Insulating your healthcare practice from fraud takedowns

Takedowns are a practice used by federal prosecutors to send a deterrent message to certain industries where the incidence of fraud and criminal activity may be widespread. When federal law enforcement conducts takedowns, they work with law enforcement nationwide and execute the takedowns at the same time. When these takedowns occur simultaneously, there is little […]

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Chicago doctor charged in cash kickback for Medicare and Medicaid patient referrals

A Chicago doctor was recently charged in a kick back case. Medicare and Medicaid patients can be valuable to individuals looking to make money from sending referrals to doctors and hospitals in exchange for kickbacks. There are several layers of the health care industry from patient consultants and group service providers to the doctors and […]

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False Claims Act lawsuits and the whistleblowers who share in recoveries

The False Claims Act[i] is the federal law used to prosecute those who make fraudulent claims for payment through government programs. The majority of false claims are made by government contractors engaged in work connected with government spending programs such as health care and military programs. Also referred to as the “Lincoln Law” the False […]

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