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Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program offers financial relief

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is working with participating provides and suppliers to ensure they have the funds necessary to continue operating without disruption. During the current public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicare Accelerated and Advan...

Medical Practice Vulnerabilities during COVID-19: Cybercrime

In the mist of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practices are overwhelmed with the number of patients seeking testing and office visits related to COVID-19. Interpol has released a “purple notice” to its 194 member countries warning them of the heightened ransomware threat during the pandemic.

Off-Label Prescribing For COVID-19; Is It Fraud?

In several press conferences the President of the United States has been promoting the use of a malaria drug, Chloroquine, for treatment related to COVID-19.  Because Chloroquine is not approved for COVID-19, the prescribing and dispensing of that medication for COVID-19 is what i...

Can States Regulate the Behavior of PBMS? The Supreme Court Will Decide.

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) control pharmacy networks for a number of insurers and there are not that many PBMs, so a PBM contract is the sole gateway to a number of insurers for pharmacy service claims. However, the PBM role is not merely processing claims; they hold a great amount of power o...

Does SB 732 Require Physicians Practicing At Surgical Centers To Have Insurance?

On June 25, 2019 the Governor of Florida approved SB 732, a new statute modifying the rules related to office surgery and surgical centers. The question many bare doctors in Florida are asking is whether SB 732 requires doctors working at surgical centers to carry malpractice insurance. The answer i...

Health Law Primer: Prohibition Against Kickbacks

It is a crime for any person to pay or receive anything of value if even one purpose of that payment is to induce the referral of a patient for a health care good or service. This prohibition exists in Federal law and, in various permutations, often exists in states’ laws as well. On the Federal lev...