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Medicare fraud bust in Illinois leads to 6 and ½ year sentence

The biggest problem facing Medicare fraud might be the arrogance of people who get away with bad acts for too long. Meanwhile, with the cooperation of law enforcement agencies using technology and skill, fraud schemes are frequently shut down and bad actors are prosecuted. In some cases, someone on the inside is the whistleblower who […]

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Rock Island, Illinois home health supplier faces vendor fraud charges for submitting false billing invoices.

How you can stop home health fraud, Whistleblowers may share in recovery

Home health companies are increasingly popular among families who want their loved one to receive care in their own home or another residential location with others receiving care. Home health options are appealing to those who do not favor the traditional nursing home facilities and find them to seem institutional. One advantage of a traditional […]

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PODCAST: Criminal Healthcare Fraud and Defense with Attorney Anthony Schumann

This podcast interview with Anthony Schumann focuses on current trends and topics in the area of criminal healthcare fraud and defense. In the next 30 minutes we will cover everything from how to be proactive in your practice and limit your liability, to what steps to take if you are audited, investigated or charged with […]

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Illinois physicians and healthcare professionals: Are you prepared in the event of an OIG audit or review?

Not only do healthcare providers need to be concerned with federal compliance with government funded benefit programs like Medicare, there are state compliance agencies who oversee and audit physicians and healthcare systems to make sure there are no shortcomings in the state-funded benefit systems. In Illinois, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) operates as […]

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PODCAST: Spotting identity theft and taking action with Roger Zamparo

The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals.  The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants have a network of connections with attorneys and professionals who manage a variety of legal practice areas including consumer protection. Zamparo Law Group defends consumers from deceptive and unfair business […]

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Dr. Whistleblower: Reporting $10 million in a Medicare billing fraud scheme, could share in recovery

Former CEO of a physician-hospital practice venture, Robert Dannenhoffer, MD, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his former employer terminated the doctor’s position in retaliation for Dannenhoffer reporting a $10 million Medicare fraud scheme. Dr. Dannenhoffer led investigators to discover a fraudulent payment scheme, by which doctors were being compensated more money in exchange […]

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Home health care fraud in Bloomingdale, bogus certifications lead to jail time

Home health care facilities can be hotbeds for fraud and prosecutors with their investigators recently put another fraud case in the news. The Bloomingdale-based Home Care Physicians Inc., part-owner and employee, Dr. Arthur Davida, 62, pleaded guilty and received a 2-year sentence in connection with home health care fraud. Physicians engaging in fraudulent activities are […]

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Spotting consumer protection issues and litigation with Roger Zamparo

The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals.  The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants have a network of connections with attorneys and professionals who manage a variety of legal practice areas including consumer protection. Zamparo Law Group defends consumers from deceptive and unfair business […]

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New report by the Institute of Medicine: Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Diagnostic errors are inaccurate or delayed diagnosis and they, “account for an estimated 10 percent of patient deaths, hundreds of thousands of adverse events in hospitals each year and are a leading cause of paid medical malpractice claims, a blue ribbon panel of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) said in its last report.[i]” Diagnostic errors […]

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Be proactive and avoid exposure to home healthcare fraud investigations and convictions

The rising cost of healthcare and nursing facilities caused an increase in the popularity of home healthcare facilities, where disabled and elderly patients can receive appropriate levels of care. While many people benefit from the home healthcare option, many may also find ways to defraud the system. Billions of dollars a year lost to home […]

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