A former employee of Children’s Hospital in the District of Columbia who blew the whistle on alleged false cost reports submitted to federal and state Medicaid programs will collect $1.9 million as his share of a False Claims Act settlement.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Qui Tam
Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists P.C., a cardiology practice with several locations in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart, agreed to pay more than $3.6 million to resolve allegations that it falsely billed federal health care programs for tests that weren’t medically necessary.… Continue Reading
A whistleblower from Southern California who complained about five ambulance companies paying kickbacks for referrals will collect more than $1.7 million in a False Claims Act settlement.
Kelvin Carlisle, a competitor in the ambulance services business in San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles County, filed a qui tam lawsuit with allegations of illegal kickbacks.… Continue Reading
Three whistleblowers who alleged that a Texas-based hospital overpaid doctors in exchange for patient referrals will split about $6 million from a federal False Claims Act settlement.
Citizens Medical Center, a county-owned hospital in Victoria, Texas, agreed to pay the United States nearly $22 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying several referring cardiologists more than the fair market value of their services.… Continue Reading
Pharma AstraZeneca LP agreed to pay $7.9 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to sell its drugs, the DOJ said.
AstraZeneca markets and sells pharmaceutical products in the United States, including a drug sold under the trade name Nexium.… Continue Reading
A former sales representative for medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will collect $602,000 from the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company caused some doctors to submit false Medicare claims for an unproven pain-releif procedure.… Continue Reading
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
Document storage firm Iron Mountain paid $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged federal agencies.
Brent Stanley, a former Iron Mountain employee, and Patrick McKillop, who worked in the records management industry, filed their FCA lawsuit in California.… Continue Reading
St. Helena Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System, agreed to pay the United States $2.25 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary cardiac procedures and unneeded inpatient admissions.… Continue Reading
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
A former Countrywide Financial vice president who filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging fraudulent mortgage and securities practices is collecting $57 million from Bank of America’s $16.65 billion federal penalty.… Continue Reading