September 21, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission sued U.S. Anesthesia Partners, one of the nation’s largest anesthesia providers, and its private equity owner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe for allegedly consolidating its practices in Texas to drive up prices for patients.
November 8, 2021
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
OIG updates the Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol, publishes three reports, and posts one enforcement action.
October 21, 2020 GINGER CHRIST On top of the mental and emotional pressures of being a healthcare worker during a global pandemic, caregivers also are feeling financially stressed, according to a new report. The TIAA Institute’s 2020 Healthcare Sector Financial Wellness Survey found that the financial condition of 45% of the healthcare workers surveyed had worsened since […]
October 08, 2020 TARA BANNOW HCA Healthcare said Thursday it plans to return all of the $1.6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief grants it received to offset COVID-19 losses as well as $4.4 billion in Medicare accelerated payments. Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA fared well through the COVID-19 pandemic. The for-profit hospital chain said it took a […]
October 7, 2020 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that it has settled its eighth enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals’ right to timely access to their health […]
September 21, 2020 Athens Orthopedic Clinic PA (“Athens Orthopedic”) has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. […]
September 15, 2020 OCR Settles Five More Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that it has settled five more investigations in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative this year. OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority […]
September 14, 2020 SHELBY LIVINGSTON CMS on Monday pitched changes to Medicare Advantage payments for 2022 that would complete a multiyear phase-in of a new payment methodology in which plan payments are adjusted using diagnoses solely from encounter data, which is information created by healthcare providers about patients’ medical conditions and treatment. In 2022, the […]
August 25, 2020 GINGER CHRIST CMS on Tuesday strengthened its COVID-19 testing and reporting requirements for nursing homes, hospitals and labs, warning the providers could get fined or have funding withheld if they don’t comply. Under the interim rule, nursing homes need to routinely test staff and test residents whenever there is an outbreak. The frequency […]
For Immediate Release August 2020 Maria Nutile named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Las Vegas Area LAS VEGAS, NV (August 2020) – Nutile Law attorney Maria Nutile was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Health Care Law in the Las Vegas area. Only a single […]