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Owner Of Glendale Clinic Sentenced For Bilking Medicare, Medi-Cal Out Of Millions

The ringleader of one of the largest scams out of Southern California to target Medicare Part D out of has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay millions in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal.

08/18/2014

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Owner Of Van Nuys Medical Clinic Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud Scheme

The former owner of a Van Nuys medical clinic management company pleaded guilty Friday to a scheme defrauding Medicare of millions of dollars.

08/15/2014

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States Told To Find Way To Clear Medicaid Backlog

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees, including California, were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.

07/14/2014

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LA Doctor Charged With $33 Million Medicare Fraud

Dr. Robert A. Glazer, 67, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He was arrested May 13 and is free on bond, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

06/03/2014

President Obama Addresses The Nation During State Of The Union Address

California Obamacare Enrollees Exceed Projections By Nearly 100K

Overall, the Obama administration had projected California would enroll 1.3 million during the first enrollment period, which began Oct. 1. Covered California said the state had set a target of around 830,000.

04/17/2014

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Covered California Announces Enrollment Exceeded Expectations Of 1.2 Million

“We do have something to celebrate, but it’s really a starting line,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said.

04/03/2014

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Man Says Dog Saved His Life After Seizure

Tim Mullen says his Golden Retriever, Garth, helped him to escape his latest brush with death Monday night when he was alone at a relative’s home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/28/2014

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Nursing Home Company To Pay $48M To Resolve Claims Of Inflated Medicare Bills

A California company that runs nursing homes in 10 states has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve claims that it submitted inflated bills to Medicare for services that either were unnecessary or never performed.

11/19/2013

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Anaheim Ambulance Company Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

An Orange County ambulance company has paid more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it billed Medicare and other federal health programs to carry patients who didn’t need ambulances.

11/19/2013

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Laptops Containing Patient Information Stolen From Hospital In Alhambra

Health information for approximately 729,000 Southland patients has been compromised following the theft of two computers in the San Gabriel Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/22/2013

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Burbank Company To Pay $17.5M Amid Allegations That It Submitted False Claims To Medicare, Medi-Cal

A company that provides diagnostic services to Southern California nursing homes has agreed to pay millions over allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal, it was reported Friday.

09/27/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare Scam

A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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Acupuncturist Pleads Not Guilty To Medicare Fraud

An acupuncturist accused of submitting more than $2 million in false claims to Medicare pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

06/03/2013

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