Reports of fraud and abuse in home healthcare make this benefit seem like the lawless wild west of government health insurance. Cruz Sonia Collado, for example, owner of Nestor Home Health in...
Ricky Martin wasn't singing about those who cheat the healthcare system in his number-one hit; but he could have been when you read about all the loot the government has confiscated from people charged with or convicted of healthcare fraud. Here's a sample of what the proceeds of their schemes have bought: Read more...
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Cigna has sued a Virginia-based clinical laboratory for illegally waiving consumers' fees and billing the insurer instead. Cigna claims that the "fee forgiving" practice cost it $84 million.
Alleged and proven healthcare fraud made headlines recentlywith the indictment and convictions of mental health service providers in Texas.
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, New York, paid more than $3 million to resolve False Claims Act liability stemming from its Medicare billing, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of New York announced.
Greater use of electronic health records, black market demand for protected health information and a fragmented healthcare system contribute to rising rates of medical identity theft, Fortune reported.
A personal trainer and body builder who's 6-foot-3 and weighs about 450 pounds stands accused of bilking Medicare out of more than $535,000 by posing as dwarf who needed human growth hormone, NJ.com reported.
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In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference this week, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services today announced it would spend up to $840 million over the next four years to fund innovative healthcare strategies designed to improve patient care and lower costs.