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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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Department of Justice increases focus on organizational compliance

By: Gabriel Imperato The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently articulated important enforcement policies and created the position of Compliance Counsel, which are expected to have a dramatic impact on criminal and civil prosecution of healthcare fraud matters. The policy … 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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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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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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