Three Sentenced for Roles in Compounding Pharmacy Kickback and Fraud Scheme

Three men, including two from Florida, were sentenced for their roles in a $54 million pharmacy kickback, bribery, and fraud scheme involving TRICARE. The federal program provides health insurance benefits to active duty and retired service members and their families. Prison Time David Byron Copeland of Tallahassee was sentenced to four years and three months…

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­PET Scan Company and Owner to Pay $85M to Settle Anti-Kickback Statute Allegations

An Illinois healthcare imaging company and its founder, owner and CEO have agreed to pay $85.5 million to settle claims that the company allegedly paid kickbacks to physicians to refer Medicare patients for cardiac scans using “sham” medical supervision agreements in violation of the Anti-kickback statute. The Settlement Agreement Cardiac Imaging Inc. (CII) and Florida…

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The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale Announces the Addition of Ricardo Gomez as Associate Counsel

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The Health Law Office of Anthony C. Vitale is pleased to announce Ricardo Gomez has joined the firm as an associate. Ricardo earned his law degree from Florida International University College of Law, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. His practice will focus on civil, administrative contractual, corporate, third-party payor,…

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