On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released its annual work plan. Not surprisingly, issues relating to Electronic Health Records ("EHRs")...more
In what is reported to be the largest repayment to date involving "meaningful use" incentive payments, Naples, Florida-based Health Management Associates, Inc. ("HMA"), with 71 inpatient facilities in 15 states, including...more
In the wake of a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") investigation, physicians with ownership interests in medical device distributorships and hospitals should prepare for...more
As the end of the federal fiscal year rapidly approaches, so does the attestation deadline for hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
On May 8, 2013, a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for South Carolina found that Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act (FCA) by illegally paying referring physicians. The jury...more
Your employee handbook likely addresses, in great detail, the do's and don'ts of using the internet while at the office, guidance on HIPAA, and even the company's policy on sexual harassment, but does it provide any...more
Just over two years after the raid on the Miami headquarters of mental healthcare chain American Therapeutic Corporation (American Therapeutic), a former program director and therapist in the Ft. Lauderdale office of the...more