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Commonly Encountered Federal Business Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Violating a federal fraud statute easily becomes a personal and business disaster. This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview o...

Ben Carson Wants Jail Time For Health Care Fraud -- Except For Friends

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defraudin...

Medicare Claims Database Finally Public

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.

This Could Be A Really Big Problem For Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Kelsey Miller | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

This KHN story was produced in collaboration with Government Computer News As states are setting up their online health insurance marketplaces, off...

BILLIONS Recovered In Health Care Fraud Probe

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The government says it recovered almost $8 for each dollar it spent investigating health care fraud over the past three years, including...

Nursing Homes Pursue Profit With Tragic Outcomes: Report

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...

Government Makes $30 Billion From Drug Fraud Cases

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Drug companies paid $30.2 billion to settle 239 cases of alleged fraud against government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid between 1991...

Anna Sanders

Prosecutors Accuse Man Of $30 Million Fraud, Seize Lamborghini | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A New York man charged with running a health care fraud scam from his upscale Manhattan apartment was released on a $2 million bond ...

Analytics is the RX for $250 Billion in Fraudulent Health Care Costs

Neil Isford | Posted 09.16.2012 | Technology
Neil Isford

It's a staggering amount to think about: Health care fraud costs the economy about $250 billion every year, according to the FBI.

Lab Company Offered Discounts To Pass On Costs To Medicare

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company serving nur...

Cancer Clinic Stole Millions By Giving Patients Diluted Chemo With Old Syringes

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- An ex-office manager has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a multimillion dollar health care fraud in which a cancer clinic...

Jeffrey Young

$375 Million Health Care Fraud Suspect Gave Cash To Tea Party Group | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

If Texas physician Jacques Roy turns out to be guilty of charges he conspired to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of almost $375 million, we'll know wher...

Jeffrey Young

Jacques Roy and His Cohorts Stole $375 Million from Taxpayers, Government Alleges | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Federal authorities arrested a Texas physician and six others today on charges they bilked Medicare and Medicaid of $375 million from 2006 until last ...

Feds Recover Record Number Of Health Care Fraud Judgments

AP | By KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Federal authorities say they recovered $4.1 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, a record high which officials on Monday credite...

Justice Department Announces Good News

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department reported Monday that it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning ...

LA's Shameful Health Care Fraud Cases

| Christina Jewett | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett The federal government is on track to prosecute nearly twice as many health care f...

Busted: A Fugitive Fraudster Husband

Abigail Pesta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Pesta

What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.

Who Is Responsible For Health Care Fraud?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The cynic in me tells me that corporate profits and CEO pay would increase. However, we do need to protect our patients from unnecessary testing and surgery that detracts from the high ethical standards of the medical professional.

Massive Nationwide Medicare Bust

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI — Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a...

Extremist Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Morally Repugnant Stance on Health Care

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Whether it's a political stunt or the act of an extremist ideologue, Rick Scott is hurting real Floridians in concrete ways by bucking the health care law, including millions of people with private health insurance or Medicare benefits.

New Enforcement Tools Help Fight Health Care Fraud

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in overpayments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration foc...

Mark Weinberger Case: Judge Determines Indiana Surgeon Fit For Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HAMMOND, Ind. — A federal magistrate says a former surgeon who was arrested in Italy after five years on the run and extradited to Indiana to fa...

Wanna Save 54 Billion Dollars? Crime on the Health Care Front

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

While politicians are busy declaring success in health care reform I just gotta ask -- what about the Medicare and Medicaid fraud that cost us a collective $54 billion last year?

Sebelius Pledges To Fight Health Care Fraud

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Saying she'd be a tough enforcer, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Health and Human Services Department on Tuesday called for a crackdown o...