The federal government recently announced it won or negotiated more than $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud adjustments and settlements during the last fiscal year (2019). As a result of its efforts, as well as those of preceding years, approximately $3.6 billion was recovered. Of that total, approximately $2.5 billion was transferred to the Medicare Trust…

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A Georgia woman was arrested earlier this month in connection with a scheme in which she is alleged to have sought to pay and receive illegal kickbacks in exchange for referring Medicare beneficiaries for expensive cancer screening and COVID-19 tests. Loosened healthcare regulations, including blanket waivers of the federal Anti-kickback Statute (AKS) and physician self-referral…

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation has agreed to settle yet another False Claims Act lawsuit. The healthcare giant is no stranger to such litigation, having settled a number of claims in the past few years. On Feb. 11, Tenet and its affiliated hospital, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, agreed to pay $1.41 million to…

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