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Healthcare Fraud: Orthofix VP of Sales Sentenced to Prison & Now Physician

Orthofix and the bone-stimulation fraud investigation against them has sentenced seven employees and now one physician. The  highest-ranking company employee convicted was Thomas Guerrieri, former vice president of sales, who was sentenced to eight months in prison and $50,000 in fines in July 2013 for paying...

Medicare Chief Jonathan Blum & The Sociopathic Business Model™

April 22, 2014 Who didn't see this coming?  Frankly, I didn't think it would happen so swiftly though.    Jonathan Blum, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator (Medicare/Medicaid’s department's highest position) who helped oversee the unprecedented release earlier this month of detailed Medicare payment data for 880,000 physicians which also showed that 2% of...

Wharton’s Take on Quotas & The Sociopathic Business Model™

April 18, 2014 When the word 'quota' is mentioned  to anyone in sales expect a varied range of emotions and responses. It usually depends on two factors:  1.  Is the quota fair and  2.  How close is the rep to 'hitting' or achieving their monthly, quarterly,...

Windfall for 2% of Medicare Doctors! Is it Fraud?

April 9, 2015 Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen who received $20.8 million from Medicare. Medicare data giving a breakdown of each physician was paid was just released.  I'm guessing there are at least few doctors and those at CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) that wish the list...

UPDATED The IRS WINS $373 Million Case Study

UPDATED April 9, 2014 New information changes this story dramatically. $373 million collected from tax fraud whistleblowers 122 awards for a total of $53 million For the case study the money was divided equally among all whistleblowers but We had a good year with the IRS Whistleblower Program because they paid one...

Trudeau gets Booked for 10 Years!

Guess who was happy about the Government shutdown earlier?  Criminals! “If I ever write a book again, if I ever do another infomercial again, I promise no embellishment, no puffery and absolutely no lies,” Trudeau told U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman in a remorseful tone. “I...

Cafe Au Yay!

Thank you to the person who posted the kind words on Cafepharma yesterday; and, to all those who have visited the page in the last 24 hours and over the last month.  It is truly appreciated.  As I've mentioned, I read two sites daily (Cafepharma is the second),...

When is it OK for Employees to Become Collateral Damage?

The obvious answer is never, but the reality is whatever stands in the way of the company and making hundreds of millions of dollars, is expendable whether intentional or not.  According to the US Department of Defense, the term collateral damage is defined as: Unintentional or...

CE(Oh No) Arrested!

Updated:  http://valleywag.gawker.com/startup-ceo-jon-mills-facing-20-years-in-prison-for-fra-1527746232 Facing up to 20 years in federal prison for wire fraud. *Founder, and former CEO of Motionloft, Jon Mills,  accused of fraud, was confirmed arrested by the FBI (2.19.2014).  Charging documents have not yet been filed or released.  It is likely when facts are...