Home Health Agency To Pay Millions To Settle False Claims Act AllegationsPruittHealth, Inc. and affiliated entities (“Pruitt”) have agreed to pay $4.2 million to resolve allegations that they submitted claims for home health services that were not covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and that they failed to refund overpayments that they had received from Medicare and Medicaid in a timely manner.
Tallahassee Doctor Sentenced For Committing Health Care Fraud Dr. Moses de-Graft Johnson, 47, a dual citizen of the United States and Ghana, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, for committing health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
Two Sentenced For Health Care FraudU.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Michael Nolan (48, Tampa) and Richard Epstein (29, Aurora, CO) for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud federal health benefit programs, Medicare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (“CHAMPVA”).
Parkland Man Guilty Of Conspiracy To Commit Health Care FraudPatsy Truglia (53, Parkland) has pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of making a false statement in a matter involving a health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown: 19 Of 345 People Charged In FloridaLaw enforcement officials announced today announced a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. Of the 345 charged, 19 of those were charged in Florida.
Health Care, Tech Jobs Top List Of Highest-Paying Work In U.S.Americans eager for a high-paying job might want to focus on two industries: health care and technology.
Governor, Legislature Explore Health Care TransparencyGov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have found common ground on one important issue that impacts most residents — protection from price gouging at health care facilities.
Obamacare Key Dates In 2014Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
Romneycare Vs. Obamacare: Key Similarities & DifferencesCan the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?
Health Reform Rollout: Today – 2018
The New Patient's Bill Of RightsThe new Patient's Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.
Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The WorldWhile America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.
Several Governors Request Health Care Meeting With ObamaGov. Rick Scott and several other Republican governors want to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the federal health overhaul.
Opinion: Happy ThanksgivingThe Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Opinion: Four More Years Of GridlockEven the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.