In CMS
Oct 10th, 2019
Former owner of a chain of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in South Florida faces a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of a decades-long scam of paying bribes and receiving kickbacks in a massive billion-dollar Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme. This extensive healthcare fraud conspiracy resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By David Lane, PhD, CHC, CPC, CAPPM “Compliance” often conjures up images of boring lectures, law enforcement, huge fines, scary “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” mentality, and worse. In reality, compliance is an integral part of the health field. And with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
Aug 1st, 2011
As a coder, you are liable for more than you may think. By David M. Vaughn, JD, CPC In the federal criminal arena, you can be liable both for performing an illegal act and for aiding and abetting a criminal act performed by superiors. You also may be liable for helping superiors to avoid getting ...