Florida Hospital Is Not a Covered Subcontractor under TRICARE

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For nearly four years, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been tenaciously pursuing jurisdiction over healthcare providers based on the theory that providers participating in, and receiving more than $50,000 in reimbursement from, the Department of Defense’s TRICARE program qualify as federal government subcontractors who are required to comply with the agency’s […]

Class Certification of Home Health Clinicians’ Misclassification Claims Denied

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By Angelo Spinola and Marcia Ganz  In a class and collective action against a national home healthcare company, a federal district court recently denied class certification of the plaintiffs’ state law misclassification claims, finding the claims were too individualized and that proceeding as a class action would render the case unmanageable.  In Rindfleisch v. Gentiva […]

3 Hiring Risks Faced By Small Health Care Providers

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In the health care industry, hiring an individual with a criminal history could create increased compliance, legal, safety and reputational risks. Yet in a recent report, The Office of Inspector General (OIG) analyzed FBI records and found that 92 percent of nursing facilities employ at least one individual with a past criminal conviction. The potentially […]