• HHS OIG Issues Provider Alert Regarding Home Health Agencies

    15 Jul 2016
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    Both the Federal and state governments have recently stepped up their efforts to address kickbacks and fraud in home health care.  Home health care has become more and more prevalent as hospitals shorten patient stays.  The home health area is in some ways the Wild West of health care, in that there are many different types and sizes of providers, and unscrupulous fly-by-night agencies try to take advantage of Medicare, Medicaid, and beneficiaries.  The OIG alert discusses payment to physicians for Medicare beneficiary referrals and other kickback violations, as well as fraud issues such as medically unnecessary services.  Enforcement efforts in this area may be a whack-a-mole situation, but these efforts are worth monitoring.

    Should a home health care provider or physician need representation involving government enforcement in this or other areas, the Law Office of Mark L. Josephs is extensively experienced and ready to provide outstanding services.

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  • HHS OIG Finds Dramatic Increases in Medicare Part D Spending on Compounded Drugs

    27 Jun 2016
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    he HHS Office of Inspector General recently released the results of a study examining trends in Medicare Part D spending, particularly in terms of dangers of fraud and abuse. Key findings of this study…

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  • Prosecution of recently acquitted pharmaceutical executive did not represent a fundamental change in policy

    21 Jun 2016
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    Last Friday, a Boston federal jury acquitted Carl Reichel, former president of Warner Chilcott, of charges that he violated anti-kickback laws through sham promotional events and providing sales reps with funds to provide gifts to physicians’ offices for prescribing Warner Chilcott.  As is typical in these cases, the company had pled guilty and agreed to pay a $125 million fine.

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    20 Jun 2016
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