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South Dakota Federal District Court Allows Medical Device Kickback Suit to Proceed Against Surgeon

Back in October of 2019, the hospital entities of Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center and the Sanford Clinic in Sioux Falls South Dakota agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations. U.S. District Court for the District South Dakota found that the lawsuit filed against the neurosurgeon who worked for Sanford- which alleged that he violated the FCA by engaging in a kickback scheme to order medical devices used in surgeries from two companies he owned- could proceed.

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IRS Releases Part 3 of a Five-Part Security Summit Tips for Tax Professionals

On August 6, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in partnership with the Security Summit, issued the third part of their five-part series providing tips for tax professionals to thwart off cyber-security attacks during COVID-19. This week the advice was focused on virtual private networks (VPN). A VPN ensures your location stays private, your data is…

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IRS Releases Part 2 of a Five-Part Security Summit Tips for Tax Professionals

On July 28, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in partnership with the Security Summit, issued the second part of their five-part series providing tips for tax professionals to thwart off cyber-security attacks during COVID-19. The second tip is for tax professionals to use multi-factor authentication to protect client accounts. The notice also provides a…

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IRS Releases Part 1 of a Five-Part Security Summit Tips for Tax Professionals

On July 21, 2020 the IRS and Security Summit partners issued specific guidance to assist tax professionals with implementing basic security measures. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are urging organizations remain in a heightened state of alertness as cybercriminals remain active during COVID-19 and prey on vulnerabilities during this…