The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

OIG Gives Blessing to Gift Card Arrangement

Last month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an advisory opinion in which it declined to impose sanctions for ...
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DME Company Owner Sentenced to Seven Years in Fraud Case

The owner of a durable medical equipment (DME) company in Fort Myers was sentenced to more than seven years in ...
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Biotech Executive Convicted in Multimillion-Dollar Testing Scheme

A California biotech executive recently was convicted in connection with a $77 million scheme involving false and fraudulent claims for ...
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Texas MD Faces Significant Prison Time for TRICARE Fraud

A Texas physician faces significant time behind bars after being convicted of engaging in a scheme to fraudulently bill TRICARE, ...
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Feds Hot on the Trail of PPP Fraud

On August 19, a Kansas chiropractor was convicted on multiple charges for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud. According to ...
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American Senior Communities Settles for $5.5 Million in FCA Case

Thanks to the work of a whistleblower, the U.S. Department of Justice recently settled with an Indiana-based skilled nursing and ...
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Healthcare Fraud Roundup

Medical Clinic Fraud The owner of a Miami-based medical clinic was recently sentenced to 60 months in prison for directing ...
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OIG Report: CMS Fails to Collect Millions in Overpayments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) failed to collect a large portion of Medicare overpayments identified over a two-year ...
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Practitioner Beware: OIG Issues Telemedicine Fraud Alert

The increasing number of fraudulent schemes involving telemedicine companies prompted the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health ...
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Three Dozen Charged in $1.2 Billion Healthcare Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice, through coordinated investigations across 13 districts, has filed criminal charges against three dozen defendants who ...
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