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Doctors Killing Patients

Two weeks ago, we featured a personal story of mine and related it to Elizabeth Holmes and a Mount Carmel doctor who was found to deliver inappropriate medications in a deadly way.  Thank you for those of you who responded.  Interestingly enough, one person sent an email about a healthcare provider who is thought to…

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Just as Every cop is a Criminal…

….and all the sinners saints. Yup, I love that Stones song too.  Arguably one of the best rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones came from London which is where the doctor on my mind practiced his career in oncology at The Royal Marsden and then St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. Read more about the impressive resume here,…

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Drugmakers Pay Millions to Cherokee Nation in Opioid Settlement

Close to 500,000 people are dead because of opioid overdoses in the USA from 1999 to 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, we likened an overprescribing doctor to Elizabeth Holmes.  This week, we are excited to see a groundbreaking settlement: The first settlement with a tribal government in the…

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Killing People: Mount Carmel Doctor & Elizabeth Holmes

“Justice delayed is justice denied” by William Gladstone is a quote that comes to mind when I think about fraudulent providers and Elizabeth Holmes. I am obsessed with the podcast The Drop Out, featuring the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, and this week’s episode was released within days of the 600 pages of personal text messages…

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Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) is Back

The tagline from the CMS Website is “When Medicare Claims are submitted accurately, everyone benefits.” First – TPE why do we even care?  Well, simple answer, it is a lovely little gift from CMS designed to help reduce claim denials and appeals through one-on-one help.  As we can attest thorough masses of audits of provider…

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Groundbreaking Week in Healthcare Fraud

We talk to you every week about trials and cases that are in our rearview mirror.  Often what we worked on directly.  Sometimes we talk about areas of interest like healthcare cost and changing policy.  Sometimes we bring you best practices based on our clients.  Well, step aside normal headlines.  This week the Berny Madoff…

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