On March 18, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Xavier Becerra, a longtime proponent of mental health parity laws, as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Becerra’s nomination was supported by Mental Health... Read More
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On January 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published  proposed rules that would significantly modify existing regulations concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The... Read More
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On November 2, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published notice of a new Proposed Rule, “Suspicious Orders of Controlled Substances,” to “clarify the procedures a registrant must follow for orders received under suspicious... Read More
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Earlier this week following a three-day bench trial, the owner of, and a licensed mental health counselor at, a Tallahassee-based counseling center, were found guilty of health care fraud conspiracy, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft.... Read More
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False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases brought by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) returned only $2.2 billion in recovered funds in 2020, down from $3.0 billion in 2019 and $2.9 billion in 2018, making 2020’s FCA recovery amount the lowest since... Read More
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Frier Levitt Podiatrist-Attorney, Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, Esq. has authored an article in the current edition (February 2021) of Podiatry Management about The National Practitioner Data Bank. Congress, in 1986, passed a law that created the... Read More
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Frier Levitt Podiatrist-Attorney, Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, Esq. has authored an article in the current edition (February 2021) of Podiatry Management about the corporate practice of medicine (CPOM) and Management Services Organizations (MSOs). What... Read More
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The pandemic took a toll on nursing homes and long-term care facilities.  The industry is being subjected to heighten scrutiny after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed, among other things, some of the problems with long-term care resources.  News... Read More
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (“Horizon”) recently sent letters out to certain specialty pharmacies, ambulatory surgical centers, and other licensed New Jersey healthcare providers and facilities who provide certain Out-of-Network... Read More
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