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DOJ’S 2019 False Claims Act Recoveries Total More Than $3 Billion


Posted on January 15, 2020 in Compliance, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 9, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it collected over $3 billion in settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) in the federal fiscal year 2019. The FCA has historically been the government’s primary tool for combatting perceived fraud, waste and abuse in the health care system, and... READ MORE

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Five Considerations for Developing an Effective Health Care Real Estate Compliance Program


Posted on September 24, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The health care industry is an exceedingly complex and ever-changing arena. Federal and state governments have enacted a multitude of statutes and regulations to protect against perceived fraudulent and abusive behaviors by hospitals and health systems, including the federal Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act. To ensure compliance with these... READ MORE

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Nursing Home Fine Upheld for Inadequately Addressing Sexual Interactions Between Cognitively Impaired Residents – Policy Reviews Needed


Posted on December 13, 2018 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (“Court of Appeals”) released an opinion that confirmed a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) assessment of an immediate jeopardy citation and an $83,800 civil money penalty against a nursing home for inadequately addressing sexual interactions between cognitively impaired nursing home... READ MORE

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Countdown to Phase 3 – Skilled Nursing Facilities Need to Create a Compliance and Ethics Program


Posted on November 29, 2018 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). To view other articles in this series, click here. Beginning on November 28,... READ MORE

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