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Medicare Revalidation: What Do Health Care Providers Need to Know?

Categories: Compliance

All Medicare-participating health care providers and medical businesses are subject to revalidation. The revalidation process involves confirming the accuracy of the provider’s enrollment data (or making updates, if necessary), and it must be completed upon request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to CMS: “Medicare providers must revalidate their enrollment record…

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DEA Registration Applications, Denials & Show Cause Hearings

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DEA Registration

Federal Defense Attorneys Assisting with DEA Application Denials In order to prescribe or dispense controlled substances as a health care provider in the United States, you must first register your practice, business, or facility with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA registrations also need to be renewed on an ongoing basis (either yearly or…

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Safe Harbors and Healthcare Compliance

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Health Care Compliance

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Available on Weekends Safe Harbors Explained In healthcare, a safe harbor is a recognized exception to the Anti-Kickback Statute. While the Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits financial relationships between referral sources and business partners in general, safe harbors offer avenues to structure the exchange of remuneration in a…

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What Are “Suspect Arrangements” in the Context of Physician Joint Ventures?

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

joint ventures

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Available on Weekends Physician Joint Ventures Joint ventures between physicians and healthcare businesses have become common in nearly all sectors of the healthcare industry. Many physicians are looking for new and additional revenue streams in light of reduced income generated from their core practice and disproportionately…

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How the “Emergency Defense Package” Can Expedite Healthcare Compliance

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healthcare compliance

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Available on Weekends Healthcare fraud investigations by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) are at an all time high. Toxicology laboratories, pharmacies, compound pharmacies, home health, hospice care centers and other healthcare businesses are experiencing a noticeable increase of pressure from federal authorities tasked with prosecuting…

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