Blog - Monthly archives: January 2014

Investigation against Pharmacist for Drug Diversion Closed with No Charges

Posted on Firm News January 7, 2014 by author

The Florida Department of Health has closed an investigation against a pharmacist client of the firm after a no probable cause finding was made regarding allegations that the pharmacist diverted controlled substances. The investigation initially began as a DEA criminal investigation, and the firm represented the pharmacist in that investigation as well. The criminal investigation Read more →

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Photocopiers and HIPAA: A Potential Million Dollar Problem

Posted on Health Care Law News January 2, 2014 by author

Under a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Affinity Health Plan, Inc., settled potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for $1,215,780. HHS-OCR’s investigation revealed that Affinity impermissibly disclosed (without consent) the protected health information of up to 344,579 individuals when it returned multiple photocopiers to a Read more →

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Revoked Medicare Provider Reinstated

Posted on Firm News January 2, 2014 by author

The Firm has secured the reinstatement of the billing number for a provider that was revoked by Medicare for the last year. Through a combination of appeals and direct interaction with Medicare officials, Medicare agreed to reverse the revocation, finding that the provider had made a good faith effort to comply. The provider was revoked Read more →

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