In the June issue of Drinker Biddle’s The Pulse newsletter (link below) we reported that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) served subpoenas on a number hospitals and health systems as part of a fraud investigation into whether hospitals billed Medicare for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for patients whose conditions did not satisfy coverage criteria set forth in a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) National Coverage Determination (NCD). We have since learned that the DOJ sent additional contact letters during the last two weeks and the government is broadening the investigation to cover many additional hospitals.

To view the June issue of The Pulse, click here.

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Source: Health Law Update
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