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Release of Medicare Data Reveals Massive Fraud, Drug Company Collusion

Do you know what happens to your earnings after they are swept up and tossed into the Medicare black hole?

A massive, new Medicare data release has uncovered a multimillion-dollar scandal that has been growing through the years. 825 more words


Sebelius to unleash Bounty Hunters on Hospitals and Doctors with new edict

In what starts out as a headline Sebelius Releases Privacy-Protected Data that could be interpreted as an effort to get rid of fraud and abuse,  there is much more of a nefarious intent.  506 more words


CMS To Publicly Release Medicare Physician Payment Data - iHealthBeat

Open Data progressing with April 9 release of Medicare payments database release. This will open up public/crowd scrutiny of charges and may save public funds siphoned off to ballooned charges. 8 more words

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Welfare Fraud:  Who's Really Responsible?

There have been numerous articles alleging rampant welfare fraud. While most articles focus on blaming poor people who directly receive government benefits, there are no credible statistics demonstrating that the poor are responsible for the majority of the fraud. 675 more words


Straw Owner of Clinic Sentenced in $28 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Roberto Fernandez Gonzalez, a Florida man who federal prosecutors say served as the “straw owner” of a physical therapy clinic, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for participating in a Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice… 178 more words

Insurance Fraud

Medicare fraud: $97M for mentally ill patients to watch movies, play games

As  taxpayers were picking up the tab for intensive, outpatient care for mentally ill patients, those patients were playing games and watching movies. It was part of a Medicare scam run by two Houston doctors who defrauded the system out of $97 million over five years.

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Pharmaceutical Company Settles FCA Allegations

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and a subsidiary, IVAX LLC, have agreed to pay the government and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle False Claim Act allegations according to a… 176 more words

Healthcare Fraud