Senate GOP Bill Rolling Back Obamacare Would Leave Millions More Uninsured


Noam N. Levey--Contact Reporter:

"The healthcare bill Senate Republican leaders unveiled last week would increase the number of people in the U.S. without health coverage by 22 million and push up medical costs for millions of other poor and sick Americans, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Megyn Kelly - The Florida Shuffle

Watch Megyn Kelly's piece on Florida's SUD treatment system, "The Florida Shuffle".

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Mapping Drug Use in the U.S. Workforce- By Quest Diagnostics

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ATAC wants to bring you Quest's new interactive map illustrates workplace urine drug test positivity by drug type for the past 10 years. Powered by data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ (DTI), you can search all 50 states for the six of the most common illicit substances: Heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and phencyclidine (PCP.)

This innovative tool drills down to positivity percentages by 3-digit zip code and helps to depict regional, drug, and time-based positivity rate changes.

by NICOLE JUPE on JUNE 9, 2017



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Federal agents searching Sovereign Health rehab in San Clemente


By  and  | Orange County Register

The FBI, along with state and local officials, executed a sealed search warrant at several Sovereign Health locations on Tuesday, including the company’s offices in San Clemente.

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California Courts of Appeal Decision on Sanjiv Goel Inc v. Regal Medical Group




Appellant Sanjiv Goel, M.D., Inc.1 appeals from a judgment following a court trial on his quantum meruit claim for fees for emergency treatment rendered to four patients as an interventional cardiologist. The trial court found that the fees paid by Respondent Regal Medical Group, Inc. (Regal) for this treatment reflected the reasonable value of the services that Goel provided.
The sole issue presented on appeal is whether the trial court employed the correct legal standard in determining the reasonable value of Goel's services. 

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Operator accused of insurance fraud in Temecula rehab program


An alcohol and drug rehab home operator in Temecula has been charged with filing fraudulent insurance claims in connection with improper billing of insurance companies for services involving a loss of more than $231,000, according to a Riverside County District Attorney’s Office news release.

By  | | The Press-Enterprise
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Rehab Mogul will stand trial in $176 million fraud case


Self-titled “Rehab Mogul” Christopher Bathum will stand trial on charges of fraudulently billing companies $176 million, one of the largest criminal cases against an addiction facility in state history, a judge ruled Tuesday.


PUBLISHED: May 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm | UPDATED: May 17, 2017 at 9:45 am
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Two Florida Medicare Advantage Insurers Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit For $32 Million


By Fred SchulteKaiser Health News

Two Florida Medicare Advantage insurers have agreed to pay nearly $32 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged they exaggerated how sick patients were and took other steps to over-bill the government health plan for the elderly.

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UnitedHealth doctored medicare records, over-billed U.S. by $1 billion, feds claim


FRED SCHULTE, KAISER HEALTH NEWS- DOJ alleged that the insurer made patients appear sicker than they were to collect higher Medicare payments


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Callahan & Blaine Respond to the Addiction Treatment Articles Published by Orange County Register



The Southern California News Group journalists at the Orange County Register recently did a three-part "Rehab Riviera" investigation report.

"The report is an attack on the recovery community as a whole, treatment facilities, laboratories and sober livings", says Rich Collins, a Senior Trial Attorney at Callahan & Blaine.

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