Cancer doc admits guilt in unnecessary chemo scheme

Michigan oncologist Farid Fata, M.D., awaiting trial for orchestrating a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme, entered a surprise guilty plea yesterday to 13 counts of healthcare fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Whistleblowers find friends in high places

Good news for those who report wrong-doing by government contractors: Congress will draft legislation to shore up whistleblower protections, and an appeals court ruled that whistleblowers aren't necessarily required to cite specific examples of fraud.

Feds crack down on therapeutic services fraud

Recent enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice showcase federal efforts to put the kibosh on fraudulent claims filed with government programs for therapeutic services.

The link between healthcare fraud and elder abuse

Senior scams aren't just about conning the elderly out of their life savings; there's also a connection between elder abuse and healthcare fraud.

Government workers admit to fleecing public healthcare programs

Insider crime made news recently after current and former government workers pleaded guilty to committing healthcare fraud on the job.


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