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May 2019 Archives

HHS reduces penalties for HIPPA and HITECH violations

Government regulations constantly push physicians to balance patient interest and privacy concerns. A failure to navigate this balance can result in allegations of privacy violations. These violations can come with a steep penalty. Fortunately for medical professionals, that penalty will soon change.

Federal task force issues guidance on pain management practices

The federal government has cracked down on prescription violations. Agencies have investigated and mounted successful prosecutions against physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals who were allegedly in violation of laws that guide prescription practices.

Texas court sends ambulance operator to prison for fraud

A Texas court recently sentenced a 46-year old local man after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The accused owned and operated the ambulance company in the Houston area from 2009 through 2012.

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