Tag Archives: Whistleblower

How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs

By: Warren Richey, Staff Writer for The Christian Science Monitor Elin Baklid-Kunz never wanted to be a whistle-blower. But working as the compliance officer at a Florida hospital, she was charged with identifying and correcting potential violations of US health-care … Continue reading

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Compliance Leaders Offer Sound Advice at Orlando Health Care Forum

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 4, 2017) – The risks to Florida health care providers from enforcement activity is at an all-time high. But, how do providers develop and maintain a culture of compliance? It starts at the top, according to attorneys … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Gabriel Imperato to Host Panel at ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law

Gabriel Imperato, managing partner of Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale office, will be moderating a panel at the 16th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, which is hosted by the American Bar Association on March 4-7 at Disney’s … Continue reading

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Imperato Featured in the Journal of Health Care Compliance

Gabriel Imperato, managing partner of our Fort Lauderdale office, was featured in the May-June 2014 edition of the Journal of Health Care Compliance. In “Compliance Professionals Need to Have a ‘Seat at the Table,’ But What Does that Look Like?” … Continue reading

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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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