Blog - Monthly archives: February 2023

A Fraudulent Nursing Diploma Scheme Results in Federal Charges Against 25; DOH Rolls Out Enforcement Action Against Nursing Students

Posted on Firm News, Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News, Professional Licensure Investigations, Uncategorized February 28, 2023 by Parker Eastin

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Florida has announced its pursuit of a fraudulent scheme whereby the administrators of three Florida nursing schools, along with employees at several nursing test prep academies in other states allegedly “created an illegal licensing and employment shortcut for aspiring nurses.” The scheme involved the selling of Read more →

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CMS Recently Proposed Important Change to 60-Day Overpayment Refund Rule

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement February 27, 2023 by Erin Ferber

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a crucial revision to the 60-day overpayment rule, which could have a profound impact on Medicare participating providers and entities. Understanding these proposed changes is essential for healthcare providers to ensure compliance and avoid potential liability Current Overpayment Refund Rule Generally speaking, a provider must Read more →

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Florida Department of Health License Investigation Against Mental Health Professional for Alleged Malpractice and Violating Patient Confidentiality Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Uncategorized February 10, 2023 by Parker Eastin

In connection with an investigation by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Firm successfully defended a Mental Health professional against allegations that she had practiced below the standard of care and violated patient confidentiality by divulging confidential information regarding the mental health struggles of one of her patients on social media. The firm investigated Read more →

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Federal Trade Commission Proposes Complete Ban on Non-Compete Provisions

Posted on Employment Law News, Health Care Law News February 1, 2023 by Rachel Broughton

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule that would apply retroactively and prohibit employers from utilizing non-compete clauses with employees. If this proposed rule were to pass, it would require that all employers rescind all existing non-competes and provide notice to all of its current and former employees that Read more →

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