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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Targets Podiatrists for Alleged Foot Bath Schemes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently targeted multiple podiatrists suspected of defrauding Medicare and other healthcare benefit programs. Each case has involved allegations of operating an unlawful “foot bath scheme” with medically unnecessary treatments that are not eligible for reimbursement. It seems that podiatrists are now squarely within...

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COVID-19 Testing Fraud Spurs the Largest Avalanche of Healthcare Fraud Investigations in U.S. History

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was only a matter of time until people seeking to profit from the pandemic started getting into trouble. First it was price gouging for masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), toilet paper, and other necessities. Then it was fraud under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)...

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Doctor Who Lost Job for Allegedly Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin Investigated for COVID-19 Fraud

A doctor in Pennsylvania has lost her job and appears to be the target of a COVID-19 fraud investigation following allegations that she improperly provided off-label hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin prescriptions to patients exhibiting symptoms of SARS-CoV-2. According to reports, the doctor allegedly received referrals of patients who showed interest in...

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Recent FBI Search of COVID Testing Labs Highlights Ongoing Concerns for Providers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is executing search warrants at COVID testing labs across the country. This enforcement action is only the most recent in a long line of investigations targeting COVID-19 fraud. What these Investigation Mean for Labs & Lab Owners The COVID-19 pandemic caught the nation off-guard. Initially,...

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

Attorney Lynette S. ByrdHealthcare Fraud Team LeadFormer DOJ Prosecutor 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...

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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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Cardiologist Defense: Cardiovascular Genetic Testing Fraud

For cardiologists, the introduction of cardiovascular genetic testing presents both new opportunities and new risks. Already, many cardiologists are facing scrutiny for Medicare billing fraud, and financial relationships with testing laboratories and other entities are leading to federal enforcement actions as well. As a cardiologist, anything you can use to...

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Healthcare Fraud Involving Mobile Clinics Defense

Experienced Defense Team If you need advice regarding charges of healthcare fraud involving mobile clinics, do not hesitate to contact one of our healthcare defense attorneys as soon as possible. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on society, healthcare fraud has grown increasingly rampant. The DOJ is...

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IRS Fraud Related to COVID-19

Like other federal agencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to enforce individuals' and companies' obligations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While some tax relief is being offered, the IRS is also pursuing audits and investigations to uncover fraud during the crisis. The economic impacts of the COVID-19...

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Healthcare Fraud Cases Targeting Vascular Surgeons and Vein Procedures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have recently been targeting vascular surgeons in Medicare fraud cases. Allegations from patients, personnel, and other sources are leading to invasive investigations and charges under the False Claims Act. Like all healthcare providers, vascular surgeons are...

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