On December 16, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report analyzing nationwide trends in genetic tests for which payments were made under Medicare Part B. The OIG report follows a... Read More
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The Department of Justice recently announced that a compounding pharmacy owner was convicted, as part of his role in a telehealth “scheme” of 22 counts of: (i) mail fraud; (ii) conspiracy to commit health care fraud; and, (iii) introduction of a... Read More
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On November 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), published an Advisory Opinion (AO# 21-15) regarding a proposal to employ a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (“CRNA”), on a... Read More
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Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report that identified deficiencies in the ability of states to root out fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicaid mental health services... Read More
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Recently, a media organization obtained the medical records of 281,000 patients from an individual who hacked a telemedicine platform. The platform specifically catered to patients seeking Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions. The hack... Read More
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On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”), published an Advisory Opinion (AO# 21-14) regarding a proposal to extend an existing discount program for chiropractic patients to... Read More
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Earlier this summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a notice, as required by federal law, that describes the agency’s intent to conduct research examining “how firms communicate about prescription drugs from the... Read More
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