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ENFORCEMENT

Feds Take Down $2.1 Billion Medicare Genetic Test Fraud Scheme

You know that a branch of lab testing has gone from fad to mainstream when it becomes the subject of a major federal enforcement takedown. Accordingly, the newly announced breakup of a $2.1 billion genetic billing fraud scam, one of the largest Medicare frauds ever undertaken, signifies that genetic testing has officially arrived. Operation Double Helix Known as Operation Double Helix, this landmark investigation and prosecution was a joint HHS, DOJ and FBI crackdown carried out in five federal districts against 35 defendants associated with genetic testing labs (CGx) and telemedicine companies, including doctors, CFOs and CEOs that allegedly “capitalized on the fears of elderly Americans to induce them to sign up for unnecessary or non-existent cancer screening tests,” according to one of the U.S. Attorneys involved. Old Wine in… . . . read more.

ENFORCEMENT

Doctors pay $1.1 million to settle genetic test kickback claims

Kickbacks for genetic test referrals has become a focus of recent federal enforcement action. The most recent case involves…


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PATIENTS SCAMMED

OIG issues genetic testing fraud alert

Have your patients got themselves involved with a genetic testing scam…


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BILLINGS AND COLLECTIONS

5 ways for healthcare providers to get ready for new Medicare cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent…


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PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS

Pain clinic agrees to pay $1.78 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit

Ross Feller Casey, LLP, recently announced that the Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute and its owners, Robert C. McGrath, Sr., D.O., and Robert C. McGrath, Jr., have agreed to pay…


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