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AG Healey Settles With Aveanna Healthcare over 2019 Data Breach

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with Aveanna Healthcare, LLC to resolve allegations that the home healthcare company violated federal HIPAA regulations, the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations, and other state consumer protection laws when it failed to implement proper data security measures to protect patient and employee personal information in a 2019 data breach.

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Multistate AG Coalition Urges Approval of Nation’s First OTC Birth Control Pill

Twenty-one AGs submitted a letter to the FDA urging the agency to approve HRA Pharma, SA’s pending application for Opill, which, if approved, would become the country’s first ever birth control pill available without a prescription. In the letter, the AGs assert that the pill should be approved because access to birth control confers significant…

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AG Healey Announces Grant Program to Provide Mental Health Care Support; Prevent Emergency Department Boarding

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has announced a new grant program to mitigate the impact of patients utilizing hospital inpatient and emergency department beds for mental health care needs. According to the AG’s office, the utilization of emergency room or inpatient facilities for patients waiting for mental health services, known as “emergency department boarding,” has escalated…

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Physicians Group Services Fined by DOJ, Florida AG and HHS for Alleged False Urine Test Claims

Physicians Group Services, P.A. (PGS) has reached a settlement with the U.S. and Florida to resolve allegations that it submitted false or fraudulent claims to the Florida Medicaid Program. The allegations arose from a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, the federal Department of Health and Human Services,…

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AG Healey Fines Home Healthcare Company For Unauthorized Billing

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with home healthcare company Allied Health Systems and its CEO Henry Azzun (collectively “Allied”) to resolve allegations that Allied billed MassHealth for services that had not been appropriately authorized by a physician. Following an investigation resulting from a referral by MassHealth, the AG’s office determined that Allied had billed…

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