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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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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 health care benefit programs. For this reason, it is one of the federal government's most potent weapons for prosecuting health care providers....

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How to Dismiss a Whistleblower Case under the False Claims Act

Reliable Advice, Proven Results: (214) 469-9009 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...

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Investigating Health Care Fraud Through A Civil Investigative Demand (CID)

A common approach federal authorities use to investigate health care 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...

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Civil Investigative Demands & The False Claims Act

The attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. are a team of former federal health care prosecutors and veteran health care fraud defense attorneys.  Our attorneys include the former chief for health care fraud at the U.S. Attorney's Office, former Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA), former Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSA), former...

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

  Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys Providing Whistleblower Protection in Health Care Fraud Cases As an employee or independent contractor in the health care field, you know that health care is big business in the United States today.  However, you may not know that health care fraud is also big business. ...

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Los Angeles False Claims Act & Whistleblower Defense

Los Angeles Office 12400 Wilshire Blvd #1180 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-873-8140 (Meeting location by appointment only) Oberheiden, P.C. is a health care fraud defense firm with extensive experience with all aspects of whistleblower lawsuits. Several of our attorneys previously reviewed and prosecuted whistleblower cases at the Department of Justice...

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Will the Results of a ZPIC Audit Be Shared with Prosecutors?

  ZPIC Attorney Hotline: (214) 469-9009 Experienced Health Care Fraud Defense Lawyers Discuss about the ZPIC Audit Process Former Medicare Prosecutors & Defense Counsel The Oberheiden, P.C. advises clients from across the country with ZPIC audits, OESSA forms, and hospice and home health certifications. Our team of former federal healthcare...

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5 Things Detroit Medical Providers Need to Know About the False Claims Act

Experienced Fraud Defense Attorneys Discuss the False Claims Act for Detroit Medical Professionals 1. What Is the False Claims Act? Under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., individuals and businesses that submit false or fraudulent claims for payment to the federal government may be held...

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What You Should Do When You Are Under a False Claims Act Investigation

False Claims Act (“FCA”) investigations result in repayments of billions of dollars every year (in 2015 alone, FCA qui tam lawsuits resulted in over $2.8 billion in payments to the federal government).  Due to the large number of complex regulations governing healthcare billing and reimbursement, healthcare companies are prime targets...

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