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Defense Investigations—An Ounce of Prevention Just Might Keep You Out of Jail

Just about every day there’s at least one story published in a newspaper somewhere in the U.S. about healthcare fraud. It might be about an individual provider who has been arrested, a hospital that is under investigation, or an office employee in a healthcare setting who has been sentenced to jail for their role in […]

Nothing But Net – Four Keys to Drafting The Right Compliance Officer

In recent years, the federal government has adopted what might be viewed as a “take no prisoners” stance when it comes to healthcare fraud and abuse. The pharmaceutical industry, in particular, has been hit with billions of dollars in fines for fraudulent marketing practices including the promotion of drugs for uses not approved by the […]

Compliance: The First Step to Surviving Health Care Fraud

In mid-May, law enforcement authorities announced the arrest of 90 people, including 16 physicians, who allegedly took part in Medicare fraud schemes across the country at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $260 million. David O’Neil, acting assistant attorney general, said the alleged crimes “represent the face of health care fraud today.” Click here to […]

Local audiologist accused of ripping off Medicaid

An audiologist from Polk County and other individuals from as far north as Pasco County are accused of taking millions from taxpayers, Channel 9 has learned. Terri Schneider, who had two clinics in Lakeland -­‐-­‐ Cornerstone Health Specialists and Coastal Health Specialists – and a third in Brevard County, is accused in the scheme, which […]

Do meaningful use hardship exception forms right or lose 1% of payments

Increase your chance of earning a meaningful use exception by submitting proper documentation, picking the right categories and providing a smart “narrative” with the CMS application form due July 1. Click here to read the full article

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