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Two Owners of New York Pharmacies Charged in a $30 Million COVID-19 Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Case

The two owners of several New York pharmacies are indicted on federal charges for healthcare fraud and money laundering, accused of using Medicare’s emergency override COVID-19 codes and edits to submit $30 million in claims for cancer drugs that were never ordered or administered.

Leaky Server Exposes 12 Million Medical Records to Meow Attacker

A hospital EHR vendor in Vietnam exposes 12 million unprotected records that contained the medical and financial details of 80,000 patients of 18 medical facilities, and immediately afterward the misconfigured database was deleted in a so-called “meow” attack in which a hacker-dispatched bot erases an exposed database as a security lesson to its owner.

Trump commutes 20-year sentence in massive health care fraud run out of Florida

President Trump commutes the 20-year prison sentence of Miami Beach businessman Philip Esformes, who was convicted in April 2019 for his involvement in a $1 billion healthcare fraud case.

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