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Allstate Insurance sues slew of DME entities

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06/24/2013

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Allstate Insurance seeks to recover $6.6 million in damages for alleged medical insurance fraud from 47 New York- and Florida-based DME entities and owners, according to a press release. The complaint, filed in the U.S.

In brief: CMS flaunts fraud savings, GF makes buy

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS says its anti-fraud efforts in 2011 and 2012 have recovered more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to a press release.

CMS flaunts fraud savings, revocations

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06/06/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS says its anti-fraud efforts in 2011 and 2012 have recovered more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud, judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to a press release.

The rest of the story

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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Patrick Naeger
Executive vice president at Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co.

Editor’s note: This is an email that provider Patrick Naeger sent to the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo, following the congressional hearing to review provider business practices and Medicare audits.

OIG to CMS: Increase surety bond amounts

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03/28/2013

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has made another push for CMS to use surety bonds to recover overpayments from HME providers.

Fool me 40 times

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Monday, March 4, 2013

I spoke with MESA Executive Director Liz Moran today, following up on her members’ brainstorming session.

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Former HME providers plead guilty to Medicare fraud

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02/26/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Two former owners of a Los Angeles-area HME wholesale company pleaded guilty to conspiring with their customers to defraud Medicare, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Doctor, HME provider guilty of wheelchair scam

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02/05/2013

SAN DIEGO – A medical doctor and the owner of an HME company have both pled guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of more than $1 million, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

In brief: Lawmakers make fraud recommendations, Sleep HealthCenters closes

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02/01/2013

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of six senators on Jan. 31 released recommendations aimed at curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

Maryland man sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Uche Ben Odunzeh of Laurel, Md., was sentenced Jan. 16 to 19 months in prison for a federal charge stemming from the submission of more than $600,000 in false healthcare claims, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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