DOJ Charged 21 Individuals for COVID-19 Healthcare Fraud

Betty Q. Hixson

On April 20, 2022, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a nationwide coordinated law enforcement action focused on COVID-19-related healthcare fraud. In total, DOJ brought criminal charges against 21 individuals, including physicians and healthcare executives, in connection with alleged fraud schemes resulting in almost $150 million in improper government […]

Biden Admin and DOJ COVID Healthcare Enforcement Options in 2022

Betty Q. Hixson

“The Department remains committed to using every available federal tool—including criminal, civil, and administrative actions—to combat and prevent COVID-19 related fraud. We will continue to hold accountable those who seek to exploit the pandemic for personal gain, to protect vulnerable populations, and to safeguard the integrity of taxpayer-funded programs” US […]

Federal Prosecutors Target Fraudulent Healthcare Activities

Betty Q. Hixson

Prosecutors Target Fake COVID-19 Immunization and Vaccination Cards In the first federal prosecution related to fraudulent vaccination cards and immunizations for the COVID-19 virus, a California neuropathic doctor, Juli Mazi, pled guilty to fraud and false healthcare statements. The doctor sold forged COVID-19 vaccination cards and fake homeoprophylaxis immunization “pellets” […]

HIPAA For Labor And Employment Attorneys: What You Need To Know – Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences

Betty Q. Hixson

In their law practices, attorneys can regularly handle sensitive patient information that’s protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Lawyers have a duty and responsibility to safeguard such information or face severe penalties for noncompliance. This article summarizes a webinar we hosted for the Law Firm Alliance’s […]