Dear Clients & Colleagues: In our continued monitoring of the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, and in accordance with the recommendations of the Florida Supreme Court and public health officials, as of March 23, 2020, our office will be shifting to remote business protocols until further notice.  The safety and health of our clients…

Read More

The Office of Inspector General announced today (March 17, 2020) that in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, physicians and other practitioners will not be subject to administrative sanctions for reducing or waiving any cost-sharing obligations that federal healthcare beneficiaries may owe for telemedicine services. Copayments/Deductibles Under normal circumstances, by waving or reducing cost-sharing amounts…

Read More

Florida’s advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and pharmacists have been given a greater scope of practice thanks to legislation passed by state lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. After years of fighting for the right, Florida’s ARNPs will be allowed to operate primary care practices without being under the supervision of a…

Read More

For the second time in the last few weeks, a Florida district court judge has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a healthcare company alleging fraud. The most recent dismissal, which took place on February 6, was of a lawsuit against electronic software company Epic that alleged it had overbilled for anesthesia procedures. In dismissing…

Read More

The Justice Department this month intervened in two whistleblower cases involving SpineFrontier Inc., related entities and executives. It is alleged that kickbacks were paid to spine surgeons to induce them to use SpineFrontier’s surgical devices, a violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The AKS prohibits offering, paying, soliciting, or receiving remuneration to induce referrals of…

Read More