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.
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.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a change to the appeals process. The changes will impact Medicare beneficiaries, providers and suppliers.
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.
The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) is part of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT). This new law will go into effect in October.
A doctor in Texas took issue with the Texas Medical Board’s (TMB) decision to revoke his license to practice medicine. He sued the board and could potential see reinstatement in the near future.