Posted and filed under Fraud, FWA, Healthcare.

Legal Violations Against Physical Therapists: Part I

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 begins a multi-part series covering the top ten violations of law against physical therapists that are enforced by state licensure boards against these health care…

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Fraud Spotlight: The OIG, Speaker Programs & Kickbacks

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. A couple of weeks ago, the OIG issued a Special Fraud Alert regarding the use of speaker…

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Fraud Spotlight: Providers & The “Impossible Day”

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 a provider commits healthcare fraud, and they hit all the “goodies,” we just have to…

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Posted and filed under Dental, Fraud, FWA.

Dental Horror: A Case of Life of Death

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 rounds out lessons in dental misconduct involving fraudulent billing, medical records forgery/lack of documentation, and standard of care from a case in real…

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Posted and filed under Dental, Fraud, FWA.

Fraud Spotlight: Why Dental Fraud is Overlooked & Ignored

Over the past few weeks, we have been blogging and posting about the “red-headed step-child” of healthcare fraud, dental fraud. One of our retired OIG agents recently heard this tale, which bears repeating: At a recent visit, his mother was told by the treating dentist that she had a gum infection and needed to see…

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Dental Fraud: Isolated or a Pattern?

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 some basics of dental misconduct – fraud.  A dentist who bills for services not performed is committing fraud.  For example, billing for the…

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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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Posted and filed under Dental, Fraud, FWA, Uncategorized.

Rinse & Spit: Investigating Dental Fraud

Next Week On The Blog: Jeanmarie Loria sits down with her partner Eric Rubenstein, retired OIG Agent, to ask him why he had more cases on pharmacy pain management and DME than dental fraud.  Dental fraud stinks worse than the most severe case of halitosis.    Picture this.   Brooklyn NY 1960. All 5 of…

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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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