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In the medical field, the issue of how much to disclose and to whom isn’t only relevant when it comes to patients’ protected health information. What about in the case of physicians under probation for serious behavior that violates their …

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California’s Proposition 65 — or The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 —  is administered by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which is a segment of the California Environmental Protection Agency  (Cal/EPA). Prop 65 …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Healthcare Reform Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

Since Jeff Sessions was appointed Attorney General by President Trump, many have wondered in what direction he would steer the Department of Justice (DOJ), and whether his priority-list would resemble his predecessor’s. In the healthcare sector, where fraud is an …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

There’s no question that if a surgical procedure is to occur, the patient must first grant informed consent — a statement acknowledging that the individual was made aware of the risks and success rates of the surgery, alternatives to surgery, …

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The opioid epidemic continues to rage in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, both from prescription opioids as well as heroin. Fatalities stemming from …

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If you were asked to think of the most dangerous prescription drug on the market, you might zero in on an opioid. Indeed, the country’s deadly opioid epidemic is raging without apparent abatement. But another class of medication has been …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Long-Term Care Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

Freedom Health and Optimum Healthcare — managed care companies owned by the holding company America’s 1st Choice Holdings of Florida — are in the process of settling up with the government. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the providers …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a large settlement in a fraud lawsuit against a benefits management company. If that’s not enough to give pause to industry actors who may be filing inappropriate claims, the …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News