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Understanding Medicare Hospice Benefits Can Help Eliminate Fraud

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW, Program Director, Texas Senior Medicare Patrol

What is Hospice care?
Hospice care is designed for patients with six months or less to live if their disease runs its natural course. 711 more words

Healthcare Fraud

Cancer Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Dr. Meera Sachdeva of Jackson, Mississippi was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to repay approximately $8.2 million for fraud at the former Rose Cancer Center in Summit, Mississippi according to a recent… 165 more words

Healthcare Fraud

Medicare Beneficiaries are Prime Target for Scammers

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

The phone calls are endless. You get offers of back braces and medical alerts. Someone calls and wants to help you save money on your Medicare costs. 542 more words

Financial Exploitation

Community Health Systems Resolves FCA Allegations

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS), the nation’s largest operator of acute care hospitals based in Franklin, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $98.15 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly billed government health care programs for inpatient services that should have been billed as outpatient services and that one of the company’s affiliated hospitals, Laredo Medical Center, improperly billed Medicare for certain inpatient procedures and for services in violation of the Stark Law according to a… 212 more words

Medicare Fraud

Alabama Hospital System and Physician Group Settle FCA Allegations

Thanks to a lawsuit brought by Dr. Christian Heesch, a physician formerly employed by Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. (DPG), pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, the group, along with Infirmary Health System Inc. 132 more words

Healthcare Fraud

Detroit Physician Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Scheme

On July 1st, Dr. Walayat Khan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a DoJ press release.  Court documents alleged that Dr. 108 more words

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