A doctor at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in New York faces multiple criminal charges for alleged criminal conduct in 2016. Doctor Jerome F. Cuyler worked with service members that were part of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System during the time of the accusations.
A 59 year-old cardiologist faces larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance charges in New York. Local police and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated the physician and accuse him of stealing hydrocodone pills and other medications from patients.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) continues to crack down on allegations of billing fraud within medical practices. The agency provided an example of increased enforcement efforts with a recent raid of an office in New York.
A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced to serve 51 months of prison time in a federal facility and was also ordered to pay $754,736.48 in restitution to Medicare. The sentence is connected prescription of an opioid medication.
A physician's license is incredibly valuable. The time and effort it takes to obtain the license is immense -- but losing it only takes one moment. When a physician's license is threatened by a complex case, or a physician group practice comes under attack by a lawsuit, it is imperative for the individual or the group to consult with an attorney that is well versed in health care law.
The practice of medicine is much different now than it once was. Physicians are extremely specialized and it is rare that one physician can provide complete care for a patient. As a result, care often involves many physicians working together to treat a patient. These efforts can help the patient receive the care he or she needs to heal or maintain their health.
A few days ago, New York media was filled with surprise that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, will be retried on corruption charges. More eyebrows were raised later when a judge granted a request to acquit the pair on several charges they faced in a case that ended in mistrial last year.
Two very different portraits were painted recently of Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Harvard-trained ophthalmologist. At his sentencing hearing, Melgen was painted by prosecutors as a greedy doctor willing to subject his patients to painful treatments that were medically unnecessary so that he could bill Medicare. Melgen's defense team said that portrait was a false one and insisted that the doctor is devoted to his patients and had helped many to regain sight after other physicians had given up on them.
The New York Times and media outlets across the nation recently spread the news: the sprawling, months-long federal corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez is over. The powerful New Jersey pol was defiant and relieved after the judge declared a mistrial because the jury was deadlocked.
The doctor is almost 85 years old and just now stepping into retirement. But it’s not a willing step; the rural family doctor is being forced into shutting down her office by New Hampshire’s Board of Medicine. The board questions decision-making and other fundamental aspects of her work such as her record-keeping.