Navigation Links
Government Ill-Equipped to Prevent Medicaid Fraud, Says False Claims Act Expert
Date:7/14/2008

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to last week's widely reported story about Medicaid fraud by medical supplies companies that billed the government for services prescribed by dead physicians, Patrick O'Connell of Baron & Budd, P.C., also the former head of the Texas Attorney General's Civil Medicaid Fraud Section, has called for greater support for state and federal legal enforcement bodies in the prosecution of such cases.

"This is a situation where the government's ability to enforce the law and to prevent fraud suffers due to insufficient resources and manpower," said O'Connell. "Hundreds of millions of the taxpayer's hard-earned dollars are being stolen and will continue to be, until the government gets the legal support it needs to identify and prosecute those who are defrauding it."

In 2007, O'Connell received the Honest Abe Integrity in Government Award from Taxpayers Against Fraud for making Texas a leader in curbing fraud through the use of a state False Claims Act. During his eight year tenure with the Attorney General's office, his staff recovered over $200 million in stolen funds claims. O'Connell is currently working with a number of other state attorney generals offices to initiate anti-fraud litigation.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With more than 50 attorneys and offices in California, Texas and Louisiana, Baron & Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs' bar. The firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos; leukemia caused by benzene; injuries caused by other toxic substances and unsafe pharmaceuticals; water authorities seeking clean-up costs for drinking water contamination; government entities and whistleblowers fighting corporate fraud; securities investors defrauded by corporate wrongdoing; and
'/>"/>

SOURCE Baron & Budd, P.C.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid
2. MDS Commences Arbitration against AECL over Cancelled MAPLE Project and Files $1.6 Billion Court Claim against AECL and the Government of Canada
3. Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces Sales Agreement with EWA Government Systems, Inc.
4. Jerry Steffl Joins Prime Therapeutics as Vice President, Government Affairs
5. More Government in Health Care is Not a Prescription For Reform
6. Plexus Online Enables Business-Government-Academic Collaboration for Advanced Technology Institute
7. HighPoint Solutions Signs Deal to Implement Model N Managed Care and Government Pricing System for Specialty Pharmaceutical Company
8. Cantimer, Inc. Awarded $996,000 Contract from U.S. Government to Develop Portable, Real-Time and Non-Invasive Hydration Measurement and Monitoring System for Use by Firefighters
9. IDC awarded Indias largest state government contract for digital radiography systems
10. WellPoint Announces Realignment of Operations, Technology and Government Services Unit
11. ExamForce Hires Former (ISC)2 Americas Leader to Head Corporate and Government Sales Efforts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... Carinsurancequotesinfo.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance for flatbed trucks. , Flatbed ... other vehicles. They are mainly used for commercial purposes ... blog post explains that by comparing multiple offers, drivers ... other commercial vehicles. , It is now possible to ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 Parker and Sons ... and cooling, has spiked in Arizona alongside the growing economy. ... additional forty employees for April to help account for the ... forty employees in April is something we are enthusiastic about. ... said Paul Kelly, president at Parker and Sons. , Indeed, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Bird B Gone, ... residential applications now offers a complete line of bird control ... poultry farms. , New Flu Strains Threaten Pacific, Central and ... USDA post , a number of highly pathogenic avian ... The disease is often spread when wild birds enter poultry ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Carvers' goal is ... a successful biking day in Breck. , Conveniently ... minutes walking distance from Breckenridge, this family-owned place ... both Breckenridge bike rentals ( http://www.breckenridgeskishop.com/en/rent-equipment ) and ... extensive bike rentals in May 2015. With style ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 The first step to ... mind. , For meditation and yoga teacher Stine Koppernæs, ... been invaluable tools that allow her to experience more ... has been a teacher since 2006, and through the ... state of being. , “I love sharing this way ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes for Flatbed Trucks Available Online! 2Health News:Parker and Sons Plans to Expand in 2015 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 3Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 4Health News:Carvers Breckenridge Bike Rentals Offers Demo Mountain, Tandem, Bike Path Cruiser & JR. Bikes in May 2015 2
... of "Breast Ironing" in West African countries. This practice ... in girls by mothers// and other relatives telling them that ... aimed at warding off sexual harassment and is carried out ... in teenaged girls. "Breast ironing is an age-old practice in ...
... introduce new legislation to regulate doctors, due to be published ... Government approval in order to publish heads of bill for ... a new Medical Practitioners Bill can be published later this ... have been promised and postponed for many years, it is ...
... the most dreaded of all the communicable diseases ... be controlled through effective dog population management and ... Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said. ... and post-exposure prophylaxis, dog population management and laboratory ...
... US scientist they have found a new technique to detect ... ,As of now they were successful in detecting infection ... further research is needed to identify the disease in humans. ... this disease appears to have been transmitted by blood transfusions. ...
... for the betterment of the lives of thousands of ... a growing concern about the need for specialists// and ... the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and Arthritis Care have ... funds available to access new treatments official guidelines, along ...
... and other staff at AIIMS have decided to continue ... ,The governments order on relieving the Director of AIIMS ... the faculty, doctors, and other staff members of the ... across the state and nation. Meanwhile one representative each ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland 2Health News:AIIMS Strike Enters Second day, Support Continues To Pour In 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... Allowing more basic emergency medical service (EMS) staff to ... opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and ... Medical Service Providers and the Burden of Drug Overdose ... of Public Health . In 2013, more ... involved prescription opioids, and more than 8,000 ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 In today,s ever-changing and ... around the world to access diverse skill sets, ... there are many areas to misstep in the ... best practices are necessary and beneficial in order ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , Apr. 24, 2015 Research and ... announced the addition of the "Lab ... tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station) & End User ... Global Forecast to 2020" report to ... accessories market is expected to reach $504.7 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 2Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 3Work Around the Clock: Building Effective Global Capabilities 2Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 2Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 3
... SILVER SPRING, Md., May 13, 2011 The U.S. Food ... represented as "ExtenZe," which is the name of an authentic ... similar to the actual product, but contains hidden ingredients that ... the following lot numbers on the packages: ...
... 13, 2011 Amnis Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced ... new FlowSight imaging flow cytometer. The FlowSight ... unrivalled fluorescence sensitivity and the breakthrough ability to produce ... upgraded in the factory or the field with up ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Warns About Counterfeit ExtenZe Dietary Supplements 2
The Kowa Pro-lll is Kowas' flagship camera....
The new CR6-45NM non-mydriatic retinal camera is an ideal diagnostic tool for ophthalmologists, optometrists and other medical professionals, especially when it comes to detecting and monitoring diab...
FF 450plus IRu Fundus camera with Visupac / System 431. Digital results in all capture modes and unlimited Visupac software....
An ideal choice for film photography. The new TRC-50FXC provides 35mm color and Polaroid capability....
Medicine Products: