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A New Trend in Health Care Enforcement: Hospice Fraud

Hospice fraud investigations are on the rise. Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,...Read More

Houston Psychiatrist Sentenced to 144 Months Prison in Medicare Fraud Case

On April 1, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a Houston psychiatrist had been sentenced to 144 months in prison for her role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme. The psychiatrist, Sharon Inglehart, formerly served as attending...Read More

DOJ Casts Wide Net in its Tricare Investigations

While Tricare, the health insurance program for U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families, stopped paying for specialized pain creams supplied by compounding pharmacies in May 2015, efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a number of other federal...Read More

Department of Justice Targets Hospice Care Providers in Dallas

In recent months, officials at several major hospice facilities around the country have been convicted of (or pled guilty to) Medicare fraud charges stemming from end of life care. In the most recent, an official of a Chicago hospice facility...Read More

The Perfect Storm: Disgruntled Former Employee Combined With the False Claims Act

More and more, businesses that depend upon federal payments for goods and services defense contractors, Medicare health care providers, those providing medical services to service personnel via Tricare, and the like face a perfect storm when a disgruntled former employee...Read More