Healthcare News & Insights

Obama administration vows to prosecute hospitals for Medicare abuse

If your hospital is using electronic health records to bill for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, watch out. The Obama administration is gunning for facilities and doctors who abuse the privilege.

Feds warn doctors not to use health IT for Medicare fraud

Health IT can bring many benefits for organizations – including the opportunity to increase revenue through illegal means. 

OIG seeking advice on self-disclosure protocol

If you have an opinion you want to share with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on self-disclosure protocols, feel free to add your two cents now.

Inappropriate billing costs doc & hospital $1M to settle

Are ALL of your physicians billing properly for their services? If they aren’t, your hospital will be held responsible, too. That’s what happened at Temple.

Reduce liability for provider-ID theft

Identity theft can be devastating for physicians and the facilities they work for, consuming significant time and substantial financial resources. 

Feds charge Texas doc with $375M Medicare fraud

The feds have filed charges alleging a Texas doctor perpetrated the largest health care fraud in U.S. history.

$1M+ embezzlement nets accountant jail time

A hospital accountant is headed to jail after embezzling more than $1 million from her employer’s accounts.

Disabled vet blows lid off multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud

For his efforts uncovering a Medicaid fraud that the government couldn’t, the veteran pocketed a $15 million whistle blower payout.

Teen posed as physician assistant

A teen who talked his way into a fake job at a Florida hospital has patients questioning both the competence of the hospital and the quality of the care they received there.

Podiatrist nabbed for fraud after billing double amputee

A Maryland podiatrist has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft after billing over $1M in false Medicare charges for providing services to a patient with no feet — and after he had already been banned from federal health programs.