Who should read this notice: All healthcare professionals, especially those utilizing telemedicine services Owners, operators and managers of laboratories and/or other testing and treatment facilities Pharmacies and other medical... Read More
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Recently, the Department of Justice announced a series of prosecutions against numerous individuals, including a physician, a telemedicine executive, marketers, and various laboratory and pharmacy owners. In sum, 14 defendants across seven federal... Read More
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In a prior article, we addressed mandatory exclusions from federally funded health care programs for certain criminal convictions, and the importance of "thinking globally" while resolving a criminal investigation. Put another way, collateral... Read More
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This past month, an office worker within a Jersey City doctor’s office pled guilty to healthcare fraud, admitting to receiving approximately $219,000 in kickbacks from a pharmacy in exchange for helping to route prescriptions to the pharmacy’s... Read More
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On May 3, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that the owners of a Florida telemarketing company were charged for their alleged participation in a $46 million genetic testing telehealth scheme. The Department of Justice alleges that the... Read More
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Earlier this week following a three-day bench trial, the owner of, and a licensed mental health counselor at, a Tallahassee-based counseling center, were found guilty of health care fraud conspiracy, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft.... Read More
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In this recent issue of Podiatry Management, Podiatrist Attorney Lawrence Kobak, DPM, JD discusses more bizarre podiatric legal cases. The cases include committing fraud, inaccurately filling out official documents, inappropriate behavior with a... Read More
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On September 30, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a nationwide healthcare fraud and opioid takedown resulting in charges against more than 100 physicians for over $4.5 billion in losses connected to allegedly fraudulent... Read More
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound – and oftentimes chilling – effect on industries and agencies across the board. Law enforcement has likewise been affected. Specifically, social distancing mandates, coupled with staffing deductions and... Read More
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