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ICE and DHS Are Aggressively Targeting Companies in California and Texas. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are actively targeting California and Texas companies that hire workers from Mexico. If convicted, company owners and executives can face decades behind bars. With immigration issues taking center stage during the midterm elections and with the White House taking a firm…

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Dental Medicaid Audits: What Practicing Dentists Need to Know

Categories: Health Care Law

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Medicaid Audits Can Lead to Federal Prosecution for Civil and Criminal Fraud Offenses. Due to the Risks Involved, Dentists Must Take These Audits Extremely Seriously. Medicaid, like all government health care benefit programs, is subject to strict oversight and aggressive enforcement by various federal agencies. Due to the inordinate costs of Medicaid fraud, prosecuting providers…

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The Risk of Federal Prosecution for Mobile Radiology Fraud

Categories: Health Care Law

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The DOJ, CMS, and Other Federal Agencies are Aggressively Targeting Mobile Radiology Providers in Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Investigations Mobile radiology providers serve an essential function for hospice and nursing home residents as well as individuals who require home health care on a daily basis. By bringing x-ray equipment and trained professionals to these patients,…

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When Can a Mobile Ambulance Ride Lead to Charges for Medicare Fraud?

Categories: Health Care Law

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Medicare’s Strict Billing Rules for Mobile Ambulance Services Create Significant Risks for EMS Providers Emergency medical services (EMS) providers serve a critical role in our health care system. However, like all health care providers that bill Medicare for their services, they are subject to strict billing rules and regulations, and failure to adhere to these…

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What Is the Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force?

Categories: Health Care Law

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The Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force is one of the DOJ’s newest efforts to target health care providers as it seeks to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the formation of a new Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force. This follows the creation…

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