Medicare Fraud

By Alabama Department of Senior Services | Medicare Fraud in Alabama

Pill Mills and the Rise of Controlled Substance Use in Medicare

<i>by Charles Ornstein Ryann Grochowski Jones</i><p>Despite a national crackdown on prescription drug abuse, doctors churned out an ever-larger number of …

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to …

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Federal Prosecutors Collect $7.5 Million in Alabama

Convicted criminal offenders can be sentenced to jail time, but they could also face financial penalties.<p>According to reports, the U.S. Attorney's …

Medicare fraud settlements generated much of $7.5 million collected by north Alabama federal prosecutors

(AP file photo)<p>BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama collected about $7.5 million in criminal and …

National Medicare fraud takedown results in charges against 243 individuals for approximately $712 million in false billing

WASHINGTON – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a …

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Birmingham hospice company to pay $24.7 million Medicare fraud settlement

SouthernCare Inc., a Birmingham-based hospice company, has agreed to pay the federal government $24.7 million to settle Medicare fraud charges, …

North Alabama health care fraud penalties top $48 million, U.S. says

Penalties for health care fraud have totaled more than $48 million in north Alabama in the past four years as federal authorities push harder to get …

Woman convicted of Medicaid fraud | The Andalusia Star

Margaret Boatwright “Maggie” Smith, 28, of Andalusia was convicted of Medicaid fraud on Thursday. The prosecution was a joint effort of the 22nd …