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OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion of Hospital Leasing Arrangement

Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services published Advisory Opinion 15-10 (Opinion). The Opinion addressed a hospital system’s proposal to lease non-clinician employees...more

8/4/2015 - Advisory Opinions Anti-Kickback Statute CMS Health Care Providers Healthcare HHS Hospitals Leased Employees Management Agreements Medicaid Medicare OIG Patient Referrals

MACRA: Program Integrity and Fraud and Abuse Provisions

On Thursday April 16th, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”). Pub.L. 114-10. In two previous posts, we discussed MACRA’s repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate...more

4/24/2015 - CHIP Health Care Providers Hospitals Medicare Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) New Legislation Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physician SGR Formula Physicians

Serial Relator Getting the Boot?

This past Friday, hospital company HCA Holdings, Inc. asked a federal court judge to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) suit filed by whistleblower and former employee, Stephen McMullen. Mr. McMullen worked for an...more

9/5/2013 - False Claims Act (FCA) Fraud Healthcare Fraud Hospitals Medicare Whistleblowers

Mintz Levin Health Care Qui Tam Update - Recent Developments and Unsealed Cases

Trends and Analysis: ..We have identified 20 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed in July 2013. About a quarter of those were filed in 2013. ..Among the cases unsealed in July, the government has declined to...more

8/20/2013 - Amgen Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act (FCA) FDA Healthcare Hospitals Kickbacks Medicaid Medicare Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Prescription Drugs Qui Tam Relators Retaliation Sealed Records Stark Law TRICARE Whistleblowers

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