Recent Florida Law Makes Changes to Health Care Provider Licensing to Expand Healthcare Workforce and Innovation

Posted on Health Care Law News, Professional Licensure Investigations by Sydney Madow

In March 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Live Healthy Legislation” package of bills to expand training programs to develop and retain Florida health care workers and meet the needs of Florida’s growing population. Among the bills signed were Senate Bill 7016. The bill allows out-of-state Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) Read more →

HHS-OCR Issues Bulletin Regarding Use of Online Tracking by HIPAA Covered Entities

Posted on Health Care Law News by Sydney Madow

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently updated a Bulletin regarding the use of online tracking technologies by HIPAA covered entities, as well as business associates such as mobile app or website developers. OCR updated the Bulletin “because of the proliferation of tracking technologies collecting sensitive information” Read more →

2024 Changes Expand CMS’s Authority to Revoke or Deny Medicare Enrollment

Posted on Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement by Sydney Madow

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has the authority to revoke the enrollment of a Medicare provider or supplier for various reasons, such as non-compliance with Medicare enrollment requirements, exclusion by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), and felony convictions, among other grounds. In the event of revocation, the provider or supplier is Read more →

CMS to Allow LMFTs and LMHCs to Enroll as Medicare Providers

Posted on Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement by Erin Ferber

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) to enroll as Medicare providers effective January 1, 2024 under provisions established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. In order to enroll, providers must meet certain criteria, including: possession of a master’s Read more →

Nicholson & Eastin Successfully Defends RN Associated With Nursing School Scam and Accused of Obtaining License by Fraud

Posted on Firm News, Fraud Investigation, Professional Licensure Investigations by Parker Eastin

The Firm successfully defended the license of a Florida registered nurse wrongfully accused of obtaining her nursing license by fraud. The RN was one of many victims of a scam carried out by a criminal syndicate currently being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice that involved alleged fraudulent nursing school transcripts and diplomas. The Read more →