William J. Spratt, Jr.

William J. Spratt, Jr.

A former healthcare administrator, Bill Spratt represents large healthcare companies and private equity sponsors in multi-jurisdictional transactions, traversing complex state and federal laws and regulations. He counsels institutional and non-institutional healthcare providers including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient and urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, clinical laboratories, radiation therapy centers, durable medical equipment companies, physician networks, and specialty physician groups.

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Owner of Medical Marketing Company Found Guilty in $2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme…Again!

The Department of Justice announced on June 27, 2019 that David Brock Lovelace, the owner of DBL Management LLC, was found guilty by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida of conspiracy to pay healthcare kickbacks and structuring currency transactions to avoid reporting requirements. According to the evidence at trial, Lovelace was paid … Continue Reading

Florida Patient Brokering Act Amended – Does it Clarify or Create New Issues?

The Florida Legislature recently passed HB 369 (the Bill), which would tweak an important provision of the Florida Patient Brokering Act, Section 817.505 of the Florida Statutes (Patient Brokering Act).  It seeks to clarify the exception to the Patient Brokering Act which incorporated by reference the criminal provisions of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. S1320a-7b(b)) pertaining to illegal remuneration) … Continue Reading

Year in Review/Year Ahead: The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018-The New All-Payor Anti-Kickback Statute

The Akerman Healthcare Practice Group, as part of its ongoing informational blogs and Practice Updates, will be publishing a series of articles, each outlining a significant healthcare industry issue from 2018, with an eye towards what to expect in 2019.  The following is the first in our series – The Year in Review/The Year Ahead:

The enactment, on October 24, … Continue Reading

Florida Department of Health Adopts New Telemedicine Rule: Florida Legislature Considers Changing the Law

While the Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted a new telemedicine rule on March 12, 2014 [Rule 64B8-9.0141 and Rule 64B15-14.0081 of the Florida Administrative Code], several bills on the same subject are under consideration by the Florida Legislature. [See, SB 1646, SB 0070, HB 751, and HB 0167]  At the same time, the Federation … Continue Reading

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