The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Teva Charged With Paying Kickbacks to Increase Sales of MS Drug

Teva Pharmaceuticals has joined a growing list of healthcare organizations alleged to have used charitable foundations to pay hundreds of ...
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OIG Offers Advisory Opinions on COVID-19-Related Arrangements, But …

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a unique set of circumstances for many healthcare providers. Delivering quality patient care, while ...
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OIG Rules Hospitals Can Sell Medical Debt Directly to Nonprofit Buyer

Can health systems and large physician groups sell or donate their unpaid medical debt to a medical debt forgiveness company ...
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Pharmacists Push for Ability to Bill Under Medicare for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

As demand for COVID-19 testing rises, so too does the time it takes to schedule a test and get back ...
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Feds Recover $2.6B in 2019

The federal government recently announced it won or negotiated more than $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud adjustments and settlements during ...
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CMS: Audits to Return in August

After a five-month reprieve, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says that as of Aug. 3, 2020 it ...
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COVID-19 Related Fraud Heating Up

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of enforcement actions against companies and individuals who have received COVID-19 ...
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Pills and money

Pharma Giant Novartis Settles FCA Claims

Pharma giant Novartis has agreed to pay more than $642 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act ...
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Telehealth Stakeholders Ask Congress to Help Ensure Technology’s Future

As we first wrote about in May, telehealth in the age of COVID-19 has been gaining a lot of traction. ...
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OIG Work Plan Updates Target COVID-19 Related Fraud

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) recently released an ambitious update to ...
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