June 2018

Chinese Nationals Indicted in Alleged U.S. Test-Taking Scheme

By |2024-03-14T10:00:59-04:00June 1, 2018|Health care Law, Health Law, In the News, The Health Law Firm Blog|

6 Indest-2008-3By George F. Indest, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Fifteen Chinese citizens living in the United States reportedly conspired to take college entrance exams for others so they could obtain student visas, according to the Associated Press. The frauds allegedly took standardized exams including the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Test-Taking Conspiracy.

According to BBC News, the scheme reportedly took place between 2011 and 2015, mainly in western Pennsylvania. Six individuals named in the indictment were identified as students who supposedly paid up to $6,000 to have other individuals, also […]

May 2018

Is Your Smart Phone HIPAA Compliant?

By |2024-03-14T10:01:59-04:00May 15, 2018|Health Law, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA violation|

George IndestBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Identity theft is at an all-time high, and the health care industry is at exceptional risk. It’s no mystery that a patient’s health file contains all the pertinent information required to successfully steal a person’s identity, including the “Big 3”; specifically, name, date of birth, and Social Security number.

Worse yet, with ever-increasing technological trends, hackers are capable of banking a quick buck before most of their victims even become aware they are vulnerable.

Technology is a Positive Thing.

Technology offers us the world at our fingertips. Smart phones and tablets are conveniently mobile and, therefore, constantly […]

Detroit Medical Center Agrees to Pay $42M to End Long-Running Antitrust Suit

By |2024-03-14T10:01:59-04:00May 15, 2018|antitrust, Health Law|

8 Indest-2008-5By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

A month before trial was set to begin, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) agreed to pay $42 million to end a nine-year antitrust class action lawsuit. The suit was brought by nurses accusing eight Detroit area hospitals of conspiring to keep their wages low, violating antitrust laws from 2002-2006. The DMC was the last remaining defendant in a 2006 class-action lawsuit before Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen. To read a blog I wrote on another health care antitrust case, click here.

A copy of the class action complaint that was filed in […]

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