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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Mail Fraud as Health Care Fraud: How 18 USC §1341 Applies to Doctors

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Why Medical Professionals Need to Be Aware of Mail Fraud (Even if You Don’t Think You’re Committing It) Where there’s a will, there’s a way. For federal law enforcement, the will is to arrest, convict, and sentence as many people as possible. The higher the defendant’s profile, the better. High-profile takedowns make for juicy news,…

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Business Litigation

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Protecting Your Individual and Company Interests Through Legal Foresight & Strategy Legal disputes are a natural part of being in business. No one wants a lawsuit. And in most cases, everyone wants a lawsuit to end as quickly and cleanly as possible. Spend enough time in the business world, however, and it’s all but inevitable…

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Medical Disability Fraud

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Experienced and Skilled Legal Defense for Alleged Social Security, Welfare, or Insurance Fraud Disability fraud is a serious crime that the federal government investigates thoroughly and prosecutes aggressively. Sometimes too aggressively. That’s why you should seek trusted legal representation as early as possible in the investigative process. It is often possible to end investigations before…

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Employment Litigation

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Defending Employers Against Unwarranted Lawsuits & Enforcing Employment Contracts There’s nothing easy about being an employer. State and federal law creates a delicate balancing act for businesses that must mind their bottom line while also trying to stay compliant with a complex, ever-changing network of employment regulations and case law. We’ve worked with so many…

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