The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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OIG Says Free Labeling of Test Tubes, Collection Containers Could Violate Anti-Kickback Laws

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued an advisory opinion suggesting that a laboratory’s proposal to label test tubes ...
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Feds weigh in on competitive benefits of telemedicine

As telemedicine continues to grow in use and popularity, federal agencies are increasingly being asked to consider how it will ...
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CMS: Ignorance not an excuse when it comes to liability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a policy change that provides additional conditions for determining when ...
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OIG’s Far-reaching 2017 Work Plan Designed to Root Out Fraud and Abuse

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its work plan for ...
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CMS offers plan (again) in hopes of clearing Medicare appeals backlog

Hospital executives who are tired of waiting for their Medicare appeals cases to be settled are being presented with an ...
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Home Healthcare Agencies to Realize $130M in Medicare Reimbursement Cuts in 2017

Home healthcare agencies can expect to see a 0.7 percent drop in Medicare reimbursements next year, according to the Centers ...
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Long-awaited rule for Quality Payment Program unveiled

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued its long-awaited final rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) ...
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OIG report finds claims filed on behalf of the dead

With Halloween just around the corner the HHS' Office of the Inspector General just released a report showing that during ...
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The end to ICD-10 code flexibility: How are you handling it?

It may be hard to believe, but ICD-10 recently celebrated its first birthday. So we thought it only fitting that ...
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CMS puts HHA pre-claim review process on hold in Florida, other states

Plans by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin a pre-claim review process for home health services ...
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