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Massachusetts AG Healey Settles With Nursing Homes Over Claimed Patient Care Lapses

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with five nursing homes in the Commonwealth over allegations of patient neglect, insufficient staff training, and inadequate care, which in some situations involved deaths of nursing home residents. The settlements, which include financial penalties ranging from $30,000 to $81,500, total over $250,000, most of which will go to the…

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Healthcare Provider Pays $2 Million to Settle Allegations of Performing Unnecessary Drug Tests

Nevada AG Aaron Ford and the U.S. DOJ reached a settlement with healthcare provider Lipshutz & Wills Medical Group, LLP d/b/a Monos Health (“Monos”) to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare for unnecessary urine drug tests in violation of federal and state false claims laws.

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Health Law 2022 Discusses Regulatory Risks for Health Businesses And How to Manage Them

Each year in early December, Cozen O’Connor’s Health Care & Life Sciences industry team hosts a Health Law Program to update clients on a wide range of issues that we believe will be critical for health care businesses in the upcoming year. This year’s program, held virtually from December 8-9, 2021, included a policy view…

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Kansas Recovers $27.6 Million from Pharmacy Benefit Manager for Alleged Overbilling of Medicaid

Kansas AG Derek Schmidt reached a settlement with pharmacy benefit manager Centene Corp. and its subsidiaries (collectively “Centene”) to resolve allegations that it overbilled the state’s Medicaid program. According to the AG’s office, Centene allegedly failed to represent Medicaid’s best interests in negotiations with pharmaceutical suppliers, failed to accurately report discounts it received on certain…

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Home Care Service Providers Accused of Cheating Medicaid

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sued home health agency Prestige Health Care Services, Inc. and related individuals (collectively “Prestige Health”) over allegations that Prestige Health falsely billed the state’s Medicaid program in violation of the Massachusetts False Claims Act and the Medicaid False Claims statute.

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