This is a great article looking at the outcome of a recent SEC investigation into Medifast's financial reporting from 2006 through 2009. Medifast disclosed, without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, that under the terms of the settlement it has consented to a Cease-and-Desist Order and agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty.
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9 Ways to Spot Potential Fraud on your Health Care Bill
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An internal control deficiency can be caused by a number of issues but it is primarily defined as an error discovered during internal controls testing (e.g., a payment was coded to utilities when it should have been coded to inventory) or during a review of the internal control evidence (e.g., the internal or external auditors discover the coding mistake rather than management finding it as part of their closing activities). An internal control deficiency may also occur simply from someone forgetting to execute one of their internal controls entirely.
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