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With the new year comes greater HIPAA oversight

HIPAA-regulated entities can expect 2016 to be the year of increased oversight. That’s when the Health and Human Services Department's ...
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Government cracks down on pharmacies, home health agencies, medical directors for medically unnecessary services

It’s no secret that in recent years the number of healthcare fraud investigations and prosecutions in the U.S. has rocketed. ...
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Doctor, patient frustration over pain med access leads to pharmacy rule change

The Florida Board of Pharmacy recently approved a rule change designed to help patients get the pain medications they need. ...
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Renewed efforts underway to allow ARNPs and PAs to prescribe controlled substances

There’s another effort afoot in Tallahassee to allow Physician Assistants (PA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) to write prescriptions. ...
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Feds to increase exclusion and civil monetary penalty enforcement cases

When it comes to exclusion and civil monetary penalty cases, the federal government is preparing to take an even harder ...
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OIG opinion: Free transportation doesn’t violate anti-kickback statute

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently issued an opinion stating that a large ...
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How whistleblowers are helping to fight healthcare fraud

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced it had resolved a $237 million judgment against Toumey Healthcare System in ...
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ICD-10: How is your practice handling the transition?

It’s been a few weeks since the launch of ICD-10 and there have been a number of stories written about ...
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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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