CMS Announces Telehealth Expansion and Waivers

On March 17, the Trump administration announced that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, Medicare providers may now use phone and video conference, including FaceTime and Skype, to see patients, with no penalties. This includes blanket HIPAA waivers, as well as Medicare...

First Prosecution under EKRA Results in Guilty Plea

In a press release issued last month, the Department of Justice announced its first criminal prosecution under the Eliminating Kickback in Recovery Act (EKRA).  Defendant Theresa Merced – who is 80 years old – pled guilty and admitted to soliciting kickbacks from a...