Melissa L. Jampol, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, in “Therapy Provider Pays $3M in Fraud Case; Banned from Federal Programs,” by Nushin Hug. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
It’s unusual for a company to voluntarily step away permanently from federal programs, Melissa Jampol, an attorney at Epstein, Becker & Green’s health-care litigation practice and former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, told Bloomberg BNAJune 8. Not only will the company not be able to take any more federal workers’ compensation clients, which it seemed to focus its practice on, but it will be excluded from the pool of Medicaid patients as well.
“This is going to be a big hit to the company,” Jampol—who was not involved in the case—said. “The financial settlement itself isn’t that much, but excluding from federal programs means they’ll only take people with private insurance.”
While the facts of the case are not unusual, such as alleged overbilling for services, other elements are unusual, Jampol said.