On June 1, the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) voted to uphold an order issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) against a group of Tennessee-based home health companies to pay $1,322,500 in stipulated penalties for breaches of their Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). OIG negotiates Corporate Integrity Agreements…

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Four Florida pharmacy owners were recently indicted for their alleged participation in a $54 million compound pharmacy kickback scheme. The indictment, announced on June 5, alleges that the men owned and operated Florida Pharmacy Solutions Inc. in Zephyrhills, Fla., “for the purpose of targeting TRICARE beneficiaries and causing the submission to TRICARE of claims for…

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