Month: November 2018

Ex-MLB Pitcher Hit With Prison Sentence Over Healthcare Fraud

Ex-MLB Pitcher Hit With Prison Sentence Over Healthcare Fraud A former Major League Baseball pitcher was recently sentenced in a Florida federal court to forty-six months in prison for his involvement in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud. Justin Wayne, who last played for the Florida Marlins, along with his brother and a medical lab company the two created, were involved in a scheme that paid kickbacks to substance abuse treatment centers in exchange for providing their patients with medically unnecessary urinalysis tests. Smart Lab, LLC, the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based lab company started and owned by Wayne and his...

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Insurer Pays Record Settlement Due To Data Breach

Insurer Pays Record Settlement Due To Data Breach Anthem, the nation’s second-largest insurer, is set to pay an enormous sum to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to settle claims over a data breach that was discovered in 2015. The data breach, which affected almost 79 million individuals, is the largest ever to be reported to HHS. The HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), which investigates such breaches, has reportedly settled Anthem’s violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) for $16 million, which is $11.5 million more than the previous largest...

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