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Is Telemedicine Unlawful?

Categories: Telemedicine

How Medical Providers Can Protect Themselves in Telemedicine Investigations On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued sweeping indictments against telemedicine companies, marketing groups, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, doctors, and other individuals and organizations involved in the telemedicine industry. While the specific allegations underlying these indictments vary, what all of the…

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Federal Authorities are Targeting Addiction Clinic Owners in Tricare Fraud Investigations Under the False Claims Act

Categories: Tricare Audit & Fraud

Counselor & Patient

Addiction clinics that serve military personnel, veterans, and their family members who are Tricare beneficiaries are at risk for being targeted in federal health care fraud investigations. In just one of many recent examples, on March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a physician hired to serve as the Medical Director…

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How Do I Protect My Assets in Healthcare Investigations?

Categories: Health Care Fraud

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Imagine you wake up one morning and discover that all of your personal and business accounts have been either taken or frozen by the federal government. Imagine the government emptying out all of your savings, including your 401(k) and other investment and retirement funds. Imagine your house being taken despite the homestead protection provided in…

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The DEA is Targeting Oral Surgeons for “Black Bagging” and Other Registration-Related Offenses

Categories: Government Investigations

Dentist

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and its Diversion Control Division in particular, is aggressively targeting oral surgeons who prescribe and dispense antibiotics, pain medications, and other controlled substances as part of their surgical practice. While the DEA’s Diversion Control Division is targeting all types of Controlled Substances Act (CSA) violations, it is particularly emphasizing investigation…

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CGX, PGX, and Other Testing Laboratories are on the Front Lines of Telemedicine Fraud Investigations

Categories: Telemedicine

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Toxicology laboratories that work with telemedicine companies and marketing groups to identify Medicare beneficiaries and obtain testing orders can receive tens of millions of dollars per month in program-reimbursed funds. This makes them prime targets for federal health care fraud investigations. Toxicology laboratories play a central role in modern health care. Once a physician assesses…

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