OIG nabs another most-wanted fugitive; Kentucky anesthesiologist sentenced to eight years for distributing controlled substances

> Authorities have detained another fugitive on the Office of Inspector General's most-wanted list. Maikel Chamizo Gomez was arrested at the Ft. Lauderdale airport after being indicted last year for a home health fraud scheme that billed Medicare nearly $14 million. Release

> A Kentucky anesthesiologist was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for unlawfully distributing Schedule II and III controlled substances and fraudulently billing group counseling sessions as individual counseling services when he was traveling outside of the country. Release

> The owner of a defunct Philadelphia ambulance company was charged with falsifying reports to make it appear beneficiaries were unable to walk, leading to more than $66,000 in improper claims for ambulance transportation. Release

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> The Supreme Court has declined to rule in the case Zubik v. Burwell, instead leaving it up to lower courts to hash out a compromise over the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage requirements for religiously affiliated employers. Article

> Diabetes, a disease that costs the U.S. at least $245 billion each year, can be a health insurer's nightmare--or the perfect candidate for programs that attempt to bend the cost curve, improve health and save lives. Article

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