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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DEA Search Warrants: What They Mean and How to Respond

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What Doctors and Pharmacists Need to Know about DEA Searches and Raids We are five months into 2018. And nearly every day so far this year has seen the DEA execute at leastone search warrant against a doctor’s office, pain management clinic, or pharmacy. With more days ahead of us than behind, it’s likely that…

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DEA Search Warrants: How Hard Are They to Get?

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If the DEA Is Authorized to Raid Your Clinic, the Case Against You Is Well Underway You hear a lot in the news about DEA searches, seizures, and raids. Doctors’ offices and pharmacies are targeted all the time. And more often than not, if the DEA goes looking for some evidence of wrongdoing, they’ll find…

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DEA Raids Doctor’s Office in One of the Biggest Opioid Cases Ever — with Essentially NO Evidence

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The Shocking Story of an Extremely Well-Respected Doctor Targeted by the DEA for Treating Chronic Pain Patients The federal government recently raided a widely respected physician for prescribing high-dose painkillers to some of his patients – precisely becausehe prescribes higher doses, absent any other significant evidence. There is no video surveillance of underhanded dealings. No…

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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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