Government Reaches $1 Million Settlement in Healthcare Fraud Matter
July 6, 2020
by Sean Weiss, Partner & VP of Compliance
HHS/OIG released another settlement related to healthcare Fraud! This is a $1 Million settlement for a solo provider in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Consent Judgment alleges the defendants submitted false claims to Medicare when the doctor’s Medicare billing privileges had been revoked. The False Claims Act allows the United States, in cases such as this, to obtain significant monetary recoveries in the form of restitution and penalties. Link to the full story here
Sean M. Weiss is a Partner and serves as VP/Chief Compliance Officer for DoctorsManagement, LLC based in Knoxville, TN. DoctorsManagement, LLC services more than 20,000 clients nation-wide and has been in existence since 1956. Weiss serves as an Investigator and expert witness in Federal and State cases as well as an expert or lead in Administrative Law Judge Hearings. During his 25-year career, Weiss has engaged in more than 200 cases working with law firms and health systems across the country. Weiss serves as a third-party compliance and regulatory officer for more than a dozen health care organizations across the country of varying sizes. For more information on Sean M. Weiss or DoctorsManagement, LLC visit us online at www.doctors-management.com or contact us directly at 800.635.4040. You can also follow Sean on his biweekly Blog on LinkedIn (Sean M. Weiss “The Compliance Guy”) or at www.thecomplianceguyblog.com
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