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War on Doctors: Tricks Used in Prosecutions

Printable PDF available at: http://www.jpands.org/vol21no2/schlafly.pdf By Andrew L. Schlafly, Esq., “Show me the man and I’ll find you the  crime”  is  a famous saying from the communist Soviet Union, where prosecutions of innocent people, and over-prosecutions […]

Medicaid Fraud Dragnet ls Missing the Point, States AAPS

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been referred to as the top “Medicaid Fraud Dogg,” has announced  an “historic” roundup of 601 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, in a $2 billion bust. Fraud in Medicaid is indeed […]

Health Policy Legislative Update – 7/2/2015

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill More Plucking Away at the ACA On June 18, 2015, H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act was passed by the House 280 […]

Senators Ask HHS to Recoup Money for Failed State Exchanges

In a Nov. 18, 2014 letter U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and John Barrasso, M.D., (R-Wyoming) asked Dept. […]

Doctors Should Not Commit Fraud to Aid Unions

Some Wisconsin doctors have offered, at a public event, to write sickness excuses on request for protesting teachers, according to ABC News. A spokeswoman said that they knew they could “get in trouble,” but would […]

Criminal Prosecutions for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Criminal Prosecutions for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud PRESENTED BY: Mark L. Bennett, Jr. BENNETT & DILLON, L.L.P. 1605 SW 37th Street Topeka, KS 66611 (913-267-5063) (913-267-2652 – Fax) I INTRODUCTION Having served as a prosecutor […]

UnitedHealth Group ex-CEO forfeits $620 million

William McGuire, M.D. former chief executive of UnitedHealth Group, agreed to one of the largest executive-pay givebacks in history, forfeiting $620 million in stock option gains and retirement pay, to settle civil and federal claims against stock-option backdating. The final outcome, however, remains uncertain as of Dec 28.