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By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Home health care owner, Diandra Bankhead pleads guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid

Diandra Bankhead, the owner and operator of Elite Homecare (“Elite”), an Atlanta-based home healthcare provider, has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for services More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Judge rules Wisconsin cannot exclude transgender surgeries, hormone treatments from Medicaid coverage

A federal judge ruled Friday that Wisconsin cannot exclude so-called gender-reassignment treatments, including both surgery and hormones, from coverage under the Medicaid program, striking down a rule that’s been More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Orthodontist Benjamin Burris Indicted for Bribery and Fraud Scheme with Arkansas State Senator

Benjamin Gray Burris, an orthodontist who owned several businesses that operated orthodontic clinics in Arkansas, was indicted today for perpetrating a bribery and fraud scheme involving former Arkansas State Senator More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Medical business owner, Detra Pate sentenced to 10 years for medicare fraud

The owner of a Thomson, Ga., medical equipment company was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison Tuesday, July 30, for a wide-ranging Medicare fraud scheme. Detra Wiley Pate, owner and CEO of Southern More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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South Florida Pill Mill Owner, Scott Novick Sentenced for $2.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The owner of a pain clinic and a pharmacy in South Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Healthcare Executive, Robin Raveendran Pleads Guilty to Bribing Arkansas State Senator

A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Los Angeles Dentist, Benjamin Rosenberg Sentenced to 40 Months for Role in Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Los Angeles, California-based dentist was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in a $3.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he billed numerous dental insurance carriers for crowns and fillings More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Trump cuts medical funding for research on fetal tissue from abortions

President Donald Trump’s administration announced today that it will no longer allow federal funding for medical research conducted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which involves the use of human More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Houston Woman, Egondu Koko Sentenced to 188 Months for $20 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Houston, Texas patient recruiter was sentenced to 188 months in prison today for her role in a $20 million scheme to pay illegal health care kickbacks to physicians and Medicare beneficiaries in order to fraudulently More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Owner of Miami Home Health Agency, Dennys Hernandez Sentenced to 30 Months for Medicare Fraud

An owner of a now-defunct Miami, Florida, home health care agency was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in a scheme that caused Medicare to pay approximately $1 million in false and fraudulent More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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New Orleans Man, Joseph Haynes Pleads Guilty for Scheme to Defraud Medicare

A New Orleans, Louisiana, man pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to solicit the payment of illegal health care kickbacks to several individuals, including two New Orleans-area physicians, for the referring More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Doctor Paul Mathieu and Hatem Behiry Found Guilty of Participating in $30 Million Fraud Scheme

Geoffrey S.  Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that medical doctor PAUL J. MATHIEU and physical therapy doctor HATEM BEHIRY were each found guilty of participating More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Health Care Facility Owner, Philip Esformes Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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DOJ sides with court finding Obamacare mandate unconstitutional

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The DOJ previously argued in court that the law’s pre-existing More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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RGV Man, Ivar Cantu Sentenced for Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former account representative for a toxicology testing company has been ordered to prison in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Ivar Cantu, 47, of Palmview, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Insurance and Telemedicine: What Is Being Covered, And By Whom?

What Is Telemedicine? In the healthcare industry, the term telemedicine is used to explain the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients via channels like the web, and mobile devices. It allows patients to interact More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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New London Psychiatrist, Bassam Awwa Pays 3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Stuart Physician, Sheetal Kumar Convicted of 23 Counts of Health Care Fraud

On February 15, 2019, a doctor who previously worked in Stuart, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury of committing repeated acts of health care fraud. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Planned Parenthood Videos Will Be Shown in Court

Judge Christopher Hite of the San Francisco Superior Court denied the requests of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his abortion allies to seal and shield from public viewing the video evidence to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Florida: Dr. Sheetal Kumar convicted of Medicare and insurance fraud

A Stuart, Florida physician was recently convicted by a federal jury of committing repeated acts of health care fraud. photo/ Nick Youngson Sheetal Kanar Kumar, M.D., 48, formerly of Stuart, Florida, was found More...


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