The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Telehealth Program to Award Another $250M to Providers

Late last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a report and order to set up a second round of ...
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OSHA Increasing Targeted COVID-19 Inspections Under New Program

In an effort to significantly reduce or eliminate worker exposure to COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently ...
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OIG Opinion: Drug Maker Can Provide Free Medication

On March 23, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General issued a favorable ruling to ...
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Medical record access

If You’re Not Complying with Medical Record Requests, it Will Cost You

It was a little more than a year ago that we first wrote about how the Office for Civil Rights ...
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Paying a Marketing Company for Referrals? Beware!

If you pay independent contractors to market your healthcare services, read on. The United States Court of Appeals for the ...
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Telemedicine in OIG’s Crosshairs as Fraud Mounts

When the pandemic hit and a public health emergency was declared, the government began to issue waivers designed to give ...
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false claims

SCOTUS Declines to Review FCA Objective Falsity Standard

The United States Supreme Court recently declined to take up two cases relating to whether a False Claims Act can ...
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HHA Owner First Charged With Stealing Money Meant to Treat COVID-19 Patients

A Michigan woman has become the first person in the country to be charged with stealing money meant to help ...
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HHS Rescinds Opioid Treatment Guidelines, Now What?

Just days after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of new guidelines designed to ...
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EHR Companies Increasingly the Focus of DOJ Fraud Investigators

A Massachusetts-based electronic health records (EHR) company will pay more than $18 million to resolve allegations that it paid illegal ...
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