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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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a policy statement that served to remind developers of apps, connected device manufacturers, and related entities of the applicability of the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule... Read More
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Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published the proposed Physician Fee Scheduled (“PFS”) for calendar year 2022, which included several proposed changes affecting telehealth and digital... 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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