Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Kickback Statute’

  • Kickbacks Prove That Sharing Is Not Always Caring

    A $42 million settlement marks the end of a four-year investigation which alleged that PAMC Ltd. And Pacific Alliance Medical Center, Inc. together submitted false claims to both the federal government and the State of California and consequently used the reimbursements to violate the Anti-Kickback Statue and Stark Laws. The settlement will be split between […]

  • Texas Home Health Agency Paid Patient Recruiters Illegal Kickbacks

     After a nine-year conspiracy, a Houston-based home health agency has finally been brought to justice after defrauding Medicare for over $13 million. It was found that, between February 2006 and June 2015, the agency submitted falsified medical records and paid kickbacks to patient recruiters, physicians, and Medicare beneficiaries in order to bilk Medicare for services […]

  • California Hospice Defrauds Medicare by Stretching Patient Life Expectancies

    When a program created to provide important end-of-life services is so often the victim of fraud, should we blame the broken system itself, or instead turn focus to those committing the fraudulent acts? It seems an easy question to answer, but describes the ongoing situation of hospice care – a system which regularly undergoes scrutiny […]