Category Archives: Fraud/Abuse

Fraud and Abuse Enforcement; Go Back to the Fundamentals

By Stephen H. Siegel The great basketball player Michael Jordon observed: The minute you get away from fundamentals-whether it is proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation- the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, or … Continue reading

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Does Ability to Pay Count for Anything Any More?

By: Benton Curtis Through the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report (the “HCFAC”), the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) annually trot out their most recent efforts to combat health care fraud … Continue reading

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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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Supreme Court Upholds the False Claims Act Implied Certification Theory

By: Stephen Siegel The following article was published in the July 2016 edition of South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. TREBLE DAMAGES PLUS A PENALTY of as much as $11,000 per claim; that is the exposure a physician, hospital … Continue reading

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Going on the Offensive with Combatting Fraud

By: Benton Curtis So often today we read press clippings from across the country on how the Department of Justice continues to crack down on health care fraud, be it in the criminal or civil arena. But this barrage of … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect: Tougher Medicare Regulations Have Far Reaching Implications for Florida Physicians

By: Elizabeth P. Perez Recent changes in federal regulations may expose Medicare and Medicaid providers, particularly physicians, to tougher sanctions. Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a rule that expands its authority to revoke a … Continue reading

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6 ways health care providers can reduce fraud, waste and abuse risks in 2016

By: Michael Bittman Health care providers such as hospitals and doctors face a variety of legal risks: malpractice, tax, and fraud, waste and abuse. Recent cases have shown that fraud, waste and abuse exposure can dwarf the risk of malpractice … Continue reading

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Gabriel Imperato Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato was published in the June 2015 issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view his article, “Understanding the Halifax case and its implications for physician arrangements.”

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Gabriel Imperato to Host Panel at ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law

Gabriel Imperato, managing partner of Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale office, will be moderating a panel at the 16th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, which is hosted by the American Bar Association on March 4-7 at Disney’s … Continue reading

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