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Possible Statutory Violations for Medicare Billing Fraud Involving Amniotic Fluid Injections

Fraudulent Billing for Amniotic Injections "Fraudulent billing" is a broad term referring to a healthcare provider’s fraudulent requests for reimbursement that are submitted to Medicare, Medicaid, or any other government health care benefit program. Allegations for fraudulent billings can be investigated and prosecuted as civil or criminal offenses under various...

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Medicare Audits and Fraud Investigations for Amniotic Fluid Injection Billings and How to Respond

What are Amniotic Fluid Injections? Amniotic fluid injections are amniotic cells that are injected into damaged tissues to help them recover and regrow. Their purpose is to reduce inflammation of the damaged tissue, cut down the individual’s recovery time, and regenerate tissue. These injections are prescribed for patients suffering from...

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Does a Subpoena Have to Be Served in Person?

Last Updated: 2021-10-04 Being served with a subpoena immediately leaves you with lots of questions, and the subpoena itself provides very few answers. It also provides you with very little time to get your bearings and make the decisions you need to make in order to protect yourself. If you...

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How Do I Get Out of a Subpoena to Testify?

How Do I Get Out of a Subpoena to Testify? Last Updated: 2021-10-04 If you have been served with a federal subpoena, there are various reasons why you might prefer not to testify. Under any circumstances, providing testimony before a federal agency or in federal district court presents risks, and...

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Is Your Practice or Company Under Investigation for Providing Amniotic Injections?

Federal authorities are currently targeting healthcare providers and other companies in relation to amniotic injections. While amniotic injections have received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for some purposes, at present they are not approved specifically for pain management. This distinction appears to be causing issues...

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Chronic Care Management (CCM) is Now a DOJ Enforcement Priority

Chronic care management (CCM) is a relatively new concept within the Medicare system. Established in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' CCM program is aimed at reducing the cost of care and improving outcomes for patients who have been diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions. While the...

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OIG Investigations, Compliance, and Defense for Labs

Experienced OIG Compliance Defense Team If you are under investigation for ordering or administering fraudulent COVID-19 testing or have been indicted, there is no time to waste in hiring an experienced OIG compliance attorney. The DOJ has wasted no time prosecuting respiratory and clinical labs for fraudulent COVID-19 testing. In...

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Lab Fraud Alert: DOJ, FBI, HHS OIG Targeting Clinical Laboratories for Healthcare Fraud Related to COVID-19 Testing

Federal authorities including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) are targeting clinical laboratories for healthcare fraud related to COVID-19 testing. The DOJ has filed criminal charges in many cases already, and...

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Top 10 Federal Compliance Risks for Hospitals

Hospitals in the United States face numerous compliance risks. Multiple federal agencies oversee hospitals’ compliance efforts, and directors, administrators, and compliance officers must thoroughly assess their facilities’ compliance efforts on an ongoing basis to ensure that this oversight does not lead to recoupments, loss of program eligibility, or other penalties....

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What to Do When Facing a Federal Investigation for COVID Health Care Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and multiple other federal agencies are aggressively targeting health care providers and other businesses suspected of taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud patients, consumers, businesses and government entities. These agencies are targeting a wide range of offenses, and federal prosecutors are seeking...

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