Jury Acquits Florida Eye Doctor of Healthcare Fraud
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An ophthalmologist in Florida has been acquitted of Medicare fraud charges. Dr. Lauren Rosecan was accused of healthcare fraud and submitting false statements to Medicare, the Miami Herald reports. He was acquitted on 22 counts by a jury in federal … Read More

Oklahoma getting refund in Medicaid fraud case
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Oklahoma is getting back $3.8 million in Medicaid fraud money recovered under a federal investigation into prescription drug prices, as several states begin to look more closely at how managed care administrators bill for pharmaceuticals. Attorney General John O’Connor announced … Read More

Dansville doctor settles federal fraud allegations
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BUFFALO – A Dansville physician has agreed to pay more than $600,000 to resolve allegations that during a five-year period he fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York. Dr. James … Read More

Dental scams take a bite out of consumers’ wallets
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Scammers are targeting your teeth. The Better Business Bureau reports it has seen an uptick in reports of fraud surrounding common cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, Invisalign, veneers and other treatments. The BBB says often people … Read More

OIG Sending Out Letters Seeking Informal Resolution
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TDMR has learned that a number of Medicaid dentists around the state have been receiving informal letters from the Office of Inspector General about their billings. Avoid formal process Apparently, OIG is looking to resolve billing situations informally rather than … Read More

Six Individuals, Six Companies, Indicted For Medicare Fraud
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BOSTON – A statewide grand jury has indicted Four independent clinical laboratories, two laboratory marketing companies in connection with over $2 million in false Medicare claims to Massachusetts, according to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. The indicted defendants are: Vipin … Read More

Dental Industry Whistleblowers: Risks and Rewards
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Citizens may file whistleblower complaints or qui tam actions against violators (persons or companies) through a variety of mechanisms. The two most common mechanisms for complaint filing in the dental industry are workers via the US Department of Labor especially … Read More

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