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The opioid epidemic continues to rage in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, both from prescription opioids as well as heroin. Fatalities stemming from …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

If you were asked to think of the most dangerous prescription drug on the market, you might zero in on an opioid. Indeed, the country’s deadly opioid epidemic is raging without apparent abatement. But another class of medication has been …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Long-Term Care Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

Freedom Health and Optimum Healthcare — managed care companies owned by the holding company America’s 1st Choice Holdings of Florida — are in the process of settling up with the government. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the providers …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a large settlement in a fraud lawsuit against a benefits management company. If that’s not enough to give pause to industry actors who may be filing inappropriate claims, the …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

The Stark Law (also known as the physician self-referral law) prohibits doctors and their immediate family members who have a financial relationship with a business from referring patients to that entity for designated health services (DHS) covered by Medicare. Furthermore, …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, both from prescription opioids as well as heroin. The opioid category includes drugs that are highly addictive, prone to tolerance-building, …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

The perpetration of fraud negatively impacts every sector of healthcare, including (and perhaps especially) the abuse of prescription drugs. So it makes sense that parties with different agendas and priorities across a variety of industries would throw their weight together …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance