Some rural hospitals used for big insurance reimbursements – and profit

Some rural hospitals used for big insurance reimbursements – and profit

Some rural hospitals are being used to set up big paydays from insurance providers, raising questions about how insurance claims are reimbursed. Since 2010, 83 struggling rural hospitals have closed, and as many as 700 others are at risk of closing in the next decade.

Substance Abuse Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy…

Substance Abuse Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy in Connection with Hospital Pass-Through Billing Scheme

The owner of a Jacksonville, Florida-area substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty today for his role in a $57 million money laundering conspiracy associated with a pass-through billing scheme involving laboratory testing services. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S.

Bucks drug rehab fraud made millions off patients’ relapses, Pa. attorney general charges

Bucks drug rehab fraud made millions off patients’ relapses, Pa. attorney general charges

The cofounder of a Bucks County drug treatment company and 10 others have been charged in a wide-ranging fraud scheme that, state officials say, trapped patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in a cycle of ineffective treatments and near-inevitable relapse – all as the company made tens of millions of dollars off insurance reimbursements and kickbacks.

“Mom, When They Look at Me, They See Dollar Signs”

A disturbing new phase of the opioid crisis: How rehab recruiters are luring recovering addicts into a deadly cycle

The offer was too good to resist: Go to rehab for a week, get $1,000 in cash. It was early 2017, and Brianne, a 20-year-old from a woody Atlanta suburb, had come to South Florida to leave her heroin addiction behind.

11 charged in multimillion-dollar insurance fraud case involving surgeries on recovering addicts

11 charged in multimillion-dollar insurance fraud case involving surgeries on recovering addicts

The owner and an employee of a Fountain Valley-based treatment facility, along with five doctors and four “body brokers,” are charged in what authorities say was a scheme to fraudulently bill insurance companies for experimental, unnecessary and potentially harmful surgeries on recovering addicts.

Recruiters pay vulnerable addicts to try experimental treatment to kick heroin

Recruiters pay vulnerable addicts to try experimental treatment to kick heroin

There are believed to be more than 600,000 opioid addicts in the U.S. A scheme that preys on many involves Naltrexone, a drug that curbs cravings. The FDA approved it in some forms, but not as a surgical implant.

Temecula rehab operator charged with insurance fraud, pleads innocent

Temecula rehab operator charged with insurance fraud, pleads innocent

RIVERSIDE – The owner of a Temecula substance abuse treatment facility, who allegedly submitted dozens of false claims to a health insurance company and collected more than $250,000 before the scheme was uncovered, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 30 counts of insurance fraud.

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