Biography for Jane Antonio
Jane Antonio is the editor of FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud. She joined the FierceHealthPayer team after a 27-year career in health insurance, where her most recent role was director of corporate compliance and ethics. Jane worked closely with Special Investigations Units designing and delivering employee anti-fraud training. This followed years of investigating Medicare fraud, waste and abuse cases and recovering program overpayments. Jane holds an M.A. in substance abuse counseling from Rhode Island College and a B.A. in English from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. She enjoys reading and long outdoor walks. Contact Jane at [email protected].
Articles by Jane Antonio
A recent false claims settlement and perpetrator sentencing highlight the issue of alleged and proven fraud linked to respiratory therapy.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have imposed preauthorization requirements on non-emergency ambulance trips in three states to control skyrocketing utilization and improper Medicare payments linked to this benefit.
The federal government obtained $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving false claims and fraud this year, and about 40 percent of that total involved healthcare programs, former HHS Inspector General Richard Kusserow reported.
Hospice fraud allegations keep drawing the eye of federal investigators, as evidenced by a recent conviction and the government's intervention in a False Claims Act lawsuit.
News ripped from recent headlines focuses on privacy violations and medical identity theft by hospital employees in three states.
After a trial lasting nearly one month, a Miami federal jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in the case of a psychiatrist and three therapists charged with a $63 million Medicare fraud conspiracy, the Miami Herald reported.
Stories of healthcare fraud fugitives--captured and at large--have pervaded recent news.
Authorities charged 11 south Florida residents with defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by enrolling ineligible people living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, the FBI announced.