The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

OIG Rules Hospitals Can Sell Medical Debt Directly to Nonprofit Buyer

Can health systems and large physician groups sell or donate their unpaid medical debt to a medical debt forgiveness company ...
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Pharmacists Push for Ability to Bill Under Medicare for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

As demand for COVID-19 testing rises, so too does the time it takes to schedule a test and get back ...
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Feds Recover $2.6B in 2019

The federal government recently announced it won or negotiated more than $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud adjustments and settlements during ...
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CMS: Audits to Return in August

After a five-month reprieve, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says that as of Aug. 3, 2020 it ...
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COVID-19 Related Fraud Heating Up

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of enforcement actions against companies and individuals who have received COVID-19 ...
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Pills and money

Pharma Giant Novartis Settles FCA Claims

Pharma giant Novartis has agreed to pay more than $642 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act ...
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Telehealth Stakeholders Ask Congress to Help Ensure Technology’s Future

As we first wrote about in May, telehealth in the age of COVID-19 has been gaining a lot of traction. ...
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OIG Work Plan Updates Target COVID-19 Related Fraud

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) recently released an ambitious update to ...
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Failure to Abide by Corporate Integrity Agreement Can Trigger Additional Woes

On June 1, the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) voted to uphold an order issued by the Department of Health and ...
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Florida Men Charged in $54M Pharmacy Fraud Case

Four Florida pharmacy owners were recently indicted for their alleged participation in a $54 million compound pharmacy kickback scheme. The ...
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