Team Health Corporate Integrity Agreement

The healthcare sector is one of the most regulated sectors in the United States. Thousands of health care facilities have been excluded from participating in federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid for breaking the law. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other government agencies target fraud and abuse in the health sector as high priority areas for investigations and investigations. The IRO then identified $292,236 in overcounts “based on an astonishing 98% Medicare refusal rate and a 51% Medicaid refusal rate,” according to the ALJ. Friendship`s lawyer confirmed the identification of the overpayment, saying he was “in the process of securing financing and/or refinancing to be able to repay.” About a month later, in an email on September 27, 2018, the lawyer informed OIG that the home health company was trying to sell its business. “If healthcare companies increase their profits by misadcasing the services they charge to tax-funded health programs, our office will ensure that they are held accountable for their fraudulent systems and make changes so that these programs are properly billed,” said special agent in HHS-OIG`s Chargemont Pugh. . . .

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