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March 23, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Michigan Healthcare Provider Settles Allegations of False Billing

Despite the rampant efforts by the federal government’s H.E.A.T. task force, healthcare fraud and Medicare false claims continue to plague American taxpayers. When it comes to bilking federal healthcare agencies out of money, the following methods are some of the most common: Medically Unnecessary Procedures: Medicare and Medicaid guidelines expressly […]
March 18, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Oncologist Settles False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Unapproved Chemotherapy Drugs

In a recent False Claims Act settlement out of California, an oncologist has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims of using and seeking reimbursement for unapproved chemotherapy drugs in violation of FDA regulations. This practice is just one type of dangerous healthcare fraud that, with the help of the […]
March 17, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Compassionate Care Hospice of New York Agrees to $6.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement

As we have previously reported on this blog, hospice care fraud is one of the major emerging trends facing the federal and state governments, costing millions of tax dollars annually in misspending and waste. In today’s case, we review a settlement involving a New York-based hospice center, which has agreed […]
March 16, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Louisiana Cardiologist Agrees to Pay $650,000 to Settle Claims of Fraud

In a landmark healthcare fraud case, one Louisiana-based cardiologist recently closed the books on a concurrent criminal-civil crackdown on his fraudulent billing and accounting practices. The doctor, along with two medical offices, recently settled the civil False Claims Act side of the matter. The settlement occurred nearly seven years after […]
March 13, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Illinois Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Several Fraud Charges Involving Unlawful Kickback Schemes

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice settled a major kickback case involving the pharmaceutical giant Teva Pharmaceuticals. As you may recall, Teva Pharmaceuticals was alleged to have offered lucrative kickbacks in the form of “consulting fees,” vacations, and other incentives to psychiatrists and treating physicians in exchange for their […]
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