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Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale Healthcare Fraud Attorneys

South Florida’s New Home Health Agency Ban Extended

By Tony Moss |

Due in part to South Florida’s status and reputation as the number one place for organized fraud in the country, specifically health care fraud, a federal moratorium on new home health agencies has been extended. Under current federal health care law, a temporary ban can be put in place to prevent the enrollment of… Read More »

Governor Scott Wants Audits of Medicaid-Managed Contracts

By Tony Moss |

In an arguably surprising move, Governor Rick Scott wants many hospitals in the state to undergo random audits of their Medicaid contracts. This decision comes hand in hand with the state’s desire to investigate nearly 130 hospitals to ensure they are not violating Florida law. The governor has specifically asked the state Department of… Read More »

Florida Medicare Fraud Goes Beyond Borders

By Tony Moss |

Another tactic used by suspected Medicare fraudsters has piqued the attention of state and federal authorities looking to crack down on Medicare fraud. This strategy, known as the foreign-enrollment loophole, occurs when Medicare is paid to individuals living abroad. In general, Medicare is not available outside the U.S., except for certain emergency situations. Thus,… Read More »

Biggest Health Care Fraud Takedown Just Happened in Miami

By Tony Moss |

In what is being touted as the largest health care fraud takedown in U.S. history, over 70 individuals were arrested in Miami recently. The Florida Attorney General, the FBI, and other federal agencies all worked jointly to arrest 73 individuals involved in various health care fraud schemes. This was a massive operation that encompassed… Read More »

Florida Doctor with Senatorial Ties Charged with Fraud and Corruption

By Tony Moss |

Florida doctor Salomon Melgen has been indicted on fraud and corruption charges tied to his medical practice and his connections with Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey). Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida recently hit Dr. Melgen with an indictment charging 46 counts of health care fraud associated with his ophthalmology practice. Nineteen… Read More »

Medicare Fraud Takes Down Major Florida HMO

By Tony Moss |

Florida state regulators recently took over Florida Healthcare Plus after the insurer found itself in the middle of an FBI Medicare fraud investigation. Florida Healthcare Plus was a $130 million-per-year company with over 200 employees. It had almost 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries as members. While the company itself was not charged with fraud, 11 individuals… Read More »

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