February 2019

Doctor Who Gave Drug Representative Electronic Medical Record Access Begins Probation & Expresses Remorse for Criminal Act

Laura B. Angelini provides her insights in a recent article about a recent case regarding the False Claims Act, where a doctor violated HIPAA upon sharing protected health information with a representative from a pharmaceuticals company.

September 2018

Recovery, Regulated: Compliance is Imperative for Addiction Treatment Programs

As the opioid crisis deepens—with more than two million Americans said to be dependent on prescription pain pills and street drugs—opioid treatment centers are part of a burgeoning industry estimated to reach over $42 billion by 2021. The 21st Century …

July 2018

Criminal prosecution for violating HIPAA: an emerging threat to health care professionals

This article originally appeared on STAT on July 2, 2018.The term “HIPAA violation” can conjure up images of large-scale data breaches. But health care providers need to be aware that, in the midst of the federal government’s increased focus on frau…

June 2018

Pennsylvania Health Network Accuses Hospital of Running Racket

Laura B. Angelini provide their perspective on the latest update surrounding a Pennsylvania hospital accused of fraud.A large Pennsylvania hospital network is invoking a statute intended to deal with organized crime in claiming another hospital fraudulentl…

April 2018

Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

This article was originally published by the Journal of Health Care Finance, and later shared on LinkedIn Pulse with a brief audio interview.Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD).  As the “Baby Boomer…

Recent Lawsuit by Department Of Defense Reflects Possible Legal Risk for Private Equity Firms Involved In the Health Sector

A recent lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Defense highlights potential legal risk for private equity firms based on health care regulatory violations committed by firm portfolio companies. The complaint (United States ex rel. Medrano and Lopez v. D…