With lots of money at play, it’s not hard to see why the government is motivated to investigate and prosecute in order to obtain huge fines and the benefit of the forfeiture millions of dollars.
Ride along with Mark as he discusses the need to carefully vet your participation in any telemedicine or telehealth arrangement.
Many people – physicians and business people – engaging in arrangements involving sophisticated federal and state anti-kickback issues and self-referral issues, often simply point to someone else who is doing what they claim is the same thing, as if that makes it acceptable.
Take a ride with Mark as he discusses the latest compound medicine kickback scheme to result in prison time.
Oh what a tangled web they weave; multiple professionals caught up marketing an ineffective medicine in return for disguised kickbacks.
I’m on my way to work. The speed limit on this road is 40. I’m not going to tell you how fast I’m going, but I will say that I’m going with the flow of traffic. For argument’s sake, let’s assume what you already think: we’re all going a lot faster than 40 mph. Let’s […]
Last week, the California Insurance Commissioner and the Orange County District Attorney shut down a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation by filing criminal charges against 21 doctors plus 5 others: pharmacists and purported “medical group management company” owners. Involved are Tanya Moreland King and her husband Christopher King, the owners of medical […]
This past week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of ten additional defendants – doctors, pharmacy owners, and marketers – charged in connection with an alleged $100 million compounded pain and scar cream scam on TriCare. The ten join two other defendants charged in the same scheme earlier this year. The government alleges […]