Florida Department of Health License Investigation Against Podiatrist for Alleged Malpractice Closed with a Letter of Guidance

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations January 24, 2023 by Parker Eastin

In connection with an investigation by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Firm successfully defended a Podiatrist against allegations that the podiatrist had committed malpractice and practiced below the standard of care by negligently performing a complex surgical procedure on a patient’s heel. The firm investigated the allegations, hired an expert to review and Read more →

The Importance of Examining Fair Market Value in the Healthcare Industry

Posted on Health Care Law News November 11, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

 Health care is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Whenever anything of value is exchanged among health care providers or between health care providers and third parties, the value of the exchange may need to be at fair market value (“FMV”), or the parties may open their practice (and potentially Read more →

Deputy Attorney General Announces Significant Changes to DOJ Policies Regarding Corporate Investigations and Voluntary Self-Disclosure Incentives

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News October 7, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

On September 15, 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco published a memorandum which laid out the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new guidelines for policies regarding corporate investigations and voluntary self-disclosures. The DOJ announced it would expand and/or clarify its policies on voluntary self-disclosure, making it its goal to reward companies that have invested in compliance Read more →

Florida Minimum Wage Increases for 2022

Posted on Employment Law News September 10, 2022 by author

On September 30th, 2022,  The federal minimum wage in Florida will change to $11.00 an hour. Florida is one of only 10 states that calculate their minimum wages based on the federal Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Accordingly, every year the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recalculates the minimum wage based on the new CPI figures Read more →

Understanding Insurance Audits in the Health Care Industry

Posted on Health Care Law News August 5, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

Aggressive insurance audits have become increasingly common within the health care industry, and all health care providers who bill insurers are susceptible to audits from those payers, whether it be the government (such as Medicaid or Medicare) or private insurance companies. While private insurance companies each have their own policies and procedures with respect to Read more →