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License Investigation Alleging Diversion of Controlled Substances by Physician Closed with Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations November 8, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

The Firm successfully defended a physician against allegations that he traded drugs for sex. The allegations, which were made by a competitor, were successfully refuted by the Firm. After consideration of the rebuttal statement prepared by the Firm on behalf the physician, the Probable Cause Panel for the licensing board determined that probable cause did Read more →

Overpayment Retention Results in False Claims Act Penalty

Posted on Health Care Law News September 24, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that three hospitals in New York’s Mount Sinai Health System are paying a total of $2.95 million to resolve allegations that the hospitals knowingly retained over $844,000 in overpayments made by Medicaid in violation of the federal and New York False Claims Acts.  The case Read more →

All Charges Dismissed in Medicaid Fraud Case Against Physician

Posted on Firm News September 24, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

After a trial jury voted 5 to 1 to acquit the Firm’s physician client in a Medicaid fraud case defended by Managing Attorney Robert Nicholson, the Florida Attorney General’s Office dismissed the remainder of the charges pending in the case.   The Firm’s client had been charged with Medicaid fraud for allegedly providing medically unnecessary services, Read more →

False Claims Act Penalties Set To Dramatically Rise

Posted on Health Care Law News July 4, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published an Interim Final Rule announcing that, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Pub. L. No. 114-74, § 701, 129 Stat. 584, 599 (2015), it intended to dramatically increase the minimum per-claim penalty Read more →

Department of Health Closes Investigation of Registered Nurse with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News June 1, 2016 by Robert Nicholson

The Probable Cause Panel for the Board of Nursing recently closed its investigation of a Registered Nurse accused of unprofessional conduct and diversion of controlled substances.  After consideration of the response prepared by the Firm on behalf of a Registered Nurse, the Probable Cause Panel determined that probable cause did not exist and directed that Read more →

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