Ashley Morgan

Amniotic Fluid / Amniotic Membrane Tissue Audits, Investigations and Prosecutions are Continuing to Climb in 2022

(August 4, 2022): Over the past year, we have seen a significant increase in the number of Medicare administrative audits, False Claims Act investigations and criminal prosecutions by the Department of Justice (DOJ), related to the billing of allogeneic (harvested from someone else) stem cell products. Medicare and Medicaid claims stemming from amniotic liquid and …

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Small Business Administration Releases Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program for COVID-19

(March 26, 2020): The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced an Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program on March 25, 2020.[1] The Express Bridge Loans are available to businesses, including health care providers, to provide economic relief for businesses impacted by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) while they await long-term disaster financing.[2] I. Background: The Express Bridge Loan …

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COVID-19 SBA Loan Support May be Available for Qualified Health Care Providers

(March 25, 2020): The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers loans to small businesses through community lenders. The SBA acts as guarantor for these loans. In addition to the traditional lending, the SBA is also authorized to offer disaster assistance to businesses, renters, and homeowners who are located in regions with “declared disasters.”[1] Small businesses impacted …

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Sexual Harassment: Cases Against Texas Physicians in 2017

(January 26, 2018): From Churches to Congress, sexual harassment and assault charges have plagued many of the institutions that our society holds dear. As revelations of sexual misconduct continue to surface, we continue to learn of the many abuses of those in powerful positions; those whom we once revered. The rise of the #MeToo Movement …

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