The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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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FDA cracks down on hydrocodone combination drugs

Effective Oct. 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products will be moved from a Schedule III to a more strict Schedule II ...
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