Recent Publications - Compliance, Investigations & White Collar


Sweeping Changes to the Criminal Justice System Benefit those Accused
April 4, 2019 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
On Monday, April 1, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature agreed to broad reform in the criminal justice system that will take effect on January 1, 2020. These new criminal procedure laws will completely change how individuals accused of committing crimes (referred to below as “the accused”) are treated during a criminal …
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Ullman’s Article on CBD in Supplements Appears in USLAW Magazine
March 28, 2019 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman wrote “Regulations Remain Hazy around CBD Use in Supplements” for the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of USLAW Magazine. The article reveals the regulatory confusion shrouding products made from Cannabis Sativa plants and their byproducts, with a special focus on cannabidiol as a supplement ingredient. To read the article, click here.   …
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FTC Issues Privacy and Data Security Update
March 28, 2019 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On March 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update, which reported on the agency’s enforcement activities for that calendar year. As the United States’ primary consumer protection agency, the FTC has authority to enforce a variety laws directly related to privacy and data security, including the Truth in …
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Shapiro Publishes Article in Nutrition Industry Executive
December 12, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro published an article in Nutrition Industry Executive, “What is Slack-fill & Why You Need to Know.” Click here to read the article. …
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Federal Government Agrees to Global $260M Settlement with Florida Hospital Chain
October 10, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
The United States recently agreed to a $260 million settlement of criminal charges and related civil claims under the False Claims Act arising from a scheme to defraud conducted by Naples, Florida-based hospital chain Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA). The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the settlement on September 25. The settlement is evidence of …
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OIG: Telehealth Equipment Donation Presents Low Risk of Fraud and Abuse
September 19, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
In a recent advisory opinion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that a proposed donation of telehealth equipment to a referral source presented a low risk of fraud and abuse under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The conclusion was premised on several factors, one of which included OIG’s …
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Iseman Authors Article in USLAW Magazine
September 13, 2018 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Robert Iseman authored a USLAW article, “A Long Way From ‘Guns That Don’t Shoot’ – 18 Proactive, Self-Defense Tactics Against the Ever-Expanding Application of the False Claims Act,” in the Fall/Winter issue of USLAW Magazine. Click here to read the Article. …
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Shapiro Published in Vitamin Retailer
August 29, 2018 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro wrote an article published in the September 2018 issue of Vitamin Retailer entitled, “What is the story with CBD dietary supplements? Are they legal for sale in my store?” Click here to read the article. …
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Telehealth in NY: Compliance Requirements Create Reimbursement Challenges
June 13, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
The utilization of telehealth services has increased significantly over the last decade. The advent of new technologies and the development of far reaching and readily available wireless and cellular networks have made instantaneous communication with medical professionals possible. Considering the demand for healthcare in remote locations, the growth of the geriatric population, and the need …
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OIG Report Highlights Telehealth Reimbursement Challenges
May 10, 2018 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
The utilization of telehealth has flourished over the last decade as innovative technologies and new Medicare regulations have fueled telehealth’s growth. Between 2001 and 2015, Medicare telehealth spending increased by nearly 300% as a result of this boom. However, as the utilization of telehealth services has surged, so have the compliance issues associated with these …
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