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Florida Doctor Convicted of 162 Counts of Fraud

A North Florida jury convicted a Gainesville doctor of 162 counts of healthcare fraud. Ona M. Colasante, who was found guilty after a five-week trial, faces up to 10 years in prison at her sentencing in July. 194 more words

Insurance Fraud

Canton Urgent Care Doctor Charged With 22 Counts Of Felony Fraud

LANSING (WWJ) – A Canton-based physician is facing nearly two dozen felony charges for allegedly billing health insurers for services he didn’t provide.

Dr. Bassel Altantawi, 45, of Farmington Hills, was charged this week with nine counts of Medicaid fraud, 12 counts of health care fraud, and one count of continuing criminal enterprise. 190 more words

News

Illinois nursing center employee convicted for stealing $93,000 from resident

EFFINGHAM, Illinois — An Illinois woman has been sentenced to 2 years of probation, 30 hours of community service and $1,367 in court costs for stealing more than $93,500  from an elderly man’s trust account and life insurance account, according to the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau. 151 more words

Crime

Respironics to Pay $34.8 Million for Allegedly Causing False Claims to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare

Medical equipment manufacturer Respironics Inc. will pay the government $34.8 million for allegedly providing kickbacks – in the form of free call center services – to durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers in exchange for their buying Respironics sleep apnea masks. 260 more words

Healthcare Fraud

Naija nurse admits role in $375M home health care fraud

A Cedar Hill nurse who co-owned a home health company pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in a $375 million fraud conspiracy, federal prosecutors say. 839 more words

General

Pfizer Agrees to Pay $784.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on February 16, 2016 that it reached an agreement in principle to pay $784.6 million to settle allegations that its Wyeth unit overcharged Medicaid for the heartburn drug Protonix.   149 more words

Government Fraud & Abuse