The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Board of Medicine: Drug monitoring program working

Florida, once dubbed the “epicenter of prescription drug diversion,” has made numerous inroads since state lawmakers passed legislation requiring that ...
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How to comply with HIPAA during Ebola crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has put out a bulletin to ensure that ...
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Electronic health records create a number of problems for providers

We live in an electronic age where life is supposed to be easier and more efficient and in many ways ...
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Will mini-DRGs be boon or bust for physicians?

CMS has a grand plan to sync up its payment systems by using bundled outpatient codes that many doctors are ...
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New telemedicine rule takes effect in Florida

The Florida Board of Medicine has published an update regarding telemedicine standards that took effect on Oct. 26, 2014. The ...
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Stricter Standards for Compounding Facilities Take Effect

On Oct. 1, a new and stricter law relating to Florida’s compounding industry took effect. The law adds restrictions for ...
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HHS target of class action in Medicare appeals backlog fiasco

The ever-growing backlog of appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals for inpatient status claims has prompted the ...
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Appellate court rules on pre-suit requirement in medical malpractice cases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld a portion of Florida’s medical malpractice law ruling ...
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HHS proposes new safe harbors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a rule that would amend the safe harbors to the ...
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DEA inspections: Know your rights

Anyone who prescribes, administers, or dispenses controlled substances must be registered with the DEA. This includes manufacturers as well as ...
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