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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In late July 2021, the Department of Justice announced that the federal government had decided to intervene in six pending False Claims Act (“FCA”) actions against Kaiser Permanente (“Kaiser”) for alleged Medicare Advantage risk adjustment... 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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In recent years, the federal government has markedly increased its efforts to target and combat health care fraud. One of the most powerful tools at the government’s disposal to effectuate this effort is the False Claims Act, a civil statute which... 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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A Texas husband and wife dentist team recently reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to pay $3.1 Million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by defrauding the Texas... 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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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has recently announced that it is ramping up its efforts to prosecute fraud in clinical research trials. To obtain Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval for new drugs and medical devices, it must be... 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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