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U.S. charges 601 people in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people including doctors and nurses for taking part in healthcare fraud and opioid-related crimes that resulted in more than $2 billion in losses. The arrests came as part of what the department said was the largest healthcare fraud takedown in U.S. history… Read More »

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DoJ Settles $27.68M in Medicare Fraud, False Claims Act Violations

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

The Department of Justice continues its crackdown on Medicare fraud by settling various criminal cases related to $27.68 million of False Claims Act violations. Provider settlements remain the primary medium for healthcare fraud recoveries, according to recent data released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Settlements helped law enforcement officials recover $1.1… Read More »

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National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

July 13, 2017 Department of Justice Press Release: Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged… Read More »

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Miami gym owner arrested on charges of selling $10 million in steroids from China

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Federal agents raided a popular Miami gym early Wednesday morning, leaving a U.S. Marshal-branded “no trespassing” sign on the door and arresting its co-owner on charges of heading a $10 million international steroid production and distribution ring. Early morning workout buffs at Iron Addicts Gym, on 31 NE 17th St., were herded against the… Read More »

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Hundreds of So. Floridians arrested in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

More than 300 people were arrested in raids on Wednesday, June 21st. The sheer number of suspects arrested and charged with stealing from Medicare — just over 300 nationwide, including 100 in South Florida — was one for the record books.  But Wednesday’s massive take-down of doctors, nurses, pharmacy owners, clinic operators and patient… Read More »

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Chairman of Broward Health Resigns, cites political interference

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

David Di Pietro resigned Thursday as chairman of Broward Health, just days after prevailing in court over Gov. Rick Scott‘s attempt to suspend him from office. Di Pietro, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Republican activist, said political interference by the governor had made it impossible for him to effectively serve the public hospital system. “During… Read More »

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