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2012-07-06 23:03:52

The OIG issued its 2012 Work Plan and chiropractic claims are outlined in their agenda. Billing Buddies, a premier billing service located in Minnesota offers expert assistance to chiropractors across the United States. This article is written by Bonnie J. Flom, CMRS, author of Mastering Medisoft and CEO of Billing Buddies located at 1423 Ford Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 In the OIG 2012 Work Plan, chiropractic services were outlined to be reviewed....

2012-06-28 06:27:20

Initiatives designed to protect beneficiaries, providers, and taxpayers by preventing fraud and abuse before it occurs WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, a national coalition representing more than 1,500 skilled home healthcare agencies nationwide, responded to a recent solicitation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for recommendations that can strengthen the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Dedicated to...

2012-05-11 23:00:21

Today, Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. Managing Partner Marcella Auerbach presented at the 22nd Annual ABA National Institute on Healthcare Fraud at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Today, Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. Managing Partner Marcella Auerbach presented at the 22nd Annual ABA National Institute on Healthcare Fraud at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Auerbach outlined recent practice trends and noteworthy court decisions, during a...

2012-05-03 06:26:52

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of community- and hospital-based home healthcare agencies dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Senator John Breaux (D-LA) made the following statement: "Yesterday's announcement that the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and...

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...

2012-04-04 10:27:39

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare bidding program for home medical equipment and services (HME) is forcing those providers in the Pittsburgh area to revise operating models, lay off workers, or leave the profession. Medicare beneficiaries are also affected, since many out-of-state providers, with no connection to the community or patients, are assigned to provide critical equipment and services. Pittsburgh was one of nine locations across the country...

2012-03-08 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Medicare beneficiaries face obstacles that either delay or prevent them from obtaining critical durable medical equipment and services (DME) in nine regions of the country where a controversial procurement system was implemented a year ago, according to data collected by the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). Medicare beneficiaries submitted comments to AAHomecare sharply contradicting assurances by the Centers...

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...