The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Pharma Giant to Pay $54M to Settle Whistleblower Complaint

Teva Pharmaceuticals earlier this month agreed to pay $54 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought against it by two ...
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Proposed Controlled Substance Legislation Aimed at Pharmacies

A group of bipartisan lawmakers is looking to add more ammunition to existing laws designed to identify, report and prevent ...
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OCR Cracking Down on Providers Who Violate HIPAA’s Right of Access Requirement

HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access requires healthcare providers to give patients access to their health records upon request and ...
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Lawmakers Want Increased Oversight of Patient Assistance Charities

Concerned that some drugmakers may be using patient assistance charities to pay kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries as a way to ...
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OIG Doubles Healthcare Fraud Recoveries in 2019

If it seemed like the government was cracking down extra hard on healthcare fraud this year, it was. According to ...
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Whistleblower Protections: Is it Worth the Risk?

There has been a great deal in the news lately about whistleblowers. Specifically, the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment investigation ...
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Crackdown on Sober Homes Nets Three

Three South Florida residents are the latest to be convicted in an ongoing crackdown against sober home fraud. Last week, ...
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Healthcare Systems Rack up Millions of Dollars in HIPAA Penalties

Several healthcare organizations recently have been the subject of HIPAA penalties totaling nearly $7 million. On October 23, the U.S. ...
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You Received an Audit Letter, Now What?

It’s not unusual for our office to receive a phone call from a healthcare provider stating that they received an ...
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UnitedHealth Group Drops SCOTUS Appeal in Cross-Plan Offsetting Case

UnitedHealth Group has decided not to pursue its appeal to the United States Supreme Court of an appellate court ruling ...
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