On Wednesday, October 28, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the FBI announced an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” Preliminary news reports have identified... Read More
Healthcare | HIPAA Compliance | Hospitals and Healthcare Systems | Regulatory Compliance, including FDA, DEA and HIPAA

On September 30, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a nationwide healthcare fraud and opioid takedown resulting in charges against more than 100 physicians for over $4.5 billion in losses connected to allegedly fraudulent... Read More
Healthcare | Telehealth and Telemedicine

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, medical professionals were developing innovative ways to care for their patients, and the public health emergency only accelerated the need for, and growing interest in, alternatives to in-person medical office... Read More
All types of single and multi-specialty medical practice groups | Healthcare | Hospitals and Healthcare Systems | Medical Spas and Cosmetic Services

A Frier Levitt team comprised of Co-Chair of Healthcare John E. Morrone, Esq., and Senior Counsel Theresa M. DiGuglielmo, Esq., recently achieved an unprecedented “Self-Disclosure” settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services’... Read More
Hospital/Physician Negotiations and Joint Ventures | Hospitals and Healthcare Systems | Recent Results

On April 9th, 2019, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced one of the largest health care fraud schemes involving several telemedicine companies, dozens of... Read More
Healthcare | Healthcare Law | Telehealth and Telemedicine

You may have heard the phrase "CMS investigation." Unlike a CMS audit, which is administrative in nature, a CMS investigation usually connotes a federal criminal investigation of suspected health care fraud. A CMS investigation will likely be... Read More
Federal and State Fraud and Abuse Counseling | Healthcare | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana, recently announced that the owner and operator of the Monroe-based Specialty Drug Testing, LLC (“Specialty”) was indicted by a Federal grand jury for violating the Federal... Read More
Healthcare | Healthcare Law | Hospitals and Healthcare Systems | Laboratories | Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Commercial Payor Audits & Appeals