Blog posts with "Medicare"

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Florida Hospital Settles $85M Whistleblower Lawsuit for Illegally Incentivizing Physician Referrals of Medicare Patients

Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. recently entered into an $85 million settlement with the federal government to resolve the False Claims Act lawsuit of United States v. Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr., 6:09-CV-1002-ORL-31T (M.D. Fla. 2014). The whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act suit alleged the following: [The hospital system] violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the...

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Continues to Generate Successful Prosecutions in Florida

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is operating heavily in South Florida and its investigations continue to generate successful prosecutions of Medicare fraud as indicated by several recent press releases by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. These successfully prosecuted cases were all investigated by the FBI and HHS-OIG as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force under the supervision of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. The Medic...

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Medical School Radiologists Defraud Medicare

  Two radiologists at the University of Missouri School of Medicine were fired for falsely billing Medicare according to an Associated Press article. The false medical billing sparked an internal investigation by the University of Missouri and an ongoing federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The internal investigation revealed “that the two doctors falsely said they reviewed X-rays but instead relied solely on resident physicians, a violation of Medicare and hospital rul...

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Largest Bust in Medicare Fraud Strike Force History

According to a recent Department of Justice press release, 107 doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals were charged with $452 million dollars of fraudulent Medicare billing in a single takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. The health care professionals were accused of fraud-based crimes such as conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, kickback violations, and money laundering relating to “a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving various medical tr...

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