The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Are You Complying with Information Blocking Rules?

Healthcare providers who fail to give patients access to their electronic health records without charge and without delay may be ...
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Cybersecurity hacking

OIG Work Plan Prioritizes Cybersecurity as Cases Rise

Last October, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Department of Health and Human ...
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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Standards for Healthcare Workers

It took six months, from the time President Joseph Biden issued an Executive Order, until the U.S. Department of Labor’s ...
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Can Healthcare Providers Offer Covid Vaccination Incentives?

It’s estimated that a little more than 42 percent of Americans have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and nearly 52 ...
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Clinical Lab Settles HIPAA Violation Case

A Georgia-based clinical laboratory recently agreed to pay $25,000 to The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department ...
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DOJ Launches Task Force Targeting COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Healthcare has always been ripe for fraud, so it’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic created a wellspring of opportunities ...
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kickback

Miami Pair Charged With Paying Kickbacks for Mental Health Services

A Miami federal grand jury recently indicted two people on charges they were paying kickbacks to Medicaid beneficiaries to generate ...
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UM to Pay $22M to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuits

The University of Miami recently agreed to pay $22 million to settle three whistleblower lawsuits alleging violations of the False ...
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Pharma Company Pays $12.6M to Settle Charity Kickback Allegations

Another pharmaceutical company has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement to resolve allegations that it used a charity as a conduit ...
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OIG Outlines Top Ten Oversight and Compliance Priorities

COVID-19 fraud, telehealth oversight, modernizing program integrity and compliance and implementing value-based care are among the top ten priorities for ...
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