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Benjamin David Danneman, 37, of Eureka, Mo., was employed by at least three local health care organizations that should be conferring with lawyers now. On June 12, Danneman was sentenced to 57 months in prison for working for them as a nurse and, in one case, as an assistant director of nursing without a nursing license.

A practice that follows the rules for incident-to billing can expect 100% of reimbursement for a non-physician practitioner’s (NPP) services reported under a physician’s provider number, rather than 85% billed under the NPP’s ID. A practice that breaks the rules for incident-to billing can expect trouble.
A conviction for health care fraud isn’t the only criminal penalty that awaits someone involved in Medicare fraud. Theft of government property is another possibility, a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) press release reveals.
In our current issue of Part B News we review ways in which your practice can insulate itself from liability if one of your providers is charged with crimes relating to opioid prescribing. Here with some extra analysis is Constance Endelicato, partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP in Los Angeles and a specialist in professional liability claims. 

We asked Rob McDonald, vice president of product management for data privacy technology provider Virtru in Washington, D.C., for advice on mobile device security for the medical practice. He gave us this checklist.

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