The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

HHS, CMS Announce Changes to Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently ...
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Medical Device Maker, Investment Firm Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $11.5M

A whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Therakos Inc. violated the False Claims Act by marketing a cancer treatment for uses not ...
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OIG Issues Fraud Alert Targeting Pharma Speaker Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) earlier this month issued a fraud alert ...
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Right of Access Violations Lead to Class Action

In recent weeks, we have been telling you about Office of Civil Rights (OCR) settlements relating to alleged violations of ...
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Failure to Adhere to Incident-to Rules Can be Costly

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that two physicians and their family medicine practices located in Tennessee will pay ...
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Medicare Audit Targets HHA Overpayments

Gem City Home Care, LLC became the most recent HHA to be ordered to pay back millions in overpayments following ...
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As Telehealth Use Skyrockets CMS Expands Payment List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that more than 34.5 million services were delivered via telehealth ...
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OCR Right of Access Initiative Heats up

More and more healthcare providers who fail to make it easy for patients to access their medical records are finding ...
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Pandemic Poses HIPAA Compliance Issues for Providers

You’re seeing a patient virtually via telemedicine when suddenly a family member walks into the room and can be seen ...
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Nursing Homes, ALFs and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Face Challenging Legal Times in the Age of COVID-19

The superintendent and former medical director of a state-run soldier’s home in Massachusetts have been indicted in what that state’s ...
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