Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command.
The U.S. Justice Department charged a former investigator for health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, a physician and three others for submitting false claims to insurers.
A doctor, a patient recruiter and four pharmacists in metro Detroit have been indicted on charges ranging from the unlawful overprescribing of opioids to healthcare fraud.
Prosecutors say a 43-year-old New Jersey man and others used The Good Samaritans of America and offers of free ice cream to gain access to low-income senior housing complexes and convince them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing.
Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the "next Steve Jobs," has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a "massive fraud."
Martin Shkreli, the smirking "Pharma Bro" vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.
The two largest healthcare payers plan to work together to curb fraud and abuse within their networks in a rare collaboration.
Detroit-based Tri-County Network would give kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries, physicians and patient recruiters to boost their referral network and then provide unnecessary prescriptions of oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids to addicted patients.
HHS' Office of Inspector General said the CMS must work on ways to provide technical assistance to clinicians for MACRA participation and create a more robust integrity program.
Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.
Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government.
The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.