. Louis University School of Law
Statutes and Regulations
Want to locate and print any federal statute?
United States Code
Need a copy of the federal budget or a copy of a new HCFA proposed regulation?
US Government Information Publications
Federal Register Table of Contents
Code of Federal Regulations
Want to know where a health care bill is in the Congress? Try these sites:
Federal Legislation (Thomas Legislation Information)
Federal Law - Links to federal statutes and regulations and state laws
Excellent web sites with links to scientific journals, news and other medical sites.
American Association of Health Plans
American Bar Association
American Bar Association - Health Law Section
American Health Care Association
American Health Lawyers Association
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
American Public Health Association
American Psychiatric Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Health Insurance Association of America
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Home Care Online
Medical Group Management Association
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
National Commission for Quality Assurance
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
Department of Justice Business Review Letters
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
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
Looking for an excellent starting point to search many health-oriented federal agencies?
DHHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Need to review what the U.S. Department of Justice's position is on an issue?
Need information on foods, medical devices, human or animal drugs?
Food and Drug Administration
Looking for IRS information and 1999 Work Plan?
Want to print a copy of all OIG Fraud Alerts?
HHS Office of Inspector General
Need answers to cancer questions?
National Cancer Institute
Need to beef up a health-related report or grant proposal?
National Center for Health Statistics
Looking for diabetes information or an NEI trials database?
National Eye Institute
Need information on cancer or AIDS? Seeking a federal grant?
NIH: National Institutes of Health
Excellent listing of studies, informational and research programs.
NLM: National Library of Medicine
Need charts or statistics on crime, demographics, education and health?
Whitehouse Social Statistics Briefing Room
Want to review the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Working Group Issue Paper on External Reviews?
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.