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Health Law Articles

OIG And DOJ Issue Important New Compliance Guidance

Recently, the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health... 

Home Health Final Rule Creates New Exclusion Screening Obligation

(March 29, 2017):  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently... 

Are you Ready for the Next Round of CMS Re-Validation?

CMS announced recently that it will be initiating its next round of revalidation... 

Upcoming Webinar — CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post-Acute Providers–Navigating Alternative Payment Systems (Intermediate)

Michael Cook, Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at Liles Parker and Fred... 

HHS Issues Final Rule to Address Record High Medicare Appeals Backlog

(January 20, 2017): The Medicare appeals backlog has reached its all-time worst.... 

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Dental Law Articles

Medicaid Dental Audits are Examining Dentist Eligibility to Provide Treatment

(January 9, 2017):  A recent report of the New York State agency that administers... 

Dental Claims Audits on the Rise — How to Protect your Practice

(October 11, 2016): More than 45 million children receive government-funded dental... 

More Texas Medicaid Dental Audits Are Coming in 2017!

(August 23, 2016): During 2014, the Texas Health Human Services Commission’s (THHSC),... 

Exclusion Screening and Background Checks in Dental Practices

(March 31, 2016):  Many of the dental practices around the country do not participate... 

Medicare Dental: Significant Overpayments Have Been Made to Hospitals

(October 27, 2015): Late this summer, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S.... 

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False Claims Act

False Claims Act: Whistleblower Cases Have Continued to Rise Since the Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Number of whistleblowers on the rise (March 3, 2015): The federal False Claims Act... [Read more of this review]

Dental Fraud Settlement — $5.05 Million to be Paid by Oklahoma Dental Practice in Medicaid Case.

 (November 10, 2014):  Dental fraud investigations and audits are becoming increasingly... [Read more of this review]

OCR to Covered Entities, Business Associates: Encryption Is Your Best Defense against HIPAA Violations

(May 29, 2014)  On April 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... [Read more of this review]

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Business & Transaction Articles

Cell Tower Ground Lease Renewals and Purchases

A landowner/ground lessor considering a renewal or easement buyout of his cell tower... [Read more of this review]

Cloud Storage Providers & BAAs – Where is Your Data?

In a recent webinar presentation, I was asked whether I believed one of the many... [Read more of this review]

OIG Proposes New Anti-Kickback Law Safe Harbors

(November 10, 2014): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector... [Read more of this review]

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