Compliance News Roundup: OCR Settlements for May 2019

1. South Florida Health Care Facility Owner Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by The Department of Justice, Involving $1.3 Billion in Fraudulent Claims – “A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not provided, were not medically necessary or were procured through the payment of kickbacks.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Two Tulsa Doctors Settle with the U.S. Government for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Kickback Schemes – “Two more Tulsa doctors have entered into settlement agreements with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.” Get the full scoop >>

Deeper Than the Headlines: OCR Settlements for May 2019 – The OCR recently announced its next major HIPAA enforcement settlement: A diagnostic medical imaging services company in Tennessee is paying $3,000,000 to settle a breach exposing over 300,000 patients’ protected health information. The company, Touchstone Medical Imaging, also agreed to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security and Breach Notification Rules. Let’s chat about it in this week’s Deeper Than the Headlines! Get the full scoop >>

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