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False Claims Act

A (Very) Basic Overview of Health Care Fraud Sentencing in Federal Court

by Laura A. Perkovic A lawyer defending a federal health care fraud case can give a ballpark estimate (but certainly […]

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Possible Changes to Asset Forfeiture In Health Care Fraud Cases

by Laura A. Perkovic Asset forfeiture can seem like a harsh form of justice and an added layer of punishment […]

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ALERT: CMS 60 Day Rule Violation Leads to a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

By Ronald W. Chapman, LL.M. St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospitals (New York) recently felt the sting […]

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A Guide To Health Care Fraud Defense

Chapman Law Group is a multi-state health care law firm dedicated to the defense of health professionals and health care […]

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Home Health Fraud Alert

“In fiscal year 2015 Medicare reimbursed more than 11,000 home health agencies for almost 7 million episodes of home health […]

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False Claims Act Monetary Penalties Almost Double Starting August 1st

by Ronald Chapman Yesterday, the DOJ issued an interim rule that will nearly double the penalties for False Claims Act […]

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Improper Coding Could Lead To A Criminal Conviction And Exclusion

As the federal government is casting a wider net to detect and prosecute fraud in the medical industry, the question […]

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Qui Tam Lawsuits – Good or Bad Policy

By Ronald Chapman The False Claims Act (FCA) 31 U.S.C. § 3729 and Qui Tam litigation provide a valuable service […]

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Kickbacks are Illegal … So What is a Kickback… It’s More Than You Think!

Physicians or other medical providers are not allowed to induce or encourage referrals for medical services that are paid by […]

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False Claims Act Penalties: Civil and Criminal Penalties

The United States Government is making a strong commitment to investigate and target fraud within federal programs.There has been a […]

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How to Choose the Right Attorney to Defend Health Care Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims, and Drug Trafficking Charges

State or federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents targeted you and your practice for suspected criminal violations . . . […]

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Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act Hypothetical Analysis

By Ronald W. Chapman Hypothetical: In our hypothetical a cardiologist with a large practice wishes to invest in a joint […]

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Dangers of Health Care Fraud Statute 456.0635

Dangers that every Florida health professional should be aware of. Background In 2009 the Florida legislature passed a bill creating […]

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CMS Proposed Rules will Lead to an Increase of Investigations for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Posted by Ronald W. Chapman, II On January 6, 2014 The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare […]

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