The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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OMHA to expand Medicare appeals process

Faced with skyrocketing processing times, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) says it plans to expand its Settlement ...
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Struggling with ICD-10 implementation? Our firm can help

While many healthcare providers have spent a great deal of time (and money) preparing for the Oct. 1 transition to ...
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Healthcare executives on notice, DOJ cracking down on individuals for corporate misconduct

The federal government has taken a tough stance on healthcare fraud for many years. For the most part, companies caught ...
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OIG opinion: Free home health visits are not kickbacks

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently issued an opinion that a home healthcare ...
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Florida ALFs latest target of Medicaid fraud investigators

Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), and the patient placement agencies with which they work, have become the latest target of Florida’s ...
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HME providers take hit following Univita collapse

Late last month, Univita Health Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The move came shortly after the Miramar-based home health ...
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CMS: Medicare ACOs find success in savings, improved quality

The recent news that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) generated net savings of $411 million in 2014 and improved in ...
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Bundled payments: What impact will they have on your practice?

In an effort to shift payment models away from fee-for-service, more healthcare providers are being paid based on their ability ...
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Physicians: Abandoning medical records can get you in trouble

The Florida Board of Medicine recently announced that there has been an increase in the number of reports concerning abandoned ...
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New legislation regulates Florida addiction recovery residences

During the last Florida legislative session, a bill designed to clamp down on addiction recovery residences was passed with little ...
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