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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Doctors, nurses, addiction treatment professionals, pharmacists and hundreds of others are among the 601 people across 58 federal districts charged this week in what the Justice Department is calling “the largest national healthcare fraud enforcement action” in its history. The fraud resulted in more than $2 billion in losses. Of those 601, more than 162…

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