The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

OCR Settles With Five Providers Over HIPAA Right of Access Claims

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the settlement of five more investigations into violations of the HIPAA ...
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AHCA to Conduct Virtual Site Reviews of Behavior Analysis Lead Analysts

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has announced that effective Sept. 8, it will begin virtual site reviews of ...
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Stark Reform Put on Hold

It appears we will have to wait until August 2021 for any changes to Stark Law regulations. As we first ...
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Teva Charged With Paying Kickbacks to Increase Sales of MS Drug

Teva Pharmaceuticals has joined a growing list of healthcare organizations alleged to have used charitable foundations to pay hundreds of ...
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OIG Offers Advisory Opinions on COVID-19-Related Arrangements, But …

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a unique set of circumstances for many healthcare providers. Delivering quality patient care, while ...
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OIG Rules Hospitals Can Sell Medical Debt Directly to Nonprofit Buyer

Can health systems and large physician groups sell or donate their unpaid medical debt to a medical debt forgiveness company ...
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Pharmacists Push for Ability to Bill Under Medicare for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

As demand for COVID-19 testing rises, so too does the time it takes to schedule a test and get back ...
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Feds Recover $2.6B in 2019

The federal government recently announced it won or negotiated more than $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud adjustments and settlements during ...
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CMS: Audits to Return in August

After a five-month reprieve, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says that as of Aug. 3, 2020 it ...
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COVID-19 Related Fraud Heating Up

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of enforcement actions against companies and individuals who have received COVID-19 ...
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