Compliance News Roundup: OIG Semiannual Report

1. New York Doctor Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Taking Bribes In Test - Referral Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab – “A doctor practicing in Staten Island, New York, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Middle Tennessee Podiatrist Sentenced To Federal Prison For Health Care Fraud Scheme – “Dr. John J. Cauthon, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to two years in prison for healthcare fraud, announced Don Cochran, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Cauthon was indicted in October 2015 on seven counts of healthcare fraud and was found guilty on four counts, after a jury trial in September 2017.” Get the full scoop >>

3. The OIG Semiannual Report to Congress – “The OIG recently submitted their semiannual report to Congress. The report summarizes the significant work of the OIG for the reporting period covering October 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Overall highlights of the report include expected investigative recoveries of $1.46 billion, criminal actions against 424 individuals or entities that engaged in crimes against HHS programs, plenty of examples of enforcement and recoveries and much, much, more! Get the full scoop >>

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