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How Courts are Holding on ‘Worthless Services’ Allegations Under the False Claims Act

In yesterday’s post, we examined the emerging concept known as ‘worthless services’ within the context of the False Claims Act. Under the FCA, a defendant may face liability for intentionally submitting claims for reimbursement to Medicare or Medicaid that are known to be false or based on false information. On this blog, we have [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:01:27+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Recognizing ‘Worthless Services’ Under the False Claims Act

When it comes to committing fraud against Medicare and Medicaid, there are a number of ways for doctors, hospitals, and medical companies to get around the rules. Some encourage billing specialists to “upcode” for higher reimbursement rates, essentially billing Medicare or Medicaid for services never rendered. Others, quite alarmingly, perform unnecessary medical services, including [...]

By | 2018-09-21T15:48:06+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|