Polsinelli Podcasts - What's Happening in Healthcare Deals in 2014?
OFCCPs New Veteran/Disability Regulations Are Now in Effect. Are You Ready?
Tax Developments Affecting Health Care Organizations and Investor-Owned Hospital Companies
Polsinelli Podcast - Health Care Payment Changes: From Service to Value
Polsinelli Podcast - Going it Alone: Factors Independent Hospitals Should Consider Before Joining a Hospital System
Medicare fraud is a major problem in the United States, with estimates of fraud and systematic overcharging totaling $60 billion each year. That’s nearly five times the cost of healthcare fraud in Canada, and makes up a...more
It turns out that back in 2011 the hospital sold the right to use its hospital billing codes to free-standing clinics. So under the arrangement, when the clinics sent bills, they were hospital bills rather than clinic bills...more
The Clinica de la Mama case could well serve as an instruction manual of what not to do to stay out of the government’s crosshairs. In this case, several hospitals entered into contracts for Clinica de la Mama to provide...more
When the government accuses a hospital of committing Medicare fraud by billing for unnecessary surgeries, the hospital has a real problem on its hands. It’s at war with the government, and that’s expensive, as well as...more
In U.S. ex rel. Corporate Compliance Assocs. v. N.Y. Society for the Relief of the Ruptured & Crippled the court ruled that the whistleblower failed to meet the False Claims Act’s requirement that allegations be described...more
On August 7, 2014, Judge Castel of the Southern District of New York dismissed a False Claims Act (“FCA”) complaint that was based primarily on allegations that the defendant Hospital improperly focused on referral revenue in...more
On July 18, 2014, the County of Los Angeles (“the County”) filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court again Michael D. Drobot, Sr., his son Michael R. Drobot, Jr. and their controlled entities, Pacific Hospital of Long...more
It’s been a long time since Orlando’s Halifax Hospital got any good news from the federal court hearing the whistleblower case brought by employee Elin Baklid-Kunz. Earlier this year the hospital had to agree to an $85...more
You probably didn’t think Florida’s Halifax Health could make its situation any worse. After all, only two months ago Halifax agreed to pay $85 million to settle just the first half of a Medicare fraud case. That still...more
Yesterday Kentucky’s largest hospital, King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland, announced its agreement to pay $40.9 million to settle charges that it committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud by billing for coronary...more
On January 8, 2014, the U.S. district judge in the Halifax Hospital Medical Center (Hospital) case pending in the Middle District of Florida granted the Hospital's motion to dismiss all of the relator's anti-kickback law...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix'
..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014
..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more
This past Friday, hospital company HCA Holdings, Inc. asked a federal court judge to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) suit filed by whistleblower and former employee, Stephen McMullen. Mr. McMullen worked for an...more
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