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Navigating the Broad Implications of EKRA in the Substance Abuse and Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Industries

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News July 19, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act, otherwise known as EKRA, is a fairly new federal law that targets patient brokering and recovery profiteering. EKRA broadly makes it a federal crime for anyone, with respect to services covered by any health care benefit program, to knowingly and willfully: solicit or receive any remuneration (including any kickback, Read more →

US Supreme Court Rules There Is No Criminal Liability Under the Controlled Substance Act For Physicians Who Act in Subjective Good Faith

Posted on Health Care Law News, Professional Licensure Investigations July 1, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

 On June 27, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that physicians who act in subjective good faith when prescribing controlled substances to their patients are shielded from criminal liability under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  This decision will make it much more difficult for prosecutors to convict medical professionals under the CSA Read more →

Healthcare Professionals Beware: Genetic Testing Enforcement is On the Rise

Posted on Fraud Investigation, Health Care Law News, Medicare Reimbursement June 17, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

Genetic testing, when medically necessary, can provide physicians with important information for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of numerous illnesses. It has become an extremely valuable tool in many fields of medicine and can play a significant role in the overall medical care that a patient receives. In recent years, genetic testing has become heavily Read more →

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 →