The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

Compounding Pharmacies Face Increased Scrutiny

Earlier this month, federal authorities seized more than $18 million from the owners of the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that was ...
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Make sure your practice is protected as CMS finalizes exclusion-for-debt rule

The finalization of a Medicare enrollment rule puts your practice in danger of disruption if you haven’t tightened up your ...
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Next phase in Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the new bidding timeline for Round 2 recompete and the ...
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CMS delays enforcement of Medicare Part D rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it is delaying enforcement of the requirements in 42 CFR § ...
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CMS cracking down on fraudsters

Federal agencies are stepping up their efforts to go after providers who engage in healthcare fraud and abuse. On Dec. ...
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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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