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Addiction Treatment Chain Operators Charged With Healthcare Fraud by Christopher Hazlehurst, J.D. | Mar 29, 2023
California healthcare law attorney Art Kalantar was recently featured on the legal news, blog and information website www.LawCommentary.com in an article detailing healthcare fraud charges filed by the Department of Justice against a chain of addiction recovery centers. Mr. Kalantar commented on the charges, potential penalties, possible defenses, and the likelihood of a plea bargain to resolve the charges.

Neurologist Gets Prison Term for Prescribing Unnecessary Meds in Exchange for Lavish Kickbacks by Maureen Rubin, J.D. | Feb 24, 2023
Attorney Art Kalantar was invited recently to share his insights in a Law Commentary article regarding a prison sentence recently doled out to a doctor convicted of unnecessarily prescribing medication to patients in order to receive kickbacks from the pharmaceutical company. Mr. Kalantar explained how the amount of financial loss in a case can impact the length of the prison term. He also discussed when doctors should and should not accept meals or other gifts and advised against ever accepting cash gifts of any amount.

Department of Justice Files False Claims Act Case Against Multiple Lab and Hospital Execs by Christopher Hazlehurst, J.D. | Jun 30, 2022
In this article reporting on a government lawsuit against several medical providers, attorney Art Kalantar provides an explanation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law and also describes the Safe Harbor Regulations that allow some healthcare referrals to be made without violating the law.

Orlando Cardiologist to Pay $6.75 Million After Performing Medically Unnecessary Procedures by Nadia El-Yaouti | Oct 1, 2021
This article features Art Kalantar’s comments on a $6.75 million cardiologist settlement after performing medically unnecessary procedures. Kalantar goes on to explain that the potential for liability is important to understand. This is especially true when contextualized with the federal False Claims Act.

DOJ Joins Medicaid Overbilling Lawsuits Against Kaiser Permanente by Nadia El-Yaouti | Aug 12, 2021
California healthcare law attorney Art Kalantar was interviewed for an article discussing six ongoing whistleblower lawsuits filed against Kaiser Permanente for fraudulent upcoding and overbilling. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has intervened in the cases. Mr. Kalantar explained how DOJ intervention in qui tam whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act is a benefit to plaintiffs. He also commented on the possibility of conspiracy charges against the doctors allegedly involved in the scheme.

Texas Man Sentenced to 20 Years for $150 Million Hospice Fraud Scheme by Nadia El-Yaouti | May 11, 2021
Art Kalantar was recently featured in an article covering a $150 million hospice fraud scheme in Texas that netted a 20-year prison sentence for the perpetrator along with an order to pay $120 million in restitution. Mr. Kalantar was asked to comment on the scope of the fraud and subsequent investigation and the different parties who could be involved in hospice fraud. Mr. Kalantar also explained what employees can do to avoid getting caught up in a fraud scheme, including blowing the whistle to government authorities.

Atlanta Home Healthcare Owner Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Medicaid Fraud by Amanda Tjan | Apr 02, 2021
Art Kalantar was featured in an article reporting on an Atlanta home healthcare owner who was sentenced to five years in prison for Medicaid fraud. Mr. Kalantar was interviewed regarding the different forms Medicaid fraud can take and what healthcare providers need to know to stay on the right side of the many applicable state and federal laws.

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