Twelve people were arrested in connection with a $5 million scam for collecting Medicare and Medicaid benefits for phony HIV treatments. The charges included allegations that HIV positive patients were recruited by the Belle Glade Family Health Group and were paid $25 per visit. In addition, many patients were given vitamin shots instead of the [...]
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress reports that the OIG will recover nearly $3 billion for Medicare fraud reports that the OIG will recover nearly $3 billion for , Medicaid fraud , and other healthcare federally-funded programs for the first half of fiscal year 2007. The [...]
Federal officials have documented in excess of $140 million in Medicare fraud in South Florida alone. With 38 arrests in a recent sting operation, the government has said it will take a closer look at other providers of medical equipment. Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt has said that increased enforcement efforts nationally could save [...]
Congressman Waxman’s United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform issued a report entitled “Prescription for Harm/The Decline in FDA Enforcement Activity” in June 2006. Enforcement is down and our FDA-related filings are up. Any relationship?