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Whistleblower Nurse Reaps $15 Million Reward in Amedisys Fraud Settlement

May 9th, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements with several healthcare companies accused of fraud — including a massive $150 million deal with Amedisys Inc. in which the government resolved seven lawsuits with the giant homecare provider, leading to more than $26 million in payouts to whistleblowers and a jackpot for U.S. taxpayers. The largest whistleblower […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud · Stark Act · Uncategorized

March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward.

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

After Blowing Whistle on Itself, Utah Hospital Chain Agrees to Pay $25.5 Million

May 7th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetUtah’s Intermountain Healthcare Inc. will pay $25.5 million to settle claims that it violated federal laws, including the Stark Law against profit-driven referrals by doctors.

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Tags: False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud · Stark Act

University of California Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetThe University of California will pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s claims that one of its teaching hospitals submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Dennis O’Connor, a former professor and anesthesiologist at U.C. Irvine (UCI), will receive $120,000 for his role in the case; the remainder goes to the U.S. government. In his lawsuit, […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Arizona Hospice Will Pay $12 Million to Settle Claims It Treated Ineligible Medicare Patients

April 16th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetAn Arizona hospice company will pay $12 million to settle charges that it bilked Medicare by inflating bills and admitting patients who weren’t ready for end-of-life care.

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Tags: False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Ongoing Whistleblower Complaints Show VA’s Failure to Fix Hospital Problems, Warns OSC

April 7th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetA stream of whistleblower complaints raises alarms about the ability of a Mississippi veterans hospital to care for its patients, a top government agency warned in an unusual letter to President Obama and members of Congress. Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), said in the letter that her agency had […]

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Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs · Federal Employees · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Fairfax Nursing Center Pays $700,000 Settlement for Submitting False Claims for Medicare Reimbursement

February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

TweetFairfax Nursing Center (FNC), a skilled nursing facility in Fairfax, Virginia, and its owner have agreed to pay $700,000 to settle allegations of submitting false claims to Medicare for non-reimbursable rehabilitation therapy services. The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by two former FNC […]

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Tags: Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Medicare False Claims Result in $900,000 Settlement by Baylor University

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetBaylor University Medical Center, Baylor Health Care System and HealthTexas Provider Network (collectively, “Baylor”) have agreed to pay a $907,355 settlement for allegedly submitting false claims and double billing Medicare, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (TRICARE) and the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) between 2006 to May 2010. According […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

New York Hospital to Pay $7M to Settle Qui Tam Suit Alleging Medicaid Billing Fraud

November 6th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetNew York’s Westchester Medical Center has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Richard Anderson, the administrative head of Westchester’s behavioral health center.  Anderson filed his qui tam suit alleging Medicaid fraud in July 2011. From August 2001 to June 2010, the mental health center at Westchester Medical Center allegedly billed […]

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Tags: Medicare/Medicaid Fraud