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Federal Authorities are Targeting Cryptocurrency Schemes

Federal Authorities are Targeting Cryptocurrency Schemes When news of Bitcoin's creation first started circulating in 2009, federal authorities had immediate concerns. Not only did this new decentralized and unregulated market present significant potential for tax evasion, but it also presented significant risk for other types of criminal activity to fly...

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Recent Prosecution of Home Security Technician Highlights Feds Crack Down on Cybersecurity Crimes

In today's high-tech society, privacy has never been more important. As technological developments now allow things we once never thought were possible, state and federal laws quickly become outdated. However, federal law enforcement agents are constantly on the lookout for those who invade the privacy of others. This is especially...

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FTC Rules and Guidelines in a Digital Era

Experienced FTC Defense and Compliance Team If you are under investigation by the FTC or suspect an investigation is coming, it is time to hire an experienced FTC compliance and defense attorney right away. The FTC has the authority to regulate social media platforms and posts where they contain unfair...

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5 Things You Must Know About EKRA Law in 2021

Last Updated: 2021-07-09 The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) was passed by Congress on October 24, 2018 as a part of the SUPPORT Act. It targets patient brokers who seek to profit from illegal patient referrals by prohibiting laboratories, clinics, recovery centers, and other clinical treatment facilities from accepting...

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Is Your Practice or Company Under Investigation for Providing Amniotic Injections?

Federal authorities are currently targeting healthcare providers and other companies in relation to amniotic injections. While amniotic injections have received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for some purposes, at present they are not approved specifically for pain management. This distinction appears to be causing issues...

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IRS Adds Thousands of New Auditors, Gearing Up for Increase in Tax Enforcement Actions

In recent news, the IRS is adding approximately 2,500 new auditors to its roster in anticipation of Congress passing a $40 billion package designed to increase tax enforcement on the wealthy. According to a recent news report, roughly 2,000 agents will be added to the Small Business team and another...

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COVID-19 Testing Compliance: What Labs Need to Do to Avoid OIG Prosecution

Federal authorities are cracking down on laboratories that conduct COVID-19 testing. These authorities, which include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), are already pursuing charges in numerous cases, and they are continuing to target laboratories across...

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Chronic Care Management (CCM) is Now a DOJ Enforcement Priority

Chronic care management (CCM) is a relatively new concept within the Medicare system. Established in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' CCM program is aimed at reducing the cost of care and improving outcomes for patients who have been diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions. While the...

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Defending FERC Data Requests

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") is a federal entity that regulates energy companies for compliance with federal law. If your company has received a FERC data request, it is important to understand how to approach your answer and the next steps in the FERC’s investigation. What Is A FERC...

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OIG Investigations, Compliance, and Defense for Labs

Experienced OIG Compliance Defense Team If you are under investigation for ordering or administering fraudulent COVID-19 testing or have been indicted, there is no time to waste in hiring an experienced OIG compliance attorney. The DOJ has wasted no time prosecuting respiratory and clinical labs for fraudulent COVID-19 testing. In...

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