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Evaluating the Seismic Impact of Florida’s New Tort Reform Laws

Posted on Health Care Law News March 31, 2023 by Rachel Broughton

On March 24, 2023, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed into law HB 837/SB 236 which will significantly impact civil tort cases in Florida. The new law contains numerous changes to provide insurance companies greater protections as an effort to (according to the Governor) “decrease frivolous lawsuits and prevent predatory practices of trial attorneys”. The changes Read more →

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DEA Announces Proposed Rules Following the Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Posted on Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement March 13, 2023 by Erin Ferber

In light of the expiration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) effective May 11, 2023, many flexibilities adopted during the PHE by many federal and state payers as well as government regulators will terminate. Recently, DEA proposed permanent rules for the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine.  During the PHE, DEA suspended the requirement that Read more →

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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

CMS recently proposed a revision to the 60-day overpayment rule that would impact Medicare participating providers and entities. Generally speaking, a provider must return an overpayment within 60-days after the date on which the overpayment was identified.  A person has identified an overpayment when the person has, or should have through the exercise of reasonable 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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