In CMS
Nov 14th, 2018
Another opioid pill mill gets busted by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. A “pain management clinic” in Hialeah, Florida, owned by David Bosch and Tania Sanchez, which operated under the name East Medical Office Inc., unlawfully distributed thousands of pills of oxycodone, during the period of April 2017-May 2018. It was a cash-only clinic, which remained ...
Oct 21st, 2015
By Michael D. Miscoe, JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CPCO, CPMA Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, David Shepard, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Special Agent in Charge CJ Porter of U.S. Department of Health and ...
Apr 4th, 2014
Akron, Ohio physician, Adolph Harper, and three of his employees were indicted for illegally prescribing hundreds of thousands of doses of prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety medications (OxyContin®, Percocet®, Roxicet®, Opana®, methadone, and others) from 2009-2012. The prescriptions were for no legitimate medical purposes, and Harper allegedly continued to write prescriptions to “patients” ...
May 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC In the spring of 2003, Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $631 million in civil penalties and damages for filing false claims to Medicare, along with an additional $250 million to resolve overpayment issues. Several years earlier, in late 2000, Columbia/HCA pled guilty to related criminal charges, for which the company ...
Sep 2nd, 2009
Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. have agreed to pay $2.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Sept. 2. Pfizer Will Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin ...