Christopher Oprison

Christopher Oprison

Akerman LLP

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CMS Releases Unprecedented Amount Of Medicare Billing Information, Increasing Risk Related To Fraud Lawsuits

On April 9, 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), released data showing utilization, payments, and submitted charges for services and...more

4/24/2014 - American Medical Association CMS Data Collection Fee-for-Service HHS Medicaid Medicare Medicare Part B Obama Administration Physician Medicare Reimbursements

Affordable Care Act Update April 7, 2014: High Courts Vet Key Provisions Of The Affordable Care Act Government Extends Enrollment...

March 2014 has produced quite a bit of activity regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). On March 24, 2014, oral argument was held in the latest challenges to the ACA in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby...more

4/9/2014 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Employer Healthcare Costs Employer Mandates First Amendment Freedom of Religion Healthcare IRS Tax Credits

Halifax Health And Government Settle False Claims Act Claims For $85 Million, But Case Is Not Over

On March 10, 2014, Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing, Inc. (collectively, "Halifax") entered into a settlement agreement and a corporate integrity agreement ("CIA") to resolve claims brought under the False...more

3/18/2014 - Corporate Integrity Agreement False Claims Act Healthcare Qui Tam Settlement Stark Law

California Supreme Court Expands Protections To Whistle-Blowers And Weakens Hospital Peer Review Systems

The recent decision by the California Supreme Court in Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, No. S205568 , 2014 WL 655995 (Cal. 2014) may significantly weaken the efficacy of hospital peer review proceedings in...more

3/11/2014 - HCQIA Hospitals Peer Review Whistleblower Protection Policies

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