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California physician accuses Molina of withholding payments for Medicaid services

California physician accuses Molina of withholding payments for Medicaid services

- Becker's Hospital Review
Los Angeles-area physician Manuel Figueroa, MD, has filed a putative class-action lawsuit against Molina Healthcare, claiming the Long Beach, Calif.-based insurer owes him money for Medicaid services he provided between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014.
The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Figueroa on behalf of himself, and the independent physician association known as the Associated Hispanic Physicians of Southern California IPA, contends Molina did not pay him enhanced payments that he properly...

Molina Accused of Underpaying Thousands of Doctors in California

Molina Accused of Underpaying Thousands of Doctors in California

- Bloomberg BNA
  • Medicaid underpayment “not unique to California,” plaintiff says
  • Molina: Claims lack merit; payments have been made

Molina Healthcare of California Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action by a physician who says he and hundreds or even thousands of other doctors didn’t receive proper compensation for serving Medicaid patients (Figueroa v. Molina Healthcare of Cal., Inc., Cal. Super. Ct., No. BC645344, filed 12/30/16)....


Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany

Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany

- Whistleblower News Review
The ultimate whistleblower handbook, featuring numerous real life examples and case studies. By one of America’s most visible whistleblower attorneys.
Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning lawyer Brian Mahany opens his informative and entertaining book on whistleblowers with a section entitled “The Whistleblower's Toolbox.” In clear and unambiguous language, it explains in detail all the basic legislation regulating the actions of whistleblowers in...

Los Angeles Doctor Sues Molina Healthcare Over Medi-Cal Reimbursements

Los Angeles Doctor Sues Molina Healthcare Over Medi-Cal Reimbursements

- Kaiser Health News
Los Angeles-area doctor is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit against Molina Healthcare, saying the insurer owes him thousands of dollars for caring for Medi-Cal patients under the Affordable Care Act.
The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 30 in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Dr. Manuel Figueroa of the Associated Hispanic Physicians of Southern California, a doctors group with which Molina Healthcare contracts.
[View the note “Molina Complaint” in its...

Allied Home Mortgage, Whistleblowers and the Future of the Mortgage Industry

Allied Home Mortgage, Whistleblowers and the Future of the Mortgage Industry

- Think Glink
Last week, a federal jury in Texas imposed a nearly $93 million penalty against Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. and Allied Home Mortgage Corp. (now known as AllQuest Home Mortgage Corp.) and CEO Jim Hodge for issuing thousands of bad loans and leaving the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the hook for $834 million in failed mortgages during the recent housing crisis. Under the False Claims Act, that penalty is subject to mandatory tripling – for a total of $270...

Whistleblower Didn’t Live to See Landmark Allied Mortgage Verdict, Taxpayers Recover $92 Million

Whistleblower Didn’t Live to See Landmark Allied Mortgage Verdict, Taxpayers Recover $92 Million

- Whistleblower News Review
In May, 2011, Peter Belli filed a complaint in Boston. With guidance from whistleblower experts at Mahany Law, he accused Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation of massive mortgage fraud in a False Claims Act “qui tam” whistleblower lawsuit.
Over five years later, and after a trial that lasted five weeks, a jury found both the corporation and its CEO, Jim Hodge, guilty of knowingly representing to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that certain loans were properly prepared...

In the Blogs: The Season Approaches

In the Blogs: The Season Approaches

- Accounting Today
Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.
Like it is TaxMama: Following “a total paradigm shift in our government,” the nuts and bolts of what Trump’s plan means for changes individuals can expect in their tax lives. Hint: “a mixed bag of goodies and sillies.” Don’t Mess With Taxes: Expats are on the rise, according to the IRS. That and the timing of the recent presidential campaign and still-smoldering election is...

Wells Fargo Woes Ignite Call to Beef Up Whistleblower Protections

Wells Fargo Woes Ignite Call to Beef Up Whistleblower Protections

- Morning Consult
As Wells Fargo & Co.’s consumer fraud scandal unfolds, it has fueled a push for stronger whistleblower protections in agencies that police the banking industry. Analysts say banking regulators lack critical factors — anonymity, cash rewards and communication with compliance officers — that make whistleblower programs work.
Banking regulators should take a page from the the Office of the Whistleblower at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said...

Blowing the Whistle on Corporations w/ Brian Mahany

Federal and State Regulations for Companies Disclosing Data Breaches Remain Murky

Federal and State Regulations for Companies Disclosing Data Breaches Remain Murky

When companies are breached, they are required by the SEC and state regulatory agencies, but the rules are vague and fraught with loopholes.

- The Street
The breach at Yahoo (YHOO) is likely the largest hacking incident to date to occur, as the company confirmed last week that it affected 500 million users in 2014, but other infiltrations have remained under the radar.
When companies are breached, they are required by the SEC and state regulatory agencies to disclose the incident, but the rules are vague and fraught with loopholes. Each state has its own notification requirements while the SEC says the hacking incidents need to be...