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March 2017 Archives

New York neurologist facing Medicare, Medicaid fraud charges

It is a relatively short drive north from New York City to Yonkers. The Westchester County city is home to a neurologist who federal prosecutors allege is part of a $57 million insurance scam that targeted Medicare and Medicaid.

Health care fraud enforcement under Trump

In recent years, the government has been taking a much more aggressive approach to health care fraud enforcement, and it looks like enforcement efforts could get even more aggressive under the Trump administration.

New crackdown targets Medicaid-unapproved drug reimbursements

Several pharmaceutical companies intentionally misrepresented the degree to which certain drugs and other items were reimbursable under Medicaid, according to the attorney general of another state. The drugs and medical devices were marketed to the state and health care providers as covered outpatient drugs despite being unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the AG alleges, and these fraudulent marketing practices resulted in big gains in market share for the companies.