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OIG Expands Enforcement Directed at Physicians

Posted on Health Care Law News July 8, 2015 by author

During the annual meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), announced the creation of a designated litigation team exclusively focused on civil monetary penalties and exclusion cases, with a particular focus on physicians. The OIG team will provide an Read more →

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Sexual Misconduct Complaint Against Physician Dismissed

Posted on Firm News July 31, 2014 by author

The Firm successfully convinced the Florida Department of Health to reject a claim of sexual misconduct made against the Firm’s physician client by a patient. The patient claimed that the physician inappropriately interacted with the patient during an office visit. The Firm’s rebuttal, which included affidavits from other witnesses and a polygraph examination of the Read more →

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Photocopiers and HIPAA: A Potential Million Dollar Problem

Posted on Health Care Law News January 2, 2014 by author

Under a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Affinity Health Plan, Inc., settled potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for $1,215,780. HHS-OCR’s investigation revealed that Affinity impermissibly disclosed (without consent) the protected health information of up to 344,579 individuals when it returned multiple photocopiers to a Read more →

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