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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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Fraud Spotlight: Recidivism & Sentencing in Healthcare Fraud

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.  Earlier in the week, this press release came out. We spent a lot of time looking through…

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Fraud Spotlight: Compliance & The Reluctant Provider

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. Every compliance professional hopes that their employer buys into the suggestions, recommendations and…

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Fraud Spotlight: Advance Directives Prevent Healthcare Fraud

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. I’m going to preface this by saying what I’m about to write about…

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Fraud Spotlight: Phantom Billing & Services Not Rendered Schemes

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. Two phrases that are common in the healthcare fraud world are: phantom billing…

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Fraud Spotlight: You Can’t Cut Corners in Compliance

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. We have all heard the phrase “a penny wise, but a pound foolish,”…

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Fraud Spotlight: Understanding the 3 Types of BLS Transport

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. Previously, I wrote a couple of blogs about the continued fraud in the…

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Fraud Spotlight: Evaluation & Management and Home Visits

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. Are you, as a provider of services and submitter of claims, ready for…

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Fraud Spotlight: Subpoenas, Complaints, & Indictments

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. Over the past several weeks, I discussed the different types of investigations that…

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The 3 Ws of USDHHS OIG OI

Peggy Glynn, a former OIG Field Agent returns in this week’s guest blog post. Her friendship, insights, and experiences in the OIG are incredible tools for those looking to learn more about fighting healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse. What is the USDHHS? Who is the OIG? Why do you care about the OI? What: USDHHS…

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