The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Right of Access Violations Lead to Class Action

In recent weeks, we have been telling you about Office of Civil Rights (OCR) settlements relating to alleged violations of ...
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Failure to Adhere to Incident-to Rules Can be Costly

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that two physicians and their family medicine practices located in Tennessee will pay ...
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Medicare Audit Targets HHA Overpayments

Gem City Home Care, LLC became the most recent HHA to be ordered to pay back millions in overpayments following ...
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As Telehealth Use Skyrockets CMS Expands Payment List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that more than 34.5 million services were delivered via telehealth ...
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OCR Right of Access Initiative Heats up

More and more healthcare providers who fail to make it easy for patients to access their medical records are finding ...
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Pandemic Poses HIPAA Compliance Issues for Providers

You’re seeing a patient virtually via telemedicine when suddenly a family member walks into the room and can be seen ...
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Nursing Homes, ALFs and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Face Challenging Legal Times in the Age of COVID-19

The superintendent and former medical director of a state-run soldier’s home in Massachusetts have been indicted in what that state’s ...
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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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