A cardiac nurse and a healthcare reimbursement consultant are splitting $3.5 million as their share of a $23 million settlement by 51 hospitals that allegedly violated Medicare coverage rules about implanting heart defibrillation devices in patients.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: False Claims Act
The biggest doctor-led cancer care provider in the United States and a Florida subsidiary paid $34.7 million Tuesday to resolve whistleblower allegations they performed and billed for procedures that weren’t medically necessary.… Continue Reading
First-hand details of the global pay to play kickback scheme at Olympus were brought to the government’s attention by the company’s former corporate compliance officer.
John Slowik filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claim Act and similar state laws.… Continue Reading
OK, here is the starting point. Someone breaks the law and they need to be punished. Sounds good. Someone misuses government money and is penalized. Still sounds good.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Corporation (Big Brothers) agreed to pay the United States $1.6 million to resolve allegations of false claims for funds it received under grants from the Department of Justice to help children at risk.… Continue Reading
The FCPA Blog flagged a case recently where a Florida medical assistant who filed a Continue Readingthat the cancer-care practice where she worked had submitted Medicare and other government claims for medically unnecessary tests.…
Centerra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.… Continue Reading
Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme.… Continue Reading
Four whistleblowers who filed separate False Claims Act lawsuits against the operator of for-profit colleges that alleged recruiting fraud will split more than $11 million after the suits were settled Monday.… Continue Reading
A former employee of NetCracker Technology Corp. was awarded more than $2.3 after he filed a False Claims Act suit against NetCracker and Computer Sciences Corp. that alleged the companies assigned individuals without security clearances to work on a Department of Defense contract.… Continue Reading
The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former president of drug maker Warner Chilcott with one count of conspiring to pay kickbacks to doctors across the United States.
W. Carl Reichel, 57, of Chester, New Jersey, was arrested Thursday in Boston.… Continue Reading