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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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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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President Obama commutes 61 prison sentences, including six from South Florida

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 people on Wednesday, all of them convicted on drug-related charges. More than a third of the 61 individuals were serving life sentences, and six were from South Florida.  In total, during his administration, Obama has commuted the sentences of 248 people, which according to the… Read More »

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Supreme Court rules for Miami defendant in Medicare fraud case

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Sila Luis can get her money now, or at least her lawyers can. A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal prosecutors had violated the Cuban immigrant’s constitutional right to hire an attorney of her choosing by freezing all her assets, without regard to how she had come by them.  Luis, who arrived in… Read More »

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Ferretting out health care fraud in Florida and Detroit

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSeptember 27, 2015 The most successful Medicare Fraud Strike Force sent health care scammers scurrying all over the country — but hasn’t come close to running out of cases on its own turf. The Southern District of Florida accounted for 18 percent of health care fraud defendants nationwide from 2009 through… Read More »

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