Podiatrist Faces 8 Malpractice Lawsuits
- July 20, 2012
How many medical malpractice cases are too many against the same doctor? One? Two? What about twenty-one? Dr. Leonard Janis, a Hilliard podiatrist, was named in 21 lawsuits before OhioHealth took action and forced him to resign. The scary part is that OhioHealth would most likely have continued allowing Dr. Janis to provide negligent care if the lawsuits did not grab so much media attention....
2 West Bloomfield residents accused of bilking millions in Medicare scheme
- July 13, 2012
The federal government says it has busted yet another Medicare fraud scheme in Metro Detroit, this time involving two West Bloomfield residents accused of bilking millions from the government for home health care services.
Federal officials say home health care fraud remains one of metro Detroit's top Medicare fraud problem areas.
Detroit Podiatrist Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme
- April 6, 2012
Dr Errol Sherman was sentenced by United States District Judge Gerald E. Rosen in Detroit. In addition to his prison term, Sherman was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution. Sherman pleaded guilty on November 22, 2011, to one count of health care fraud. ...
Podiatrist sentenced for Medicare fraud
- January 16, 2012
A 56-year-old Gambrills podiatrist was sentenced to more than four years in prison Wednesday for fraudulently billing Medicare $1.1 million over three years, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
2,000 Free Diabetic Foot Testing Kits Available During the Week of November 14th
- November 8, 2011
Tampa based medical device manufacturer Anodyne Therapy LLC, will mark World Diabetes Day by providing up to 2,000 free diabetic foot testing kits in an effort to raise awareness on foot complications in those with diabetes....
Founder of shoe firm gets year in prison for mail fraud
- September 19, 2011
The founder of a Mequon company that sells special shoes and inserts for diabetics was sentenced this week to a year and a day in federal prison for mail fraud related to improper Medicare reimbursements in 2006.
Rickey Kanter, 62, the former owner and CEO of Dr. Comfort, was also fined $50,000. Kanter had agreed in April to plead guilty and pay a $27 million civil fine....
Area podiatrist sentenced for defrauding Medicare
- September 6, 2011
A U.S. magistrate judge on Friday sentenced former podiatrist Paul Chromey to one year in prison for illegally billing Medicare while he was barred from participating in federal health care benefit programs.
Ex-UBS Customer Pleads Guilty to Hiding Swiss Bank Account
- July 14, 2011
Anton Ginzburg, 51, admitted today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts form, or FBAR, for 2007.
"I knew that I should file this form but I did not do so," he told U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy....
San Jose: Spa owner accused of practicing medicine without a license
- July 14, 2011
Cary Silberman, 52, was arrested Monday by investigators from the Medical Board of California and was charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office with two felonies, including practicing medicine without a license and grand theft by fraud, and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment....
Gambrills Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Billing Medicare Over $1.1 Million
- July 7, 2011
Larry Bernhard, age 55, a podiatrist who operated his business from his home in Gambrills, Maryland, pleaded guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft related to a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare for more than $1.1 million....
BOTTOM LINE: FAMED INGLEWOOD DOCTOR INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY
- June 23, 2011
Dr. Bill James Releford Jr., the pillar of Inglewood whose successful national health program was so impressive to President Obama that he was invited to the White House to watch the Super Bowl earlier this year, was indicted by a federal grand jury for an identity theft scheme that defrauded banks out of more than $3 million, it was learned this week....
Podiatrist gets jail term for filing phony claims
- May 27, 2011
William Holley, 48, of Buffalo, also was ordered to pay $36,868 to victims. He pleaded guilty in January to theft in connection with health care. Holley submitted false claims to Medicare and Univera, prosecutors said....
Seniors urged to report Medicare scams
- May 9, 2011
A New Jersey group wants more seniors to step up to help cut down on Medicare waste and fraud. ...
Podiatrist convicted of fraudulently billing Medicare
- April 26, 2011
The Law News Network - An Orange County podiatrist who was convicted of fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $800,000 in procedures that were never performed has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. ...
Two Seminole doctors arrested
- April 19, 2011
Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested two doctors Monday afternoon for allegedly prescribing each other narcotics....
Diabetes patients' medicine mistakes
- April 18, 2011
Nearly half of the patients admitted to Leicester's hospitals with diabetes were the victims of medication mistakes, according to a snapshot survey....
Ex-CEO to pay $27 million civil fine in Medicare mail fraud
- April 18, 2011
The founder of a Mequon company that sells special shoes and inserts for diabetics has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and pay a $27 million civil fine related to the company's improper Medicare reimbursements....
CMS to Release Podiatry Services Comparative Billing Report
- April 18, 2011
In April 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will release its fifth national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR). The purpose of this CBR is to inform podiatric providers of billing information for selected services billed to Medicare and to help prevent improper payments. ...