Since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency in March 2020, healthcare providers have operated under a variety of waived or relaxed regulatory requirements, particularly as it relates to licensing, telehealth, and Medicare and Medicaid... Read More
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In September 2020, Frier Levitt described how Humana Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and affiliated Humana entities (“Humana”) filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based telemedicine company, QuivvyTech Corp., and its affiliated physicians (“QuivvyTech... 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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The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) continues to bring enforcement actions against entities it alleges have infringed on a patient’s right to timely access their records in violation of the Health... Read More
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In October 2020, Frier Levitt described how the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the FBI announced an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” Since that time,... 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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The Department of Justice recently announced that Robin Darnell, referred to as “Nurse Robin,” has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy as part of her role in a telehealth kickback scheme. According to the Department, the plea agreement may... Read More
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On May 4, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that Incyte Corporation has agreed to pay $12.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks through a non-profit organization. The Department alleged... Read More
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On May 3, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that the owners of a Florida telemarketing company were charged for their alleged participation in a $46 million genetic testing telehealth scheme. The Department of Justice alleges that the... Read More
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On January 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published  proposed rules that would significantly modify existing regulations concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The... Read More
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