Washington v Rafie
Dr. Mohammad Rafie of Bellevue was arrested for arson when he allegedly doused his dental office gowns and maskes with lighter fluid and setting fire to his dental office,. He was being evicted for not paying rent.
Kentucky v Rademaker
Dr. John Rademaker, an anesthesiologist in Louisville, was arrested for strangulation in the first degree. He choked a teenie who was not social distancing.
Wisconsin v Larsen
Kyle Larsen, a RN, was Sentenced to 12 years in prison for posing as a physician and burglarizing offices. He must also repay restitution of almost $9,000.
Florida v Manhattan
Rhoderick Manhatten, PA, was arrested for allegedly stealing PPE from a hospital.
US v Pentax
The company settled the criminal charges against it by paying $43 million. I t was accused of shipping endoscopes without FDA cleared instructions. Top
US v Honeycutt
Stephen Honeycutt, PA, in Oklahoma agreed to pay $620,500 to settle allegations that he accepted illegal payments for prescribing compounded meds not needed.
US v James
Sherman James and Progressions Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania have agreed to pay $27,500 to settle allegation that James allegedly billed for sessions that never occurred.
US v Sanderson
Carol Sanderson, the owner of Your Eyes of New Briton, Inc. agreed to pay $263,000 to settle allegations that the optic shop violated the False Claims Act by billing for repairs to Medicaid when it was illegal to do so.
US v RiteAid
The company will pay $4.75 million to settle allegations that they improperly recorded patient information who brought products containing a substance used to producer meth. They should have reported the people but failed to do so.
US v Heydarpour
Dr. Mehran Heydarpour of Brookfield, Wisconsin, agreed to pay $175,000 to settle allegations that he billed for visits that never occurred and prescribed opioids without evaluating patients.
US v Podell
David Podellm DC in Edgewater, New jersey, agreed to pay $2 million to settle allegations that he billed for medically unnecessary knee injections and knee braces. This is part of a federal crackdown on Osteo Relief Institute. Top
Emerus Hospital v Health Care
The hospital sued for prompt payment violations and was rebuffed as they only alleged it and did not provide any evidence. Duh!! Top
Patients v Illinois
The state agreed to pay $6.4 million to settle claims regarding patients who died of Legionnaire's Disease in state Veteran Homes.
Dwyer v Ascension Crittenton
Dwer sued the hospital after a knee replacement gone wrong. The physician, Dr. Michael Fugle, died later and Dwyer alleges he had a brain disorder that caused his loss of privileges at other hospitals. They are suing for negligent credentialing and requested information from the CMO. The court allowed several emails and the hospital appealed. The appellate court reversed stating the CMO had stated in an affidavit that these were collected regarding peer review. Top
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