Blog - Monthly archives: December 2013

Overpayment Reduced by Two-Thirds

Posted on Firm News December 30, 2013 by author

Through an aggressive appeal effort, attorney Erin Bengele secured a substantial reduction in a private insurance overpayment demand for a pharmacy client of the Firm. Ms. Bengele prepared a detailed claim-by-claim rebuttal of the purported basis for denial, ultimately reducing the overpayment by two-thirds. Among other things, Ms. Bengele pointed out factual errors by the Read more →

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That’s One Expensive USB Drive

Posted on Health Care Law News December 30, 2013 by author

On December 26th, 2013, HHS-OCR announced a $150,000 dollar settlement with Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C.(APDerm), a Concord, Massachusetts-based private practice for alleged HIPAA violations discovered during an HHS-OCR investigation following a reported breach. As background, on October 7th, 2011,APDerm notified HHS that an unencrypted USB memory drive containing protected health information (PHI) had been Read more →

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