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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?

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

When COVID-19 was on the rise, ransomware attacks were right alongside it. A new investigation published in JAMA Health Forum found that ransomware attacks more than doubled in the last

Continue Reading Reduce Your Risk (And We’re Not Just Talking COVID-19 Vaccines)

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

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

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) which would broadly prohibit companies from entering into or enforcing non-competition agreements or clauses

Continue Reading FTC Proposes Broad Rule Banning Non-Compete Covenants with Physicians and Other Healthcare Workers