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10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make That Cause DOH Complaints

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law In representing health care professionals in complaints against their licenses, we see similar cases repeatedly. The physician could have avoided many Department of Health (DOH) complaints that may wind up before the Board of Medicine. These are the ten biggest mistakes we see physicians make that lead […]

Medical Staff Fair Hearings and Peer Review Investigations: Fair Hearings Not Always Fair, Part 2

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law If you are a physician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, clinical pharmacist, oral surgeon, ophthalmologist, or other licensed health professional with clinical privileges in a hospital, chances are that one day you will be subject to a peer review investigation or Medical Staff Fair Hearing.  It may be a simple one-time matter based […]

Court Assesses $170 Million in Penalties For False Claims Against Two Texas Ophthalmologists and Their Clinic

On November 18, 2021, the Justice Department announced that two Texas ophthalmologists and their eye clinic must pay millions of dollars in penalties for fraudulently billing Medicare. The penalties were assessed in connection with their evaluation and treatment of glaucoma. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes assessed $170 million in penalties against the ophthalmologists and their eye […]