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November 9, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Justice Department Settles With Hundreds of Hospitals Amid Healthcare Fraud Claims

In today’s case, we review one of the largest False Claims Act settlements in terms of sheer breadth, number of defendants, and number of healthcare fraud claims. The settlement, which involved 457 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States, resulted in a $250 million payout to the government, and […]
November 6, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Maine Dermatology Settles Medicare Fraud Allegations for Over $600,000

With a current caseload of over 50 million enrollees, and as one of the prime programs targeted for fraud nationally, the Medicare program has a lot on its plate. In today’s case, we review a recent Medicare settlement between the federal government, the state government of Maine, and a Portland-area […]
November 4, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Zimmer BioMet Sued for $10 Million Under False Claims Act

In a recent lawsuit filed under the state of New York’s False Claims Act, a former sales representative for BioMet, which has since merged with Zimmer Holdings, has alleged the company engaged in illegal and unlawful practices when touting its dental implant products. More specifically, the whistleblower’s complaint asserts that […]
November 3, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

UPDATE: Tuomey Healthcare Escapes Historic $237M False Claims Verdict With More Manageable $72M

Things may be looking up for Tuomey Healthcare System. Back in 2013, this South Carolina-based healthcare provider was slapped with an initial whopping $276 million fine regarding accusations of physician kickbacks. In a surprising turn of events, the Department of Justice recently announced that it settled with Tuomey for a […]
October 30, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Warner Chilcott Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

Following an intensive investigation into the practices of pharmaceutical giant Warner Chilcott U.S. Sales LLC, the company has agreed to settle criminal and civil allegations of healthcare fraud for $125 million as well as plead guilty to one felony count of healthcare fraud. In October 2015, the former president of […]
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