Healthcare exec pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar opioid scheme

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A Michigan healthcare CEOrecently pleaded guilty to taking part in a $300 million healthcare fraud scheme that, in the words of U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions, “flooded the streets†with millions of doses of opioids and other controlled substances. Mashiyat Rashid was CEO of the Tri-County Wellness Group of medical providers which operated pain clinics and…

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OIG Unveils Fraud Risk Indicator

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The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has launched a new initiative designed to draw attention to those healthcare providers it considers to be high risk for committing healthcare fraud after having been charged under the False Claims Act. The OIG posted this Fraud Risk Indicator on its website after Gregory Demske, the…

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