A nationwide telemedicine kickback scheme led to fraudulent Medicare reimbursements for durable medical equipment and genetic testing. The full Department of Justice press release can be found here.
In March 2016, we covered the conviction of Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi for violating the federal anti-kickback statute by referring nursing home patients to Sacred Heart Hospital (in Chicago) in exchange…
Continue Reading King of Nursing Homes Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison and $786,000 in Repayments and Fines
Called by some the “King of Nursing Homes” for his many low-income nursing home patients in northeast Illinois, Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi was recently convicted for referring patients to Sacred Heart…
Continue Reading Nursing Home Fraud Scam Results in Conviction for “King of Nursing Homes”
State’s “more stringent” Stark law restrictions upheld by court.
Continue Reading State’s “More Stringent” Stark Law Restrictions Upheld By Court
OIG has announced its priorities for 2013 and some are of special interest to physicians.
Continue Reading OIG Announces 2013 Priorities
Recent press releases provide notice of activities that draw the government’s ire — and result in serious criminal consequences. Focusing on these issues is a helpful exercise for any physician trying to stay within the law.
Continue Reading Enforcement Update – Bad Actors Continue to Pay
Many physicians still lack a basic understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework within which they practice every day.
Continue Reading Physicians Need to Pay Attention to Fraud and Abuse Risks
Two recent Advisory Opinions by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) shed some much needed light of the OIG’s view of marketing by health care providers.
Continue Reading OIG Advisory Opinions Shed Light on Marketing Activities
It is no secret that the federal government is very interested in the connection between gifts and other remuneration from drug and device manufacturers and physician decision-making when it comes…