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The Corporate Practice of Medicine

Recently, we were contacted by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a medical group that provides primary care, urgent care and podiatric care to patients at several locations. The business operates as a corporate practice of medicine. The CFO had no prior healthcare experience. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) also had no prior healthcare experience….

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Legal Violations Against Physical Therapists: Part II

It’s more than money when your license is on the line.  This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column for more expert insights from our network of providers, investigators, and fraud experts. This article continues a multi-part series that will be covering the top ten violations…

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Dental Fraud from a Different Perspective

This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column next week for more examples of dental fraud from real cases! This article points out a unique aspect about dental fraud that has significant impacts on the dental office and the dentist who practices there –…

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MSP 101: A Brief Overview

Friend of Advize and healthcare payer expert Dino Kasdagly put together a helpful resource for healthcare professionals looking to quickly refresh their knowledge on Medicare as a Secondary Payer practices. Below you will find several popular instances in which Medicare benefits are secondary to Group Health Plan (GHP) benefits.  If the documented employer has more…

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Fraud Spotlight: Provider Negligence & Ignorance are Non-Compliance

The Fraud Spotlight series is a long-form examination of current fraud trends and investigative strategies from our team of retired OIG agents and expert fraud investigators. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes.  For the past few weeks, we have been standing on the soapbox and waving the flag…

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Fraud Spotlight: Understanding Medicare as a Secondary Payer (MSP)

The Fraud Spotlight series is a long-form examination of current fraud trends and investigative strategies from our team of retired OIG agents and expert fraud investigators. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes.  Recently, we discussed a situation where Medicare may still pay for a service, item or procedure…

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Fraud Spotlight: Invest in Compliance – All Providers Are Audited

The Fraud Spotlight series is a long-form examination of current fraud trends and investigative strategies from our team of retired OIG agents and expert fraud investigators. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. When determining if a practice should spend the time, effort, and expenses that are associated with…

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Fraud Spotlight: COVID, Cross Fraud & FWA Detection

The Fraud Spotlight series is a long-form examination of current fraud trends and investigative strategies from our team of retired OIG agents and expert fraud investigators. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. In the past few weeks, there have been some notable prosecutions concerning the on-going frauds associated…

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Fraud Spotlight: How Crises Can Impact Fraud Investigations

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19, what do these two very different things have in…

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