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False Claims Act

EMS Company Will Pay $21 Million in False Claims Act Settlement

The ambulance company Paramedics Plus and its previous owner, East Texas Medical Center, among others, have agreed to pay $21 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit over a financial scheme in which they allegedly paid millions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to state and local officials in Oklahoma, in a bid to…

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False Claims Act

False Claims Act Case Pays Off for Whistleblower

As we have noted previously, The federal False Claims Act triggers civil and criminal penalties for healthcare providers and others who make fraudulent claims under any sort of government contracts, as well as under programs like Medicare and Medicaid and Veterans Administration benefits programs. The vast majority of False Claims Act settlements come out of…

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False Claims Act

Texas Company Settles False Claims Act Suit

Late last month, a Texas-based radiation therapy company, SightLine Health, LLC, a nationally-recognized operator of radiological therapy centers, agreed to pay the federal government a settlement that could cost them as much as $11.5 million, in order to resolve allegations that the company paid kickbacks to physicians who referred their services. These kickbacks came in…

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False Claims Act

What is the False Claims Act?

Every year, billions of taxpayer dollars are paid to contractors and others who either file or cause to be filed false and fraudulent claims for payment to either the U.S. or various state governments. These are crimes, but finding these fraudulent claims, investigation them and finally, prosecuting those who perpetrate this fraud depend greatly on…

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Texas False Claims Act Verdict

$93 million Texas False Claim Act Verdict for Mortgage Violations After a five-week-long trial, last week, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced that a federal jury in that court had issued a Texas False Claims Act verdict finding that a couple of related mortgage companies, which used to called Allied Home Mortgage Capital…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

False Claims Act Recovery

Whistleblower Gets $4M in False Claims Act Recovery In Michigan, a former health information coder at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan named Sylvia Daniel will soon receive a reward of more than $4 million as a result of a recent settlement of claims that Vibra Healthcare LLC, a national national hospital chain based in Pennsylvania, violated the False…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

False Claims Act Settlement

$21.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement Against Home Health Care Company Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a False Claims Act settlement with MD2U Holding Company, a  home healthcare company with operations in a number of states, after the company admitted a tremendous amount of Medicare fraud, to the point that the company was labeled…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Rewards for Medicare Fraud Information

Rewards for Medicare Fraud Information:  HHS Proposes Larger Whistleblower Rewards for Medicare Fraud Based on a proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), whistleblowers who assist in uncovering cases of Medicare fraud could soon see greater rewards than ever before. Up to a maximum of $9.9 million in some extreme cases,…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Doctor Busted for Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud costs everyone, from patients, to taxpayers on down. Those who commit Medicare fraud can be found to have violated the Medicare Fraud False Claims Act. Those who know of such fraud are encouraged to come forward with any and all information, and are offered protected by whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act….

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act