Call it the enforcement "flavor of the month," but laboratories have been feeling the heat from federal investigators recently, particularly those interested in their relationship with physician practices, which may run afoul of the anti-kickback statute.
It's been nearly two weeks since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the largest healthcare fraud takedown in U.S. history. If you're anything like me, you needed all of that time to digest what happened.. Read more...
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On Tuesday, federal officials announced a new litigation team that will focus specifically on civil money penalties and exclusion cases. Tony Maida, a partner with McDermott Will & Emory LLP, who preveiously served as a senior official in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, spoke with FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud about the potential repercussions.
A Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, which led her to inappropriately prescribe a pain pill manufactured for cancer patients, according to an announcement from the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.
Nurses' Registry and Home Health Corp., an official corporate sponsor of the University of Kentucky athletics, has filed for bankruptcy following suspended Medicare payments tied to kickback allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Nearly two months after DaVita Healthcare announced it would pay nearly half a billion dollars to settle claims that it improperly billed Medicare for wasted vials of medication, the largest dialysis provider in the country is facing a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filing released by the company on Wednesday.
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Medicare Part D covers the bulk of medications commonly used by both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).