On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Notice”) containing a proposed rule (“Rule”) that would restrict employers from entering into and/or enforcing non-compete agreements... Read More
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As physician practices are in the midst of calculating and distributing 2022 year-end bonuses to physician employees and profits to owners, practices providing Designated Health Services ("DHS"), such as laboratory testing, diagnostic radiology... Read More
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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that helped businesses keep their workforces employed... Read More
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Create a Pre- and Post-Acquisition Plan Pre-Acquisition Planning. If you are interested in having your practice purchased by a large organization, which will often be one that is supported by private equity, it is important to begin planning well... Read More
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Recently, the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) has issued a “SCAM ALERT” with the following, warning all licensed professionals that: “Individuals impersonating New Jersey Division... Read More
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The Department of Justice ("DOJ") indicted a North Carolina physician assistant last month on criminal charges in a genetic testing scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $10 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. The indictment... Read More
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The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (the “AKS”) prohibits the payment or receipt of remuneration to induce or reward referrals of items or services reimbursable by a federal health care program (including, but not limited to, Medicare and... Read More
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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Services (OSU-CHS) related to a hacking incident that compromised the protected health information (PHI) of 279,865 individuals. The... Read More
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On June 29, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the formation of the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force. This strike force will investigate and vigorously prosecute healthcare providers involved in healthcare fraud... Read More
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According to the DOJ’s indictment, Ms. Lavache prescribed DME for Medicare beneficiaries without conducting any consultations with the said beneficiaries. As a result, she allegedly caused the submission of false claims to Medicare totaling... Read More
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