Provider false claims highlight: In a decision affecting Medicaid and potentially Medicare healthcare providers, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that federal False Claims Act liability applies to providers that do not repay “identified overpayments” within 60 days of “when a provider is put on notice of a potential overpayment, rather than the moment when an overpayment is conclusively ascertained.” The case is: U.S. ex rel. Kane v. Continuum Health Partners, et al.
Foot pain and heel pain may be caused by several things; one common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis. In a recent conversation with a podiatrist about foot pain the following was suggested. First, wear a supportive shoe. Sneakers are often recommended and the following brands are preferred as they provide superior support:
• New Balance
While custom orthotics is preferred, additional support may be obtained by the use of over-the-counter orthotics. Recommended types include:
• Pure Stride (www.purestride.com)
• Powerstep (www.powersteps.com)