Skilled Nursing Facility and Management Company Settle Kickback Case for Nearly $4M

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A California skilled nursing facility and management company has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to settle allegations it paid kickbacks to physicians for referrals of patients on Medi-Cal and Medicare. From 2009 through 2019, Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Centre, under the direction and control of Rockport Healthcare Services, gave physicians extravagant gifts, including…

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HHS-OIG Details Successes of Efforts to Curb Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in Semiannual Report to Congress

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) recently released its Semiannual Report to Congress touting its many successes but also adding that a lack of funding has resulted in an inability to go after even more healthcare fraud and abuse. “We are turning down 300 to 400 viable…

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