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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Dr. Sharon Iglehart is thirteenth Texas defendant convicted in $158 million Medicare fraud

A federal jury in Houston Thursday convicted a psychiatrist in a $158 million Medicare fraud involving seven years of false claims for mental health treatment that was never provided.

Sharon Iglehart, 58, of Harris County, Texas, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of health care fraud, and three counts of making false statements relating to health care matters.… Continue Reading

Two whistleblowers split $1.5 million in wheelchair false claims settlement

Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. will pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories.

The allegations resolved by the settlement with Orbit and Rehab were filed under the False Claims Act by two former Orbit employees, Dustin Clyde and Tyler Jackson.… Continue Reading

ev3 whistleblower awarded $250,000 in FCA settlement

Medical device maker ev3 Inc. agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations that it caused some hospitals to unnecessarily admit Medicare patients for an outpatient  procedure to open hardened arteries, the Justice Department said Thursday.… Continue Reading

Rite Aid whistleblower awarded $500,000

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $3 million to settle claims it used gift cards to entice Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to transfer their prescriptions to its pharmacies.

The settlement resolved allegations filed by independent pharmacist Jack Chin under the qui tam, or whistleblower provisions, of the False Claims Act.… Continue Reading

CareAll whistleblower awarded $3.9 million in FCA settlement

CareAll Management LLC agreed to pay $25 million to the United States and the state of Tennessee to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and upcoded home healthcare billings to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the DOJ said Wednesday.… Continue Reading

Whistleblower awarded $6.25 million in hospital chain FCA settlement

A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

The settlement resolved a 2009 qui tam lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court against Dignity Health by a former employee who claimed the hospital chain submitted false and inflated Medicare claims from 2006 to 2010.… Continue Reading

Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ’s settlement of the case.… Continue Reading