The U.S. Supreme Court Just Overturned Two Doctors’ Opioid Convictions. What Does This Mean for You?
In a notable decision for doctors who prescribe opioid medications to their patients, the U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned the convictions of two doctors who were charged with illegally dispensing opioids—potentially filling hundreds of thousands of unlawful prescriptions between 2011 and 2015. The Supreme Court's decision in Ruan v. United...Read more
DOJ Announces Settlement of Two Cases Involving Allegations of Fraudulently Billing Medicare for Electro-Acupuncture Services
On August 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a pain management physician in Texas had agreed to settle charges of Medicare fraud involving electro-acupuncture services. The announcement comes less than two months after the DOJ announced a similar settlement involving a Texas anesthesiologist. DOJ: Pain Management...Read more
What are the Penalties for Healthcare Fraud Under Federal Law?
Healthcare fraud is a federal offense that carries substantial civil and criminal penalties. Doctors, business owners, and others accused of healthcare fraud must engage experienced federal defense counsel in order to avoid practice-threatening consequences. Today, all healthcare providers are at risk for being targeted in federal investigations. Many non-providers are...Read more