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Stark Threat on Medicaid

Pending case will test whether states can be held liable for providers’ violations By Joe Carlson  | August 10, 2013 From Modern Healthcare For 20 years, the CMS has not applied the federal ban on physician conflicts of interest known as the Stark law to Medicaid claims. It’s focused on Medicare only. But private whistle-blowers have begun pressing for clarity on […]

Cooperation lands drug courier in Texas-to-Mobile cocaine network big break

MOBILE, Alabama – A Texas resident who participated in a major cocaine smuggling operation got a big break today, winning a five-year prison sentence in a case that originally called for a minimum term of at least 20 years. Victor Lupo-Angulo pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. He agreed he was […]