Earlier this month, the DOJ announced that a pharmacy owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his involvement in an $8.3 million scheme. The individual was an owner of three pharmacies that paid kickbacks to telemarketers... Read More
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), selected four academic institutions to award $23 million to establish centers of excellence to research delivery of cancer-related care through telehealth. The... Read More
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The Department of Justice ("DOJ") indicted a North Carolina physician assistant last month on criminal charges in a genetic testing scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $10 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. The indictment... Read More
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On July 20, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert warning practitioners to exercise caution when entering into certain telehealth arrangements. The Alert references the many recent investigations of telemedicine... Read More
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According to the DOJ’s indictment, Ms. Lavache prescribed DME for Medicare beneficiaries without conducting any consultations with the said beneficiaries. As a result, she allegedly caused the submission of false claims to Medicare totaling... Read More
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Large chain pharmacies such as Walmart and CVS began refusing to fill or delaying Adderall and other ADHD drug prescriptions written by prescribers working for telehealth startups such as Cerebral and Done Health. As a result, other pharmacies who... Read More
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On April 20, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced criminal charges against twenty-one (21) defendants in nine federal courts across the country for their roles in Coronavirus-related healthcare fraud schemes that resulted in more than... Read More
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