Latest Medicare fraud Stories

Over 100 People Busted For Medical Fraud
2012-05-03 07:24:23

Connie K. Ho for Redorbit.com $450 million. That´s the amount that has been received in false billings by a group of more than 100 schemers. The fraud has cost the U.S. government between $60 to $90 billion each year, according to the Associated Press (AP). “This coordinated takedown involved the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single takedown in strike force history,” the Justice Department noted in a prepared statement. CNN reports that officials...

Feds Want An End To Medicare Bonus Program
2012-04-23 10:03:27

Federal investigators are calling for an end to an $8 billion Medicare bonus program that rewards providers of second-rate healthcare, charging that the program is a political ploy by the Obama administration. The report, issued today by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), states that the $8.3 billion pledged for quality bonuses to Medicare Advantage insurance plans would postpone the pain of cuts to the plans under the new healthcare law. Most of the money would go to...

2012-03-02 15:45:00

Today, Cross Law Firm, S.C. and Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. jointly announce the settlement of their clients´ respective qui tam lawsuits against the for-profit hospice chain Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. Odyssey has agreed to pay the federal government $25 million to resolve two qui tam lawsuits which alleged, inter alia, that it submitted false claims to Medicare for continuous home care services that were not provided in accordance with requirements of the Medicare Program. Ft. Lauderdale,...

Largest Healthcare Fraud In US History
2012-02-29 06:23:20

Texas doctor, 6 others indicted in $375 million Medicare/Medicaid scheme A Texas physician and six others were indicted on Tuesday in the largest healthcare fraud case in U.S. history, federal law enforcement officials reported. The massive scheme allegedly robbed Medicare and Medicaid of $375 million. According to the indictment, Dr. Jacques Roy, owner of Medistat Group Associates in DeSoto, Texas, led a scheme that billed Medicare for home health services that were not medically...

2012-02-24 14:40:00

Medicaid and Medicare are a Hot Topic in Obama´s Budget New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 New York doctors are all watching the President´s budget battle with a jaundiced eye today. Many experts have indicated that deficit concerns will prompt cuts to the popular Medicaid and Medicare programs over a ten year period. According to the New York Times: New spending and targeted tax increases seem far more gaudy than the $638 billion in spending cuts the White House is claiming...

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