Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its 2023 Annual Report on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which notes the CFPB’s activities and observations related toContinue Reading The CFPB’s Continued Spotlight on Medical Debt Emphasizes the Importance of Proper Provider Billing
On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community…Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: New OIG General Compliance Program Guidance
Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kicked off a rulemaking process that, if enacted, would reshape the credit reporting and debt collection landscape and could have a detrimental…Continue Reading The CFPB Considers Rules to Remove Medical Debt from Credit Reports: What does this Mean for Medical and Dental Providers?
This post from Immigration Practice Group Co-Chair, Catherine Wadhwani, suggests J-1 Physician Waiver sponsorship as a means of meeting patient needs. …
Continue Reading J-1 Waivered Physicians – Meeting Patient Needs
Federal regulators are focusing in on medical credit cards and financing plans and the roles that healthcare providers have in facilitating them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is a…Continue Reading The CFPB’s Latest Report on Medical Credit Cards Addresses Misleading Activity by Providers.
This blog post was first published on the Fox HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog. It covers a critical new rule proposed by the Office For Civil Rights to close…Continue Reading Are We There Yet? New HIPAA Privacy Protections for Reproductive Health Data May Be Just Ahead
Telehealth practitioners must take note of the DEA’s proposed rule making that would impact the way telehealth practitioners can prescribe controlled substances.
The Ryan Haight Act and the Proposed Rules…Continue Reading Telehealth Practitioners Must Be Aware of the DEA’s Proposed New Rules for Prescribing Controlled Substances via Telemedicine
Two landmark cases fraught with False Claim Act (“FCA”) allegations of fraudulent billing for prescription drugs against food and pharmacy chains are making their way from the Seventh Circuit to…Continue Reading Is it Really Fraud? The Supreme Court Will Decide
The systems healthcare providers use to provide safe and reliable patient care, and their confidential patient information, provide attractive targets for hackers using ransomware to extort payment. As a result…Continue Reading Ransomware Attacks Against Healthcare Providers Continue to Increase
Physicians around the country are familiar with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)) and the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as the Stark Law (“Stark”)…Continue Reading Five Differences Between the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Federal Stark Law