The Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Government”) and Bartell Drug, Inc. (“Bartell”), a Washington State pharmacy chain of approximately 70 pharmacies, recently reached a civil settlement in which Bartell agreed to pay a fine... Read More
Articles | Chain Pharmacies | Community, Retail Pharmacies | Life Sciences | Pharmacy Law | Regulatory Compliance, including FDA, DEA and HIPAA | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

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

Healthcare providers across the nation have been battered by audits from the CMS and private payors alike. The CMS, however, has many different types of audits, each with their own wrinkles and potential risks to providers. To understand the risks... Read More
All types of single and multi-specialty medical practice groups | Healthcare | Medicare and Insurance Audits

Inspections are not uncommon in the world of healthcare and life sciences. State licensing boards, DEA, and other oversight agencies at times assert a right to inspect a medical practice or pharmacy. They usually show up unscheduled and at an... Read More
Articles | Healthcare Law | Pharmacy Law | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations | White Collar Defense and Government Investigation

As a first in the nation, criminal complaints were filed recently in Federal Court in Rhode Island for fraud related to the seeking of more than a half million dollars in loans pursuant to the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security... Read More
Articles | COVID-19 Resources | Employment Matters | Healthcare Law | Healthcare Litigation | Pharmacy Law | White Collar Defense and Government Investigation

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, on March 13, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services identified certain areas of law under Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program that may be waived during the... Read More
Articles | COVID-19 Resources | Healthcare Law | White Collar Defense and Government Investigation