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DEA Registration

DEA Registration Applications, Denials & Show Cause Hearings

Categories: Compliance

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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Healthcare 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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Toxicology Compliance Programs: A Safeguard Against OIG-Investigations

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www.federal-lawyer.com 1-800-810-0259 Call Us on Weekends Recently, government auditors have begun to take a closer look at the distribution and billing practices of toxicology laboratories. Because many laboratories are either directly (laboratory syndication) or indirectly (MSO) affiliated with or owned by referring physicians, important healthcare laws such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback regulations may…

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