On the heels of the Supreme Court decision in Xiulu Ruan v. United States, wherein the Supreme Court held that the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt thatContinue Reading Creation of New Opioid Strike Force, Following Decision in Xiulu Ruan v. US, Signals Investigations of Physicians Will Intensify
By: Sarah Rozek and Alise Matherson
In May 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of…Continue Reading COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force Cracks Down on Pandemic-Related Fraud
Almost 3 of 4 physicians are now employed by hospitals, health systems and other corporate entities (i.e., private equity firms and health insurers).
According to an article published by the…Continue Reading Pandemic Acceleration of Consolidation of the Health Care Industry
By Elizabeth Litten and Odia Kagan
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on June 29 discussing privacy protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…Continue Reading HHS Issues Guidance in Light of Dobbs Decision
Eleventh-Hour Trump Administration FLSA Classification Rule Revived
Just when residential healthcare employers thought it was safe to get back into the classification waters, a late-stage Trump administration rule, “Independent Contractor…Continue Reading Residential Healthcare Owners and Operators Beware: Department of Labor is Tackling Misclassification of Employees, Again
On June 13th, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) issued guidance advising that covered health care providers and health plans (covered entities) can provide audio-only telehealth services…Continue Reading New Telehealth Guidance Gives Thumbs-Up to Audio-Only Services
The NC State Board of Dental Examiners (“Dental Board”) recently disciplined a dentist in March 2022 for failing to adequately supervise her practice locations in North Carolina. The dentist, who…Continue Reading North Carolina Dental Board Disciplines DSO-Affiliated Dentist for Failure to Adequately Supervise Practices
The federal No Surprises Act and interim final rules implementing the Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. Part I is aimed at reducing “surprise bills” to patients in…Continue Reading Surprise: Long Term Care Providers Are Not Exempt from The No Surprises Act’s Good Faith Estimate Requirement for Uninsured and Self-Pay Patients
When hiring an associate dentist, it is critical for a dental practice to have a strong and clear employment agreement.
While practices often understand the importance of engaging a lawyer…Continue Reading Should a Practice Engage a Dental Lawyer to Negotiate an Associate Employment Agreement?
As part of its ongoing effort to crack down on health care fraud related to COVID-19, the U.S. Justice Department has launched a coordinated law enforcement action that recently led…
Continue Reading US Launches Coordinated Effort to Combat Health Care-Related COVID-19 Fraud