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Whistle Blower to receive $3.5 million dollars

Johnson & Johnson Unit to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Acclarent Inc., a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson has settled with the Department of Justice amid allegations that the Company marketed a sinus delivery device known as “Stratus” as a drug delivery device without FDA approval.  Acclarent only received FDA approval … Continue reading Whistle Blower to receive $3.5 million dollars

Caregiver’s Resources

A useful webpage with information about Elder care.  It includes valuable content related to caregivers.  You can watch videos, learn about finances, legal issues, healthcare, and other useful information.  You can learn more by clicking here.    

Whistleblowers that reported illegal activities against Millennium Health receives $31.83 million!

Millennium Health, one of the largest urine drug testing laboratories in the United States has agreed to pay $256 Million to settle charges relating to: 1) Illegal billing of Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs. 2) Causing physicians to order excessive urine drug tests. 3) Violating anti-kickback and referral limitation laws (Stark Law). … Continue reading Whistleblowers that reported illegal activities against Millennium Health receives $31.83 million!

Federal False Claims Act Pays Whistle blowers!

The Federal False Claims Act allows individuals to bring actions against companies for fraud against the government.  These acts include but are not limited to:  1.  Billing for unlicensed or unapproved drugs, or medical services. 2.  Billing for goods and services that were never delivered or rendered. 3.  Billing for marketing, lobbying or other non-contract … Continue reading Federal False Claims Act Pays Whistle blowers!

CARING FOR MOM AND DAD

    We ran across this fantastic documentary on caring for your parents.  Please take a moment to watch this documentary.  Elpers & Nguyen is looking to start a discussion group and initiate some type of initiative to support aging Americans and their families.  If you are interested, contact us!  573-883-5000 or email duke@ldd.net FULL DOCUMENTARY CAN … Continue reading CARING FOR MOM AND DAD

Beware of Medicaid Estate Recovery

If you are a homeowner requiring long term care such as a nursing facility and receiving financial assistance from Medicaid, you may be subject to Medicaid Estate Recovery. Although your home is an exempt asset under the eligibility requirements of Medicaid, it may not be upon your death.  The State may recover expenses that they … Continue reading Beware of Medicaid Estate Recovery

Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is a major problem throughout the United States.  It is difficult for loved ones and their families to know the extend of abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  We outline the basics to help you identify this type of abuse. Signs of Physical Abuse Unexplained injuries such as bruises and swelling Broken … Continue reading Nursing Home Abuse

Older Consumers More Vulnerable to Debt Collectors!

According to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, older Americans face many issues with debt collectors.  The major issue involves collector trying to collect a debt not owed.  Collectors continually call regarding an alleged debt despite the consumer’s denial of the debt.  Many older Americans also report that debt collectors threaten them with … Continue reading Older Consumers More Vulnerable to Debt Collectors!

MISTAKES IN YOUR MEDICAL BILLS

Here are the common mistakes in Medical Bills and how to avoid them! 1)  Insurance companies usually negotiate deals with medical providers regarding the discount rates based on the network arrangements.  In turn, they make you pay for the difference.  Answer:  Don’t pay this amount.  Call your insurance provider and have them talk to the … Continue reading MISTAKES IN YOUR MEDICAL BILLS

Credit Scores May Rise with FICA’s New Model

   FICO is revamping their method as to how medical debts will affect your credit score.  Under the new model, medical debts will not be weighted heavily against your credit score as it was previously.  This is good news since many people who have lower scores due to medical debts can see an increase.  The … Continue reading Credit Scores May Rise with FICA’s New Model

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