The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Rule Temporarily Extends Flexibilities in Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine Created During Public Health Emergency

Just days before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) was about to expire on May 12, The Drug Enforcement Administration ...
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Two Miami Doctors Sentenced for $31 Million in False Medicare Claims as Part of a DME Fraud  Scheme

A pair of Miami doctors recently were sentenced for their parts in a scheme to steal from Medicare by making ...
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Eighteen Charged in COVID-related Healthcare Fraud Resulting in $490M in False Billings and Theft

The federal government continues its crackdown on COVID-related fraud with the announcement that 18 defendants in nine federal districts are ...
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compound pharmacy fraud

Pharmacists, Pharmacy Owners, and Doctors Sentenced in Texas Compounding Pharmacy Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Nine Texans have been sentenced to anywhere from 18 months to 20 years for their parts in a $126 million ...
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South Florida Man Who Received Kickbacks in $73M Genetic Testing Scheme Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

Just before his Medicare fraud trial was to start, a Florida man who helped recruit telemedicine doctors as part of ...
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Texas Drug Testing Lab to Pay Nearly $6M to Settle Kickbacks to Marketers, False Claims Act Violations

An Austin, Texas drug testing lab agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle allegations it violated the Federal False ...
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Former Florida Marketer Charged with DME Fraud, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Bilking Medicare out of $100M

A former Florida resident living in Puerto Rico has been charged for his role in a $101 million durable medical ...
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Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Controlled Substance Act Violations

A Pennsylvania nurse practitioner who specialized in psychiatric and mental health will have to pay $450,000 in restitution and turn ...
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The Federal Government Nets $2.2B in Settlements and Judgements Under the False Claims Act, Including $1.7B in Healthcare-Related Fraud

Settlements and judgements under the False Claims Act (FCA) surpassed $2.2 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2022. ...
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ORC Report to Congress: HIPAA Complaints Skyrocket

Between 2017 and 2021, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) complaint violations rose 39 percent and large breaches reported ...
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