Mole Removal Claim Fraud Nets Jail and Fines
A recent fraud event involving a Chicagoland doctor will cost over $1 million and jail time from a mole removal scheme. The doctor submitted false claims for mole removals that were billed on multiple, separate dates of service, which allowed this doctor to receive larger reimbursements.
NPI Guidance Can Help Your FWA Detection
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new guidance that may affect certain providers wanting to obtain an NPI if they don’t already have one. These guidelines are important for you and your health plan to have protection against fraud, waste, or abuse (FWA) in your claims.
Medicare and Maine Medicaid Healthcare Fraud Settlement Case
A Maine family practitioner used false claims billed to Medicare and Medicaid for services that were either not provided or not medically necessary, which provides reasons for the need of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) protection.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Fraud
During the pandemic, healthcare claim fraud prevails as new fraud schemes develop and adapt to the changes in healthcare guidelines enacted, so providers can continue to treat patients. Two major areas of FWA expansion during the pandemic include Telehealth and COVID-19-related laboratory testing add-on services.