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What is Aggravated Identity Theft?

Have you been charged with a violation of “Identity Theft” or “Aggravated Identity Theft”?  Is so, it is essential that you engage experienced legal counsel to represent your interests and help safeguard your liberty.  The highly-ranked attorneys at Liles Parker can assist you in mounting an aggressive defense to these Federal criminal charges.   An overview …

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DOJ is Aggressively Investigating Allegations of Wrongdoing Related to COVID-19 Fraud and the Current National Emergency

(March 27, 2019):  We live in trying times.  As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread both globally and throughout the United States, the government has taken a number of steps to address the current pandemic.  On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump officially declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a national emergency.[1]  Within 72 hours …

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Pain Management Prescribing Practices and Audits.

(August 16, 2017): Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) executed its most extensive “health care fraud takedown” to date, initially arresting 412 licensed healthcare providers, doctors, and nurses alleged to have engaged in fraudulent conduct (additional arrests were made in the days following the takedown).  As Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated at …

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Medicare Fraud Enforcement Efforts Are Rising in Texas

(October 27, 2015):  Over the past year, Medicare fraud enforcement efforts throughout Texas have resulted in multiple convictions.  These increased enforcement efforts should serve as a reminder to all Texas health care providers and suppliers that full compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements is not an option — it is a necessity. I. Medicare …

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HEAT Strike Force Update: Prosecutions in Texas Increased in March 2010

(April 3, 2010):  The Federal government is taking considerable steps to stop Medicare fraud and abuse. Notably, the number of publicly-disclosed HEAT Strike Force investigations and prosecutions in Texas significantly increased last month.  Two of the cases disclosed involved mental health professionals:     A Psychologist was convicted of health care fraud and money laundering, …

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A HIPAA Risk Assessment is Essential to Avoid Liability

(August 23, 2014):  Almost all health care providers and suppliers qualify as a “covered entity“ under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  Together with the “business associates” with whom they work, these entities are responsible for ensuring that any protected health information (PHI) under their control has been properly secured and …

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