Fugitve fraudster hiding near LA; Arkansas Supreme Court reverses $1.2B jury award in Risperdal case;

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> One of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, Nuritsa Grigoryan, may be hiding in the Los Angeles area, authorities say. Grigoryan fled after being convicted in a $20 million fraud case for posing as a doctor and writing bogus prescriptions, the Los Angeles Times reported. Report information on her whereabouts to the Office of Inspector General hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). Article

> The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a $1.2 billion jury award against Johnson & Johnson in a Medicaid fraud case involving the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, Reuters reported. Article

The National Law Review released its healthcare "qui tam" update of recent developments and unsealed cases for March 2014. Article

> IBM sees lucrative business opportunity in healthcare fraud prevention by combining big data analytics and data visualization, according to a blog post at Whistleblower Lawyer News. Blog post

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> Since Massachusetts implemented statewide healthcare reform in 2006, emergency department (ED) use increased slightly but consistently, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Use. Article

> As hospitals across the country try to reduce overcrowding in emergency departments, one way to shift patients to a different but more appropriate setting is to identify and understand the types of patients who seek unnecessary emergency care. Article

And Finally... Alleged fraud by police officer thwarted by camera-snapping pizza deliverer. Article