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What Do the Forest Park Verdicts Mean for Health Care Compliance in Texas?

After years of anticipation, seven guilty verdicts in the Forest Park Medical Center criminal trial (in addition to the 10 pre-trial guilty pleas) have reshaped the health care landscape in Texas, and the nation is watching. While the exact fallout from the stunning conclusion will take some time to play out (appeals will be filed), […]

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Alert – HHS Lowers HIPAA Annual Penalty Cap

Alert – HHS Lowers HIPAA Annual Penalty Cap On April 23, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notice of enforcement discretion to reduce the annual civil penalties some violators may face under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act […]

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Houston Illegal MedSpa Activity – Another Botox Arrest.

In the latest crackdown on illegal MedSpa activity in Houston, another person was arrested and charged for the unlawful practice of medicine. On Wednesday, the owner of Paloma Clinic Spa in northwest Houston was arrested for offering illegal Botox injections to an undercover officer.  Police allege that the owner is not licensed to give Botox […]

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Two Fraud and Abuse Anti-Kickback Settlements Shine the Spotlight on Marketing and Medical Director Agreements.

Enforcement of fraud and abuse and anti-kickback continues throughout the country with Oklahoma now the center the attention where illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC were at the center of two recent civil settlements.  These civil settlements come on the heel of criminal grand jury indictments against 3 individuals (2 physicians) in December. In […]

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Secure Prescription Pads Now Required in California

In 2018, California made several changes to try to curb unauthorized access to controlled substances as part of a national trend in combating opioid abuse. One of the major changes went into effect this past October, when it became mandatory for medical professionals who write prescriptions to first run a search of the patient on […]

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Merry Christmas from ByrdAdatto!

We at ByrdAdatto wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ByrdAdatto will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 to celebrate with family and friends.

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