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Category Archives: Physician Management Litigation

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Miami-Dade County Pharmacy Charged With Healthcare Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, Rx Health Pharmacy, a small medical practice based in West Miami, has been implicated in a $1.2 million health care fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors allege that the company, and several related individuals, defrauded both Medicare and Medicaid through the use of illegal cash kickbacks and billing for… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Two Central Florida Medical Practices Accused of Violating Anti-Kickback Laws

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Orlando Sentinel, AdventHealth and Florida Cancer Specialists are facing allegations that they violated federal antitrust regulations and anti-kickback laws. Mid Florida Cancer Centers, an oncology practice with four locations in Central Florida, filed a lawsuit accusing the defendants of crafting an illegal non-compete and referral agreement. The plaintiff alleges… Read More »

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Five Things to Consider When Selling a Dental Practice in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to data provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), there are approximately 200,000 dentists currently working in the United States — many of whom own their own medical practice. Buying or selling a dental practice is a complicated business transaction. If you are a dentist in Florida and you are preparing to sell… Read More »

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Georgia Hospital Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle Case Over Alleged Stark Law Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 6th, 2019, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced a settlement in a Stark Law and False Claims Act case that was brought against a Blairsville, GA medical center. Union General Hospital, located two hours north of Atlanta, agreed to pay $5 million to resolve allegations that… Read More »

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HHS and CMS are Considering Stark Law Reform

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The ‘Stark Law’ refers to a collection of federal regulations that prohibit self-referral by physicians. Medical practice owners and operators must be aware of these regulations. Stark Law violations can come with severe penalties, potentially including denial of payment, heavy fines, and a permanent exclusion from participating in federally funded health programs (Medicare &… Read More »

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Florida Physician Practice Management: What is a Letter of Protection (LOP)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Each year, many people are injured in accidents in Florida. Under state law, injured victims may be entitled to recover financial compensation from a negligent party, or from the defendant’s insurance company. This is done through a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, the personal injury claims process can sometimes be slow. An injured victim… Read More »

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Does the Stark Law Affect Dentists?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The ‘Stark Law’ is a set of federal regulations that are designed to prevent so-called ‘self referrals’ by medical practitioners. This law covers all federal funds that come from Medicare and Medicaid. In this post, our Miami physician practice management attorneys highlight three things that dental professionals should know about the Stark Law. The… Read More »

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Medical Practice Dissolution in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Dissolving any type of business in Florida can be a complicated process. To ensure that things are wrapped up properly, there are many different critical issues that will need to be addressed. With medical practices, dissolving a business can be even more challenging. There are several industry-specific matters, from HIPAA requirements to other patient… Read More »

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