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Pharmacist at Center of 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

Earlier this year a federal court jury in Boston found the owner of a now-defunct compounding pharmacy guilty of racketeering and fraud for his role in a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the deaths of 76 people. On June 27, Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist at the New England Compounding [...]

Feds Employ New Tactic in Battle against Health Care Fraud – Allege Violation of the “Travel Act” Executives, Surgeons, and Others Indicted in Texas in Massive Health Care Fraud Scheme

In December of 2016, 21 individuals, including the founders and investors of a physician-owned medical center in Dallas, Texas, were indicted by a grand jury and charged with an assortment of felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of over $40 million in bribes and alleged kickbacks. The now defunct operation, Forest Park Medical [...]

Corporate Law Update – LLC’S AND S-CORPORATIONS: PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES FOR START-UP COMPANIES

One of the many important decisions that a startup faces is the type of legal entity to form. In many cases the decision is made without much thought – “my friend formed an LLC for his business so I will, too.” However, this lack of proper consideration can lead to choosing the wrong form of [...]

Electronic Health Record Software Vendor Set to Pay $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

One of the nation’s largest vendors of health record software, eClinicalWorks (ECW), has agreed to pay the government $155 million to settle claims that it misrepresented the capabilities of its software to its nearly 850,000 subscribers and that it paid kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product. The case, initially filed by [...]

FisherBroyles Announces New Intellectual Property Partner, Louis Wagner

(Cleveland, Ohio — April 6, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that Louis Wagner has joined its Cleveland office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group.  Mr. Wagner is an experienced patent attorney with a true passion for providing thoughtful and judiciously creative advice to help clients succeed. Mr. Wagner [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, Quoted in Business Insurance Article, “Sexual orientation deserves Title VII protections: 7th Circuit”, April 5, 2017 edition

Click here for more info -- http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170405/NEWS06/912312784/Sexual-orientation-deserves-Title-VII-protections-7th-Circuit-Appeals-Court-rule

Perpetrators of $172 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme Sentenced in Florida

Six months after the original charges were filed in federal court, 9 of 16 defendants in a massive healthcare fraud scheme were sentenced to lengthy jail terms ranging from 2 to 15 years, along with being hit with asset forfeitures of over $30 million.  Later hearings will determine additional amounts to be paid in restitution. [...]

Anthony Calamunci and Brian Dickerson were interviewed by RXinsider on the status of the Pharmacy industry.  

Each week FisherBroyles will provide access to the industry specific Q&A interview sessions hosted by RXinsider so you can learn what the newest legal and industry issues are and how to address these issues when running your pharmacy. Please see Brian’s interview HERE with RXinsider discussing the future for compounding pharmacies post TRICARE reform.

FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, Quoted in Business Insurance Article, “Fate of title VII sexual orientation question may lie with 7th circuit”, April 4, 2017 edition

Read more here - http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170404/NEWS06/912312735/Title-VII-sexual-orientation-discrimination-question-7th-US-Circuit-Court-of-App

Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program: OIG Issues Guide Describing Elements and Metrics

On March 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) released a 53-page document, “Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide.”  Forty independent compliance professionals and staff from the HHS-OIG developed the guide during the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Institute. The Guide summarizes the results and [...]