Medicaid is a partnership program between states and the federal government to provide healthcare coverage for lower income individuals, people with disabilities, older people, and certain families with... more +
Medicaid is a partnership program between states and the federal government to provide healthcare coverage for lower income individuals, people with disabilities, older people, and certain families with children.
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
The United States Senate and House of Representatives recently introduced bipartisan legislation designed to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The legislation, entitled “Preventing and...more
On May 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG), announced a final regulation that would permit, effective June 17, 2013, state Medicaid fraud control units (MFCU) to use...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Tavenner Wins Senate Confirmation to Head CMS
..US Charges 89 in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown
- State News
..Vermont Becomes Fourth State to Allow Physician-Assisted...more
What’s at stake for states that fail to bring their false claims laws in line with new federal standards by the August 31 deadline? A 10% share from settlements of Medicaid fraud lawsuits which, considering the $4.2 billion...more
Hiring is always hard, especially in a small office.
You have work that needs to be done. You can't do it all. Maybe you're a professional, like a doctor, and some of the work isn't the best use of your time....more
On February 27, 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its High-Risk Update for Medicare and Medicaid, stating that “CMS has not met GAO’s criteria to have the Medicare program removed from the High-Risk...more
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released their Annual Report for the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (the “Program”). The report highlights the...more
The industry should take note of new California anti-fraud laws that have recently gone into effect—and the increasing challenges of compliance in a rapidly transforming industry. Even as lawmakers in Sacramento debate how...more
On January 7, 2013, HHS OIG published a favorable advisory opinion on a management arrangement between a hospital and a cardiology group related to the provision of certain cardiac catheterization services at the hospital. ...more
Providers can voluntarily disclose potential fraud with respect to Federal health care programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and potentially private insurers to the extent Federal or state funds are involved — by following the...more
Healthcare fraudsters do not discriminate between private and public health insurance. Fraudsters use similar schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid and private insurance companies. ...more
To date in 2012, the Department of Justice secured a record $3.3 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases alleging healthcare fraud against the government under the Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). The figure,...more
The health care events of 2012 can be properly divided into "Before" and "After": Before the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's re-election and After. Before these two events, the viability...more
The financial recoveries for healthcare fraud are staggering. The Justice Department and Health and Human Services (Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)) regularly...more
The Department of Justice continues to trumpet its healthcare fraud program. Just last week, the Justice Department and HHS announced another nationwide sweep resulting in the arrest of 91 individuals....more
Sometimes the deck is stacked against you. No matter what you do and how hard you try, you will lose.
In the healthcare area, hospitals, doctors and other service providers have to feel the frustration when it comes...more
At Ashley D. Adams, PLC, we have a well-established track record of success in false claim cases that can make a difference. For both organization defending against false claims charges and individuals pursuing qui tam...more
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