Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'fraud'

SUNY Foundation to Pay $4 Million for Falsifying Medicaid Data

From John O'Brien at Syracuse.com: An agency tied to the State University of New York has agreed to pay the federal government $3.75 million to settle claims that its employees doctored audits to hide the number of ineligible people receiving...

New York Downtown Hospital agrees to pay $13.4 million in Medicaid payment scheme - NYPOST.com

From the New York Post online October 10: New York Downtown Hospital has agreed to cough up $13.4 million to settle charges of participating in a massive Medicaid drug- treatment scam -- after being accused of operating a shady,...

Medicaid Parts Ways With Espada's Soundview

Medicaid has terminated the participation of Soundview, with whom New York Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. was affiliated, on the heels of an OMIG notice of proposed agency action. The New York State Department of Health today terminated the Comprehensive Community...

NY Pharmacists Busted for $3 Million Medicare Fraud

CBS news reported yesterday: Two New York State pharmacists were arrested Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Medicare of more than $3 million after billing the federal government for prescriptions they never filled. Read the full article (with video!) on the CBS...

Feds Accuse NYC Of Medicaid Fraud, Seek Tens of Millions, Triple Damages

From the January 11, 2011 New York Times: The federal government has accused New York City of overbilling Medicaid by "at least tens of millions of dollars" by improperly approving 24-hour home care for thousands of patients. Read the...

New NYLJ Article: "Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Coming Soon"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Coming Soon," appears in the November 29, 2010 edition...

Comptroller Highlights Medicaid Overspend

Reported on the AP wire today: An audit shows Medicaid overspent $40 million for excessive teeth cleanings and oral exams over five years, including payments to one dentist who charged the government for 79 oral exams for one patient. Read...

AG Nets $5.7 Million, Arrests Four in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

From the AG website June 2, 2010: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrest and indictment of four individuals and three corporations for stealing over $5.7 million through a Medicaid fraud scheme run out of dental clinics in...

New NYLJ Article: "Health Care Reform Law's Anti-Fraud Provisions"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Health Care Reform Law's Anti-Fraud Provisions" appears in the May 25, 2010 edition:...

Hospital Group Linked to Seminerio Scandal

Reported in the New York Post May 2: A hospital group linked to an influence-peddling scandal in Albany put three members of a prominent family of Brooklyn politicians on its payroll, records and e-mails obtained by The Post show. Prosecutors...

New website, blog:HealthReform.Gov; Annual Report on Fed. Activities to Reduce Health Care Fraud

From 5/14/2010 HHS news release - HHS and DOJ Officials highlighted the new tools in the Affordable Care Act that will help fight fraud, strengthen consumer rights and protect taxpayer dollars.(1) The annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program...

Trouble Deepens at Presby, Hospital Officials Indicted

The Wall Street Journal and HealthLeaders Media both report on federal indictments handed down yesterday in the ongoing probe into bidding practices at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. From HealthLeaders: A federal grand jury has indicted two former hospital executives for their...

Mt. Sinai, Presby Targeted in Federal Probe

From today's Wall Street Journal online: Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that bid rigging and fraud at Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital resulted in the hospitals awarding contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to outside contractors....

NYAG Recovers $283 Million in 2009 With 148 Criminal Fraud Convictions

From the Attorney General's website 4/12: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) obtained a record 148 criminal convictions across New York and recovered over $283 million in 2009. The information is detailed...

NYAG Recovers $283 Million in 2009 With 148 Criminal Fraud Convictions

From the Attorney General's website 4/12: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) obtained a record 148 criminal convictions across New York and recovered over $283 million in 2009. The information is detailed...

Brookhaven Settles Medicare Fraud Charges

According to a PRNewswire, Brookhaven has settled a Medicare fraud matter that stretches back to 2005: Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, a Long Island, N.Y.-based hospital, has agreed to pay $2.92 million, plus interest, to settle allegations that the hospital...

Medicaid Fraud Ringleader Williams Gets Three to Nine, Plus Restitution

From the Attorney General's press center: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the sentencing of the mastermind behind a massive Medicaid fraud scheme on Long Island. David Williams, an owner of a now-defunct Long Island medical supply company, was...

Talking about OnGuardOnline.gov

The federal government and the technology industry have teamed up to prepare straightforward, plain-language materials that you can use to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. (1) OnGuard Online...

Counting on vaccine doses for policy and law

Regarding 2009 H1N1 vaccine supplies and demand for/access in NYS, Gov. Paterson's notes in a recent press release: For the first time this influenza season, which officially began on September 1, we are seeing widespread flu in New York. Now...

More Arrests in AG Fraud Investigation

From the Attorney General's website September 23, 2009: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrest of eight individuals, seven of whom are hospital employees charged with receiving bribes in exchange for confidential patient information. The information was then...

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