The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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Home healthcare agencies, aides top fraud list

Home healthcare agencies and home healthcare aides topped the list of providers with the largest number of healthcare fraud convictions ...
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Updating HIPAA compliance in an age of data breaches

Recent data breaches at some of the country’s major healthcare organizations have prompted the Office of the National Coordinator for ...
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What happens if you become the target of a healthcare fraud investigation?

No healthcare provider wants to become the target of a healthcare fraud investigation. But, as we have seen, it happens ...
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Whistleblower lawsuits: How to avoid becoming a target

Earlier this month, three former managers of AIDS Healthcare Foundation Inc. (AHF) filed federal and state Whistleblower Act claims against ...
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Feds use data analytics to detect and investigate Medicare fraud

There have been countless stories in the news about how the federal government has gone about combating Medicare fraud. Still, ...
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Home health agency owner 20-year sentence for Medicare fraud upheld

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a 20-year prison sentence for the owner of a Miami home healthcare ...
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Consequences of Illegal Behavior in Pharma

When it comes to reputation Big Pharma has some serious problems, at least according to the 2015 Harris corporate reputation ...
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Now is the time to protect against cyberthieves

For the second time in as many months, a major healthcare insurer has become the target of cyberthieves. This week, ...
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CMS announces next generation of ACO model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid this week launched a new Accountable Care Organization model that the agency says will ...
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GAO: Government misspent billions on Medicare/Medicaid

Last year, Medicare financed health services for approximately 54 million elderly and disabled beneficiaries at a total cost of $603 ...
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