Compliance News Roundup: Improper Billing, Services Not Rendered, and Your EMTALA Questions Answered

1. It’s Prison Time for Doctor Who Billed Private Insurers for Services Not Rendered - Hal Abrahamson, a podiatrist in Long Island and Queens, was sentenced to prison for one year and a day for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme. The Court also ordered Abrahamson to pay over $1 Million in restitution, fines and forfeitures. Get the full scoop >>

2. Pain Management Practice Pays Over $425K to Settle Improper Billing - Mark Thimineur, M.D. and Comprehensive Pain And Headache Treatment Centers, LLC of Meriden, Connecticut, entered into a civil settlement agreement where they will pay more than $425,000 to resolve allegations they improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid for urine drug tests that were not actually performed. Get the full scoop >>

3. Ask a Compliance Officer: EMTALA Q&A with Dr. CJ Wolf - Recently we held a webinar titled “EMTALA Mistakes You Should Never Make,” which was followed by a lively Q&A between Dr. CJ Wolf and the audience. We didn’t have time to answer all of the questions during the webinar, so CJ went through some of the more interesting questions and answered them in a special Q&A blog post. See if yours was one of them here >>

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