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Victims Seek Payments As ‘Dr. Death’ Declares Innocence

Victims Seek Payments As ‘Dr. Death’ Declares Innocence

Victims of “Dr. Death” had until this week to submit receipts for unnecessary chemotherapy, medical bills for liver damage and funeral expenses for their loved ones. 249 more words

Miami Businesswoman Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Miami woman who ran a health care service, and was honored for her work in the health care field, faces up to five years in prison for defrauding Medicare out of millions of dollars. 128 more words

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Assisted Living Facility Owners Charged In Kickback Scheme

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Ten owners of assisted-living facilities in Miami-Dade County have been indicted on charges that they received kickbacks for referring residents to a pharmacy for medications and durable medical equipment. 162 more words

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Former Iowa psychiatrist pleads guilty to health care fraud

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — A Grinnell, Iowa physician has pleaded guilty in federal court on two counts of health care fraud, says U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel . 76 more words

Crime

Medicare Spent $359 Million on Unnecessary Chiropractic Care in 2013

More than 80% of the money that Medicare paid to chiropractors in 2013 went for medically unnecessary procedures, a new federal audit found. The federal insurance program for senior citizens spent roughly $359 million on unnecessary chiropractic care that year for treatment of strains, sprains or joint conditions, a review by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General found.

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Government

Experience matters: Hiring the best healthcare licensing lawyer

How much did it cost you to become a licensed and practicing healthcare professional? While doing the math, in addition to the hard cost of tuition for many years of school, remember to include the opportunity cost of all else you may have done to earn money while you dedicated your life and career path to healthcare practice. 639 more words

Professional Licensing

The PRIME Act

 

Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures Act

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

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This Act was introduced into congress in 2013 and contains a number of provisions that would increase rewards and incentives for those who uncover healthcare fraud, as well as heighten penalties for those who commit it. 314 more words

Ethics