Private Insurers

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 Thursday, April 11, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler’s Bob Hussar, Chris Kutner and Mary Aperance will present “Defending Provider Audits.”  The program will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

The program will cover the similarities and differences in

On March 28, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury collectively issued final rules with respect to short-term and limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans in an effort to reduce healthcare costs by protecting consumers from purchasing such “junk” health plans that may provide little to no coverage in many scenarios. 

The owner of Bergen Alliance Counseling Services in Paramus, New Jersey pleaded guilty to a run-of-the-mill healthcare fraud scheme in District Court in Newark on March 19. Maria Cosentino of Garfield, a licensed clinical social worker, admitted to billing private healthcare programs for counseling sessions that did not take place.

The practice provided counseling services

On Thursday, September 14, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler partner Eric D. Fader will present an update on the regulatory landscape for the provision of telehealth services, including recent changes to federal and state laws and rules.  The program will take place from 12:00 noon

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

Here’s a selection of recent healthcare frauds from New Jersey. On April 17, John Sher of Margate was sentenced to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $2.77 million in restitution and $327,987 in forfeiture for defrauding New Jersey state and local health benefits programs and other insurers. Sher and a co-conspirator recruited state

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on April 20 that it has brought criminal charges against 18 defendants across the U.S. for various fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DOJ seized more than $16 million in cash and other proceeds from the schemes, which resulted in more than $490 million in false

An article in the March 20 issue of the Report on Medicare Compliance, “New NYS Compliance-Program Requirements May Be Useful Everywhere as a ‘Fresh Look,’” discussed the final compliance and self-disclosure regulations released by the New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) on December 28. Rivkin Radler’s Bob Hussar was quoted in