The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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Pharmacists, Pharmacy Owners, and Doctors Sentenced in Texas Compounding Pharmacy Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Nine Texans have been sentenced to anywhere from 18 months to 20 years for their parts in a $126 million ...
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South Florida Man Who Received Kickbacks in $73M Genetic Testing Scheme Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

Just before his Medicare fraud trial was to start, a Florida man who helped recruit telemedicine doctors as part of ...
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Texas Drug Testing Lab to Pay Nearly $6M to Settle Kickbacks to Marketers, False Claims Act Violations

An Austin, Texas drug testing lab agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle allegations it violated the Federal False ...
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Former Florida Marketer Charged with DME Fraud, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Bilking Medicare out of $100M

A former Florida resident living in Puerto Rico has been charged for his role in a $101 million durable medical ...
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Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Controlled Substance Act Violations

A Pennsylvania nurse practitioner who specialized in psychiatric and mental health will have to pay $450,000 in restitution and turn ...
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The Federal Government Nets $2.2B in Settlements and Judgements Under the False Claims Act, Including $1.7B in Healthcare-Related Fraud

Settlements and judgements under the False Claims Act (FCA) surpassed $2.2 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2022. ...
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ORC Report to Congress: HIPAA Complaints Skyrocket

Between 2017 and 2021, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) complaint violations rose 39 percent and large breaches reported ...
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Feds Charge 25 in South Florida Fraudulent Diploma Scheme: Nurses and Others Face Board of Nursing Licensure and Criminal Investigations

Some 7,600 men and women who allegedly received fraudulent nursing diplomas and transcripts from three Florida-based nursing schools are now ...
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Government Resolves 42nd HIPAA Patient’s Right of Access Case

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office (OCR) recently resolved its 42nd case under its HIPAA ...
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Florida Cardiology Group and Physicians Settle False Claims Act Litigation for $2 Million

A Florida cardiology practice that operates in Central Florida and ten of its physicians agreed to pay $2 million to ...
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