In Billing
Sep 28th, 2018
Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), a hospital chain that has its headquarters in Naples, Florida will be paying over $260 million to avoid criminal and civil claims associated with a scheme to defraud the government of the United States. In this case, the government alleged that HMA was billing inpatient services when they should have ...
Jan 26th, 2016
Two recent cases from Georgia demonstrate that organizations must not ignore—and certainly shouldn’t fire (as a knee-jerk reaction)—employees who raise compliance concerns and who are protected by the False Claims Act (FCA). In one case, HCA Holdings, Inc., (HCA) the largest operator of healthcare facilities in the United States, entered into an agreement with the ...
Jan 1st, 2011
By David Behinfar, JD, LLM, CHC, CIPP Health care reform became a reality on March 23, 2010 when President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). A number of the law’s provisions are aimed at reducing and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in health care. We’ll highlight several ...