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Two Former Owners of Therakos Agree to Settlements for Improperly Marketing Their Products for Use in Pediatric Patients

Two separate multi-million-dollar settlements have been reached between all 50 states and two former owners of Therakos Inc. for improper marketing and submitting falsified claims to state-run Medicaid programs. The first settlement for $10 million was with Medical Device Business Services Inc., or MDBS, which is a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. The second is for …

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Former Administrator at Sister Facility of Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Pennsylvania Indicted for Role in Fraud Conspiracy

A 60-year-old former administrator of a rehab and wellness center has been indicted for charges that include health care fraud, defrauding the United States and obstruction of a federal audit. The investigation into Susan Gilbert, the former administrator at Mount Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, is still ongoing. If convicted of all charges, she could …

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Tennessee Man Will Spend 3 Years in Prison for Role in Federal Health-Care Fraud

A 59-year-old Tennessee man was sentenced to three years in federal prison recently for his role in a federal health-care fraud scheme. Michael Dube, the former owner and operator of American Toxicology Labs, received his sentence in Virginia U.S. District Court. He had pleaded guilty to two separate felony charges of health-care fraud. One charge …

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Two Kentucky Doctors Charged with Multiple Counts of Health-Care Fraud, Distributing Opioids Illegally

Two doctors from a pain clinic in Kentucky have been charged for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute opioids illegally. The doctors will also face charges of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud, after a Kentucky federal grand jury approved an indictment recently. The conspiracy perpetrated by the doctors allegedly led to the overdose deaths …

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Medical Tech Company Agrees to Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement after Self-Reporting Fraud

As part of a recent settlement agreement, Bioventus LLC will pay more than $3.6 million to the government. The global medical technology company was accused of violating the False Claims Act. According to the U.S. Attorney’s North Carolina office, Bioventus was accused of submitted CMNs, or certificates of medical necessity, that were completed improperly for …

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Managers at Arch Family Dentistry in Indiana Charged with Healthcare Fraud

Two managers of an Indiana family dentistry practice have been charged with one count of healthcare fraud. According to an unsealed indictment from a Grand Jury, 34-year-old Justyn Arch and 31-year-old Trystan Arch, who are from Valparaiso, are facing the charge in the case. Court documents say the two defendants created a scheme designed to …

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Hospital in West Virginia to Pay More Than $320,000 for Fraudulent Claims

A West Virginia hospital recently agreed to pay more than $320,000 in restitution for filing fraudulent medical claims. Bill Powell, a U.S. Attorney, announced the agreement with Grant Memorial Hospital, which is located in Petersburg, West Virginia. The settle agreement revolves around false claims the hospital filed with five health-care programs — TRICARE, the Veterans …

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Father and Son Duo Sentenced to Jail for Scheme that Defrauded State ACA Programs

A father and son duo from California were each sentenced to serve time in prison for their roles in a scheme that defrauded 12 states’ programs under the Affordable Care Act in excess of $27 million. Jeffrey White, a 63-year-old resident of Twin Peaks, received a sentence of 36 months in prison, followed by supervision …

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Six People to Be Sentenced for Massive Medicare Fraud

Two people from opposite ends of the countrywere among six total defendants who pled guilty recently for their roles in a Medicare fraud scam that totaled multiple millions of dollars. Talia Alexandre, a 30-year-old from Palm Springs, Florida, and Stefanie Hirsch, a 51-year-old from Los Angeles, California, both pled guilty in the case. Alexandre was …

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One of the Most Chronic Conditions Today Is the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

According to Buzi, Smith, and Weinman (2014), one of the most chronic conditions today is the major depressive disorder (MDD). As per the U.S department of health and human services, 8% of the U.S. population aged between 12 to 17 years had at least one MDD episode in 2010. The researchers also found out the …

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