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Who Is The No 1 Enemy Of A Physician?

While many physicians (rightfully) worry about competition taking away patients, hospital administrators or insurance companies limiting the treatments they can provide, and patients who threaten to leave bad online reviews or, worse, file a malpractice lawsuit or complain to the medical board, none of these participants in your practice can...

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HIPAA and the Age of Cloud Computing

HIPAA Compliance Defense Attorneys Discuss the Age of Cloud Computing Computers are so ubiquitous that most people cannot imagine muddling through everyday life without finding some reason to fire one up.  Computers have evolved over time from huge machines that could take up an entire room into devices that easily fit...

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Government & Internal Investigation

The Government Continues to Add Arrows to Its Anti-Fraud Quiver Experienced Health Care Fraud Defense Attorneys Discuss Anti-Fraud Information with Professionals Former Medicare Prosecutors & Defense Counsel Since 1990 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has provided a report that calls attention to agencies and program areas that are at high...

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What Dentists Should Do When They Receive a “Notice of Intent to Exclude”

Oberheiden, P.C. Former Medicare Prosecutors & Defense Counsel A "Notice of Intent to Exclude" is among the most serious warnings any healthcare provider can receive. Exclusion, in this context, means a prohibition from serving federally funded patients. This is particularly devastating if Medicare and Medicaid patients represent a substantial portion...

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When Is Healthcare Fraud Criminal?

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Call Us on Weekends A question of critical importance in every healthcare investigation is whether the case can be resolved civilly, i.e. without recourse to criminal prosecution. Often, the determination as to whether a case is civil or criminal is unclear...

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10 Things To Do When You Are Under Healthcare Fraud Investigation

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Call Us on Weekends Finding out that you are under a federal criminal investigation and accused of healthcare fraud can be extremely frightening.  However, there are things you can do from the very beginning of the case to have a positive...

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5 Fraud & Abuse Laws That Every Physician Should Know

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. Direct: (214) 469-9009 The purpose of this overview is raise awareness among physicians (or to remind them) of important laws that apply to their practice and underlying business transactions. Due to the constraints of this paper, a detailed account or legal analysis cannot be provided....

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Avoiding Illegal Kickbacks In Healthcare Contracts

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Call Us on Weekends Physicians and other healthcare providers are frequently confronted with new business opportunities. Whether it is for toxicology services, DNA testing, pharmaceutical referrals or other ancillary services, all opportunities have in common that they need to be conform...

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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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Physicians vs. Insurance Companies

One of the primary challenges facing physicians today is dealing with insurance companies. Increasingly, insurance companies have become aggressive in denying reimbursements for procedures that are covered by the physicians’ provider agreements. In some cases, the insurers even go so far as to demand that physicians return money that the...

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