The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published the long-awaited new rules related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and the Stark Law (collectively, the “Final Rules”). The Final Rules are part of... Read More
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HHS Permits Out-of-State Telehealth Providers to Render Certain Services Nationwide     On December 3, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a fourth amendment to its declaration under the Public Readiness and... Read More
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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
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana, recently announced that the owner and operator of the Monroe-based Specialty Drug Testing, LLC (“Specialty”) was indicted by a Federal grand jury for violating the Federal... Read More
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In May 2019, Oklahoma passed the Patient Right to Pharmacy Care Act ("Act"). The Act takes aim at unfair pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) practices by expanding network access for independent pharmacies, prohibiting PBMs from requiring patients... Read More
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced that all Medicare-participating providers with COVID-19 related losses are eligible for a second round of funding, totaling $20 billion, from the CARES Act-authorized... Read More
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If you are a Medicare billing provider, you may have received a portion of the $30 Billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund monies, with little or no notice or detail. While these monies may have been automatically deposited into your bank account and... Read More
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