Extendicare Settles Allegations of Substandard Care and Unnecessary Therapy

Thanks to two False Claims Act lawsuits, brought pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the act, Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (Extendicare) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corp. 176 more words

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California coverage plan for undocumented echoes earlier call by Schwarzenegger

by Wendell Potter,  The Center for Public Integrity

Unlike former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, Democrats in Congress decided as they worked on health care reform that providing coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. 95 more words


Skilled Nursing Facilities Settle FCA Allegations

According to a DoJ press release, Life Care Services, LLC (LCS) and CoreCare V LLP (doing business as ParkVista) have agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare for unreasonable or unnecessary rehabilitation therapy to patients in their skilled nursing facilities. 193 more words

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Laws Targeting Physician Behavior

Indeed there are many federal and state laws on the books that target physician behavior. Examples of some key federal laws include Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims. 398 more words

Happy 15th Birthday........Sonny!!!

I have never missed one of my son’s birthdays until now. It is truly one of the most difficult moments for me to think that he will celebrate, take pictures, create wonderful memories, and I will be absent. 516 more words

United States Pursues FCA Allegations Against Doctors for Spinal Implant Bribes

According to a DoJ press release, the United States has filed complaints against Dr. Aria Sabit, Reliance Medical Systems, Apex Medical Technologies, Kronos Spinal Technologies, and the company owners Brett Berry, John Hoffman, and Adam Pike under the False Claims Act alleging that Apex and Kronos paid physicians in order to get them to use Reliance spinal implants.   148 more words

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Healthcare Fraud, Just Down the Block

A short story about why I’m so annoyed today:

In the beginning of January, I took advantage of the new provisions in Obamacare to go to the doctor for my yearly, free, routine physical. 545 more words