Blog - Monthly archives: May 2022

Medical License Investigation Against Orthopedic Surgeon Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations May 24, 2022 by Parker Eastin

In connection with an investigation by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Firm successfully defended an Orthopedic Surgeon against allegations that he: (1) knowingly ordered and intentionally injected “counterfeit” drugs into certain patients, and (2) ordered a type of physical therapy treatment for all of his patients without regard to diagnosis or medical necessity, Read more →

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Importance of Legal Counsel in Disciplinary Actions Initiated Against Physicians and Other Healthcare Practitioners

Posted on Professional Licensure Investigations May 24, 2022 by Parker Eastin

In order to practice medicine in the state of Florida, a physician must be licensed by either the Florida Board of Medicine or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Each physician licensed by one of these Boards is subject to disciplinary oversight that is regulated by the state of Florida through the Florida Department of Read more →

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DOH Investigation Regarding Alleged Improper Balance Billing Closed With a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Health Care Law News May 13, 2022 by Erin Ferber

With the implementation of the No Surprise Act on January 1, 2022, patients, insurers, and regulatory authorities have begun taking a closer look at the billing practices of healthcare providers, especially for out-of-network providers. Due to decreasing reimbursement rates, increased oversight, and challenging hurtles to get credentialed, more providers are choosing to operate as out-of-network Read more →

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Understanding the Implications of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and its Florida Counterpart, the Patient Brokering Act

Posted on Health Care Law News May 13, 2022 by Erin Ferber

The Federal Anti-Kickback statute (“AKS”) is a criminal statute that prohibits the exchange (or offer to exchange), anything of value, in an effort to induce (or reward) the referral of business reimbursable by Medicaid, Medicare, or any other federal health care program. Conviction for a single violation under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute may result in Read more →

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