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Posts Tagged: Qui Tam

PharMerica whistleblower collects $4.3 million

A pharmacist from Waukesha, Wisconsin who was fired after she told federal authorities her employer might be dispensing dangerous drugs without a doctor’s prescription was awarded $4.3 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.… Continue Reading

Ambulance company whistleblower awarded $1.7 million

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 Texas doctors split $6 million in whistleblower settlement

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

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

Two Iron Mountain whistleblowers split $8 million

Image courtesy of Iron MountainDocument 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

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