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Prescription fraud can affect healthcare providers, employees

There were many reasons you became a doctor or a worker in the vast healthcare system. Helping people is a passion of yours as is having work that is stimulating and challenging. While being in the medical field can be very rewarding, it can also involve more risk on behalf of the medical worker. If you or a loved one is facing accusations related to prescription fraud, read on.

What do you know about bank fraud accusations?

With the advances in technology, it's become even easier to stay on top of, and manage, our money and financial accounts. The internet has opened up a whole platform in which transfers, deposits and account reconciliation can happen with a few clicks of a finger. Most people use this technology responsibly, but some have leveraged it as a tool from which to engage in bank fraud, or other white collar crimes.

What is the OIG exclusion list and what can I do if I’m on it?

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) oversees and investigates allegations of fraud and abuse in the national healthcare systems, including Medicaid and Medicare. As part of their oversight, they keep track of all Medicaid and Medicare abuse cases against healthcare workers. The OIG may place any healthcare provider who was convicted for Medicare or Medicaid fraud on a “List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.” If you are on the exclusion list, you can no longer receive payments for your services from the federal government.

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