The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

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SCOTUS Ruling Gives Government Broad Authority in Dismissing FCA Whistleblower Cases

If a whistleblower files a False Claims Act lawsuit can the government dismiss the action? Yes, so long as the ...
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Feds Charge 78 in Connection With Healthcare Fraud Schemes Totaling $2.5B

Seventy-eight people recently were charged in connection with healthcare fraud schemes that bilked the federal government out of $2.5 billion. ...
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Medicare Audit Finds Up To $888M in Improper Payments for Genetic Tests

Inadequate oversight by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of payments for the highest paid genetic test risked ...
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Skilled Nursing Facility and Management Company Settle Kickback Case for Nearly $4M

A California skilled nursing facility and management company has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to settle allegations it paid ...
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Pharmacy Company’s Chief Compliance Officer Convicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Florida man whose job it was to make sure that no healthcare fraud is committed recently was convicted by ...
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HHS-OIG Details Successes of Efforts to Curb Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in Semiannual Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) recently released its Semiannual Report to ...
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WPB Man Sentenced for Role in $7M DME Fraud, Kickback and False Claim Scheme

A West Palm Beach man was sentenced to a little more than five years in prison and ordered to pay ...
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Illinois Healthcare System Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Overpayment for Services for $12.5M

A whistleblower lawsuit filed against St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of the Hospital Sisters Health System in Illinois has been settled for ...
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Rule Temporarily Extends Flexibilities in Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine Created During Public Health Emergency

Just days before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) was about to expire on May 12, The Drug Enforcement Administration ...
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Two Miami Doctors Sentenced for $31 Million in False Medicare Claims as Part of a DME Fraud  Scheme

A pair of Miami doctors recently were sentenced for their parts in a scheme to steal from Medicare by making ...
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