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DOJ Announces Nationwide Health Care Fraud “Takedown”

July 14, 2017 - In a statement issued yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price announced the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action engaged in by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.  The scams totaled approximately $1.3 billion. Overall, 412 people, including 115 doctors, nurses, and other [...]

Client Alert: HIPAA by the Numbers: 2016 Data Indicates a Record Year

January 19, 2017 — Now that 2016 has wrapped up, the numbers coming out of the Department of Health and Human Services are stark – at least if you are an entity subject to HIPAA/HITECH. The dollar amount of financial settlements is up, both in total and per breach; the number of reportable data breaches [...]