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Health Care Investigations Archives

New York doctors, therapists, others charged with health care fraud

State and federal agencies combined in an investigation involving two medical company owners, three physicians, three licensed physical and occupational therapists and a chiropractor. The New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General teamed up with an assortment of law enforcement offices in uncovering $125 million in alleged Medicaid and Medicare fraud, the office stated.

Physicians can pay a heavy price for billing errors

People who have received a medical bill and people who have sent out medical bills can both testify to the truth of a recent report that says most medical bills contain errors. In fact, the error rate might be as high as 80 percent, says a health care advocacy group. Reinforcing the claim is Kaiser Health's related research that shows that the cost to citizens and companies for medical-billing mistakes is a staggering $68 billion.

Fraudulent Medicare billing charges filed against cancer centers

21st Century Oncology has three locations in the state of New York: Utica, Mt. Kisco, and closest to New York City, a location in Yonkers. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute says it has nearly 100 treatment locations in the Sunshine State.

National Report Health Care Fraud Week is underway

If you are like most New York City residents, your 2017 calendar includes mentions of the Fourth Of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and maybe even Groundhog Day. It probably does not include notes marking National Report Health Care Fraud Week, however. Regardless, it takes place in the second week of August, which means it is well underway.

New York City's Narco Freedom case continues to unfold

No doubt many of our New York Health Care Law Blog recall the headlines generated nearly three years ago when Narco Freedom founder Alan Brand and his son were arrested back in 2004. The nonprofit clinical and housing organization and some who ran it were charged with defrauding Medicaid.

Feds arrest dozens of doctors charged with health care fraud

The New York Times reports that the Justice Department held a press conference today to announce the arrests of hundreds of people across the nation, including dozens of physicians. The 412 arrested are accused of collectively defrauding the federal government of $1.3 billion.

Feds: Pharmacist guilty of Medicare fraud, money laundering, more

He is 56 years old today. The pharmacist will be 60 when he gets out of federal prison. Instead of being in the home stretch of his career, he is serving a 52-month stretch in prison for health care fraud, illegal distribution of prescription drugs and money laundering.

Advice for health care professionals who receive a subpoena

It sometimes seems as if headlines these days are all about political turmoil. But for those who read New York's newspapers and watch the newscasts, there are also reports about the economy, crime, infrastructure problems and much more.