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RN With Mental Health History Successfully Obtains Nursing License in Florida

Posted on Firm News, Health Care Law News June 14, 2022 by Erin Ferber

The process of attempting to obtain a nursing or other healthcare license in the State of Florida can be overwhelming, especially if you have health, discipline, or criminal history that must be disclosed.  Such information must be disclosed whether you are applying for your first nursing license directly out of nursing school or you are Read more →

A Glimpse Into AHCA’s Oversight of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Florida’s Medicaid Program

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News June 6, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the state agency responsible for the licensure and regulation of health care providers in Florida as well as the administration and regulation of the state Medicaid program. Maintaining compliance with AHCA is extremely important for professionals in the healthcare industry and can oftentimes be challenging to navigate Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →