Latest Medicare fraud Stories

Medical Costs Vary Greatly Between Hospitals
2013-05-10 05:33:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The amount that hospitals charge the US government for common inpatient procedures — and the amount that those medical facilities receive for services rendered — varies greatly, according to information released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “As part of the Obama administration´s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being...

2013-04-30 23:04:56

Delving Into the Details: Medicare Wage Index Explained Cleveland (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 In Northeast Ohio, close to 40 percent of payments hospitals receive come from the Medicare program, making Medicare reimbursement a key component of hospitals´ bottom lines. A crucial factor in determining the amount of Medicare reimbursement a hospital receives stems from wage index, a factor used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to account for regional differences in the...

2013-04-09 23:00:19

Jury acquits Creizman LLC client charged with money laundering conspiracy related to health care fraud after seven-week trial in Brooklyn Federal Court New York, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 After a 7-week criminal trial charging multiple defendants with health care fraud and money laundering conspiracy, a Brooklyn federal jury acquitted Creizman LLC client Yelena Galper. Ms. Galper was arrested and charged with participating in a money laundering conspiracy in November 2011. The...

2013-04-08 23:02:32

The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is urging physicians, pharmaceutical industry insiders, or employees at any large pharmacy retail store chain to step forward for possibly huge rewards, if they can prove system wide off labeling schemes, price fixing, kick backs, or what would seem like an endless line of scams designed to cheat the US taxpayers, and Medicare. For more information physicians, or pharmaceutical industry reps, or insiders are urged to contact the Whistle Blower Center at...

2013-02-21 23:01:43

Bert Louthian, a Columbia qui tam lawsuit attorney, encourages whistleblowers with knowledge of fraudulent activity to come forward, fight fraud and potentially claim significant cash rewards. Columbia, S.C. (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 With the federal government recovering more and more taxpayer dollars lost to health care billing fraud, South Carolina False Claims Act attorney Bert Louthian today praised government efforts and success in using whistleblower lawsuits to reclaim taxpayer...

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