April 18, 2023 | Michael Rosenblat

Proud to be featured on Illinois Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series that aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession. Check out Attorney Rosenblat’s interview here!

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April 13, 2023 | Michael Rosenblat

$25 million False Claims Act Judgment

Long awaited victory on a qui tam False Claims Act case filed in 2013. Great job by the AUSA in getting a criminal conviction and civil judgment of $25,589,300.  CHICAGO — A former owner of a home visiting physician company in suburban Chicago, who was previously convicted of theft from the Medicare program, has been […]

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January 31, 2023 | Michael Rosenblat

CMS to Review the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes

On January 18, 2023, CMS issued a press release announcing a new action to reduce what CMS termed the improper diagnosis of schizophrenia and the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications. While both are laudable goals, and no one would support the improper diagnosis of a patient or the inappropriate administration of medication, CMS will determine […]

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January 6, 2023 | Michael Rosenblat

How to Prevent an Audit or worse

The proliferation of health care fraud has resulted in almost every healthcare provider receiving a request for patient charts and being audited at least once during the life of their practice. When contacted to provide patient charts, it is recommended that you at least speak with an attorney to get an experienced legal review of […]

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September 24, 2022 | Michael Rosenblat

Stop the Over Emphasis of Loss Amount in White Collar and Health Care Fraud Cases.

In a recent case, the Probation Sentence Report recommended a guideline range of 292 to 360 months for a defendant who pleaded guilty to health care fraud. The offense level was almost entirely driven by the loss amount. Compared to other offenses, we can see that this recommendation, based on the loss amount, is extraordinary. […]

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March 18, 2021 | Michael Rosenblat

Government Audits of Medicare and Medicaid Providers on the Increase

Chicago – As the Federal Government through its various agencies, such as Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the States primarily through their Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) and the Office of the Attorneys General, investigations of billing irregularities and fraud are on the increase. These investigations of […]

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October 5, 2020 | Michael Rosenblat

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Rosenblat wins seventh not guilty verdict in a row.

On August 27, 2020, two clients of Mr. Rosenblat were found not guilty at trial for violating orders of protection. Mr. Rosenblat also succeeded in having the civil stalking no contact orders dismissed.  On October 31, 2018, Mr. Rosenblat’s client was found not guilty of DUI. The court also granted the defendant’s petition to rescind […]

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June 22, 2019 | Michael Rosenblat

Health Care Fraud – What the Government Must Prove

Health Care Fraud is one of the most common white collar crimes charged by the Federal Government. The Health Care Fraud statute states: (a)Whoever knowingly and willfully executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice— (1) to defraud any health care benefit program; or (2) to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, […]

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March 15, 2018 | Michael Rosenblat

How Medicare Providers can Fight a Medicare Recoupment

CHICAGO – Medicare and Medicaid providers are more often than ever facing audits from government agencies, regulators, or their surrogates. When contacted by any such an entity the first step is to determine your potential liability and exposure. Too many times, I have seen providers expose themselves needlessly to a criminal prosecution based on what started […]

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February 22, 2018 | Michael Rosenblat

DOJ False Claims Act Policy Memo

Chicago – The Department of Justice issued an internal memorandum on January 10, 2018, which was soon released publicly and can be found here. The memorandum was quickly praised by the False Claims Act defense bar, but a reasoned review of the memorandum shows that the plaintiff bar should also welcome the policy statements outlined […]

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