Case Number: No. 8:12-civ-02496
Practice Area: False Claims Act, Qui Tam, & Whistleblower
Case Status: Settled
Settlement Amount: $2.85 million
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Berger Montague represented the whistleblower in this qui tam action resulting in a settlement with Recovery Home Care for $1.1 million, and with individual defendants for another $1.75 million.
Home healthcare includes a wide range of healthcare services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Under Medicare, the United States pays for certain home health services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries who meet specific coverage requirements. In paying for these services, Medicare depends on physicians to exercise independent judgment in the best interests of patients. Financial incentives tied to referrals, however, have a tendency to corrupt the health care system in ways that harm programs and their beneficiaries.
In this litigation, the whistleblower provided information detailing how Recovery Home Care was paying physicians to refer Medicare patients to Recovery Home Care for home health services in violation of the AKS, Stark Law, and False Claims Act, thereby defrauding the public.
If you are a whistleblower seeking representation concerning a potential qui tam / whistleblower / False Claims Act case, please contact Berger Montague.
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