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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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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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Lester Perling and Shachi Mankodi Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Partner Lester Perling and Associate Shachi Mankodi were published in the January 2015 issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view their article, “Packed deals and Letters of Protection: Fraud … Continue reading

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Waiver of Privilege When Defense of Advice of Counsel is Asserted

Clients sometimes rely on the advice of counsel defense in qui tam and other cases. This article discusses a recent case finding that the defense results in a broad waiver of the attorney-client privilege.

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OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert Focusing on Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq. On June 25, 2014, the HHS- Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued its “Special Fraud Alert: Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians.” The OIG focused on blood-specimen collection, processing, and packaging arrangements, as well as so-called … 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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Corporate Compliance Officer Liability Under the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

By Gabriel Imperato and Tara Epstein The aggressive prosecution of individuals in health care fraud cases continues and is reflected by the criminal and civil penalties imposed on corporate executives, including individual owners, officers, or managing employees, holding them personally … Continue reading

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Second Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum Receives Rave Reviews

“I was extremely pleased with the logical and clear explanation of the current ACO environment and the realistic view of the future healthcare landscape,” wrote one of the nearly 100 attendees at the recent Second Annual Broad and Cassel Health … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to Florida Law Affect Health Care Professionals Charged in Criminal Cases

By Elizabeth Perez The war on health care fraud continues to be front and center in Florida. Effective as of July 1, 2012, laws enacted this legislative session amend the draconian licensure penalties (enacted in 2009) for health care professionals … Continue reading

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