Category Archives: Regulatory

2017 Legislative Session Preview

By: McKenzie A. Livingston The first two months of 2017 have seen quite a bit of activity in health law in Florida. In February, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Florida law, known as the Gun … Continue reading

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A Roadmap to Licensure Investigations

By: Vanessa Reynolds For healthcare practitioners, few events are as anxiety-provoking as a professional licensure complaint and investigation. Even if a complaint is ultimately determined to be unfounded, responding is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a practice. The Florida … Continue reading

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Pharmacists Need a Role in Medical Marijuana

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and Jose Valdes Pharmacists may well be the best equipped to assist in closing the knowledge gap doctors face as states approve medical marijuana laws. Who might better determine how marijuana interacts with … Continue reading

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Mount Sinai Affiliated Hospitals to Pay $3 Million Settlement for Delaying Medicaid Overpayments

By: Fred Segal On August 24, 2016, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that it settled a whistleblower … Continue reading

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Reminder to Health Care Providers: You Have to Disclose to Patients That You Are an Investor in the Entity To Which You Are Referring Them

By: Fred Segal Attorneys may sometimes discover that, unknown to the client, their clients may be engaging in conduct that is violative of the law. Much of the time, the client simply isn’t aware that such law exists. One of … Continue reading

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Advising Buyers of Substance Abuse Businesses: Beware!

By: Heather Miller Whether you work in healthcare or are a patient in the community at large, almost everyone who has received medical care has heard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), one of the … Continue reading

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New Overtime Rule Issued

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of its new overtime rule that will take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The rule increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility to $47,476 per year – more than … Continue reading

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The Modernization of 42 CFR Part 2

By: Kristina Maranges On February 9th of this year, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) published its proposed revisions to the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, 42 CFR Part 2, the confidentiality … Continue reading

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Disclosing Patient Substance Abuse Information, It’s Complicated!

By: Heather Miller On February 5, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2) “to facilitate information exchange within new health care models … 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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