California Man Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft for Role in $1.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

By Allison Legal | Mar 25, 2014

A Southern California man who ran a durable medical equipment (DME) supply company has been found guilty by a federal […]

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The Lurking Risks of Hospital-Employed Physicians: Stark, Anti-Kickback and False Claims Act Compliance

By Allison Legal | Mar 25, 2014

The federal laws prohibiting hospitals from paying physicians for referrals are not new, but hospitals need to be on notice: […]

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Rethinking Spine Care

By Allison Legal | Mar 24, 2014

The rapid growth in spinal surgery volumes over the past 20 years has prompted payers, policy experts and some spine […]

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Suit Alleges a Chain of Walk-In Doctor Clinics Used Tactics to Rip Off Insurers and Patients

By Allison Legal | Mar 24, 2014

A federal settlement this week of $1.2 million against a Birmingham-based chain of walk-in medical clinics won’t stop a lawsuit […]

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County Government to Pay $215,000 HIPAA Settlement

By Allison Legal | Mar 23, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced March 5 the first-ever settlement with a […]

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US Court Finds Patients Assignment of Rights Under ERISA Benefit Plan Did Not Confer Standing

By Allison Legal | Mar 23, 2014

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey held March 6 that a group of surgeons did not […]

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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Medical Malpractice Damages Cap as Violating Equal Protection Under State Constitution

By Allison Legal | Mar 23, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court struck down March 13 the state’s cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions […]

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Duke University Health System, Inc. Agrees To Pay $1 Million For Alleged False Claims Submitted To Federal Health Care Programs

By Allison Legal | Mar 23, 2014

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Thomas G. Walker and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper […]

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Utah Construction Company to Pay Government to Settle Alleged False Claims in Connection with Program for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses

By Allison Legal | Mar 23, 2014

Okland Construction Co. Inc. has agreed to pay the government $928,000 to resolve allegations that it made false statements and […]

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Doctor and Owner of Two Medical Facilities Sentenced to 15 Months Imprisonment

By Allison Legal | Mar 21, 2014

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today, Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher […]

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IBM’s Big Hope for Fraud

By Allison Legal | Mar 21, 2014

IBM is changing with the crimes. So are other companies, and their collective efforts could affect more than catching tax […]

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Fun Fact

By Allison Legal | Mar 21, 2014

A new study by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy finds nearly 90 Fortune […]

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