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Physician owned distributorships beware: government scrutiny heightened by new OIG report

USA - October 30 2013 Last week, U.S. Senators warned hospitals that higher rates of back surgery may indicate a kickback if the purchase of spinal devices has increased…

Judicial rejections of government negotiated settlements on the rise

USA - March 14 2013 More and more judges are rejecting settlements negotiated between federal regulators and companies accused of corporate fraud. Two recent examples…

Government announces record-breaking recoveries of healthcare fraud money

USA - February 19 2013 The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services released a report last week showing that the government has achieved the highest return on…

Barbara L. Miltenberger.

Study finds iPads and facetime help transport of critical patients

USA - January 25 2013 Pediatric critical care transport teams at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware participated in a study using iPads to…

Peter J. Enko.

Appealing Medicare payment decisions pays off, report finds

USA - December 18 2012 A recent report by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) concluded that in Fiscal Year 2010, 61% of Medicare providers that appealed CMS payment decisions were fully successful in their respective appeal.