Healthcare News & Insights

Hospital pays nearly $9M to settle Medicare overbilling allegations

New Jersey’s Overlook Hospital, along with its parent companies, have agreed to pay $8,999,999 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA).

Payback time: OIG audits uncover overpayments at 3 hospitals

The last thing any hospital administrator wants is to be audited by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Especially now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on June 1st will launch the next leg of its Recovery Audit Prepayment Reviews — an aggressive program to deter overpayments due to fraud and errors.

Company accused of wasting drugs to bilk Medicare

A major health care company has been accused of deliberately wasting drugs to make more money from Medicare.

Fraud allegations against world’s busiest proctologist

Talk about a pain in the butt: Billing for 25-hour workdays was just one of the red flags that landed this doctor in legal hot water.

Settlement agreement in Health Alliance whistleblower suit

A health system accused of illegally providing kickbacks to favored cardiologists has reached an agreement to settle with the feds. And the cardiologist who first brought the case to light stands to make a mint.