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What Types of Activities Are Covered Under the False Claims Act?

The False Claims Act is a broad federal statute that covers a wide range of activities involving the submission of reimbursement claims under Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other healthcare benefit programs. For this reason, it is one of the federal government's most potent weapons for prosecuting healthcare providers. It is...

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Why Substance Abuse Centers Have Become the Targets of Federal False Claims Act Investigations

Federal Prosecutors Investigate Billing Fraud in Connection with Modifier 01 (Hospital) The U.S. Attorney's Office has started to look into the billing practices of outpatient rehab facilities. Following several probes from the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), federal prosecutors have initiated False Claims Act...

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Investigating Healthcare Fraud Through A Civil Investigative Demand (CID)

A common approach federal authorities use to investigate healthcare fraud is through civil investigative demands (CID).  CIDs are requests for documentation that prosecutors issue in connection with a federal investigation.  Compliance with CIDs is required regardless of whether the recipient is charged with a violation or is personally under investigation. ...

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How to Dismiss a Whistleblower Case under the False Claims Act

Reliable Advice, Proven Results: 888-680-1745 Recently, attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden and his team obtained two rare dismissal orders in federal False Claims Act lawsuits. Purpose of this brief article is to provide an overview about the False Claims Act concept, the liability risk, as well as effective ways to dismiss...

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5 Things To Do When You Become Aware Of Healthcare Fraud At Your Workplace

  Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys Providing Whistleblower Protection in Healthcare Fraud Cases As an employee or independent contractor in the healthcare field, you know that healthcare is big business in the United States today.  However, you may not know that healthcare fraud is also big business.  The federal government is...

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Defending Toxicology Labs in False Claims Act Cases

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 888-680-1745 Available on Weekends Toxicology laboratories have become prime targets of government investigations. Although many laboratories consciously segregate their commercial and their federal payors, federal authorities nonetheless more and more take the position that these labs violated federal law. This approach is not undisputed and...

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What Are The Penalties Under The False Claims Act?

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 888-680-1745 Including Weekends The federal False Claims Act is one of the most ubiquitous and most frequently utilized federal healthcare enforcement statutes. At its core, the statute allows the U.S. government to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses that have entered into a government service...

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Avoiding Criminal Charges in False Claims Act Cases

  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com (214)-692-2171 Including Weekends Every client under federal investigation approaches our law firm with one priority request: to avoid criminal charges. The attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. have a long and distinct track record of avoiding criminal charges in federal healthcare investigations, including those involving alleged...

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Defending Physicians against Kickback Charges in Connection with PGX Testing

  Laboratory Kickback Prosecutions Since 2014, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General released a Special Fraud Alert regarding improper payments by laboratories to referring physicians, federal investigators have increasingly focused on the relationships between laboratories and physicians.  Federal investigators are particularly on the...

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Government Investigations

In recent years, the government has increased its enforcement efforts against physicians, accusing them of a variety of offenses. Most commonly, the federal or state government investigates physicians for alleged fraudulent billing practices, including looking into the number of patients seen, the types of tests ordered, and any upcoding or...

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