Who should read this notice: All healthcare professionals, especially those utilizing telemedicine services Owners, operators and managers of laboratories and/or other testing and treatment facilities Pharmacies and other medical... Read More
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Over the course of the past year, elected officials, regulators, and other stakeholders have expressed heightened interest and focus on private equity investment in healthcare. With such increased awareness in the media, coupled with primarily... Read More
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Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in New Jersey returned a superseding indictment charging Creaghan Harry, of Florida, for his alleged role in orchestrating an illegal kickback scheme that caused the... Read More
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Earlier this year a federal rule was implemented to impose stiffer penalties on hospitals that conceal the costs of services and procedures. The mandate for pricing transparency is being exercised through the imposition of harsher monetary penalties... Read More
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A nationally known lab (“Lab”) recently filed a lawsuit against at least one urology practice in what may be a harbinger of a new trend to attempt to hold medical practices liable for failing to collect unpaid fees from patients of the practice... Read More
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This spring, in United States v. Mallory, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $111 million verdict against LaTonya Mallory, the owner of a blood testing laboratory, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., (the... Read More
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In January 2020, the declaration of COVID-19 as a public health emergency relaxed certain billing requirements.  See 42 C.F.R. 422.100(m) (describing requirements applicable to services provided during a disaster or emergency).  These areas, as... Read More
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Recently, the Department of Justice announced a series of prosecutions against numerous individuals, including a physician, a telemedicine executive, marketers, and various laboratory and pharmacy owners. In sum, 14 defendants across seven federal... Read More
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In a prior article, we addressed mandatory exclusions from federally funded health care programs for certain criminal convictions, and the importance of "thinking globally" while resolving a criminal investigation. Put another way, collateral... Read More
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This past month, an office worker within a Jersey City doctor’s office pled guilty to healthcare fraud, admitting to receiving approximately $219,000 in kickbacks from a pharmacy in exchange for helping to route prescriptions to the pharmacy’s... Read More
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