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Hundreds of Hospices Provide Substandard Care to Medicare Beneficiaries

Hundreds of Hospices Provide Substandard Care to Medicare Beneficiaries

The HHS Office of Inspector General recently analyzed complaint reports and other relevant data from 4,563 hospice care facilities around the country. Its findings were published in a report titled “Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries.”
In the document,...


Whistleblowers Expose Rampant Telemedicine Fraud

Whistleblowers Expose Rampant Telemedicine Fraud

Recently, a man living in a nursing home in Pennsylvania was offered a free orthotic brace over the phone. Although the man’s son declined the offer and refused to give out his father’s Medicare information, 13 braces were later delivered to the man’s home.
Eventually,...

Florida Compounding Pharmacy Owner Indicted in TRICARE Fraud Case

Florida Compounding Pharmacy Owner Indicted in TRICARE Fraud Case

A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida, has found Andrew E. Fisher guilty of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The jury found that Fisher, who owns Physician Specialty Pharmacy, orchestrated an elaborate scheme to...

Whistleblowers Can Help Stop Sleep Center Fraud in California

Whistleblowers Can Help Stop Sleep Center Fraud in California

Anne Vishnevsky, the owner of Atlas Diagnostic Services, a sleep clinic in San Fernando Valley, has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for defrauding healthcare programs out of $11.5 million. Vishnevsky will also have to pay $2.7 million in restitution.
Vishnevsky’s...