Tag Archives: Medicaid

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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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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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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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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Jenny Consuegra Joins Broad and Cassel’s Miami Office

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jenny Consuegra to the Miami office as an associate in the Health Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Consuegra was an associate at Dresnick, Rodriguez & Perry in Miami. … 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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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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Understanding the Internal Investigation Process

By: Gabriel Imperato and Stephen Siegel Healthcare providers and vendors who provide items and services to providers have many reasons to carefully evaluate their legal and financial risk. One reason might involve learning that the organization is being investigated by … Continue reading

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Tavenner to Step Down as Head of CMS

By: Fred Segal Marilyn Tavenner, the much embattled Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced last Friday that she will be stepping down at the end of the month. Tavenner was integral in the implementation of Healthcare.gov, the … Continue reading

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Attorneys From Across the State to Host Florida Bar Health Event

The Florida Bar Health Law and Tax sections invite attorneys to the 10th annual session of “Representing the Physician.” The 2015 session will focus on protecting physicians and medical practices from liability and other diseases. It is designed for experienced … Continue reading

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