(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Dept. said today that federal law enforcement officials have hit a milestone in 2016 by completing the “largest takedown ever” against defendants allegedly trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs. The 2016 takedown involves 301 defendants and a loss amount of $900 million, the department said. That exceeds a record set […]
The acquittal last week of a former pharmaceutical executive, charged in a kickbacks scheme to win business from doctors, could prove a boon for a pair of medical device executives facing similar charges. A jury in Massachusetts federal court cleared former Warner Chilcott pharmaceutical president Carl Reichel of charges that he coach sales reps to woo doctors by taking them to expensive […]
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. This story was co-published with The Chicago Tribune.
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica
by Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski, ProPublica
As promised, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid released an unprecedented trove of physician reimbursement data, opening up the agency’s practices to public review and scrutiny.
The data represents payments made to doctors, hospitals and clinics in 2012, including names, addresses, procedures and specific dollars amounts reimbursed for more than 880,000 healthcare providers, amounting to nearly $77.4 billion in payouts.