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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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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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First Court Opinion Interpreting ACA’s 60-Day Rule

In rejecting a hospital system’s argument that the 60-day clock under the ACA to return a known overpayment does not commence until one is precisely identified, a New York District Court ruled this week that identification, and thus the starting … 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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Mankodi and Levinson Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Shachi Mankodi and Hannah Levinson, associates in our Fort Lauderdale office, were published in the June issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view their article, “Expanding protection for whistleblowers.”

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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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