Author Archives: Marc

Detroit Nurse Sentenced to 30 Months in $13.8M Fraud scheme

This is another in an escalating series of convictions for healthcare fraud that were initiated by the HEAT teams from the Departments of Justice and Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. As with most of the big cases right now, this is a Home Health case, where the parties wereContinue ReadingContinue Reading

US DOJ: Dallas Home Health Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

A Dallas area owner of a home health company has plead guilty to a healthcare fraud scheme that allegedly netted him roughly $43M according to the Department of Justice in a press release dated October 12, 2012.  The scheme was directly related to the HEAT team takedown earlier this year of Dr. Jacques Roy, whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

HHS OIG issues 2013 Work Plan – Home Health Agencies

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services issued the FY 2013 Work Plan today.  The big story has been about the Hospital readmission issue, which is a big push with CMS and PPACA (Obamacare). However, there are many areas that Home Health Agencies (and nurses) need to payContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Public Hearing on Changes to Texas Nursing Board Rules

Earlier, I had posted an excerpt from the Texas Register regarding a proposed change to the Rules of the Texas Board of Nursing.  On June 13th, the Board posted notice of a Public Hearing on the matter (The notice is after the jump). The timing of this is interesting, because as the President-elect of TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

California CRNA’s Score Big Win

About one year ago, a post where I mentioned a study of CRNA safety brought the most comments I have had on my blog.  Well, the CRNA issue is back in a California Court ruling in California Society of Anesthesiologists v. Brown, 204 Cal. App. 4th 390. All quotes included herein are from the rulingContinue Reading