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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.
In case you were thinking federal investigators would never be interested in your therapy claims, here are three practices from today's HHS OIG website that would likely disagree.
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.
A recent Department of Justice (DOJ) press release shows that anyone, including attorneys, can run afoul of Medicare fraud regulations.

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