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Nursing Home Fraud Scam Results in Conviction for “King of Nursing Homes”

Posted in Billing & Reimbursement, Fraud and Abuse, Medicare, Practice Management

Called by some the “King of Nursing Homes” for his many low-income nursing home patients in northeast Illinois, Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi was recently convicted for referring patients to Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago in exchange for kickbacks.  Kuchipudi became the fifth physician and tenth defendant to be convicted for a massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud… Continue Reading

Some Physicians Elect Not To Accept Gifts From Industry

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Practice Management

It is no secret that the federal government is very interested in the connection between gifts and other remuneration from drug and device manufacturers and physician decision-making when it comes to ordering those items.  At least one Senator has gone so far as to introduce legislation which would require disclosure of these financial relationships.  According to a recent article… Continue Reading