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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Coronavirus response leads to cuts to 166 or more FDA, EPA, Medicare, alcohol and education regulations

The Trump administration and state and local governments are wisely suspending regulations to help fight the coronavirus. Many of these rules and regulations were not necessary in the first place, given their tendency More...

By Guest Author On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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4 Things to Consider When Planning for Retirement

Part of planning for retirement means planning for expected and unexpected healthcare costs, which means you’ll need to start shopping for coverage well ahead of time. Turning 65 means you’ll be eligible More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: Medicare for All is ‘Medicare for Nobody’

The Medicare in the Sanders Medicare-for-All bill is not the same program that retirees were taxed for their entire working lives, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). In fact, it abolishes More...

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 The Dispatch On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Rand Paul: Summer edition of ‘Waste Report’ spells out $50 billion in big government spending

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) released the Summer 2019 More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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South Florida Doctor, Rodolfo Garcia Pleads Guilty to Illegally Distribute Oxycodone

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Omar Perez, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG), Miami Regional 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 Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Anesthesiologist, Anna Steiner Indicted for Role in $7 Million Telemedicine Health Care Fraud

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Anna Steiner, an anesthesiologist, was arraigned on an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit health care fraud for her alleged role in a telemedicine scheme 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 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 Monday, May 13th, 2019
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South Florida Patient Recruiter, Yamilet Diaz Sentenced for role in $1.6 Million Kickback Scheme

A South Florida patient recruiter was sentenced to 87 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.6 million in Medicare claims for home health care services that were procured through 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 The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Mississippi Man, Glenn Beach Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi man pleaded guilty today for his role in a $200 million compounding pharmacy scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military 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...


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