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.

The Liquid Gold Rush

Liquid Gold Rush: The $95,244 urine tests

An 11Alive Investigation uncovered a surge in drug tests paid for with Georgia Medicaid funds, highlighting an industry some believe takes advantage of unnecessary expensive tests and vulnerable patients trying to get sober. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) pays the drug testing for patients covered under Medicaid.

A $17,850 Urine Test?

A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

A Houston lab had tested her urine sample for a constellation of legal and illicit drugs, many of which, Moreno said, she had never heard of, let alone taken. “I was totally confused. I didn’t know how I was going to pay this,” said Moreno, 30, who is finishing a degree in education at Texas State University in San Marcos and is pregnant with twins.

UnitedHealthcare accuses Dallas labs of $100 million fraud involving kickbacks for bogus drug tests

UnitedHealthcare accuses Dallas labs of $100 million fraud involving kickbacks for bogus drug tests

One of the nation’s biggest insurers, UnitedHealthcare, has sued a Dallas-based laboratory network, alleging the owners paid millions in bribes and kickbacks to doctors and other providers between 2011 and 2016 for overpriced and unnecessary drug and genetic tests. Next Health’s sales consultants gave people $50 gift cards to urinate in cups at Whataburger bathrooms, the lawsuit says.

Urine Drug Screens – Understanding the Basics

Healthcare Fraud Shield’s Latest Article: Urine Drug Screens-Understanding the Basics

Patients may need urine drug screening tests for a variety of reasons including monitoring of their pain medication regimen or simply as a screening tool to look for the presence of drugs. It’s important to understand the types of drug screens and why one would need them prior to investigating any issues involving these tests.

Corruption in the drug rehab industry: How peeing in a cup can make millions

Corruption in the drug rehab industry: How peeing in a cup can make millions

At its annual conference in Orlando on Tuesday, the Florida Association of Recovery Residences recognized Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, for her efforts in the passage of HB 21 – which establishes a voluntary certification program for sober homes. After six years of trying to regulate the booming billion-dollar rehab industry, Harrell, along with Sen.

Arizona lawsuit opens window into lucrative drug rehab business — and allegations of fraud

Arizona lawsuit opens window into lucrative drug rehab business – and allegations of fraud

The only “Obamacare” health insurer in metro Phoenix and Pima County is ensnared in a legal dispute with several addiction treatment centers over the cost of care amid an Arizona opioid epidemic that is taking an average of two lives each day.

Feds: Delray rehab owner arrested, billed $58 million for urine tests

Feds: Delray rehab owner arrested, billed $58 million for urine tests

Eric Snyder, owner and operator of a Delray Beach drug treatment center and sober home raided by the FBI in December 2014, has been arrested and charged with fraudulently billing insurance companies for $58.2 million over nearly five years, according to court records.

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