Recent Cases in Mobile Health Care Provider Fraud

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Staggering Examples of Home Health Providers Hit with Multi-Million-Dollar Penalties and Prison Sentences Want to know which health care providers the DOJ and OIG will target for fraud investigations in the future? Follow the money. Home health services, including house calls and other mobile health services, are on the rise. They currently account for billions…

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Mobile Radiology Services Fraud Defense: An Overview

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Why Medicare Is Scrutinizing Portable X-Ray Providers (And How We Can Help) When most people think about health care providers, they think of brilliant and accomplished white-collar professionals who help to meet some of society’s greatest needs. But when federal agents look at the health care industry, they see criminal suspects instead. More to the…

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Mobile Lab Fraud Defense: Frequently Asked Questions & More

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Why Companies Providing Mobile Blood Draws or Diagnostics Should Be on High Alert If you’re a health care professional or a medical executive, getting accused of Medicare fraud probably sounds like something that happens to other doctors or companies – the really bad ones. But the reality is that mobile lab companies are a top…

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Ambulance Fraud Defense: When Does a Medicare Bill Become Fraud?

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CMS, Ambulance Coverage, and Fraud Investigations: Bad for Patients, Dangerous for Providers When does someone really need an ambulance? That sounds like a question a doctor should answer. But doctors don’t ride along in EMS units. And in an emergency, there usually isn’t enough time to get a doctor on the scene (let alone obtain…

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The Opioid Crisis Is Getting Worse. The Government Will Respond.

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The Latest Headlines & Figures from America’s Prescription Painkiller Problem (And the Consequences for Care Providers) 2018 is well underway, but we’re only just beginning to get a sense of what happened in 2016 in terms of national trends and death threats. Statistics take a while to catch up, especially when it comes to drug…

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The Difference Between Pill Mills and Pain Mills

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Why Professionals Working for Pain Clinics Must Now Worry About Criminal Charges You know something is becoming a big issue when media outlets begin using a special term for it. For years, we’ve all been hearing about pill mills on the five o’clock news. These are clinics where doctors issue an alarming number of prescriptions…

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18 USC §1343: Are Wire Fraud and Health Care Fraud the Same Thing?

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Health Care Fraud Charges Often Include a Count of Federal Wire Fraud. Here’s Why. Try to imagine doing your job without the internet. Modern medicine is very much a virtual enterprise. Everything from routine appointment scheduling and medical research to sensitive matters such as writing prescriptions and maintaining patient records — it’s all portals, hard drives,…

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18 USC §1349: Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud in Health Care

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Learn How (and Why) Federal Agents Use Fraud Conspiracy Laws Against Care Providers Just because you never committed health care fraud doesn’t mean the federal government won’t charge you with a crime. On the contrary, health care fraud charges are rapidly increasing across the United States, and a great number of these cases involve doctors,…

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Health Care Fraud, Criminal Charges, and 18 USC §1347

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How This All-Important Federal Statute Can Send Doctors to Prison Over Billing Disputes If you work for (or own) a medical business, you need to take great care when submitting claims for payment to commercial insurance companies or government programs like Medicare — especially if those claims come into dispute. Increasingly, minor medical billing errors…

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