On June 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announcedfinal rule that establishes disincentives for certain health care providers that have committed information blocking, or any activity that is likely to hamper access, exchange, or use of electronic protected health information (PHI). This rule

Rivkin Radler Partner Eric Fader co-authored an article in the March-April issue of SpineLine, the magazine of the North American Spine Society (NASS). The article, “OIG Advisory Opinion Cautions Against ‘Surgeon Deals’ in Neuromonitoring,” was written with Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, the current President of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

On May 16, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that Cape Cod Hospital agreed to pay $24.3 million to resolve alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA) for knowingly failing to follow Medicare’s requirements for certain procedures performed.

Beginning in 2015, the hospital offered transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Rivkin Radler’s Frank Izzo and Jeff Ehrhardt authored an article in the Spring 2024 issue of USLAW magazine, “New York Joins List of States Prohibiting Geofencing Near Healthcare Facilities.” The article discussed geofencing laws, enacted partly in response to the Supreme Court Dobbs decision, in depth by state.

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On February 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $4.75 million settlement with Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) for a breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI). The settlement stems from an internal investigation that found that an employee of the New York hospital system sold patient information to an

On Tuesday, February 27, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler partners Jeff Kaiser and Ben Malerba will present “Prohibitions on Provider Inducements.”  The program will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

Some of the topics covered will be:

  • A discussion

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that Silver Lake Hospital, a long-term care hospital in Newark, New Jersey, and some of its investors agreed to pay $30.6 million to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act (FDCPA). The hospital allegedly overbilled Medicare by claiming

Community Health Network, Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has paid $345 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit was initiated through a whistleblower complaint that was filed in 2014 by the network’s former Chief Financial Officer. The suit alleged that, between 2008 and 2009, the network recruited hundreds of

On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an Advisory Opinion warning that a common arrangement under which surgeons profit from referrals of their patients for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services can violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The Advisory Opinion, the first significant public commentary on