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Many Adverse NPDB Actions Are Reported That Should Not Be; Here Are Some Examples

We are constantly being contacted by physicians, nurse practitioners, and other licensed health professionals seeking to appeal adverse National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reports.  Often, we find that an adverse report has been made when the matter should not have been.  Federal regulations and NPDB guidelines establish the types of incidents that are authorized to […]

Letter from the OIG Terminating You from the Medicare Program? What You Need to Do!

Have you received a letter from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposing to terminate you or exclude you from the Medicare Program? This is an extremely serious matter. You need to take action right away! For a physician or other health professional, this […]

FL Pharmacy Alleges Wrongful HHS PrEP Program Termination

On March 25, 2024, a Florida-based pharmacy alleged in a lawsuit it filed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly cut it off from a federal program. This program provides free access to pre-exposure prophylaxis HIV-prevention (PrEP) medication for HIV patients. Turner Drugs filed a motion in the U.S. District Court […]

HHS Releases Final Substance Use Disorder Confidentiality Rule

By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule modifying the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records federal regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 2). The new regulation will supposedly […]

Florida Man Guilty in $36.2M Telemedicine Fraud

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 20th, 2024, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in the Middle District of Florida, announced that a Florida man pled guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud in a $36.2 million telemedicine fraud scheme. As part of […]