Opioid Crackdown Requires Increased Focus on Compliance

It’s not just drug dealers and traffickers selling opioids who have become the target of law enforcement. Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, along with state and federal law enforcement partners, targeted healthcare providers. The agency announced that 412 defendants including 115 doctors, nurses and other…

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CMS Proposes Changes to 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that will update Medicare payment and policies for doctors and other healthcare providers that the agency says “reflect a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promote transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery…

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New Florida Law Cracks Down on Patient Brokering by Drug Treatment Providers

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Effective July 1, drug treatment providers in Florida must comply with stringent new regulations designed to crackdown on corruption within the industry. Late last month, Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 807, commonly referred to as the “Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act.†The new law provides state regulators with broader powers as…

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