Category Archives: Anne Novick Branan

Whistleblowers in Health Care- What’s a Company To Do?

By: Anne Novick Branan              Joe, the Practice Manager at a local medical group, cringed as he spied Susan, one of the nurses at the practice, marching toward him with an anxious, yet determined, look on her face.  About two … Continue reading

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Beware of Excluded Individuals and Entities

By: Anne Novick Branan One of the recent enforcement trends landing practitioners in hot water is the federal government’s pursuit of those who employ Medicare or Medicaid excluded individuals or entities. Federal statutes allow the Office of Inspector General for … Continue reading

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CMS Steps Up Medicare Revocation Actions

By: Anne Branan The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule, effective February 3, 2015, that drastically expanded CMS’s ability to revoke a provider’s Medicare billing privileges (“Final Rule”). This Final Rule has proved to be … Continue reading

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Imperato and Branan Co-Author Two Chapters in Compliance Manual

Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato and Of Counsel Anne Branan recently co-authored two chapters in the Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual published by Wolters, Kluwer Law and Business. Endorsed by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), this manual is … Continue reading

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CMS Proposes to Enhance its Revocation Authority

By: Anne Novick Branan On April 29, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that will dramatically expand its authority to deny Medicare enrollment and revoke Medicare provider numbers and billing privileges … Continue reading

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What To Do About Potential Whistleblowers at Your Facility

By: Anne Novick Branan The threat for health care providers of qui tam actions, also known as whistleblower lawsuits, under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) is very real these days. Tough economic times and recent changes in the FCA … Continue reading

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